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Aftosa International Roundup collection
- 1955-1990 (Creation)
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Name of creator
The Aftosa International/Internacional Roundup is a 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization formed by surviving members of the 1946-1954 joint U.S.-Mexican aftosa eradication campaign (the Commission Mexico-Americana para la Erradication de la Fiebre Aftosa), which worked to eliminate aftosa fever (also known as foot and mouth disease, FMD, or hoof and mouth disease, HMD) in livestock. Annual roundup reunions were held starting in 1984, and continued until at least 2004.
An additional archive of papers relating to their activities is held at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.
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Scope and content
This collection includes typewritten reminiscences of Aftosa International Roundup members, a membership roster, the 1990 roundup schedule of events, and two photocopied news clippings from the <emph render='italic'>Laredo Morning Times</emph> relating to the 1990 roundup. It also includes four photocopied books which were reproduced for members of the society with the permission of the publishers:
<emph render='italic'>Come Down Some Time </emph>[Memoir]. Anna Jane Holbrook (1955)
<emph render='italic'>Doctor, Spare My Cow! </emph>[Memoir]. James A. Porter, Jr. (1956)
<emph render='italic'>Wait for the New Grass </emph>[Novel]. Henry Birne (1961)
<emph render='italic'>An Industry in Crisis: Mexican-US Cooperation in the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. </emph>Manuel A. Machado, Jr. (1968)
System of arrangement
This collection is arranged in one series, consisting of three folders and four plastic spiral-bound photocopied books.
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Conditions governing access
All materials are open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
It received accession number P1990.10.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acqusition Source: Earl W. Hupp
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 19901023
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Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Aftosa International Roundup collection, Box 1, Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Finding Aid Author: Patrick C. Dittamo
Processing Info: Patrick C. Dittamo, graduate student at Kansas State University, processed the collection in July 2017.
Publication Date: 2017-08-02