Association for Women Veterinarians records, 1954-2013  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Association for Women Veterinarians
Title
Association for Women Veterinarians records
Dates
1954-2013 (inclusive)
Quantity
11.5 linear feet, (24 boxes)
Collection Number
Cage 826 (collection)
Summary
The Association for Women Veterinarians Records contains files used for the routine operation of the organization. The Association for Women Veterinarians advanced women in the field by providing scholarships to female veterinary students, acknowledging excellence among its membership through its various awards, publishing information on topics impacting women veterinarians, and advocating for gender equality within the field. Materials include correspondence, meeting notes, and publications created by the association.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use. Some files are restricted to protect the privacy of third parties. Most of the restricted files contain information about applicants and nominees for the various awards given by the AWV and will be opened in 2063. Files containing information about award winners have remained open for public viewing.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Association for Women Veterinarians held its first meeting as the Women’s Veterinary Association in August, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its founder, Dr. Mary Knight Dunlap, started the association based on “a duty to those who followed me . . . so that they don’t make the same fool mistakes I did.” Dr. Dunlap invited the 37 female members of the American Veterinary Medical Association to the initial meeting. One of the officers of the nascent organization was Washington State College graduate, First Lieutenant Doreen Hatfield (Lewis), D.V.M.

According to its constitution, the association sought to “further the mutual advancement of women veterinarians in the science of veterinary medicine by bringing them together to share knowledge, support and friendship.” Over its history, the association carried out its mission by advocating for women veterinarians within the profession, providing financial support to female veterinary students, conducting studies to better understand the challenges facing women veterinarians, and acknowledging women in the profession through its various awards.

Initially, the AWV supported women veterinarians through annual meetings, informal gatherings, and monthly bulletins. In 1952, the association presented the first Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year (OWVY) award to Mary K. Dunlap. In 1959, the association began awarding a small scholarship to the female veterinary student in her senior year with the highest scholastic achievement. In 1973, the award was changed to a need-based award and students were required to send in an application. In 1986, the Distinguished Service Award was instated for individuals who made contributions for the advancement of women in the veterinary field, but was not limited to veterinarians.

In the 1970s, the AWV became more politically active in advocating for women’s rights in the veterinary profession. In 1971 the AWV brought two resolutions to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to end discrimination against and to encourage women veterinary students. Both resolutions were rejected. Following this defeat, there was a concentrated effort to get a woman elected to office in the AVMA, which resulted in Dr. Bobbye Chancellor’s election to vice president in 1977. Also in the 1970s, the association began urging women who faced discrimination to document their complaints in writing. By the end of the 1970s, the percentage of female veterinary graduates rose to nearly 17% from an average of roughly 5% over the 1960s.

Over the decade of the 1980s, over 44% of graduates were female as the number of women in veterinary programs continued to increase. Seeing this rise, the AWV shifted its focus to educating its members about health risks, maternity leave, leadership, and management practices. In 1987, AWV formed the Health Issues Committee, which published a special compendium of Veterinary Health Issues: Occupational Hazards in the Workplace. The AWV continued to support its members who pursued sexual harassment lawsuits. However, over this decade the AWV opened its membership and awards to males as well as females.

The 1990s saw the most women in executive leadership at the AVMA, and the number of women Deans of veterinary schools continued to increase. The association launched a website and hired a paid bulletin editor. In 1997, for the 50th anniversary of the association, the AWV History Committee, headed by Dr. Phyllis Hickney Larsen, published Our History of Women in Veterinary Medicine: Gumption, Grace and Good Humor. At a strategic planning meeting in 1998, the association changed its mission statement to: “supporting veterinary medicine by providing leadership in women’s issues.”

However, as women continued to succeed in the veterinary profession, with women now outnumbering men, membership in the AWV began to dwindle. Although the scholarship funds were supported by corporate sponsors, dues were still needed to run the organization. Therefore, in 2012, AWV decided to relinquish its funds to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation in order to continue its awards and scholarships.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the records of the Association for Women Veterinarians until the dissolution of the organization in 2013. The bulk of the collection consists records for the association's annual meetings and for the awards to women veterinarians and veterinary students. These records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, agendas, reports, publicity, recordings of events, and award applications (most applications are restricted until 2063). In addition to these materials, the collection contains the association's by-laws and constitutions, correspondence received by AWV officers, an incomplete run of AWV bulletins from 1980-2010, business records and correspondence related to the association's publications, reports conducted by the AWV, minutes and records for special AWV committees, directories, and records of the association's finances and fundraising. The collection contains a small quantity of photographs, as well as VHS tapes and DVDs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]. Association for Women Veterinarians Records, 1954-2013.

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:   Admninistrative files ,  1964-2013Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Archives fund
2013
1 2
Background and activities
circa 1986-1992
1 3
Constitutions
1964-1978
1 4
Constitution and bylaws
1988-1995
1 5
Constitution and bylaws
1990-2006
1 6
Delegate manual and resolutions
1992-1996
1 7
Office of Student Liaison
1996-1999
1 8
Organization description
undated
1 9
President's file
1995-2002
1 10
Secretary's file
1982-1985
1 11
Student chapter by-laws and mission
2000-2002

Series 2:   Events ,  1977-2013Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 12
1979 annual meeting
1978-1979
1 13
1980 annual meeting
1979-1980
1 14
1980, 1982 meeting displays
1978-1982
1 15
1981 annual meeting
1981
1 16
1986-1989 annual meetings
1986-1996
1 17
1987 board meeting
1987
1 18
1987 Tax seminar
1985-1987
1 19
1990 annual meeting
1990
1 20
1990-1991 annual meetings
1990-1991
1 21
1991 SAVMA symposium
1991
1 22
1991-1993 annual meetings
1990-1993
2 23
1991-1995 annual meetings
1991-1995
2 24
1992 annual meeting
1992
2 25
1992 annual meeting
1990-1992
2 26-27
1992-1994 annual meetings
1990-1994
2 28
1992-1995 SAVMA symposiums
1991-1995
2 29
1992-2004 meetings
1992-2004
2 30
1993-1994 meetings
1993-1994
2 31
1993-1995 annual meetings
1992-1996
3 32
1994 board meeting
1990-1995
3 33
1994-1995 annual meetings
1994-1996
3 34
1995 telephone meeting
1994-1995
3 35
1995-1998 annual meetings
1995-1998
3 36
1996 annual meeting
1995-1996
3 37
1996 Working Women Cruise
1996
3 38
1996-1998 board meeting notes
1996-1998
3 39
1996-2004 meeting minutes and notes
1996-2004
15 2
50th Anniversary AWV videotape
1997
3 40
1997 annual meeting
1995-1997
3 41
1997 annual meeting
1995-1997
3 42
1997 annual meeting
1996-1997
3 43
1997 annual meeting speakers
1996
3 44
1997-2001 meeting notes
1997-2001
4 45
1998-1999 Annual meetings
1992-1999
15 3
AWV display videotape
1999
4 46
1999 board meeting minutes
1999
4 47
1999-2000 annual meetings
1999-2001
4 48
1999-2000 meetings
1999-2000
4 49
1999-2013 National Convention on Veterinary Economic Issues gender issues panel
1999-2013
4 50
2000 National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues meeting
1999-2000
4 51
2000-2006 annual meeting
2000-2006
4 52
2001-2002 annual meetings
2000-2002
4 53
2001-2002 meeting minutes
2000-2002
4 54
2002 board meeting agenda
2002
4 55
2003 Awards luncheon
1994-2003
5 56
2004-2013 board meetings
2004-2013
5 57
2004 Speaker list
2004
5 58
2004 Strategic planning
2004
5 59
2004-2005 strategic planning meetings
2003-2005
5 60
2005 Strategic planning meeting
2004-2005
5 61
Awards banquet photographs and correspondence
1977-1995

Series 3:   Awards and scholarships ,  1979-2012Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 62
1979-1988 Scholarship grant
1979-1988
5 63
1988-1989 Scholarship winners
1988-1989
5 64
1990, 1996 Scholarship awards
1990-1996
5 65
1991-1992 Student honorable mention recipients
1991-1992
5 66
1993 Honorable mention
1993
6 67
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian award recipient
1993
6 68
1997 Distinguished Service Award recipient
1997
6 69
1999-2000 Scholarship recipients
1999-2000
6 70
2001-2002 Scholarship recipients
2001-2002
6 71
2002 Outstanding Women Veterinarian Award recipient
2002-2002
6 72
2002-2004 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year Award recipient photos
2002-2004
6 73-74
2004 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year award winner profile
1989-2004
6 75
2010-2013 Scholarship recipients
2010-2013
6 76
Award criteria and judging guidelines
1972-1984
6 77
Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year Award information
1980-1987
18 189
1971 Scholarship
1971
18 190
1972-1976 Grant-in-aid Program
1972-1976
18 191
1976-2009 Award nominations
1976-2009
18 192
1977-1982 Grant-in-aid Program
1977-1982
18 193
1979 Grant-in-aid Program
1979
18 194
1979-1982 Grant-in-aid Program
1979-1982
18 195
1979-1991 Grant-in-aid Program
1979-1991
18 196
1980 Grant-in-aid Program
1980-1980
18 197-198
1986-2001 Awards notebook
1986-2001
19 199-200
1989-1995 Scholarship
1989-1995
19 201
1990 Scholarship
1990
19 202
1991-1995 Scholarship
1991-1995
19 203
1992 Scholarship
1992
19 204
1993 Distinguished Service Award nomination
1993
19 205
1993 Distinguished Service Award nomination
1993
19 206
1993 Distinguished Service Award nomination
1993
19 207
1993 Distinguished Service Award nomination
1993
19 208
1993 Distinguished Service Award nomination
1993
19 209
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993
19 210
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993
19 211
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993
19 212
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993
19 213
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993
19 214
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993
19 215
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993
19 216
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993
19 217
1993 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993
19 218
1993-1994 Awards and scholarships
1993-1994
20 219
1993-1995 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1993-1995
20 220
1994 Distinguished Service Award nomination
1994
20 221
1994 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1994
20 222
1994 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1994-1998
20 223
1994 Scholarship
1994
20 224-225
1994-1995 Scholarship applications
1994-1995
20 226
1995 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1995
20 227
1995 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1995
20 228
1995 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1995
20 229
1995 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1995
20 230
1995 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1995
20 231
1995, 1996 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1988-1996
20 232
1996 Distinguished Service Award nomination
1996
21 233
1996 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1996
21 234
1996 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1996
21 235
1996 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1996
21 236
1996 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1996
21 237
1996 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1996
21 238
1996-1997 Scholarship
1996-1997
21 239
1997 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1997
21 240
1998 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1998
21 241
1998 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1998
21 242
1998 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1998
21 243
1999 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
1999
21 244
2000 Scholarship applicants
2000
21 245
2000-2012 OWVA announcements and recipients
2000-2012
21 246
2001 Scholarship applicants
2001-2001
21 247-248
2002 Award nominations
2002-2002
21 249
2003 Award nominations
2002-2003
22 250
2003-2004 Scholarship information
2003-2004
22 251-252
2004 Award nominations
2004
22 253
2004 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
2004
22 254
2004-2005 Award nominations
2004-2005
22 255
2005 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nomination
2005
22 256
2005 Scholarship information
2005
23 257
2005-2006 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nominations
2004-2006
23 258
2006 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nominations
2006
23 259
2006 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nominations
2006
23 260
2007 Award nomination files (CD-ROM)
2007
23 261
2007 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nominations
2006-2007
23 262
2007 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nominations
2007
23 263
2007-2011 Award and essay contest entries
2007-2011
23 264
2008 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nominations
2008
24 265
2008-2011 awards
2008-2011
24 266
2009 Award nomination files (DVD)
2009
24 267
2009 Award nominations
2009
24 268
2009 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nominations
2009
24 269
2010-2011 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nominations
2010-2011
24 270
2011 Distinguished Service Award nominations
2011
24 271
2011-2012 Outstanding Woman Veterinarian nominations
2011-2012

Series 4:   Publications ,  1965-2010Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 78
50th anniversary publication
1995-1998
7 79
Article requests
1990-1995
7 80
Articles
1974-1976
16-17
Association for Women Veterinarians Bulletin
1975-2010
7 81
Bulletin editor
1989-1992
7 82
Bulletin meeting notes
2000
7 83
Bulletins and publications
1988-1998
7 84
Carol Cordy abstract requests
1992
7 85
Classified invoices for Bulletin vol. 60 no. 2
2005
7 86
Directions and Redirections in Veterinary Careers for the 1990s
1990
7 87
First woman veterinarians
1988
7 88
Historical file
1994-2004
7 89
Infosheets
1965-1981
7 90
Maternity Leave for Professional Women reprint requests
1992
7 91
Men and Women in the College of Veterinary Medicine
1975-1976
7 92
Newsletters
1972-1974
7 93
Occupational issues
1988-1993
7 94
Occupational issues
1988-1994
OS
Posters
undated
7 95
Publications
1999
7 96
Publications and history
1974-1986
8 97
Statistics for the history of women in veterinary medicine
2002-2003
16
Survey -- WVMA Bulletin Vol. 30 No. 2 + 3
1975
8 98
Veterinary Health Issue
1992
8 99
Webpage design contracts
200
8 100
Williams and Wilkins publishing company
1994-1995

Series 5:   Reports and studies ,  1971-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 101
General data on women in veterinary medicine
1971-1987
8 102
Health survey
1997-1998
8 103
Membership survey
2004
8 104
Membership survey
2004
8 105
Membership survey
2004
8 106
Percentage of women in veterinary programs, U.S. + Canada, 1910-1996
1996
8 107
Reports
1990-1996
8 108
Reports
1998
8 109
Reports
1993-1997
8 110
Reports and budget
1987-1988
8 111
Reports and budget
1988
8 112
Reports, annual meeting, correspondence
1989-1990
9 113
Reports and general information
1996
9 114
SAVMA questionnaires
1992
9 115
Statistics and network ideas
1978-1990

Series 6:   Correspondence ,  1954-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 116
Helen Jordan's AWV correspondence and newsletters
1954-1981
9 117
Women's veterinary history
1972-1997
9 118
Miscellaneous correspondence
1974-1975
9 119
President's correspondence
1978-1980
9 120
Correspondence with student chapters
1979-1982
9 121
Treasurer and President's correspondence
1979-1982
10 122
Correspondence
1980-1981
10 123
Board and committee correspondence
1981-1982
10 124
General correspondence
1981-1982
10 125
President's correspondence
1981-1982
10 126
Correspondence
1987
10 127
Dr. Estelle Geller correspondence
1987
10 128
Correspondence
1988-1989
10 129
Correspondence
1991-1995
10 130
Correspondence
1992-1994
10 131
Internal correspondence
1992-1994
24 272
Correspondence and award applications--restricted
1993-1994
10 132
Correspondence
1996
10 133
Correspondence
1998-1999
10 134
Marilyn Waldhalm correspondence
1999

Series 7:   Financial records ,  1987-2013Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 135
Budget and correspondence
1987-1994
11 136
Budget and comparison reports
1992-1995
15 1
CD with finances
2005
11 137
Certificate of deposit account
1998-2004
11 138
Certificate of deposit account
1999
11 139
Expense reports
2006-2013
11 140
Expenses
1996
11 141
Financial history
2004-2006
11 142
Financial statements
1993
11 143
Magnolia Management
1996-1997
11 144
Non-profit filing
1994-2006
11 145
Non-profit forms and correspondence
2004-2006
11 146
Proposal for non-profit corporation set up
1990
11 147
Scholarship fund
2006-2012
11 148
Sponsorships (general)
1997-1999
12 149
Sponsorships (general)
2003-2004
12 150
Sponsorships: Bayer
1996-2000
12 151
Sponsorships: Burns Veterinary Supply
1996-1999
12 152
Sponsorships: Fort Dodge
1996-2001
12 153
Sponsorships: Heska
1997-2001
12 154
Sponsorships: Hills
1988-2005
12 155
Sponsorships: Iams
1993-2001
12 156
Sponsorships: KalKan/Waltham
1992-1999
12 157
Sponsorships: Lea and Febiger
1993-1997
12 158
Sponsorships: Merial
1998-1999
12 159
Sponsorships: Pharmacia
1992-1999
12 160
Sponsorships: Smith-Kline/Pfizer
1989-2001
12 161
Sponsorships: Wyeth
1996-1997

Series 8:   Directories ,  1961-1997Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 162
Membership directory
1989-1993
12 163
Membership list
1977-1979
12 164
Membership list
1999
12 165
Rosters
1961-1973
12 166
Student lists
1996-1997
12 167
Veterinary Academic Women Faculty Directory
1995

Series 9:   Special issues ,  1980-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
13 168
Ad hoc committee on discrimination and harassment
1993-1994
13 169
Articles on wages and harassment
1985-1993
13 170
Discrimination in workplace survey
1993
13 171
Harassment policy
1989-1994
13 172
Health Issues Committee
1980-1991
13 173
Health Issues Committee correspondence
1987-1991
13 174
Health Issues Committee correspondence
1987-1990
13 175
Health Issues Committee information packets
1987-1991
13 176
Health Issues Committee original survey
1987-1990
13 177
Health Issues Committee rosters
1987-1988
13 178
Maternity leave and health issues
1992-1993
13 179
Pregnancy guidelines in vet school
1988
14 180
Sexual harassment and discrimination
1989-1993
14 181
Women in the workplace
1986-1987
24 273
MSPCA lawsuit-restricted
1993
24 274
Discrimination investigation-restricted
1996

Series 10:   Miscellaneous ,  1975-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6
AWV pin
undated
14 182
Business cards
undated
14 183-184
General files
1994-1996
14 185
Miscellaneous
1993-2002
14 186
Miscellaneous
1994-1994
14 187
Miscellaneous
1995-1995
14 188
Oklahoma State University student chapter
1975-1979

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Association for Women Veterinarians--Records and correspondence
  • Veterinarians --Societies, etc.--Archives
  • Veterinary medicine--Research--20th century--Archives
  • Veterinary students--Societies, etc.--Archives
  • Women veterinarians--Societies, etc.--20th century--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Association for Women Veterinarians--Archives
  • Women's Veterinary Association
  • Women's Veterinary Medical Association