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Chicken-of-Tomorrow Contest Papers

Identifier: MC 580

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of correspondence regarding the upcoming contest, publications pertaining to the contest, and informational and advertising material apparently given to delegates and contestants. Most advertising material not having to do with poultry raising has been removed from the collection.


  • 1951


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

The Chicken-of-Tomorrow program, to encourage breeding chickens for superior meat, began on a state level in Arkansas in 1946. State Chicken-of-Tomorrow contests were held in 1946 and 1947. The first national finals were held in 1948 (Arkansas was not represented in these, though there was another state contest in 1948). Then another series of contests was started in 1949, culminating in the national Chicken-of-Tomorrow finals in 1951. These contests were held at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, during the week of June 11-16. In addition to the contest iteself, "Chicken-of-Tomorrow Week" featured exhibits, tours, concerts, dances, a rodeo, dinners, a parade, and a poultry forum. Two buildings were constructed on the University Experimental Farm for the event.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format in one box.

Acquisition Information

The name of the donor and date of donation for the Chicken-of-Tomorrow Contest papers are unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Nan Lawler, completed in March 1988.


Chicken-of-Tomorrow Contest Papers, 1951
Nan Lawler
March 1988
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444