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Clyne S. Shaffner papers


Clyne S. Shaffner papers
Shaffner, Clyne S.
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Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Clyne S. Shaffner (1914-1984) had a lengthy career in Poultry Science, during which he made great advances in preserving chicken sperm through freezing. Shaffner was born April 18, 1914, in Freeland, Michigan. As a young man, he was active in the Michigan Junior Farm Bureau. He earned his B. S. degree at Michigan State College in 1938, his M. S. in 1940, and his Ph. D. from Purdue University in 1947. In 1947 he accepted a position as Associate Professor of Physiology and Genetics in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Maryland. He served as department head until 1971 and remained at Maryland until his retirement in 1977. A fellow of the Poultry Science Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he also served as president of the Poultry Science Association from 1961 to 1962. Shaffner died in West Laurel, Maryland, on May 19, 1984, at the age of seventy. The Clyne S. Shaffner papers contain notes and assignments from Shaffner's classes at Michigan State College and Purdue University in the early 1940s, publications of the Michigan Junior Farm Bureau, and personal letters to Shaffner from Laura Jean Denham.

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