Inventory of the Vigfus Asmundson Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Asmundson, V. S. (Vigfus Samundur), 1895-1974
Title: Vigfus Asmundson Papers
Date (inclusive): 1932-1966
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Abstract: Vigfus Asmundson (1895-1974) served as Professor of Poultry Husbandry at the University of California, Davis from 1933-1967. His Papers contain two project files related to his research with poultry growth and reproduction in turkeys, as well as reprints of a number of his articles.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-546
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Vigfus Samundur Asmundson was born on September 24, 1895 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He received a B.S. from the University of Saskatchewan (1918), an M.S. from Cornell University (1920), and a Ph.D in Genetics and Poultry Husbandry from the University of Wisconsin (1930).
Asmundson joined the staff of the Poultry Husbandry Department at the University of British Columbia in 1920 and served there until 1932. He then came to the University of California at Berkeley as an associate in poultry husbandry and was appointed Assistant Professor at Davis in 1933. He retired in 1967.
Asmundson passed away on September 10, 1974.
Source:
Abbott, U.K., Ogasawara, F.X., Taylor, L.W., and Wilson, W.O. "Vigfus Samundur Asmundson." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1977.

Scope and Content

The collection contains two project files related to Asmundson's research with poultry growth and reproduction in turkeys, as well as reprints of a number of his articles.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Asmundson, V. S. (Vigfus Samundur), 1895-1974
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
Turkeys--Research
Poultry--Research

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Roderick Asmundson in 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vigfus Asmundson Papers, D-546, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

Box 1:1-2

Project No. 677 Poultry Husbandry: Relative Growth in Poultry 1939-1965

Box 1:3-5

Project No. 677 Poultry Husbandry: A Study of Factors Governing Reproduction in Turkeys 1932-1963

Box 1:6

Reprints 1956-1966