Gilbert McWilliams Orr Papers

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Title: Gilbert McWilliams Orr Papers

Dates: 1932-1949 (Bulk 1939-1942)

Creator: Gilbert MacWilliams Orr

Summary/Abstract: The Gilbert McWilliams Orr Papers include equestrian-related periodicals, pamphlets, and programs.

Quantity/Physical Description:

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

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Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Gilbert McWilliams Orr Collection, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Gilbert MacWilliams Orr

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Scope and Content: The Gilbert McWilliams Orr Papers include equestrian-related periodicals, pamphlets, and programs.

Associated Materials: There are no known associated collections.

Related Collections: There are no known related collections.

Subject Terms

Persons

Places

Subjects (General)
Audobon Society
Brochures
Cards
Pamphlets
Cattle Breeds
Aberdeen-Angus
Ayrshire
Brahman
Brown Swiss
Guernsey
Hereford
Holstein-Friesian
Jerseys
Shorthorn
Clippings
Correspondence
Horse Breeds
Appaloosa
Arabian
Chestnut Draft
Morgan
Percheron
Shire Draft
Tennessee Walking Horse
Welsh Pony
Other Livestock

Material Types
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Photographs
Posters
Programs
Typescripts
U. S. Dept. of Agriculture Publications
Monographs

Collection Inventory:

Box 1:

Pamphlets

“Buy, Sell, Trade: A Horse Publication,” July 23, 1946.

“Our Equine Friends,” by Walter Dinsmore and John Hervey, 1944.

“The Horse: His Care and Development” by Anna N Wheeler.

“Common Parasites of Horses,”1938, University of Illinois College of Agriculture and Agricultural Experiment Station Circular 397.

“Distribution of Remount Stallions by States for the 1940 Breeding Season,“ printed and distributed by the American Remount Association of Washington, DC.

“Horse and Mule Power in American Agriculture,” 1939, by the Horse and Mule Association of America.

 

Clippings

Clipping of Gilbert M. Orr letter to the editor, Bedford County Times, 5/21/42.

Newspaper clipping photo, “Governor Browning Rides in the Maury County Mule Parade,” Nashville Banner, no date. (??? Might be in box, must check)

Photographs

1 8x10 photograph, judges in top hats, Chicago 1946.

1 5.7 photograph “Fern’s Rochette Noble.”

Programs:

Tennessee State Fair Horse Show Programs: Sept 1940 and Sept 1941.

“Le Bonheur Horse Show for Charity” Oct. 1940 Official Program.

Official Program of The Chicago Horse Show benefitting the Illinois National Guard, 1947.

Official Program of the American Royal Horse Show, Kansas City, 1947.

 

Official Program of the 5th Annual Franklin Horse Show, Franklin Tennessee,” June 6, 1942.

Official Magazine: National Horse Show 57th Year, Proceeds Donated to the American Red Cross, 1940.

“Official Program of the 10th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Horse Show, Shelbyville, TN, 1948.

Classification and Prize list for the Horse Show, Golden Gate International Exposition, August 1940.

Misc:

Card: Score Card for the Light Harness Horse, USDA Bureau of Animal Husbandry, form 296.

Slip of paper: “Judge’s Score Card,” – reads “Compliments of Gilbert M. Orr” at the bottom (check box.)

 

Breeds:

“The Shire: America’s Superb Draft Horse,” The American Shire Horse Association, ca. 1940.

“The Appaloosa Horsse,” ca 1939-1940. [mouse damage on bottom edge]

“The Welsh Pony,” by the Welsh Pony and Cob S?ociety of America, nd. [water damage]

 

“The Morgan Horse,” published by The Morgan Horse Club, 1937. (2 copies)

“The Chestnut Breed of Draft Horses: A Description and Early History of The Suffolk Horse,” by the American Suffolk Horse Association, nd.

“Percherons for Pleasure and Profit,” by the Percheron Horse Association of America, nd.

“How to Select Percherons,” 1936.

“The Arabian Horse in the United States,” Arabian Horse Club of America, 1928.

“Snapshots of Typical Tennessee Walking Horses,” TN Walking Horse Breeders’ Association of America, Lewisburg TN, nd.

 

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Publications

Breaking and Training Colts.” (No. 1368)

“Breeds of Draft Horses.” (No. 619) (3 copies)

“Breeds of Light Horses.” (No. 952) (2 copies)

“Care and Management of Farm Work Horses.” (No. 1419)

“Farm Horseshoeing.” (No. 1535)

“Feeding Horses.” (No. 1030)

“How to Select a Sound Horse.” (No. 779)

“Nutrition of Horses and Mules,” USDA Yearbook separate No. 1713, 1940.

Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture: Stallions in TN

“Distribution of Public Service Stallions in Tennessee,” TN State Dept. of Agriculture Bulletin, 1943.

“Stallions in Tennessee” TN State Dept of Agriculture Bulletin [written by Orr] – 1941,1942,1943.

 

Box 2

Orr, Lois Harlan and Gilbert MacWilliams Orr, Jr. ed. Mule Day Remembered. Franklin: Hillsboro Press, 2002.

“The Ranchman..” Vol.2, No. 4. Aug. 1942.

“The Cattleman.” Vol. XXVII, No. 11. April 1941.

“Breeder-Feeder.” Vol. 7, No. 1. Oct. 1941.

Program for Hartsville Horse Show, Hartsville, Tn. Sept. 11, 1948

“Southern Horseman.” Vol. 1, No. 2. July 1948.

“The National Horseman.”
Vol. 85, No. 6. June 1949.
Vol. 85, No. 7. July 1949.

“Prayer of a Horse.” Mimeographed sheet.

 

Large envelope from The Blue Ribbon Celebration, Smyrna, TN.

(Listed as “4 black and white prints of Brahman bulls & cows, ca. 1942.)
“Brahman Bull.”
“1942 Champion Brahman Cow.”
“Champion Brahman Bull and Cow.”
“Brahman Cow.”

 

Box 3

Card, No. 18 “Marsh Hawk” from set of 50 Spring Birds of Eastern North America, published by the National Association of Audobon Societies 1974.

All listed as “37 pamphlets regarding birds” under Misc. Docs.
National Audobon Society Leaflets
No. 34a “The Kinglets” (7) 1938.
No. 38a “The Bobolink” (2) 19?
No. 46a “The Robin” (3) 1940.
No. 72a “The Wood Thrush” (3) 1939.
No. 107a “The Yellow Throat” (3) 1937.

National Audobon Society
Peterson, Roger T.
“Nature Study for Schools” Parts 10-11, 13-15 1939.
“Bird-Study for Schools” Parts 2-9 1938.

National Audobon Society Circulars
Peterson, Roger T.
No. 11. “The Rainey Wild Life Sanctuary” 19?
No. 19. “Song-Bird Sanctuaries with Tables of Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
Attractive to Birds” 1937.
No. 21. “Bird-Study for Camps” 19?
No. 46 “Bird Migration” 1941.

Card?: “Audobon Pocket Bird Collection: Case No. 1 Permanent Resident and Winter Visitant Land Birds of the Northeastern States.” Arranged by Frank M. Chapman. Drawn by E. J. Sawyer. 1916.

Brochure: “Publications of the National Audobon Society” 19?

Baker, John H. “The Roosevelt Memorial Bird Sanctuary Today” 19?

Pough, Richard H. “The Witmer Stone Wildlife Sanctuary” 19?

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Bulletin.

Example:
Pamphlets, U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers’ Bulletins
Breaking and Training Colts (#1368), 4 copies.

alphabetize

No. 619 “Breeds of Draft Horses” 1941.
No. 666 “Foot-and-Mouth Disease” 1940.
No. 687 “Eradication of Ferns from Pasture Lands in the Eastern United States” 1938.
No. 779 “How to Select a Sound Horse” (2) 1934.
No. 803 “Horse-Breeding Suggestions for Farmers” (2) 1941.
No. 840 “Farm Sheep Raising for Beginners” 1940.
No. 952 “Breeds of Light Horses” (2) 1941.
No. 954 “The Disinfection of Stables” 1940.
No. 1018 “Hemorrhagic Septicemia ‘Shipping Fever’ of Cattle” 1943.
No. 1030 “Feeding Horses” (2) 1941.
No. 1069 “Tuberculosis in Live Stock: Detection Control and Eradication” 1939.
No. 1097 “The Stablefly: How to Prevent its Annoyance and Its Losses to Livestock” 1939.
No. 1146 “Dourine of Horses” 1936.
No. 1199 “Judging Sheep” 1943.
No. 1341 “Mule Production” 1940.
No. 1368 “Breaking and Training Colts” (4) 1939.
No. 1419 “Care and Management of Farm Work Horses” (2) 1940.
No. 1443 “Dairy Cattle Breeds” (2) 1938.
No. 1535 “Farm Horseshoeing” (2) 1940.
No. 1769 “Dairy Cattle Judging” 1937.
No. 1859 “Stock-Water Developments: Wells, Springs, and Ponds” 1940.

United States Department of Agriculture
“Agricultural Statistics, 1941” “Statistics of Beef Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, Horses, and Mules.”

Ex. Pamphlets, Gardening
Agricultural Extension Service, Univ. of Tenn. Knoxville.
Pelton, W. C., “Better Crops and Methods in the Farm Garden.” July, 1941.
“Food from Garden and Orchard.” January, 1942.
“Easier Gardens for Wartime.” January, 1943.
Guthrie, Maude. “Home Canning, Preserving, and Pickling.” May, 1942.

Box 4

Photographs
“Sir Standard’s Bright Beauty.” (Cow)
Cattle in pasture, unidentified.
“Misty Dawn’s Successor.” (Bull)
“Sociable Sybi.l” (Cow)
Listed as “Three 8x10 photographic prints” under Jerseys in previous inventory?
Is the fourth the one listed as “Fern’s Rochette Noble” on other inventory? No, Fern’s Rochette Noble is a different photo in the file box.

Catalogue: Aspen Hill Stock Farm, Murfreesboro, Tenn. “Fine Tennessee Bred High Class English Berkshire Hogs” 1896.

Publications regarding cattle

Aberdeen-Angus
American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders’ Association
“1936 Aberdeen-Angus Review: Including 1937- International Awards.” (Not on previous inventory?)
“Directory of Active Members.” January 1, 1941.
“Brief History of Origin and Development of Aberdeen-Angus in Scotland and America: The Breed with a Record.” 1941.
“Breeding and Management of Aberdeen-Angus Cattle in the East and South.”

Ayreshire
“The Ayrshire Digest.” March 15, 1942. (2 copies)

Brown Swiss
Brown Swiss Association
“Breed Brown Swiss ‘The Longevous Breed’ and Make Big Profits from Big Cows.”
“Brown Swiss: Big Profits from Big Cows.”
“Brown Swiss are the World’s Largest Producers of Four Per Cent Milk.”
“Eastern Breeder’s List.”
“Brown Swiss Cattle Facts and Figures.” 1940.
“Official Brown Swiss Bull Score Card.”
“Official Brown Swiss Cow Score Card.”

“The Brown Swiss Bulletin.” Vol. 20, No. 9. March, 1942.

Guernsey
The American Guernsey Cattle Club.
“A Victory Program: Rich Inheritance, Good Management.” (2)
“Guernsey: Fascinating and Profitable.” 1941. (2)

“Guernsey Breeders’ Journal 1941 Auction Sales Review.” January 1, 1942.

Typescript: “Guernseys.”

Typescript: “Guernsey’s Rich Inheritance: Ten Century Background of the Quantity-Quality Breed.” (Not on previous inventory)

Hereford
Booklet. “Herefords: The Beef Breed Supreme.”

Holstein-Friesian
Norton, H. W. Jr. “Holstein-Friesian Advanced Register: Rules and Regulations for the Conduct of Advanced Registry Tests of Holstein Friesian Cows, 1941.”

The Extension Service Holstein-Friesian Association of America.
Booklet: “Holsteins for Profit.”
“The Pure Bred Registered Holstein-Friersian Cow is the Dairy Cow of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.”
Poster: “How Good are Holsteins?”

Typescript: “Holstein-Friesian Leaders in Tennessee in Advanced Registry Test.” March 30, 1942.

Typescript: “Holstein-Friersian History and Characteristics of the Breed Today.”

Typscript: “List of Active Breeders in Tennessee.” (not on previous inventory

Letter: From William E. Ogilvie to Mr. Glen M. Householder. Re: “largest steer marketed in this country” March 12, 1942. (reply to letter of March 9, copy)

Jerseys
“The Jersey Bulletin Dairy World.” Vol. LI, No. 37. Sept. 14, 1932.

American Jersey Cattle Club. “Creamline Jerseys for Love or Money.” 1941.

 

Box 5

Posters?: American Shorthorn Breeders’ Association?
“Model Type Milking Shorthorn Bull.”
“Ideal Type Shorthorn Bull.”
“Ideal Type Shorthorn Cow.”
“A Typical Milking Shorthorn Cow.”
“Ideal Type Polled Shorthorn Cow.”
“Ideal Type Polled Shorthorn Bull.”
(Listed as “5 posters of cattle breeds” under Misc. Docs?)

“Breeder-Feeder.”
Vol. 7, No. 2. November, 1941.
Vol. 7, No. 3. December, 1941.
Vol. 8, No. 1. January, 1942.
(see box 2 for another issue)

Letter: From Wayne Dinsmore (Horse and Mule Association of America) to Gilbert M. Orr. Re: Mules in Army. March 24, 1942.

Burch, J. W. and T. A. Ewing. “Care and Hitches for Work Horses.” University of Missouri Agricultural Extension Service Circular No. 403. May, 1939.

Brochure: “Third Annual Chicagoland One Hundred Mile Trail Ride, October 4th, 5th & 6th, 1940.” (2)

 

Letter: From Gilbert M. Orr to Office of War Information. Re: Care of horses in wartime. April 2, 1943. Reply referring request to the Department of Agriculture is attached.

United States Department of Agriculture
Flyer: from Office of Information regarding distribution of publications
Bureau of Animal Industry. “Notes on the Care of Saddles Horses.” January 1939.
Bureau of Dairy Industry. “11 Ways to Step Up Milk Production.” (Listed under Misc. Docs)
“List of Available Publications of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Relating to the Dairy Industry.” January, 1942.

Letter: From E. W. Sheets, Chief. Animal Husbandry Department of Miss. State College to Gilbert M. Orr. Re: reply to letter regarding artificial insemination. June 13,1939.
Enclosure: Department of Animal Husbandry. “Notes on Artificial Insemination in Horses and Jack Stock.” June 1, 1938.
(Listed as Manuscript with cover letter under Misc. Docs.)

USDA? “Farm Horses and Mules Will Help Win.”

“National Horse Show Magazine, 1939.”

Monographs

Mule Day Remembered, Hillsboro Press, Franklin, TN, 2002. by Gilbert MacWilliams Orr, Jr., and Lois Harlan Orr.

The Cattleman, Ft. Worth, TX, April 1941, Volume XXVII, No. 11.

Breeder-Feeder, October 1941.

4 black & white prints of Brahman bulls & cows, ca. 1942.

Tennessee State Fair Horse Show Program, September 1940.

Tennessee State Fair Horse Show Program, September 1941.

Pamphlet: "The Shire: America's Superb Draft Horse," The American Shire Horse Association, ca. 1940.

Pamphlet: "The Appaloosa Horse," ca. 1939-1940. [mouse damage on bottom edge]

Pamphlet: "The Welsh Pony," by the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America, nd. [water damage]

"Farm Horseshoeing," US Dept of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin, no 1535, 1927.

Pamphlet: "Distribution of Remount Stallions by States for the 1940 Breeding Season," printed and distributed by the American Remount Association of Washington, DC.

"Le Bonheur Horse Show for Charity, October 1940, Official Program.

Pamphlet: "The Morgan Horse," published by The Morgan Horse Club, 1937. (2 copies)

"Feeding Horses," USDA Farmers' Bulletin #1030, 1940.

"Breaking and Training Colts," USDA Farmers' Bulletin #1368, 1939.

Pamphlet: "The Chestnut Breed of Draft Horses: A Description and Early History of The Suffolk Horse," by the American Suffolk Horse Association, nd.

Pamphlet: "Percherons for Pleasure and Profit," by the Percheron Horse Association of America, nd.

The Ranchman, August 1942. Published by the Oklahoma Livestock Growers' Association. Annual Horse Edition.

"Nutrition of Horses and Mules," USDA Yearbook separate No. 1713, 1940.

Pamphlet: "Horse and Mule Power in American Agriculture," 1939, by the Horse and Mule Association of America.

"Common Parasites of Horses," 1938, University of Illinois College of Agriculture and Agricultural Experiment Station Circular 397.

"How to Select a Sound Horse," USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 779, 1934.

Card: "Score Card for the Light Harness Horse," USDA Bureau of Animal Husbandry, form 296.

"Breeds of Draft Horses," USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 619, 1939. [3 copies]

"How to Select Percherons," 1936.

"Distribution of Public Service Stallions in Tennessee," TN State Dept of Agriculture Bulletin, 1943.

Official Program of The Chicago Horse Show benefiting the Illinois National Guard, 1947.

Official Program of the American Royal Horse Show, Kansas City, 1947.

Pamphlet: "The Arabian Horse in the United States," Arabian Horse Club of America, 1928.

Classification and Prize List for the Horse Show, Golden Gate International Exposition, August 1940.

"Breeds of Light Horses," USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 952, 1940. [2 copies]

"Care and Management of Farm Work Horses," USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 1419, 1940.

"Official Program of the 5th Annual Franklin Horse Show, Franklin Tennessee," June 6, 1942.

Pamphlet: "The Horse: His Care and Development," by Anna N. Wheeler.

"Snapshots of Typical Tennessee Walking Horses," TN Walking Horse Breeders.

Association of America, Lewisburg, TN, nd.

"Stallions in Tennessee," TN State Dept of Agriculture Bulletin [written by Gilbert MacWilliams Orr] – 1941, 1942, 1943.

"Buy, Sell Trade: A Horse Publication," July 23, 1946.

Official Magazine: National Horse Show 57th Year, Proceeds Donated to the American Red Cross, 1940.

"Our Equine Friends," by Wayne Dinsmore and John Hervey, 1944.

Southern Horseman, volume 1, number 2, July 1948.

Newspaper clipping photo, "Governor Browning Rides in Maury County Mule Parade," Nashville Banner, no date.

The National Horseman, vol. 85, no. 6 and no. 7, June and July 1949. [two issues]

Slip of paper: "Judge's Score Card," – reads "Compliments of Gilbert M. Orr" at the bottom.

Mimeographed sheet – "Prayer of a Horse."

Envelope – "The Blue Ribbon Celebration, Shelbyville, TN."

1 8x10 photograph, judges in top hats, Chicago 1946.

1 5x7 photograph, "Fern's Rochette Noble."

Clipping of Gilbert M. Orr letter to the editor, Bedford County Times, 5/21/42.

Program [1 sheet front & back], "Premium List Horse Show, Hartsville, TN," 1948.

"Official Program of the 10th Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Horse Show, Shelbyville, TN," 1948.