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Preliminary Guide to the J. F. Smithcors Personal Papers, 1902-1991
Overview of the Collection
- Smithcors, J. F.
- Preliminary Guide to the J. F. Smithcors Personal Papers
- 1902-1991 (inclusive)19021991
- 0.21 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
- Collection Number
- MS 2021.13 (collection)
- This collection consists of personal and professional papers from veterinarian and veterinary historian J.F. Smithcors.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
James Frederick Smithcors (1920-2006) was a veterinarian, veterinary historian, educator, publisher, and editor. He developed and taught the first course on the history of veterinary medicine in the United States at Michigan State University. In addition, he developed a veterinary history program for Washington State University (WSU) veterinary students with College of Veterinary Medicine dean Leo Bustad. Dr. Smithcors lectured on veterinary history every fall from 1978 to 1998 as a visiting professor to the WSU Pullman campus.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection consists of personal and professional papers from veterinarian and veterinary historian J.F. Smithcors. It includes photographs, newspapers clippings, article reprints, research materials on the history of the veterinary profession, and materials related to Dr. Smithcors’ teaching at Michigan State University.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions apply.
Preliminary Guide to the J. F. Smithcors Personal Papers, 1902-1991 (MS 2021-13)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.
Location of Collection(MASC STAFF USE) 2:5:18:2
Ann Smithcors donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2021 (MS.2021.13).
The repository expects to receive additions to this collection.
Smithcors Collection of Veterinary History Documents, 1851-1996 (Cage 693)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Negatives – army enlistment and discharge papers, DVM from Cornell University||1943-1945|
|1||2||Catalog of rare and out of print books – general horse and veterinary||1970|
|1||3||Reprints of writings by J.F. Smithcors while at Michigan State University||1954-1959|
|1||4||History of Medicine/Michigan State University syllabus||1956-1961|
|1||6||Research materials – progression of veterinary profession||1956-1986|
|1||7||Personal papers and photographs||circa 1940s-circa 1980s|
|1||8||Ten Year Sketchbook, Rutgers University Class of 1941||1941-1951|
|1||9||1902 prescriptions from Washington state collected by J.F. Smithcors||1902|
|1||10||Reprints of articles by J.F. Smithcors for the Britannica Yearbook Science and the Future||1970-1986|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Veterinarians -- United States
- Veterinarians -- United States -- History
- Veterinary medicine -- Study and Teaching -- United States
- Veterinary medicine -- United States -- History
- Smithcors, J. F. -- Archives