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George B. Caine papers, 1910-1969

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Caine, George B. (George Ballif), 1889-1969
Title
George B. Caine papers
Dates
1910-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
9 boxes, (3.25 linear ft.)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 298
Summary
This eight-box collection contains the papers of George B. Caine and spans the period from 1910 to 1969. The collection contains his diaries; correspondence; professional papers; research papers; field surveys and notes; publications; and papers concerning his wife, Marie S. E. Caine, his father John T. Caine, and other family members.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Open to public research.
Languages
English.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

George Ballif Caine was born September 16, 1889 in Logan, Utah the son of John T. and Kinnie Ballif Caine. Caine received his basic education in the schools of the area and after graduating from high school he enrolled in the Agricultural College of Utah (now Utah State University). At the ACU he studied Animal Husbandry and graduated with a B.S. in 1912. Later that year he enrolled in the University of Missouri and by 1914 had earned a M.A. in Animal Husbandry. Caine's M.A thesis was entitled "Protein Requirements for Dairy Heifers." In 1915 Caine returned to the Agricultural College of Utah and became a faculty member. Caine also organized and oversaw the College's first dairy herd. This involved constructing a dairy barn on campus, obtaining the forty-head herd of both Holstein and Jersey cattle, and caring for and studying the cattle. In 1918 he was made head of the College's Dairy Industry Department, as position he held until his retirement 1955.

On January 19, 1916 Caine married Marie Stoddard Eccles in Logan, Utah. Two years later, on July 26, 1918 Caine joined the Unites States Army. He served as a private until his honorable discharge on April 26, 1919. In 1920 Caine, along with W.H. Eardley and Arthur H. Caine, formed the Eardley-Caine Livestock Company in Soda Springs, Idaho. This company's chief function was raising and selling specially bred cattle.

In 1928 Caine was selected as an American delegate to attend the World Dairy Congress in London. Following the conclusion of the Congress Caine spent five months traveling across Europe's dairy section, visiting Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Hungary. He returned to the United States later that year.

Over the course of Caine's career at Utah State University he taught numerous classes, including; Dairy Husbandry, Dairy Farm Management, Dairy Production, and a various special topics classes. He served on USU's Agricultural Council Committee, was involved in various USU Extension Service projects, served as a cattle breed certifier for the state of Utah, and was the Secretary and Treasurer of the American Dairy Association of Utah. He published over one-hundred articles on dairy science and was involved with various scientific dairy associations, including the American Dairy Science Association and the Dairy Shrine Club. In addition to his professional duties, Caine was also active in local and civic affairs, such as in the Logan Chamber of Commerce, Logan Rotary Club, Logan Men's Club, and served on the Board of Directors for the First Security Bank in Logan.

George B. Caine died in 1969.

In January 1986 USU's dairy herd was moved to a new facility in Wellsville, Utah. This dairy farm was designated as the George B. Caine Teaching & Research Center in honor of George B. Caine.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This nine-box collection contains the papers of George B. Caine and spans the period from 1910 to 1969. This collection contains his diaries, correspondence, professional papers, research papers, field surveys and notes, publications, and papers concerning his wife Marie S.E. Caine, his father John T. Caine, and other family members.

Box 1 contains biographical information, correspondence, Caine's graduate school papers and thesis, and newspaper clippings about Caine. Boxes 2-5 contain Caine's diaries (1912-1969). Boxes 6-8 contains Caine's publications, research papers, field surveys and notes, subject files, papers from the World Dairy Congress in London, and association/organization papers. Of particular interest in Boxes 6-8 are the meeting minutes of the Utah Dairy Federation (1936-1949, the organization was founded in 1936), Logan Rotary Club papers, and papers concerning the Eardley-Caine Livestock Company. Box 8 contains papers concerning Caine's wife Marie S.E. Caine, such as correspondence and financial papers, and his father John T. Caine, including essays about J.T. Caine and his last will and testament, and papers concerning other family members. The final box contains correspondence, photographs, magazine clippings, and other materials related to Guernsey cattle in Utah.

Note: USU Special Collections & Archives also contains the photographs of George B. Caine. Researchers interested in viewing these photographs should contact Special Collections' photograph curator.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

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Preferred Citation

George B. Caine papers, 1910-1969. (COLL MSS 298). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Correspondence, U of Missouri papers, biographical information, and otherReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Articles about Caine
1 2
Personal and biographical information about Caine, includes vitae
1 3
Marriage license, certificates, passport, and awards
1 4
Notices of appointment (to positions of employment)
1 5
Newspaper clippings about Caine
1 6
Newspaper clippings concerning Caine and his work
1 7
Commencement Exercises Program from the U of Missouri
1914
1 8
Draft of Caine's U of Missouri thesis; "Protein Requirements for Dairy Heifers,"
1914
1 9
Thesis research papers
1 10
Incoming correspondence, A-F
1 11
Incoming correspondence, G-O
1 12
Incoming correspondence, P-Z
1 13
Outgoing correspondence
1914-1966
1 14
Correspondence (bound)
1967
1 15
Caine family correspondence
1960s
1 16
Invitations and Christmas cards
1 17
Third party correspondence concerning Caine

Caine's diaries, 1912-1969 Return to Top

(each folder contains two diaries unless specified).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Diary
(concerns his work as a College extension agent).
1912
2 2
Diaries
1924 and 1926
2 3
Diaries
(three diaries, one of the Dairy Congress trip-also contains lecture notes).
1927-1928
2 4
Diaries
1930-1931
2 5
Diaries
1932-1933
2 6
Diaries
(three diaries).
1934-1935
2 7
Diaries
1936-1937
2 8
Diaries
1938-1939
2 9
Diaries
1940-1941
2 10
Diaries
1942-1943
3 1
Diaries
1944-1945
3 2
Diaries
1946-1947
3 3
Diaries
1948-1949
3 4
Diaries
1950-1951
3 5
Diaries
1952-1953
3 6
Diaries
1954-1955
3 7
Diaries
1956-1957
3 8
Diaries
1958-1959
4 1
Diaries
1960-1961
4 2
Diaries
1962-1963
4 3
Diaries
1964-1965
4 4
Diaries
1966-1967
4 5
Diary
1969

Caine's essays, university papers, and otherReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Essays by Caine
1918-1924
5 2
Essays by Caine
1924-1929
5 3
Essays by Caine
1930-1931
5 4
Essays by Caine
1932
5 5
Essays by Caine
1933
5 6
Essays by Caine
1934-1935
5 7
Essays by Caine
1936-1939
5 8
Essays by Caine
1940-1942
5 9
Essays by Caine
1943-1949
5 10
Essays by Caine
1950-1956
5 11
Essays by Caine
undated
5 12
Essays by Caine
undated
5 13
Teaching award papers
5 14
University papers and class notes
5 15
University papers and class notes
5 16
List of dairy student graduates
5 17
Regional experiment station memos
5 18
Cattle pedigree charts
5 19
Livestock show-judging papers
5 20
Cache Valley Breeding Association papers
5 21
Cache Valley Breeding Association papers
5 22
Dairy science articles not written by Caine

Dairy organization papers, Eardley-Caine Livestock Company papers, and Caine's subject filesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
American Dairy Association papers
6 2
American Dairy Science Association papers
6 3
Utah Dairy Federation meeting minutes
(founded in 1936).
1936-1939
6 4
Utah Dairy Federation meeting minutes
1940-1944
6 5
Utah Dairy Federation meeting minutes
1945-1947
6 6
Utah Dairy Federation meeting minutes
1948
6 7
Utah Dairy Federation meeting minutes
1949
6 8
Utah Dairy Federation news releases
6 9
Eardley-Caine Livestock Company; articles of incorporation
1920
6 10
Eardley-Caine Livestock Company, correspondence
1919-1920
6 11
Eardley-Caine Livestock Company, correspondence
1921-1928
6 12
Eardley-Caine Livestock Company, financial papers
1919-1939
6 13
Caine's subject files, A-F
6 14
Caine's subject files, G-S
6 15
Caine's subject files, T-Z

World Dairy Congress papers, Rotary Club papers, Geneva reports, field surveys, and otherReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
World Dairy Congress papers
1928
7 2
Rotary Club papers
1957
7 3
Rotary Club papers
1957-1958
7 4
Rotary Club speeches
7 5
Farmers' Pocket Ledger (shows a log of labor for the 1964 year)
7 6
Notes by Caine, misc topics regarding dairy science
7 7
Meeting agendas for the Utah Board of Water Resources
1958
7 8
Geneva consultant notebook
(contains handwritten entries about the quality level of various cattle breeds).
1964
7 9
Geneva report, general information
7 10
Geneva field notes
1959
7 11
Geneva Steel consulting job, final report and correspondence
1960s
7 12
Geneva report, field books 1 and 2
7 13
Geneva report, field book 3
7 14
Geneva report, field reports
7 15
Geneva report, field survey reports
7 16
Geneva report, field survey reports
7 17
Geneva report, correspondence
1959
7 18
Geneva report, correspondence
1959
7 19
Field survey book
1960
7 20
Field survey reports, C. Ashton
1960
7 21
Field survey reports, V. Chadsey
1960
7 22
Field survey reports, M. Hinckley
1960
7 23
Field survey reports, E. Allen
1960
7 24
Farm visit-livestock reports
1961
7 25
Farm visit-livestock reports
1961
7 26
Farm visit-livestock reports
1961

Miscellaneous dairy papers, Marie Caine papers, John T. Caine paper, and otherReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Dairy related press releases, some by Caine
8 2
Cattle judging papers
1950s
8 3
Articles about dairy science (not written by Caine)
8 4
Articles about dairy science (not written by Caine)
8 5
Articles about dairy science (not written by Caine)
8 6
Plaque to Caine for appreciation from the Utah Holstein Assoc.
1952
8 7
Marie E. Caine papers, correspondence and other
1914-1930
8 8
Marie E. Caine financial papers
8 9
Marie E. Caine, account with Eccles Investment Company
1920-1950
8 10
Marie E. Caine, account with Eccles Investment Company
1950-1964
8 11
Marie E. Caine, Eccles Investment Company papers and correspondence
8 12
Marie E. Caine, Eccles Investment Company papers and correspondence
8 13
John T. Caine, newspaper clippings
8 14
"A Tribute to Kinnie B. Caine," by J.T. Caine
8 15
John T. Caine correspondence
1937-1940
8 16
John T. Caine, wills
8 17
John T. Caine, misc papers
8 18
John T. Caine, Jr. estate papers
1945-1948
8 19
"Selection of the Dairy Herd," by John T. Caine III
8 20
"Fifty-three Jersey Years with John T. Caine," by T.R. Warren
1938
8 21
Papers about Marriner Eccles
8 22
Papers concerning the Eccles' Brotherhood Award

Utah Guernsey cattle materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Listings of Utah’s Guernsey breeders
Undated
9 2
Notes concerning cattle in past Utah State Fairs
Undated
9 3
Notes and data of different Utah Guernsey clubs
1928-1930
9 4
Data concerning Utah Agricultural College’s Guernseys
1931
9 5
Data and pictures concerning Utah State Prison’s Guerneys
1930
9 6
Correspondence and data concerning Minnie W. Miller’s Guerneyss
1931
9 7
Correspondence with DeLore Nichols, a Morgan County Agent
1931
9 8
An interview with Albert Bement
1931
9 9
Data and a newspaper clipping concerning the Mckay’s Guernseys
1931
9 10
Correspondence and data concerning Earl Felt’s Guernseys
1931
9 11
Correspondence and data concerning Edwin G. and Rene B. Woolley’s Guerneys
1931
9 12
Erekson’s Correspondence and Data of W. John Wilson’s Guerneys
1931
9 13
Data concerning J. P. Barnard’s Guerneys
Undated
9 14
Correspondence and data concerning Geo. M. Bahr’s Guerneys
1931
9 15
Erekson’s Correspondence and Data of E. L. Madsen’s Guerneys
1930-1931
9 16
Other correspondences, datas, notes, and pedigrees
1930-1938
9 17
Magazine Clippings mostly from The American Legion Weekly, and The De Laval Monthly
1921-1926
9 18
Tributes to cows
1921-1940