Departmental Publications, 1904-07, 1923-
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Brief Description:

Printed publications describing departmental facilities, needs, accomplishments and programs, including "The University Dairy" (1904), "Department of Dairy Husbandry" (1904-06), "How Dairy Cows Differ," Dairy Lessons 2 and 3 (1907), "Report of the Commission on the Department of Dairy Husbandry" (1923), Achievements of Members of the Dairy Herd (1925), report of the Committee to Study Production and Distribution of Grade A University Milk (1940), Welcome from the Department of Dairy Science (1953), "The Illini Nellie Story" (1961), dairy fieldmen's conference program (1962, 1965), staff publications (1964), A Career in Dairy Science (1964), graduate programs (1965), Dairy Production Club constitution (1965) and staff addresses.

This series includes letters to cooperators and dairymen and DMI supervisors, including Weigh-A-Day-A-Month Records, as well as empty 'Illinois' ice cream cartons used to sell ice cream produced by University of Illinois milking cows.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 8/8/801
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Dairy Science
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/63
Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Dairy Science :

The establishment of a dairy at the University of Illinois was first recommended in 1876 in the Head Farmer's report.1 In 1902, Dairy Husbandry was recognized as an independent department under the College of Agriculture.2 The Department of Dairy Husbandry became the Department of Dairy Production in 1947.3 In 1949, the name of the Department was changed again and became the Dairy Science Department.4 In 1985, the department merged into the Animal Science Department.

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 8th Report, September 13, 1876, p. 202.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 22nd Report, October 25, 1902, p. 24.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 44th Report, October 30, 1947, p. 885.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 45th Report, April 21, 1949, p. 332.

Subject Index
Dairy Science Department
Illini Nellie
Milk Production
Languages of Materials
English [eng]