University of Arizona

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Charles Ulen Pickrell Papers

Charles Ulen Pickrell on Old 21, 1958

Charles U. Pickrell (1892-1962) was a livestock specialist who served as Director of the University of Arizona Agricultural Extension Service from 1937 to 1958.

This collection includes personal and official correspondence, photographs, articles, speeches, clippings, notes and related material on cowboys, Arizona pioneers, cattle industry and agriculture. It includes clippings from son Robert W. Pickrell's 1960 campaign for State Attorney General; some records of the Extension Service, including staff rosters, 1891-1958; photographs of cattle, sheep, and unidentified pioneers; materials from 1952 South Africa trip as consultant to British Government on economic development and cattle production; and manuscript material for a history on the University's College of Agriculture. It also includes cowboy poems by Bruce Kiskaddon, printed on Los Angeles Union Stock Yards calendars dating from 1941-1959, and research on cattle brands.