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Aftosa International Roundup collection, 1955-1990

By Patrick C. Dittamo

Collection Overview

Title: Aftosa International Roundup collection, 1955-1990

Creator: Aftosa International Roundup (1984-)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in one series, consisting of three folders and four plastic spiral-bound photocopied books.

Date Acquired: 10/23/1990

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes typewritten reminiscences of Aftosa International Roundup members, a membership roster, the 1990 roundup schedule of events, and two photocopied news clippings from the Laredo Morning Times relating to the 1990 roundup.  It also includes four photocopied books which were reproduced for members of the society with the permission of the publishers:

Come Down Some Time [Memoir]. Anna Jane Holbrook (1955)

Doctor, Spare My Cow! [Memoir]. James A. Porter, Jr. (1956)

Wait for the New Grass [Novel]. Henry Birne (1961)

An Industry in Crisis: Mexican-US Cooperation in the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. Manuel A. Machado, Jr. (1968)

Biographical Note

The Aftosa International/Internacional Roundup is a 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization formed by surviving members of the 1946-1954 joint U.S.-Mexican aftosa eradication campaign (the Commission Mexico-Americana para la Erradication de la Fiebre Aftosa), which worked to eliminate aftosa fever (also known as foot and mouth disease, FMD, or hoof and mouth disease, HMD) in livestock.  Annual roundup reunions were held starting in 1984, and continued until at least 2004.

An additional archive of papers relating to their activities is held at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: All materials are open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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.

Acquisition Source: Earl W. Hupp

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Aftosa International Roundup collection, Box 1, Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: Patrick C. Dittamo, graduate student at Kansas State University, processed the collection in July 2017.