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Papers of Carey E. Vail

 Collection
Identifier: ACEV

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Carey E. Vail consists of documents dated 1870-1966. The collection contains some of Vail's professional publications, notes and clippings. The few publications cover such topics as vitamin content of alfalfa hay, carbon content of Nebraska soils, and aromatic guanidines. The notes are primarily lecture notes, and the clippings by Vail are largely for News Notes and are of a practical nature ranging from topics such as "snow bread" to poison antidotes. Also included are children's stories written by Vail for the family, family photographs, school yearbooks, and other family documents.

Dates

  • 1870-1966
  • Majority of material found within 1902-1949

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Biography

C. E. (Carey E.) Vail came to the Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1909 as an instructor in chemistry and assistant chemist at the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. He remained at the college until his retirement in 1945, and in the last 25 years of his career served as a research chemist at the Experiment Station. Vail was born in Industry, Illinois, on September 7, 1879, graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University and received an M.A. in 1909 from the University of Nebraska.

C. E. Vail married Hazel Emigh in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on July 29, 1926, and they had two sons, Arthur and Kenyon, and one daughter, Mildred. Vail died in Fort Collins on October 1, 1956.

Extent

3.0 linear feet (1 record carton, 2 document cases, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

C. E. (Carey E.) Vail came to the Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1909 as an instructor in chemistry and assistant chemist at the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. He remained at the college until his retirement in 1945, and in the last 25 years of his career served as a research chemist at the Experiment Station. This collection contains some of his professional publications and notes, family photographs, school yearbooks, and other family documents.

Arrangement

The collection is divided generally by professional materials and family materials.

The collection consists of four series in one record carton, two documents cases, and one flat box:

Series 1: Professional materials, 1902-1937 and undated

Subseries 1.1: Notes and clippings, 1915-1932 and undated

Subseries 1.2: Publications, 1902-1937 and undated

Series 2: Family materials, 1870-1966 and undated

Subseries 2.1: Family files, 1910-1966 and undated

Subseries 2.2: Personal writings, 1946 and undated

Subseries 2.3: Yearbooks, scrapbooks, other publications, 1870-1949 and undated

Series 3: Photographs, 1897-1956 and undated

Series 4: Artifacts, 1896-1956

Acquisition

The Papers of Carey E. Vail was received from Marti Anderson, Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder, Colorado, on December 17, 2004.

Processing

Processing was completed in May 2007, and included the removal of paper clips, straight pins, and placement in acid-free folders. Loose photographs were placed in sleeves in acid-free folders. Nitrate negatives were removed from the collection.

Title
Guide to the Papers of Carey E. Vail
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Holley R. Lange
Date
Copyright 2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844