Finding Aid for Wilber J. Fraser Photographs and Correspondence, 1890-93, 1900-36, 1938, 1940 | University of Illinois Archives

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Title: Wilber J. Fraser Photographs and Correspondence, 1890-93, 1900-36, 1938, 1940Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 8/8/25

Primary Creator: Fraser, Wilber J. (Wilber John) (1869-1949)

Extent: 0.6 cubic feet

Arrangement: by subject and chronological thereunder

Subjects: Agricultural History, Agricultural Implements, Alfalfa, American Dairy Association, Barns, Corn, Dairy Science, Europe - Cattle, Europe - Farm Buildings, Faculty Papers, Farm Machinery, Farm Structures, Football, Manure Spreading, Photographs, Photography, Round Barns

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Wilber J. Fraser (1869-1945) '93, M.S. '02, professor of dairy science (1902-37), include photographs and negatives of European and American farms (1912-30), University Dairy Science Program activities (1910-15), round dairy barns, dairy cattle, farm workers, alfalfa, manure spreading, tilling corn, hay making, milking (ca. 1905-20), farm economics, football, baseball and class activities (1890-93), and class reunions (1922, 1933). The series also includes a small amount of correspondence (1900, 1911, 1925-30, 1935-36) regarding dairying and Fraser's notes regarding European dairying practices, written during a 1908 tour of the British Isles and continental Europe.

Subject/Index Terms

Agricultural History
Agricultural Implements
American Dairy Association
Dairy Science
Europe - Cattle
Europe - Farm Buildings
Faculty Papers
Farm Machinery
Farm Structures
Manure Spreading
Round Barns

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1900, 1911,1925-30,1935-36Add to your cart.
Postcards and photographs from European trips.  Letters asking advice on cattle raising.  Letter from E. Voorhies at UC-Berkeley.  Itemization of cost to attend 1936 Wisconsin Dairyman's Association.
Folder 2: University Photographs, 1920-1915Add to your cart.
Photographs of UIUC; Wu Ting Fan; student events; band on Quad; Dr. Burrill; C.G. Hopkins.
Folder 3: Class Reunion Photos, 1922, 1933Add to your cart.
Memorabilia and photographs of reunion with Dr. Fraser in attendance.
Folder 4: Photographs- UI, 1890-1894Add to your cart.
Photograph of wedding, football game, picnic, student life at UI.
Folder 5: Notes on Dairying from European Trip, 1908Add to your cart.
Letters to German dairymen, notes on their operations, list of desired photographs.  Business cards, notes on prices per pound of milk.
Folder 6: European and American Travel, 1912-1930Add to your cart.
Photographs of Scotland, negatives of mountain barns. Notes on alfalfa pictures.
Folder 7: England/Scotland/IrelandAdd to your cart.
Photographs of herds of cows, Ayrrshire cows, shorthorn cows.  Ayrshire cow judging standards 1906.  Scottish haying.  Irish dairy show pictures.
Folder 8: "Discarded" Scotland photosAdd to your cart.
Photographs of Scottish farms and dairies.  Photographs of dairy delivery vehicles.
Folder 9: "Discarded" German photogrpaphs, 1928Add to your cart.
Pictures of buildings, farm vehicles and conveyances, herds of cattle, landscape.
Folder 10: HollandAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photographs of buildings, canals, cows, markets.  Photographs of exterior and interior of farm structures.
Folder 11: EuropeAdd to your cart.
Photographs of Denmark--buildings, conveyances, landscapes.  Europe--herds of cattle, structures.  Scandinavia--boat, milkmaids.
Folder 12: United StatesAdd to your cart.
Photographs of  cows in herds; farms.  Negatives of cows in herds.
Folder 13: Farm and Dairy Vehicles--United States and EuropeAdd to your cart.
Photographs of dog cart, milk wagons, plows, ox-drawn carts.
Folder 14: Negatives--farm workersAdd to your cart.
Negatives of barn, horse in field, worker.
Box 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1: Cows, Folder 1Add to your cart.
Cows with milking histories; sired by "Sarcastic"; misc. cows at UIUC.
Folder 2: Cows, Folder 2Add to your cart.
Misc. dairy cows; newspaper clippings of cows; bull pen.
Folder 3: Cows, Folder 3Add to your cart.
Photographs of "Colony Flood Protection 8th and his daughters" lineage.
Folder 4: Cows, Folder 4Add to your cart.
Loading bull on truck; bull  in pen.  Negatives of bull pen.
Folder 5: 1940 Exhibit "Roughages", 1940Add to your cart.
Photographs and negatives of cattle from exhibit.  Notes on reverse of some prints.
Folder 6: Misc Dairy InformationAdd to your cart.
Judging guidelines for dairy cows, Guernsey cattle.  Photograph of ears of corn.  Photograph of parts of diseased cows.
Folder 7: Dairy Science Photographs- Round Barns, ca 1905-1920.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photographs of interior and  exterior of round barns, the farmhouse, the fields, the residents.
Folder 8: Negatives-"Pasture Exhibit Prints", 1938Add to your cart.
Farm economics presentation.
Folder 9: Negatives--untitledAdd to your cart.
Guidelines for presentations on farm economics
Folder 10: damaged negativeAdd to your cart.
farm vehicle
Folder 11: negative- damagedAdd to your cart.
"Illini Nellie" dairy cow
Folder 12: LockAdd to your cart.
Small padlock found in collection

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