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Edgar Paul Young (1928-2008) joined the faculty of the Animal Science Department of the University of Maryland in 1958. He served as chair of the department from 1968 to 1982, and he retired from the university in 1989. The papers document Young's research, writing, advising, and outreach activities during his early career as a professor. Materials consist of lab notes, data charts, research proposals, manuscripts, correspondence, association files, photographs, field day handouts, and judging materials from hog shows. Subjects covered include departmental activities, hog production, animal nutrition, agricultural conferences, breeder associations, and livestock competitions.
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The E. P. Young papers document Young’s research, writing, advising, and outreach activities during his early career as an Animal Science professor. The materials in this collection include lab notebooks, research proposals, manuscripts, correspondence, association files, field day handouts, and judging materials from hog shows. They date from 1953 to 1963, with the bulk of materials from 1958 to 1963. Files that precede 1958 are research materials from Francis C. Wingert, which he and Young used for reference in later projects.
The collection is organized in four series:
The Papers of E. P. Young were originally transferred to the University Archives from the Animal Science Department in 1975 as part of the records of the Animal Science Department. The materials related to E. P. Young were separated from these records during an appraisal and rearrangement project in January 2004.
Staples and paperclips were removed and replaced with padded, non-reactive fasteners. New, acid-free folders replaced existing folders during processing; new folders were placed in acid-free, archival boxes. Preservation photocopies were made of the most severely embrittled materials, and the embrittled originals were discarded. Separation sheets mark the original locations of oversize materials, which were placed in an oversize flat box. Separation sheets also document the removal of photographs from their original locations. Only two copies of duplicate printed items were retained.
A dried, yellow residue remains on the loin eye tracings, documenting swine carcass contest measurements. Both these and the photographs were sleeved in Mylar.
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Part of the Special Collections and University Archives