Block and Bridle Club records
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.
- Block and Bridle Club (Organization)
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Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
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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.
- Livestock Club
- Livestock Exhibitions
- Livestock Judging Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Block and Bridle Club records, 1920-42
- Clodaugh Neiderheiser; updated by Amy Flessert
- October 1960
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