Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Plant and Soil Sciences:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1947-1971 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: Plant and Soil Sciences Records,
Dates: 1947-1971 and undated
Abstract: The collection contains memorabilia from the Texas Tech crop judging teams from 1947-1971.
Collection # U 146.1
Quantity: 10 Boxes (10.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Plant and Soil Science Department at Texas Tech University offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the areas of Horticulture, Entomology, and Agronomy.

Cecil I. Ayers was a professor of agronomy who coached the Tech Crops Judging Team. Under his supervision, the team won numerous awards and honors. Ayers was winner of the Piper Professor Award in 1962 and has a student scholarship named in his honor available to plant and soil science majors.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs, plaques, trophies and certificates pertaining to the activities of the Texas Tech crop judging teams coached by Professor Cecil Ayers beginning in 1942.


Organization

The collection is arranged into the five series: plaques, trophies, certificates, statue bases, and news clippings.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects
Crops--Judging
Crops--Quality
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Technological College. Dept. of Agronomy--Faculty
Texaas Technological College--Faculty
Texas Tech University--Faculty
Texas Tech University. Dept. of Plant and Soil Science
Subjects (Persons)
Ayers, Cecil T.

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Chester C. Jaynes Papers, 1943-1978

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Plant and Soil Sciences Records, 1947-1971 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 2001

Processed by

Nok Pongsmas and Chaiporn Sricharoentham, March 2002


Collection Inventory

Plaques

box folder
1 1 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grading Second Place, 1955
2 Seed Judging K.C. Mo., High Team, 1955
3 Identification K.C. Mo., High Team, 1955
4 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Judging First Place, 1955
5 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Crop Identification First Place, 1955
6 Identification K.C. Mo., High Team, 1954
7 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Crop Identification Second Place, 1954
8 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grading First Place, 1954
9 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Judging First Place, 1954
10 Commercial Judging K.C. Mo., High Team, 1954
11 Seed Judging K.C. Mo., High Team, 1954
12 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Winning Team Award in Seed Judging, 1952-1953
13 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grading Third Place, 1957
box folder
2 1 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Crop Identification First Place, 1957
2 Seed Judging K. C. Mo., High Team, 1958
3 Identification K.C. Mo., High Team, 1958
4 Seed Judging K. C. Mo., Second Team, 1957
5 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Judging Second Place, 1957
6 Identification K. C. Mo., High Team, 1956
7 Identification K. C. Mo., High Team, 1957
8 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grading First Place, 1958
9 Seed Judging K. C. Mo., Second Team, 1957
8 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grading Second Place, 1956
11 Grading K. C. Mo., Third Team, 1957
12 Seed Judging K. C. Mo., High Team, 1956
13 Commercial Grading K. C. Mo., High Team, 1956
14 Grading K. C. Mo., Second Team, 1958
15 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Crop Identification First Place, 1958
16 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Judging First Place, 1958
17 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Judging First Place, 1956
18 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Crop Identification First Place, 1956
box folder
3 1 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis First Place, 1961
2 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification First Place, 1961
3 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification First Place, 1960
4 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Crop Grading First Place, 1960
5 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis First Place, 1960
6 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Crop Identification First Place, 1959
7 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grading Third Place, 1961
8 Grading K.C. Mo., Third Team, 1959
9 Seed Judging K. C. Mo., High Team, 1959
10 Identification K. C. Mo., High Team, 1959
11 Grading K. C. Mo., High Team, 1960
12 Seed Judging K. C. Mo., High Team, 1960
13 Seed Judging K. C. Mo., High Team, 1960
14 Grading K. C. Mo., Second Team, 1961
15 Identification K. C. Mo., High Team, 1961
box folder
4 1 Commercial Grading, First Place, 1964
2 Identification, First Place, 1964
3 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification First Place, 1964
5 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grain Grading First Place, 1964
6 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis First Place, 1964
7 Grading K. C. Mo., High Team, 1962
8 Seed Analysis, First Place, 1964
9 Identification K. C. Mo., High Team, 1963
10 Seed Analysis K. C. Mo., High Team, 1963
11 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Crop Grading First Place, 1963
12 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis Second Place, 1963
13 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification First Place, 1963
14 Seed Analysis K. C. Mo., High Team, 1962
15 Identification K. C. Mo., High Team, 1962
16 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis First Place, 1962
17 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification First Place, 1962
box folder
5 1 Seed Analysis, First Place, 1967
2 Commercial Grading, First place, 1962
3 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification Second Place, 1967
4 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis First Place, 1967
5 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification Second Place, 1966
6 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grain Grading First Place, 1966
7 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis First Place, 1966
8 Seed Analysis, Second Place, 1966
9 Identification, Third Place, 1966
10 Commercial Grading, First Place, 1966
11 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grain Grading First Place, 1965
12 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis Third Place, 1965
13 Identification, First Place, 1965
14 Commercial Grading, First Place, 1965
15 Seed Analysis, First Place, 1965
16 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification First Place, 1965
17 Identification, First Place, 1967
box folder
6 1 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Grain Grading Second Place, 1971
2 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification Second Place, 1971
3 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification First Place, 1970
4 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Grain Grading Second Place, 1970
5 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis Second Place, 1970
6 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis First Place, 1969
7 Seed Analysis, Second Place, 1970
8 Identification, First Place, 1966
9 Commercial Grading, First Place, 1969
10 Seed Analysis, First Place, 1969
11 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification Third Place, 1969
12 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Identification First Place, 1968
13 Commercial Grading, First Place, 1971
14 Seed Analysis, Second Place, 1971
15 Commercial Grading, First Place, 1970
16 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Commercial Grain Grading Third Place, 1968
17 Commercial Grading, First Place, 1968
18 Identification, Third Place, 1971
19 Identification, First Place, 1968
20 Seed Analysis, First Place, 1968
21 International Collegiate Crop Judging Contest, Seed Analysis Second Place, 1968
22 Identification, Second Place, 1970



Trophies

box folder
7 1 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1951
2 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1952
3 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1953
4 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1954
5 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1947
box folder
8 1 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1960
2 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1961
3 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1959
4 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1958
5 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1955
6 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1956
box folder
9 1 High Team Entire Contest, 1966
2 High Team Entire Contest, 1967
3 High Team Entire Contest, 1968
4 High Team Entire Contest, 1969
5 High Team Entire Contest, 1965
6 High Team Entire Contest, 1964
7 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1963
8 First Place Kansas City National Collegiate Grain Judging Contest, 1962
box folder
10 1 High Team Entire Contest, 1970
2 High Team Entire Contest, 1971
3 International Collegiate Crops Contest, 1964-1965
4 International Live Stock Exposition, 1959-1962



Certificates

box folder
10 5 The Texas Tech Crops Judging Team, College Awards Board honors, undated
6 Texas Tech Crops Team, University Awards Board Honors, 1970
7 American Society of Agronomy Student Section, Intercollegiate Crops Contests First Place, 1968
8 The Texas Tech Crops Judging Team, College Awards Board honors, 1967
9 The Texas Tech Crops Judging Team, College Awards Board honors, 1966
10 The Texas Tech Crops Judging Team, College Awards Board honors, 1965
11 The Texas Tech Crops Judging Team, College Awards Board honors, 1961
12 The Texas Tech Crops Judging Team, College Awards Board honors, 1959



Statue Base (statue missing)

box folder
10 13 Statue Base, 1951-1954
14 Statue Base, 1955-1958



News Clippings

box folder
10 15 The Kansas City Times, "Minutely Examining", 1965
16 Texas Tech Crops Team, 1949
17 Texas Tech Crops Team, 1951
18 Congratulations "TECH" Crop Judging Champs..!, 1962