Guide to the College of Veterinary Medicine Records
1923-1976

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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
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

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

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The College of Veterinary Medicine Records are arranged in two subgroups: 1. School of Veterinary Medicine and 2. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Subgroup 1 consists of two series: I. Class Projects from Veterinary Medicine Classes and II. Translations. Subgroup 2 also consists of two series: I. Reports and II. Correspondence and Administrative Records.

Related Materials :  

Other materials pertaining to the College of Veterinary Medicine are available in the Memorabilia Collection, the Publications Collections (PUB 7-15a and PUB 401), and the College of Veterinary Medicine Photographs (P 184).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Subgroup 1:  School of Veterinary Medicine, 1923-1969
Container(s)
Description
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, 1923
translation by Mary E. Lewis, 1923-1924
1 "The Erysipelas Bacillus, Morphology and Biology," by Dr. H.V. Preisz, 1927-1928
translation by Mary E. Lewis, 1929
1 "The Digestion of Poultry," by Herausgegeben Von Ernst Mangold, n.d., translation by Von Moock, undated

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Subgroup 2:  Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 1948-1976
Container(s)
Description
Series I: Reports, 1948-1976
[noted as Series 8 on microfilm]
Reel
Folder
1 1-8 Annual Progress Reports, 1948-1955
[noted as Reel 7 on microfilm]
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

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Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College. Dept. of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Oregon State University. College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Oregon State University. Dept. of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Oregon State University. School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Oregon State University. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Livestock--Diseases.
  • Poultry--Diseases--Diagnosis.
  • Veterinary clinical pathology.
  • Veterinary medicine--Diagnosis.
  • Veterinary medicine--Study and teaching.
    • Other Creators :
    • Oregon. Wildlife Commission.

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