Chicken-of-Tomorrow Contest Papers, 1951

MC 580

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University of Arkansas Libraries

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Zachary Morgan, 2017

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Chicken-of-Tomorrow Contest
Chicken-of-Tomorrow Contest Papers
Inclusive Dates
MC 580
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The name of the donor and date of donation for the Chicken-of-Tomorrow Contest papers are unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Nan Lawler, completed in March, 1988.

Preferred Form of Citation

Chicken-of-Tomorrow Contest Papers (MC 580), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Favetteville.

Biographical Note

The Chicken-of-Tomorrow program, to encourage breeding chickens for superior meat, began on a state level in Arkansas in 1946. State Chicken-of-Tomorrow contests were held in 1946 and 1947. The first national finals were held in 1948 (Arkansas was not represented in these, though there was another state contest in 1948). Then another series of contests was started in 1949, culminating in the national Chicken-of-Tomorrow finals in 1951. These contests were held at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, during the week of June 11-16. In addition to the contest iteself, "Chicken-of-Tomorrow Week" featured exhibits, tours, concerts, dances, a rodeo, dinners, a parade, and a poultry forum. Two buildings were constructed on the University Experimental Farm for the event.

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of correspondence regarding the upcoming contest, publications pertaining to the contest, and informational and advertising material apparently given to delegates and contestants. Most advertising material not having to do with poultry raising has been removed from the collection.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format in one box.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence. Printing bid; copies of letters sent by University of Arkansas President Lewis Webster Jones to presidents of other colleges and universities and governors of other states inviting them to attend the Chicken-of-Tomorrow finals; letters from many presidents and governors in reply., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

Chicken-of-Tomorrow brochures, souvenir programs, souvenir badge, decals., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 3

Periodicals featuring Chicken-of-Tomorrow articles., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 4

Informational material on Arkansas and northwest Arkansas, apparently given to visitors, including Arkansas map, "Approved Accommodations," a menu from the AQ Chicken House, an Extension Service leaflet, and a gestation chart from radio station KLRA., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 5

Souvenirs and informational and advertising material from suppliers of feed, drugs, stock, and equipment for poultry growers., n.d.


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