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College of Veterinary Medicine Records, 1923-1976

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. College of Veterinary Medicine.
Title
College of Veterinary Medicine Records
Dates
1923-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 cubic foot, (1 box)
1 microfilm reel
Collection Number
RG 175
Summary
The College of Veterinary Medicine Records consist predominantly of reports of research and diagnostic testing conducted by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University. The first veterinary science courses were taught at Oregon State Agricultural College in 1892; the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory was built in 1952 and the School of Veterinary Medicine was established at in 1975.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Veterinary Science courses were taught at Oregon State Agricultural College as early as 1892. In 1910, the Department of Veterinary Science was established within the School of Agriculture. In 1914, a veterinarian, Dr. Bennet T. Simms, was employed and the department name was changed to Veterinary Medicine.

In 1952 the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory was built; it was enlarged in 1961. The Veterinary Isolation Facility was constructed on campus in 1973 to provide an environment for effective research into the complex and costly diseases that affect Oregon's domestic animals and wildlife. In 1975 the School of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University was established by the State Legislature. Magruder Hall, named for the state representative that was responsible for securing the funding for the construction of the building, opened in 1980, and in the fall of 1981, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital opened. The School was changed to a college in 1983 when most other schools at OSU were designated as colleges.

Department heads of Veterinary Medicine over the years, in addition to Dr. Simms (who stayed until 1938), have included: James Niven Shaw from 1938-1955; and Ernest Milton Dickinson 1955-1970. The first dean of the School in 1975 was Dr. E. E. Wedman, followed by Loren Koller from 1985-1995. Norman Hutton served as interim dean in 1995 and 1996 until Robert C. Wilson was named dean in June of 1996. He served as dean until his retirement in June, 1999. The present dean, named in 1999, is L. J. Koong.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The College of Veterinary Medicine Records contains two subgroups: 1. School of Veterinary Medicine; and 2. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The first subgroup consists of papers written for Veterinary Medicine Classes, and translations of veterinary medicine papers from German to English. The second subgroup, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory contains reports, correspondence and other administrative records. Included are annual progress and final reports on various research projects, annual reports of the lab, monthly clinical necropsy records compiled in cooperation with the State Wildlife Commission; correspondence pertaining to test results; press releases; inspection reports of the lab; fee scales; and equipment specifications. The administrative correspondence includes requests for office and medical supplies, advice to prospective veterinary students, travel arrangements, thank you notes, and requests for payment of travel expenses.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

College of Veterinary Medicine Records (RG 175), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subgroup 1:  School of Veterinary Medicine, 1923-1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Class projects from Veterinary Medicine Classes
1949-1969
Box
1
"Swine Erysipelas," by James R. Harr
1958
1
"Avian Encephalopathy," by Ramsay George Burdett
1969
1
"Coccidiosis in Chickens," by Wm. E. Babcock
circa 1950
1
"Erysipelothrix Rhusiopathiae Infections," by John W. Osebold
circa 1949
Series II: Translations
1923-1929
Box
1
"Influence of the Reaction of the Soil, Especially on the Continued Development of Erysipelas (Red Murrain) on Musisepticus Bacillus," by Erich Hess
translation by Mary E. Lewis, 1923-1924
1923
1
"The Erysipelas Bacillus, Morphology and Biology," by Dr. H.V. Preisz
translation by Mary E. Lewis, 1929
1927-1928
1
"The Digestion of Poultry," by Herausgegeben Von Ernst Mangold, n.d., translation by Von Moock
undated

Subgroup 2:  Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 1948-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: Reports
[noted as Series 8 on microfilm]
1948-1976
Reel Folder
1 1-8
Annual Progress Reports
[noted as Reel 7 on microfilm]
1948-1955
1 9
Diagnostic & Testing Report #211
1954-1955
1 10
Annual Progress Report
1956
1 11
Procedures and information on reporting projects
1955-1956
Annual Progress Reports
1955-1957
Reel Folder
1 12
Project #13-10
1956
1 13
Project #24
1956
1 14
Project #25
1956
1 15
"Poultry Disease Report," Project #27 and #18
1955
1 16-22
Project #27-2 to #27-7
1955-1956
1 23-24
Project #135-136
1956
1 25
Project #175
1956-1957
1 26
Project #201
1956
1 27
Project #211
1956
1 28
"Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Report," Project #215
1956-1957
1 29
Various projects
1957
1 30
Memoranda on Reports and Federal Inspections
1956-1957
Annual Progress Reports
1957
Reel Folder
1 31
"Growth, Lactation, and Management Studies with Dairy Cattle," Project #13
1 32
"Carotene and Vitamin A, Utilization and Storage in Dairy Cattle of Different Nutritional Backgrounds," Project #13-10; "Physiological Cases of Breeding Failure in Dairy Cattle," #2-W49
1 33
"Investigation of Diseases of Beef Cattle," Project #24
1 34
"Investigation of Diseases of Sheep," Project #25
1 35
"Investigation of Diseases in Poultry and Miscellaneous," Project #27
1 36
"Necatrix Dosage and Time," Project #27-2
1 37
"Field testing of Coccidial Cultures for Artificially Inducing Immunity Against Coccidiosis," Project #27-3
1 38
"Viability of Bronchitis Virus," Project #27-7
1 39
"Biochemical Studies with Livestock Nutritional Problems," Project 61-1
1 40
"Mastitis," Project #135
1 41
"Sterility in Dairy Cattle," Project #136
1 42
"The Role of Minor Elements in Animal Nutrition," Project #154-1
1 43
"Determination of Nature and Control of White Muscle Disease in Livestock," Project #175
1 44
"General Service," Project #201
1 45
"Poultry Disease, Diagnosis and Testing," Project #211
Other Reports
1956-1957
Reel Folder
1 46
Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, Annual Report
1956-1957
1 47
Final Report of Federally-Granted Project, #259
1956
Annual Progress Reports
1956
Reel Folder
1 48
"Management as it affects Parasitism in Cattle and Sheep," Project W-35
1 49
"Nature and Control of Anaplasmosis," Project #293
1 50
"Food Preservation by Means of Ionizing Radiation," Project #171-3
Wildlife Reports
1953-1957
Reel Folder
1 51
Wildlife Reports, antelope sera studies
1953-1957
Annual Progress and Final Reports
1958
Reel Folder
1 52
Various projects
1 53
Miscellaneous Project Reports, including "Genetics and Breeding of Poultry Husbandry"
1 54
Report to Cooney for Chancellor
1 55
Information on completing Progress Reports for
1958
1 56
"Investigations of Diseases of Sheep," Project S-25
1 57
"Eimeria Necatrix Immunity," Project #27-2
1 58
"Field Testing of Coccidial Cultures," Project #27-3
1 59
"Bronchitis Viability," Project #27-7
1 60
"PPLO Testing and Pathogenicity Studies," Project #27-8
1 61
"Biochemical Studies with Livestock Nutrition," Project #61
1 62
"Sterility in Dairy Cattle," Project #136
1 63
"Role of Minor Elements in Animal Nutrition," Project #154
1 64
"White Muscle Disease," Project #175
1 65
"General Service, Misc. Investigation," Project #201
1 66
"Poultry Disease Diagnosis and Testing," Project #211
1 67
"Veterinary Diagnostic Lab," Project #215
1 68
"Nature and Control of Anaplasmosis in Cattle," Project #293
1 69
"Epizoological Studies of Anaplasmosis in Oregon Cattle," Project #293-1
1 70
"Performance of Dairy Cattle fed selected levels of Carotene and/or Vitamin A from different sources," Project #343
1 71
"Ornithosis Control," Project #346
1 72
"Natural Reservoirs of Ornithosis Virus," Project #346-1
1 73
"Food Preservation by means of Ionizing Radiation," Project #171-3
Annual Progress and Final Reports
1959
Reel Folder
1 74
Active Projects
1 75
Miscellaneous Projects
1 76
Information on completing Projects Report
1959
1 77
"Parasites of Ruminants," Project AB
1 78
"Mastitis in Cattle," Project AD
1 79
"Genetics and Breeding Improvement in chickens," Project #18
1 80
"Respiratory Diseases of Domestic Poultry," Project #26
1 81
"The Nature and Control of Avian Coccidia," Project #28
1 82
"Biochemical Investigations of Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders in Livestock," Project #61
1 83
"The Role of Minor Elements on Animal Nutrition," Project #154
1 84
"Determination and Control of White Muscle Disease," Project #175
1 85
"General Services," Project #201,
1 86
"Poultry Disease-Diagnosis and Testing," Project #211
1 87
"Animal Diagnostic Lab," Project #215,
1 88
"Nature and Control of Anaplasm," Project #293
1 89
"Performance of Dairy Cattle fed selected levels of Carotene and/or Vitamin A from difference sources," Project #343
1 90
"Nature and Control of Ornithosis in Birds," Project #246
1 91
"The Growth, Breeding, Longevity and Histopathology of Rats fed or Control Foods Irradiated," Project #433
Annual Progress Reports
1960
Reel Folder
1 92
Various Projects
1 93
Miscellaneous Projects
1 94
Memoranda on Progress Reports
1 95
Report from Livestock Research Advisory Committee, USDA
1 96
"Genetics and Breeding Improvement of Chickens," Project #18
1 97
"Pleuropneumonia-like organisms," Project #26
1 98
"Coccidiosis," Project #28
1 99
"Biochemical Investigations of Metabolec and Nutritional Disorders in Livestock," Project #61
1 100
"Arthropods affecting Man and Animals," Project #97
1 101
"Minor Elements and Animal Nutrition," Project #154
1 102
"White Muscle Disease," Project #175
1 103
"General Services," Project #201
1 104
"Veterinary Serology Testing," Project #211
1 105
"Veterinary Diagnosis," Project #215
1 106
"Anaplasmosis," Project #293
1 107
"Performance of Dairy Cattle fed selected levels of Carotene and/or Vitamin A from different sources," Project #343
1 108
"Ornithosis," Project #346
1 109
"Rats on Irradiated and Control feed," Project #422
1 110
"ARS on Natural Reservoirs of Orithosis in Birds," Project #346, Report to USDA
1 111
"Ruminant Nematodes," Project #433
1 112
Project #433, (W35)
1 113
"Mastitis," Project #441
Annual Progress Reports
1961
Reel Folder
1 114
Various projects
1 115
Information on completing Project Reports
1961
1 116
"Respiratory Diseases of Domestic Poultry," Project #1 #26
1 117
"Nature and Control of Avian Coccidiosis," Project #28
1 118
"Arthropods affecting Man and Animals, "Project #97
1 119
"Nature and Control of White Muscle Disease," Project #175
1 120
"General Service, Misc. Investigations," Project #201
1 121
"Serological testing and diagnosis," Project #211
1 122
"Veterinary Diagnostic Services," Project #215
1 123
"Anaplasmosis," Project #293
1 124
"Performance of Dairy Cattle fed levels of Carotene and/or Vitamin A from Different sources," Project #343
1 125
"Nature and Control of Ornithosis in Birds," Project #346
1 126
"Cooperative USDA, ARS Ad PRD Ornithosis Report," Project #346
1 127
"Bionomics, Pathogenicity, and Control of Ruminant Nematodes,"Project #433
1 128
Project #433-W35
1 129
"AEC (Atomic Energy Commission) Travel Report to Glasgow"
1 130
"AEC Contract Project"
1 131
"Mastitis," Project #441
Annual Progress Reports:
Reel Folder
1 132
1962
1 133
1963
1 134
1964
1 135
1965
1 136
1966
1 137
Lab Report, Project #215
1968-1969
Box
1
Annual Reports (Summary Reports), Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
1952-1972
Box
1
Clinical Necropsy Records
1976
Box
1
Monthly Animal Disease Reports
1957-1963; 1971-1975
Box
1
Poultry Diagnoses Reports and Monthly Autopsy Results
1967-1969
Box
1
Salmonella Reports
1962-1969
Series II: Correspondence and Administrative Records
1952-1975
Box
1
Diagnostic responses and test results to animal and crop disease problems
1964-1975
1
Administrative correspondence
1966-1974
1
Permit Applications
1968
1
Fee Scales
1966-1970
1
Guide to Slides
1964
1
Blank stationery samples
circa 1959
1
Inspection Reports of premises
1968-1969
1
Inventory of culture media and laboratory supplies
1965
1
Equipment Specifications
1952-1963
1
Staff Directory
1968
1
News releases
1954-1968