Archives West Finding Aid
Table of Contents
- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Use of the Collection
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Records, 1932-1975
- Washington State University. College of Veterinary Medicine
- Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Records
- 1932-1975 (inclusive)19321975
- 7.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (7 Boxes)
- Collection Number
- Archives 21 (collection)
- Collection contains correspondence, photographs, reminiscences, minutes of meetings, publications and reports of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine from 1932-1975.
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.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Classes in veterinary medicine have been taught at Washington State University since the institution's beginning. In 1899 the veterinary program was organized into the School of Veterinary Science, and the granting of professional degrees for a three-year program in veterinary medicine was introduced. The first graduating class, consisting of two individuals, received their degrees in 1902. In 1906 the degree program expanded from three to four years of study.
Beginning in 1908 senior veterinary students were taught at a clinic in Spokane, where they could receive more practical experience, while all other students were taught in Pullman. This arrangement continued until 1923 when all teaching facilities and staff were brought to Pullman. In 1917, as a result of President E. O. Holland's reorganization of the institution, the School of Veterinary Science became the College of Veterinary Science. The name was altered to the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1925. In the 1930's the degree program was expanded to five years of study. Reorganization in 1944 made the College of Veterinary Medicine a subdivision of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences until, due to pressure from local and national veterinary organizations, the College regained its autonomy in 1950.
In 1979, in partnership with the University of Idaho, Montana State University and Utah State University, the Washington-Oregon-Idaho Regional Program in Veterinary Medical Education is formed, allowing students from various western states access to a veterinary medical education, without paying out-of-state tuition.
The School completed a new 110,000 square foot Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 1996. And in 2012 the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health was created, committed to developing innovative strategies for the treatment and control of diseases that directly affect public health, economic development, and human opportunity.
A more extensive history of the College of Veterinary Medicine can be found in: Harriman, Peter, Pettit, Ghery D, Washington State University. College of Veterinary Medicine. "First Century: a Centennial History." Pullman: Washington State University; 1998.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The papers of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine span the years 1932 through 1975 and are arranged in four series. The first series is a fragment of previous deans' files that date from 1932 until 1962 and consist of alumni correspondence, photos, and reminiscences.
The bulk of the collection comprises the second series, most of which was generated during the tenure of Dean Leo K. Busted from 1973 through 1975. This series contains correspondence, memoranda, publications, and reports dealing with curriculum, facilities, industry, medicine, personnel, research, and departmental and university governance.
The third series is minutes of the meetings (1952-1972) of the veterinary school department chairmen. The minutes of the veterinary school faculty (1952-1972) comprise the fourth series.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Records, 1932-1975 (Archives 21)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The records are organized in 4 series, with Series 2 arranged alphabetically, and Series 3-4 arranged chronologically.
The records were transfered to the Washington State University Library on two occasions. The office files of the dean were received in December 1976 (UA 76-11), while the minutes of staff meetings were deposited in September 1977.
This collection was processed by Pat Graham Pidcock in June 1978.
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Records, 1957-1973 (Archives 53)
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Records, 1976-1978 (Archives 173)
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Records, 1976-1982 (Archives 379)
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Associate Dean Records, 1976-1978 (Archives 177)
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Microbiology and Pathology Department Records, 1954-1975 (Archives 47)
Washington State University Veterinary Clinical Medicine and Surgery Narcotics Register, 1957-1968 (Cage 4013)
Western Veterinarian Records, 1975-1980 (Archives 129)
Smithcors Collection of Veterinary History Documents, 1851-1996 (Cage 693)
Earl Edward Wegner Veterinary Medicine Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1905-1947 (PC 8)
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Student Photographs, 1914-1971 (PC 29)
Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Construction Photographs, 1993-1996 (PC 183)
Washington State University Veterinary Facility Photographs, 1980s (PC 203)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: Dean's File, 1932-1968Return to Top
Correspondence, photos, alumni reminiscences
Series 2: Office Files of Dean Leo K. Bustad, 1973-1975Return to Top
Series 3: Department Chairmen Meeting Minutes, 1952-1972Return to Top
Series 4: Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1952-1972Return to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Veterinary medicine -- Washington (State) -- Pullman -- Records and correspondence
- State College of Washington. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Records and correspondence
- Washington State University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Records and correspondence
- Bustad, Leo K. (creator)
- State College of Washington. College of Veterinary Medicine (creator)