Wilber J. Fraser Photographs and Correspondence, 1890-93, 1900-36, 1938, 1940 | University of Illinois Archives

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Title: Wilber J. Fraser Photographs and Correspondence, 1890-93, 1900-36, 1938, 1940Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 8/8/25

Primary Creator: Fraser, Wilber J. (Wilber John) (1869-1949)

Extent: 0.6 cubic feet

Arrangement: by subject and chronological thereunder

Subjects: Agricultural History, Agricultural Implements, Alfalfa, American Dairy Association, Barns, Corn, Dairy Science, Europe - Cattle, Europe - Farm Buildings, Farm Machinery, Farm Structures, Football, Manure Spreading, Photographs, Photography, Round Barns

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Wilber J. Fraser (1869-1945) '93, M.S. '02, professor of dairy science (1902-37), include photographs and negatives of European and American farms (1912-30), University Dairy Science Program activities (1910-15), round dairy barns, dairy cattle, farm workers, alfalfa, manure spreading, tilling corn, hay making, milking (ca. 1905-20), farm economics, football, baseball and class activities (1890-93), and class reunions (1922, 1933).  The series also includes a small amount of correspondence (1900, 1911, 1925-30, 1935-36) regarding dairying and Fraser's notes regarding European dairying practices, written during a 1908 tour of the British Isles and continental Europe.

Subject/Index Terms

Agricultural History
Agricultural Implements
Alfalfa
American Dairy Association
Barns
Corn
Dairy Science
Europe - Cattle
Europe - Farm Buildings
Farm Machinery
Farm Structures
Football
Manure Spreading
Photographs
Photography
Round Barns


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Folder 1: Cows, Folder 1Add to your cart.
Cows with milking histories; sired by "Sarcastic"; misc. cows at UIUC.
Folder 2: Cows, Folder 2Add to your cart.
Misc. dairy cows; newspaper clippings of cows; bull pen.
Folder 3: Cows, Folder 3Add to your cart.
Photographs of "Colony Flood Protection 8th and his daughters" lineage.
Folder 4: Cows, Folder 4Add to your cart.
Loading bull on truck; bull  in pen.  Negatives of bull pen.
Folder 5: 1940 Exhibit "Roughages", 1940Add to your cart.
Photographs and negatives of cattle from exhibit.  Notes on reverse of some prints.
Folder 6: Misc Dairy InformationAdd to your cart.
Judging guidelines for dairy cows, Guernsey cattle.  Photograph of ears of corn.  Photograph of parts of diseased cows.
Folder 7: Dairy Science Photographs- Round Barns, ca 1905-1920.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photographs of interior and  exterior of round barns, the farmhouse, the fields, the residents.
Folder 8: Negatives-"Pasture Exhibit Prints", 1938Add to your cart.
Farm economics presentation.
Folder 9: Negatives--untitledAdd to your cart.
Guidelines for presentations on farm economics
Folder 10: damaged negativeAdd to your cart.
farm vehicle
Folder 11: negative- damagedAdd to your cart.
"Illini Nellie" dairy cow
Folder 12: LockAdd to your cart.
Small padlock found in collection

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