James V. Craig papers

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US US kmk U2009.12

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James V. Craig papers


  • 1968-1991 (Creation)


3.50 Linear Feet, 3.00 Boxes

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Biographical history

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, <emph render='italic'>Domestic Animal Behavior</emph>, 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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Scope and content

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.

System of 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.

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Conditions governing access

No access restrictions: All materials are available for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

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

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

It received accession number U2009.12, and the department housed his materials after his retirement and death.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Department of Animal Sciences and Industry
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 20091208

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


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Specialized notes

  • Citation: 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.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Sources used

Sources outside the collection used in preparing the biographical note included the Media Services Faculty Files and Vertical Files.

Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: James W. Smith
Processing Info: 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.
Publication Date: 2011-11-21

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