Preliminary Guide to the Hans Bendixen Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Bendixen, H. A., (Hans Adolph)
Hans Bendixen Papers
Date [inclusive]
7.0 Linear feet 7 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-4-25-4)
Materials are in English and German.

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Biographical/Historical Note

Hans Adolph Bendixen was born in 1894 in Hamburg, Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1912, and received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in in 1919 and 1920, respectively, both from Iowa State College. Bendixen served as an Assistant and later Associate Professor of Dairy Husbandry at University of Idaho from 1920 to 1927. Bendixen then came to Washington State College where he developed the WSC Institute of Dairying and served as a Professor of Dairy Science from 1927 to 1959. From 1932 to 1933 Bendixen studied dairying at the University of Kiel, Germany, as a Oberlaender Trust fellow. He then received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Dairy Bacteriology at Iowa State College in 1937. He returned to Germany for further research during his career, including a 1959-1960 Fulbright scholarship. Bendixen served as the president of the American Dairy Science Association in 1952.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dr. Hans Adolph Bendixen, professor of Dairy Science at Washington State College. It includes correspondence (incoming and outgoing); materials related to Bendixen's involvement in national and international professional organizations; professional and personal photographs; research files on the production, testing, and scoring of milk, ice cream, and cheese; film taken in the Pacific Northwest and Germany; memorabilia; and a collection of German journals, pamphlets, and books on dairying and education.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Helen Mauer to the Washington State University Libraries in 1991 (MS 1991-49).

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Dairy products industry -- History -- Sources
  • Scientists--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives

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