This collection features records from David Schafer who was a faculty member of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry as well as the Faculty Senate at Kansas State University. Many of the materials from the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry contain records from seminars, short courses, and instructional materials about proper food safety, processing, and meat handling. Some of the seminars include Midwest Meat Processing, Angus Beef Round Up, and Kansas-Nebraska Processed Meats short course. Almost all of these contain agendas and outlines for papers presented. Other records included are articles, recipes, and course notes. Many of the seminars contain information about food safety and meat handling, as well as tests, pamphlets, and coursework containing information and notes. This information generally covers processing, packaging, and preparation of meat. Courses contain diagrams of cuts and articles. Food safety contains proper handling of meat, storage, and hand washing techniques. The Angus Beef Round Up does contain photographs of a cow being butchered that some people might find objectionable.
Other materials in this collection are publications that cover a range of topics focused on meat, such as economic, production, health issues, and ethics. Publications in the collection include newsletters, articles, magazines, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, and several draft versions of articles. The publications contain items from the Animal Science and Industry Facts newsletter that was published by the cooperative extension service of Kansas State University; this newsletter contains news and information about livestock. Also included are articles about various kinds of food-borne illnesses, food preservation, and food poisoning. Magazines include Animal Science and Industry trade publications, catalogs, and publications about food products and equipment.
David Schafer served on the Faculty Senate, including one year as the Faculty Senate President. Materials from his leadership role are featured alongside his professional documentation in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. His Faculty Senate materials include records from the Council of Chief Academic Officers (COCAO), Board of Regents (BOR), and Faculty Senate committee records.
There are cooperative extension video tapes and film along with continuing education about food and animal safety. Finally, there is a recording of a Primetime Live broadcast that includes notes about how meat inspection is portrayed in the segment.
Schafer, David E.