Earl Weaver Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Weaver, Earl, 1893-
Earl Weaver papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 7 folders
Language of Materials
Some materials are in Spanish.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Earl Weaver was born on July 27, 1893, in Brazil, Indiana. He received a B.S. from Oklahoma State University in 1913, an M.S. from Iowa State University in 1917, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1938. He was a professor of dairy husbandry at Iowa State University from 1919 to 1929 and was head of the dairy department at Oklahoma State University from 1929 to 1937. He became the head of the Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) dairy department in July 1937. In 1955, he became a dairy consultant and head of MSU’s mission to Colombia. In 1959, he returned to the MSU dairy department to teach and conduct research. Weaver resigned from MSU in 1963.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains eight publications published by Universidad Nacional de Colombia concerning poultry, pigs, cattle, and alfalfa written by Weaver and are in Spanish. There are also reports (dated 1955-1959) by Earl Weaver to John Stone concerning MSU's mission to Colombia. In addition, there is also a report by the Michigan Holstein Breeders Association called "Holstein Cattle Owned in Michigan in 1883," as well as a booklet "Two Hundred and Fifty Years of Michigan Dairying."

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Holstein Breeders Association.
  • Michigan State University. Colombia Project.
  • Michigan State University. Department of Dairy Science.


  • Publications
  • Reports


  • Agriculture -- Colombia
  • Dairy farming
  • Holstein-Friesian cattle
  • Holstein-Friesian cattle -- Michigan
  • Poultry
  • Swine

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Collection Inventory

Mission to Colombia 

Drawer Folder

Booklets on Dairy Farming 1959, Undated 

F.D. 1

Booklets on Pigs 1959 

F.D. 2

Booklets on Chicken Farming 1958, 1959 

F.D. 3

Miscellaneous Agriculture Booklets 1956, 1959 

F.D. 4

Reports Regarding MSU Mission to Colombia 1955-1959 

F.D. 5

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Drawer Folder

Nutrition of Plants, Animals, Man"- Centennial Symposium 1955 

F.D. 6

"Holstein Cattle Owned in Michigan in 1883" 1884 

F.D. 7

"Two Hundred and Fifty Years of Michigan Dairying" Undated 

F.D. 7