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Pulling the Wool Under Your Eyes: Preserving a Century-old Wool Lab and Library at the University of Wyoming
Journal of Agriculture & Food Information (2015)
  • David Delbert Kruger, University of Wyoming
Abstract
Sheep and wool have long been integral to the agrarian heritage of Western states, and still play a vital role in the region’s agricultural economy. From 1907-2012, Wyoming’s sole university supported wool research around the world through its Wool Department, complete with its own wool laboratory and library. When the Wool Department was permanently dissolved and its building condemned for demolition in 2012, the University of Wyoming (UW) Libraries partnered with UW Extension and the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to preserve the unusual print and physical artifacts of this unique collection, as well as disseminate the spirit of the Wool Department to a much wider audience.
Keywords
  • Sheep,
  • Wool,
  • Wyoming,
  • University of Wyoming,
  • Preservation
Publication Date
Summer 2015
Citation Information
David Delbert Kruger. "Pulling the Wool Under Your Eyes: Preserving a Century-old Wool Lab and Library at the University of Wyoming" Journal of Agriculture & Food Information Vol. 16 Iss. 3 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_delbert_kruger/6/