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Clackamas County Jersey Cattle Club Scrapbook, 1944-1947

Collection Overview

Title: Clackamas County Jersey Cattle Club Scrapbook, 1944-1947

ID: MSS ClackamasCattle

Primary Creator: Jersey Cattle Club. Clackamas County

Extent: 0.75 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


This collections contains three scrapbooks and a correspondence file documenting the accomplishments of the Clackamas County Jersey Cattle Club from 1944-1996. Scrapbooks include photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, ads, circular letters, drawings and summaries of club activities.

Scope and Content Notes

These scrapbooks document the activities and accomplishments of the Clackamas County Jersey Cattle Club from 1944-1946. The scrapbooks contain photographs of club activities, members and 4-H youth who raised Jersey cattle; monthly meeting announcements; newspaper and magazine clippings; ads pertaining to the farms of club members; circular letters; summaries of club activities for 1944 and 1945; and original drawings and narratives of Clackamas County homes and farms of club members, schools, and businesses. One scrapbook, compiled by club secretary Vesta Mark, won the club the national 1946 Achievement Cup sponsored by The Jersey Bulletin (magazine of the American Jersey Cattle Club). The collection also includes a 1947 Oregon City Banner-Courier newspaper clipping about the award.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Clackamas County Jersey Cattle Club was organized on January 17, 1920, by Clackamas County Extension agent R.G. Scott. The purpose of the club was to promote improvement in the Jersey cattle breed through show ring exhibits, by production testing and classification. The club worked closely with the 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters in the county. The club's officers in 1945 were George J. Horning, Jr., president; C.E. Eastman, vice-president; and Vesta Mark, secretary. The club won the national achievement award in 1920, 1942 and 1946.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 3 16"x20" oversize boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: The 4-H Photograph Collection (P 146) includes photographs of the Clackamas County Jersey Cattle Club, of other county Jersey cattle clubs in Oregon, and 4-H activities in Clackamas County. Other photograph collections containing photographs of Jersey cattle and Jersey cattle clubs include the Extension Service Photographs (P 062), the Gifford Photographic Collection (P 218), and the College of Agricultural Sciences Photographs (P 036).

Preferred Citation: Clackamas County Jersey Cattle Club Scrapbook (MSS ClackamasCattle), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


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