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Block and Bridle Club records

Identifier: arc 612

Scope and Content

This collection contains records regarding the Minnesota chapter of the Block and Bridle Club, including information about the Ag Royal livestock show, the annual livestock judging, national chapter information, meeting minutes, sponsor information, judging information, contestants and scoring sheets, and reports regarding the completion of each year's show.


  • 1920-1942


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Block and Bridle records should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

The Block and Bridle Club was formed May, 24, 1915. It was organized by the students of the College of Agriculture in cooperation with Dr. Carl W. Gay, head of the Department of Animal Husbandry. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in livestock work by holding judging and showmanship contests, and offering prizes to students for winning these events. In 1923 the Block and Bridle Club took over an annual livestock show that had been previously run by the campus Livestock Club. At that time the livestock show was named Ag Royal. In 1950, the Block and Bridle Club left their responsibilities as the hosts of Ag Royal, but remained participants in the show. In 1952, the show was renamed Litchi Geshig, and it was renamed again in 1956 as Minnesota Royal. The Block and Bridle Club is a national organization.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)


Collection contains documents regarding the Block and Bridle Club, Minnesota Chapter and focus heavily on their involvement with the Ag Royal livestock show that took place each year on the St. Paul campus.

Source of acquisition

Ag Club Commission, July 6, 1949.

Block and Bridle Club records, 1920-42
Clodaugh Neiderheiser; updated by Amy Flessert
October 1960
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