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

By James Smith

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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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Folder 1: Meat Safety Handbook, 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Brochures, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper Clippings "Braden Names Chairmen", 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newspaper Clippings Budget Cuts, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper Clippings "Capitalizing on KS Strengths", 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Newspaper Clippings Cattle, Pork, Chicken, Turkey, 1989-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings Dorothy Willner, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper Clippings Faculty Senate Changes Made, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newspaper Clippings Faculty Senate, 1989-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Newspaper Clippings Farming & Your Freedom, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Newspaper Clippings-Mad Cow, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Newspaper Clippings-Merrefield, David, 1997-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Newspaper Clippings-Misc., 1990-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Newspaper Clippings-USD 383, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Newspaper Clippings-Obesity, Health Risks, Diseases & Diets, 1995-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Newspaper Clippings-Organic Foods, 2004-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Newspaper Clippings-PETA, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Newspaper Clipping-Jon Wefald "New KSU Couple Did Homework", 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Newspaper Clippings-K-State, 1987-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Newspaper Clippings-K-State Salaries, 1987-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Newspaper Clippings-KU, 1992-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Newspaper Clippings-Topeka-Senate, 1987-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Newspaper Clipping-"22 Inch Ridge Reducing Farming Costs", 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Newspaper Clippings-Universities, 1988-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Newspaper Clippings-Washburn University, 1987-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Office of the President, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Office of the President, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Office of the President, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Office of the President, 1987-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Printed Material "Oportunities in Agricultural Research" by John Dunbar, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Printed Material-The Bramlage Coliseum Seating Dilemma, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Publications on Food Borne Diseases & Illness, 1988-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Publication-The Kansas Input Output Model "A Study in Economic Linkages", 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Publication-The State of KS Budget in Brief 1988 signed by Mike Hayden, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Rules & Regulations & Trends in Retail, 1994-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Rural & Community Revitalization Agriculture 2000 Perspective, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Search Comm. for VP for Institutional Advancement Weber Hall, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 38: State of KS Budget in Brief, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 39: State of KS Employee Newsletter KANSASGRAM by KS Dept. of Admin., 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 40: State of KS The Governor's Legislative Message, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Strategic Plan Cooperative Extension Service 2nd Draft, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Strategic Plan KSU College of Agriculture, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Student Suggestion to the BD of Regents "Ask", 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 44: U.S. Dept of Ag. "Current Research Info. System Project/Classification Inv." Project Inv. by Res Prob Area CRPA Subcode is Commodity, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 45: United States Dept. of Ag. Office of Information "USDA Proposes to Uncouple Beef Grading Activity", 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Vice President for Admin. & Finance, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Vice President for Admin. & Finance "FY 1988 Budget Recommendation", 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Washburn University Capital Campaign, 1986Add to your cart.

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