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James V. Craig papers


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James V. Craig papers, 1968-1991 | Morse Department of Special Collections

By James W. Smith

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Title: James V. Craig papers, 1968-1991Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Craig, James V. (1924-2003)

Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into 5 series by type of material: 1) Publications, 1992, undated; 2) Photographs and Negatives, undated; 3) Class Notes, 1981-1991; 4) Audiovisual, 1985, undated; 5) Lecture notes, 1968-1991.

Date Acquired: 12/08/2009

Subjects: Kansas State University history

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes publications, photographs, one video cassette, one record, and class notes from James V. Craig from 1968-1991.  Publications include reprints of articles written by Craig.  Photographs include pictures of animals and experiments conducted in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.  Class notes include notes from classes taught by Craig (ASI 730 and ASI 840).  Notes also include material from Animal Behavior.  Additional topics include genetics, pigs, poultry, and dogs.

Biographical Note

James V. Craig was born 7 February 1924 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1948 and his M.S from the same institution in 1949. In 1952, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, from 1952 to 1955. He then became Associate Professor of genetics in the Poultry Department at Kansas State University from 1955 to 1960, at which time he was promoted to Professor.

In 1961, he received the Poultry Science research award from the Poultry Science Association, and in 1961-1962 he held a post-doctoral National Institute of Health Special Fellowship at the Poultry Research Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland. He received a Poultry Science travel award to attend the XIV World's Poultry Congress in Madrid, Spain, in 1970. In 1981, Prentice-Hall published Craig's book, Domestic Animal Behavior, and the following year he spent with the Animal Behavior Unit at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, while on sabbatical. The Poultry Science Association elected him a Fellow in 1988, and in 1992 he received the Merck Award for Achievement in Poultry Science and Poultry Welfare Research Award from the Poultry Science Association. That same year, he retired from Kansas State University. He died 30 March 2003 in Topeka, Kansas.

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Kansas State University history

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Access Restrictions: No access restrictions: All materials are available for research.

Use Restrictions: Restrictions may apply to 45 RPM record.  The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Physical Access Note: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.

Technical Access Note: The VHS tape will require a player and viewer, and the 45 RPM record will require an appropriate player and speakers.

Acquisition Source: Department of Animal Sciences and Industry

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Appraisal Information: Acquired because it documents some of the research and creative efforts of a faculty member.

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], James V. Craig papers, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: James W. Smith, graduate student at Emporia State University, processed the collection for an arrangement and description course assignment, and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed it, in November 2011.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised in 2012 to align with locally-applied DACS requirements.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Publications, 1992, undated],
[Series 2: Photographs and negatives, undated],
[Series 3: Class Notes, 1981-1991, undated],
[Series 4: Audiovisual, 1985, undated],
[Series 5: Lecture Notes, 1968-1991, undated],

Series 4: Audiovisual, 1985, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 2 of 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: VHS-Floor in cage, day 1, cages 11 and 12, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 2: 45 RPM record-Starling distress calls, undatedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Publications, 1992, undated],
[Series 2: Photographs and negatives, undated],
[Series 3: Class Notes, 1981-1991, undated],
[Series 4: Audiovisual, 1985, undated],
[Series 5: Lecture Notes, 1968-1991, undated],

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