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Androscoggin Valley Dairy Herd Improvement Association Reports

Identifier: SpC MS 1745

Scope and Contents of the Records

Monthly and annual reports, 1943-1949, of the Androscoggin Valley Herd Improvement Association based in Lewiston, Maine. Includes milk production and milk fat reports, as well as the popular column, "Twitterings by the Cowbird" by tester J. Wilmer Heisey, which contained news about member farms and commentary on dairy topics.


  • Creation: 1943-1949


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the Library.

Biographical Note

J. Wilmer Heisey was a tester for the Androscogging Valley Herd Improvement Association and authored the monthly reports, including the "Twitterings by the Cowbird" column.

Historical Note

The Androscoggin Valley Herd Improvement Association, based in Lewiston, Maine was started about 1929. The monthly and annual reports, produced by the association’s dairy testers, contained milk production and milk fat reports and other news.


0.2 linear feet (1 box)

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Arrangement of the Records

As arranged by the donor, the records are divided into monthly newsletters and annual reports and arranged chronologically within these divisions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by J. Wilmer Heisey in December 2012 and January 2013.

Guide to the Androscoggin Valley Dairy Herd Improvement Association Reports
Box And Folder List Available
Elizabeth Russell
February 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States