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David Schafer papers, 1892–2013 | Morse Department of Special Collections

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1971–1994

Primary Creator: Schafer, David E.

Extent: 10.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in its original order.

Date Acquired: 09/19/2007

Subjects: Kansas State University history

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection features records from David Schafer who was a faculty member of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry as well as the Faculty Senate at Kansas State University.  Many of the materials from the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry contain records from seminars, short courses, and instructional materials about proper food safety, processing, and meat handling.  Some of the seminars include Midwest Meat Processing, Angus Beef Round Up, and Kansas-Nebraska Processed Meats short course.  Almost all of these contain agendas and outlines for papers presented.  Other records included are articles, recipes, and course notes.  Many of the seminars contain information about food safety and meat handling, as well as tests, pamphlets, and coursework containing information and notes.  This information generally covers processing, packaging, and preparation of meat.  Courses contain diagrams of cuts and articles.  Food safety contains proper handling of meat, storage, and hand washing techniques.  The Angus Beef Round Up does contain photographs of a cow being butchered that some people might find objectionable.

Other materials in this collection are publications that cover a range of topics focused on meat, such as economic, production, health issues, and ethics.  Publications in the collection include newsletters, articles, magazines, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, and several draft versions of articles.  The publications contain items from the Animal Science and Industry Facts newsletter that was published by the cooperative extension service of Kansas State University; this newsletter contains news and information about livestock.  Also included are articles about various kinds of food-borne illnesses, food preservation, and food poisoning.  Magazines include Animal Science and Industry trade publications, catalogs, and publications about food products and equipment.

David Schafer served on the Faculty Senate, including one year as the Faculty Senate President. Materials from his leadership role are featured alongside his professional documentation in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.  His Faculty Senate materials include records from the Council of Chief Academic Officers (COCAO), Board of Regents (BOR), and Faculty Senate committee records.

There are cooperative extension video tapes and film along with continuing education about food and animal safety.  Finally, there is a recording of a Primetime Live broadcast that includes notes about how meat inspection is portrayed in the segment.

Biographical Note

David E. Schafer was born in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, on August 30th, 1941.  He attended the University of Minnesota and earned a B.S. in Animal Husbandry in 1963.  In September of 1963 David Schafer married Jeanne in St. Paul, Minnesota.   He then went on to South Dakota State University and received his M.S. in Animal Science in 1968.  In 1968 Schafer worked for Kansas State University and spent two years in Andhra Pradesh, India as a meat technologist with the KSU-USAID program.  In October of 1968, his first child, Jason, was born.  In 1972, Schafer earned his Ph.D. in Food Science from Kansas State University and worked as an extension specialist in meats.   In December his second child, Derek, was born.  He joined the staff the same year when he became an associate professor at Kansas State University.  In 1975 Schafer’s third child, Mark, was born.

In 1984 Schafer was promoted to full professor.  He served as Faculty Senate President from 1986-1987.  In 2003 he was awarded Emeritus status and retired on August 2nd, 2003.  Over the years David Schafer belonged to a variety of organizations.  He was a part of American Meat Science Association, American Society of Animal Science, and Institute of Food Technologists.

Subject/Index Terms

Kansas State University history

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Access Restrictions: No 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.

Technical Access Note: Collection contains materials that are not accessible without proper technology.

Acquisition Source: David Schafer

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Appraisal Information:

These records document the activities of a Kansas State faculty member in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. Also documented in this collection are Schafer's activities as a member of the Faculty Senate and Administrative Council.

Audiovisual materials acquired with the collection were appraised and items without connection to Kansas State University were discarded.

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

Processing Information: Project archivist James Smith processed and described materials in December 2013. Reviewed by university archivist Cliff Hight in 2014.

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Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Administration Council, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ag. Briefing Info for the Ag. Citizens Committee 2000, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Agriculture Forest Resource "Forest Resources Perspectives" 2nd draft, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ag. Horticulture "Horticultureal Perspective" 2nd draft, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Agriculture-Natural Resource Perspective 2nd draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Agriculture Outline first draft, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Agriculture the KS Plan "A Background Statement by the Human Capital & Family Needs Committee", 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Agriculture 2000: The Kansas Plan "Committee on Marketing, Processing & Utilization" 2nd draft, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Ag. The KS Plan "Environment Quality Committee Report", 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Agriculture The KS Plan Grazing Lands 2nd draft, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "All One System" Demographics of Education, Kindergarten-Graduate School, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Animal Science Industry Facts, 1971-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 13: AS & I Staff Mtg. Letter to all Faculty Senators, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Background Statement on Business & Financial Management for Ag. "The KS Plan-Ag. Perspective: Where Are We?", 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Beef Carcass Alliance by Ron Bolze KSU, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 16: College of Human Ecology Letter to Robyn Bonfy, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Cooperative Extension Service, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 18: County Extension Councils Brochures, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Dept. of Animal Sciences & Industry, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Draft for COCAO & COPS Suggested Outline for Identification of Institutional Role & Scope, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Energy Use & Conservation Potential by N. Dean Eckhoff Center for Energy Studies "Meat Packing Industry", 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Executive Summary FSIS-Industry Meeting on Listeria Monocytogenes by J.L. Johnson, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Faculty Salaries & Fringe Benefits Committee, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Faculty Senate, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Faculty Senate Info., 1989-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Food Borne Diseases, 1963-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Food Magazines, 1989-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Food Preservation, 1972-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Food Preservation, 1972-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Food Magazines, 1989-2003Add to your cart.

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