Finding Aid Friday: Golden Hoof Records
This week’s feature in our Finding Aid Friday series is the collection of Golden Hoof Records. This small collection contains the club’s by-laws, correspondence, transcripts of two speeches, and newspaper clippings.
The Golden Hoof Club was organized in April 1920 by students who were interested in livestock industries. According to the 1921 El Rodeo Yearbook, the club’s purpose was to “awaken a more general interest among the students of livestock and stockmen for the promotion and development of the animal industries; to cooperate with all agencies that tend to encourage the raising of more and better livestock to do its best to elevate the standards of American agriculture through better farming, breeding, and livestock management; to help bring about a student’s annual livestock judging contest; the purpose of the contest being to encourage the students of the College of Agriculture and the University Farm to learn how to judge livestock, with a direct aim towards the formation of a judging team to meet other universities.”