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West Virginia University, College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics, Records of Gerald Heebink, Extension Dairyman

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1142

Scope and Contents

Gerald Heebink (1895-1956) was an extension diaryman in the West Virginia University College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics from 1935 to 1956. Records consist of papers related to Heebink's work with artificial breeders' cooperatives; various national diary associations, including the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, the West Virginia Jersey Cattle Club, Guernsey cattle clubs, and the National Eight Point Dairy Program; and the dairy extension, chiefly from 1936 to 1956. Materials include annual reports, handbooks, speeches, clippings, articles, and press releases.

Dates

  • 1927-1956
  • Majority of material found within 1936-1956

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Biographical / Historical

The West Virginia Agricultural College was established in 1867 as a land-grant university. Its name was changed the following year to West Virginia University. The Agricultural College of West Virginia University was established in 1895 as a separate college, and by 1912 it offered instruction, research by the Agricultural Experiment Station, and state services through agricultural extension work. In 1936, the College of Agriculture became the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics, and in 1987 it was renamed the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Consumer Sciences. Gerald Heebink (1895-1956) was an extension dairyman in the college from 1935 to 1956.

Extent

8.3 Linear Feet (Summary: 8 ft. 4 in. (20 document cases, 5 in. each))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Related A&M Collections

1142 1470

Separated Materials

West Virginia State Fair premium lists and other pamphlets have been transferred to the Printed Ephemera Collection P2432.
Title
West Virginia University, College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics, Records of Gerald Heebink, Extension Dairyman, 1927-1956
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536