Guide to the George B. Caine papers,
1910-1969

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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. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Preferred Citation :  

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

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged topically and chronologically.

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections and Archives in 1993 by George Wanlass.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence, U of Missouri papers, biographical information, and other
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

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Caine's diaries, 1912-1969

(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

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Caine's essays, university papers, and other
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

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Dairy organization papers, Eardley-Caine Livestock Company papers, and Caine's subject files
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

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World Dairy Congress papers, Rotary Club papers, Geneva reports, field surveys, and other
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

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Miscellaneous dairy papers, Marie Caine papers, John T. Caine paper, and other
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

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Utah Guernsey cattle materials
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

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Caine, George B. (George Ballif), 1889-1969.
    • Caine, John T. (John Thomas), 1854-1940.
    • Caine, Marie Eccles, 1892-1981.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Eardley-Caine Livestock Company.
    • Utah State University. Dept. of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences.
    • Utah State University--Faculty.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Logan (Utah)--History--Sources.
    • Soda Springs (Idaho)--History--Sources.

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