Jack Alexander Interview, 2022

Overview of the Collection

Alexander, Jack, 1934-
Jack Alexander Interview
2022 (inclusive)
1 Recording, (62.7 MB)
Collection Number
Cage 5151 (collection)
An edited digital interview with Dr. Jack Anderson, former chair of Veterinary Medicine with 40 years of experience at WSU, in which he discusses his professional and private life.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jack Alexander, 1934-, graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (now the University of Guelph) in 1960 with a DVM, a veterinary surgery degree, and a specialty in radiology. He joined the school’s faculty that year. In 1962, he came to Pullman on a one-year sabbatical to teach surgery, and stayed for 40 years.

He served as chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine and Surgery from 1972 to 1985 (now the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences). He was one of the first radiologists certified through the American College of Veterinary Radiology and went on to become the organization’s president. He established the nationally recognized veterinary radiology program at WSU. He was also president of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association and selected as a Veterinarian of the Year by the group’s Board of Directors.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This is an audio digital recording, a 62.7 mb mp3 file which is an edited 45 minute question and answer interview conducted with Dr. Jack Alexander in February of 2022 by the hospice which was taking care of him. No transcript has yet been made.

The interview focuses both on Dr. Alexander’s professional memories and accomplishments, and on his personal life.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions apply. Jack Anderson has granted use rights to the university, but the original interviewers are unknown and their portion of this should be assumed to be in their copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Jack Alexander Interview, 2022 (Cage 5151)

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

The digital files are preserved on the MASC storage server.

Acquisition Information

Jack Alexander donated this interview to the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in CD format, and Lynne Haley of that program in turned transferred the digital file to the Washington State University Libraries on June 2, 2022.

Processing Note

University Archivist Mark O’English processed this collection in August 2022.

Related Materials

Veterinary Medicine Oral History Project Transcripts, 1973-1979 (Cage 492)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Veterinarians -- Washington (State)
  • Veterinary medicine -- Washington (State)

Personal Names

  • Alexander, Jack, 1934- -- Archives

Corporate Names

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Interviews