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William J. Loeffel, Animal Science Papers

Title: William J. Loeffel, Animal Science Papers

Creator: Loeffel, William J., 1894-1962

Dates: 1910-1963

Quantity: 2 boxes (2 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 08-09-11

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: William J. Loeffel, Animal Science Papers (RG 08-09-11). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Alternative Format: None

Biography:

William John Loeffel was born August 31, 1894 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated with a B.S. in agriculture from the University of Missouri in 1917, and a M.S. in zoology from the University of Nebraska (UN) in 1929. In 1917, he served as scientific assistant for the United States Bureau of Animal Industry in Lincoln, Nebraska, as supervisor of the 4-H Pig Club, focusing on animal husbandry extension work. He joined the UN Department of Animal Husbandry faculty (now Animal Science) in 1919, and served as chair of the department from 1940-1959.

Loeffel served as vice president (1935) and president (1936) of the American Society of Animal Production and edited their journal, the Proceedings from the Society, from 1932-1933. From 1934-1935, he supervised the slaughter and processing of drought cattle during the Great Depression on behalf of the Nebraska Emergency Relief Administration. In 1958, he became a UN Block and Bridle Club honoree and was inducted into the Animal Sciences building Hall of Fame. Loeffel served on many committees including the Journal of Animal Science Editorial Board (1942-1944), Agricultural Board of the National Research Council, Meat Review Committee of the National Cooperative Meat Investigations (1935-1946), and the Feed Survey Committee of the American Feed Manufacturers Association. He acted as general superintendent of the Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Show in Omaha, Nebraska, and was on the Board of Governors for the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Missouri.

Loeffel died on May 5, 1962 and the University of Nebraska Loeffel Meat Laboratory was dedicated to him in 1967.

Scope and Content:

The William J. Loeffel Animal Science Papers consist of correspondence, publications, talks, University of Nebraska (UN) livestock histories, pedigrees, and feeding experiment reports. Also included are Conference of Representatives of Institutions Engaged in Cooperative Quality-in-Meat Investigations meeting reports, Conference on Cooperative Meat Investigations Report of Review Committee, and other research reports from Loeffel's position as chair of the Department of Animal Husbandry (now Animal Science). Significant materials include the manuscript, The History of the Animal Husbandry Department University of Nebraska published after Loeffel's death in 1963.

Subjects:

Adams, Charles H., 1918-2003

Loeffel, William J, 1894-1962

Animal husbandry

Animal science

Duroc Jersey swine

Livestock--genetics

Livestock nutrition

Poland-China swine

Swine

University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus)

University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Animal Science Department

Series Description: Series 1: Correspondence, 1928, 1945-1963

This series consists of correspondence relating to William Loeffel's position of chair of the Department Of Animal Husbandry. Significant correspondents include Charles Adams, Sleeter Bull, H.B. Pier, Charles Fowler, and various meat packing companies.

Series 2: Research and Data, 1910-1962

This series contains research and data on UN livestock history and pedigrees, feeding and carcass experiments, Livestock Marketing School programs, and reports from the Conference of Representatives of Institutions Engaged in Cooperative Quality-in-Meat Investigations and Conference on Cooperative Meat Investigations Review Committee.

Series 3: Talks and Publications, 1930-1970

This series contains talks and publications authored by William Loeffel on livestock feeding experiments, meat production distribution, and histories of the Department of Animal Husbandry (now Animal Science).

Series 4: Photographs, 1929-1955

This series contains portraits of William Loeffel and livestock photographs used in his publications.

Container List: Series 1: Correspondence, 1928, 1945-1963Box 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, incoming, 1928, 1942-1963 Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, outgoing, 1947-1960 Box 1. Folder 3. Correspondence, H.B. Pier, 1959 Box 1. Folder 4. Correspondence, Charles Fowler, 1959-1960 Series 2: Research and Data, 1910-1962Box 1. Folder 5. History, pedigree data, Shorthorn and Berkshire cattle, horses, University of Nebraska (UN), 1910-1924 1910-1924 Box 1. Folder 6. History, pedigree data, Poland-China hogs, UN, 1914-1918 Box 1. Folder 7. Pedigree data notebook, Longhorn cattle, 1916 Box 1. Folder 8. History, pedigree data, Hampshire pigs, 1918-1920 Box 1. Folder 9-10. Publication, History of Duroc Jersey Swine, Herbert Mumford, pedigree data, 1919 Box 1. Folder 11. Hog reports, A.C. Schueren, The Packers Service Bureau, Brecht Company, 1921 Box 1. Folder 12. Bulletins, Studies in Livestock Marketing, Swift & Company, 1921-1924 Box 1. Folder 13. Meetings and reports, Conference of Representatives of Institutions Engaged in Cooperative Quality-in-Meat Investigations (CRIECQMI), part 1 and index, 1924-1928 Box 1. Folder 14. Meetings and reports, CRIECQMI, part 2, 1929-1933 Box 1. Folder 15. Meetings and reports, CRIECQMI, part 3, 1934-1944 Box 1. Folder 16. Report, "Comparative Slaughter Test," UN Agricultural Experiment Station, 1925 Box 1. Folder 17. Reports, UN Meat Investigations, feeding experiments, 1926-1937 Box 1. Folder 18. Progress report, "A Confidential Progress Report on Dark-Cutting Beef," UN Agricultural Experiment Station, 1927 Box 1. Folder 19. Progress report, "Effect of Age of the Calf upon the Quality of the Carcass," UN Agricultural Experiment Station, 1928 Box 1. Folder 20. Report, data, palatability research tests on humans, 1933 Box 1. Folder 21. Notebook, Swift Tour, 1937 Box 1. Folder 22. Review Committee report, Conference on Cooperative Meat Investigations (CCMI), volume 1, 1937 Box 1. Folder 23. Review Committee report, CCMI, volume 2, 1937 Box 1. Folder 24. Review Committee report, CCMI, volume 3, 1942 Box 1. Folder 25. Review Committee report, CCMI, volume 4, 1942 Box 1. Folder 26. Review Committee report, CCMI, volume 5, 1946 Box 2. Folder 1. Report, "Color in Beef Studies," Kansas State College experiment, 1940-1941 Box 2. Folder 2. Programs, Livestock Marketing School, Omaha Livestock Exchange, UN, 1941-1960 Box 2. Folder 3. Reports, livestock price controls, 1945-1952 Box 2. Folder 4. Research, animal by-products (pancreas for insulin), 1946-1959 Box 2. Folder 5. Program, Third Annual Reciprocal Meat Conference, 1950, June 13-15 Box 2. Folder 5. Bulletin, "Meat Courses Offered at Agricultural Colleges and Universities," 1961-1962 Box 2. Folder 6. Reports, Midwest Market Hog Show, 1959-1961 Box 2. Folder 7. Data, Red polled cattle, 1962 Box 2. Folder 8. Research and notes, "History of UN Experiment Station," undated Series 3: Talks and Publications, 1930-1970Box 2. Folder 9. Loeffel curriculum vitae, biographical information, 1948-1960 Box 2. Folder 10. Talk, "The Contributions of R.C. Pollock to the Livestock and Meat Industry," Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest 25th Anniversary, R.C. Pollock Testimonial Dinner, 1954, Nov. 30 Box 2. Folder 11. Talk, "32 Years of Service to the Meat Industry," R.C. Pollock Testimonial Dinner, National Live Stock and Meat Board, 1955, June 22-23 Box 2. Folder 12. Talk, radio appearances, Feeder's Day, 1961, undated Box 2. Folder 13. Bulletins, 1930-1939Item 1."Barley as Hog Feed," UN Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) bulletin 251, 1930, Oct. Item 2."Barley as Hog Feed," UN AES bulletin 251, 1933, May Item 3."Wheat for Fattening Lambs," UN AES, bulletin 257, 1931, Apr Item 4."Studies of Rickets in Swine," UN AES Research bulletin 58, 1931, Aug. Item 5."Wheat for Fattening Hogs," UN AES bulletin 261, 1931, Oct. Item 6."Feeding Tests and Carcass Studies with Early Spring Lambs and Aged Western Ewes," UN AES bulletin 276, 1932, Dec. Box 2. Folder 14. Bulletins, 1940-1970Item 1."Hog Slaughter and Pork Cutting," UN Agricultural Extension circular 247, 1943, Oct. Item 2."Weights of Pigs as it Affects Gains and Carcass Qualities," UN AES bulletin 351, 1943, Oct. Item 3."Beef on the Farm," UN Agricultural Extension circular 248, 1944, July Item 4."Grain Sorghums as Feeds for Beef Cattle and Hogs," UN Agricultural Extension bulletin 439, 1957, Aug. Item 5."Slaughter Hogs and Cutting Pork on the Farm," UN Agricultural Extension circular 247, 1959 Item 6."Growth in Weight of Selected Organs, Tissue and Systems in the Pig, Grain Sorghums as Feeds for Beef Cattle and Hogs," UN AES research bulletin 235, 1970, Feb. Item 7."The Large Quantity Barbecue," National Live Stock and Meat Board, undated Box 2. Folder 15-16. Manuscript, Meat Production Distribution, 1940-1950s Box 2. Folder 17. Correspondence, Meat Production Distribution, 1941-1950 Box 2. Folder 18. Publication, Laws Rules and Regulations Governing Animal health in the United States: A Survey of Measures in Effect in 1946, National Research Council Agricultural Board, 1952, Dec. Box 2. Folder 19. Text book, "Animal Husbandry 19: Meat Products and Distribution," 1950s Box 2. Folder 20. Report, historical data, department survey, "Department of Animal Husbandry," 1961, July 1-1962, June 30 Box 2. Folder 21. Report, handwritten manuscript, Animal Husbandry through the Years at the University of Nebraska, 1962 Box 2. Folder 22-23. Handwritten manuscript, Animal Husbandry through the Years at the University of Nebraska, 1962 Box 2. Folder 24-25. Annotated manuscript, The History of the Animal Husbandry Department University of Nebraska, 1963 Series 4: Photographs, 1929-1955Box 2. Folder 26. Photos, hog slaughter publication 1929-1930, undated Box 2. Folder 27. Photos, "Hog Slaughter and Pork Cutting," UN Agricultural Extension circular 247 publication, 1943, Oct. (see also publication box 2, folder 15) Box 2. Folder 28. Photos, "Weights of Pigs as it Affects Gains and Carcass Qualities," UN AES bulletin 351, 1943 (see also publication box 2, folder 15) Box 2. Folder 29. Photos, "Large Quality Barbecue" publication, 1948-1969 (see also publication box 2, folder 15) Box 2. Folder 30. Photos, talk, "32 Years of Service to Meat Industry," 1955, June (see also talk box 2, folder 12) Box 2. Folder 31. Photos, beef publication, undated Box 2. Folder 32. Photos, William Loeffel portraits, undated
Related Material and Resources: For more records related to Animal Science and history of the department, see RG 08-09-13 Charles Adams, Animal Science Papers and RG 08-09-14 Animal Science, Publications.Information for William J. Loeffel's biography was taken from his curriculum vitae (box 2, folder 10), "William J. Loeffel, 1894: A Brief Biology," Journal of Animal Science, 1996, 74: 1185-1186 from RG 08-09-13 Charles Adams, Animal Science Papers (box 5, folder 27), and the Loeffel Meat Laboratory article from the UNL Historic Buildings Tour website.



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