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.
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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.
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.
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Preferred Citation :
George B. Caine papers, 1910-1969. (COLL MSS 298). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
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
Articles about Caine
Personal and biographical information about Caine, includes vitae
Marriage license, certificates, passport, and awards
Notices of appointment (to positions of employment)
Newspaper clippings about Caine
Newspaper clippings concerning Caine and his work
Commencement Exercises Program from the U of Missouri
Draft of Caine's U of Missouri thesis; "Protein Requirements for Dairy Heifers,"