Smithcors Collection of Veterinary History Documents 1851-1996
Cage 693

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Smithcors Collection of Veterinary History Documents
ID
Cage 693
Date [inclusive]
1851-1996
Extent
4.5 Linear feet
Abstract
The collection consists of printed and manuscript material. Some of the manuscripts were created by Smithcors; others were collected by him or by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.

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History Of Collection:

The materials in this collection are described in the Appendix to Five Centuries of Veterinary Medicine : A Short-Title Catalog of the Washington State University Veterinary History Collection compiled with annotations and indexed by J. Fred Smithcors and Ann Smithcors (Washington State University Press, 1997). This title is available online in full-text at http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/onlinebooks/vetmed/contents.htm.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of printed and manuscript material. Some of the manuscripts were created by Smithcors; others were collected by him or by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. The printed material includes ephemeral items such as pamphlets, as well as journal articles and other items; these were collected by Smithcors and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. All of the materials are related to the history of veterinary medicine.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in a single series, reflecting Smithcors' alphabetical listing and identification numbers in Five Centuries of Veterinary Medicine. These identification numbers are included in each entry in the container list below, in the column labeled "Smithcors #." Oversize, audio and microfilm items are listed separately at the end of the container list. The descriptive information has generally been derived from descriptions included in  Five Centuries of Veterinary Medicine.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Smithcors collection of veterinary history manuscripts was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in multiple accessions, by J. F. Smithcors in 1986 and by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association in 1984 (accessions MS 1986-45, MS 1986-53, MS 1984-47).

Processing Information note

Processed as a single collection by Cheryl Gunselman in 2005.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Other collections related to veterinary history held by Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections of the Washington State University Libraries are described in the short-title catalog mentioned above.

Separated Materials note

This collection does not include all of the items listed in the Appendix to Five Centuries of Veterinary Medicine. Some of the materials are distinct collections. These include the following:

A007. Association of Women Veterinarians: Cage 648

A008. Association of Veterinary Faculties of North America: Cage 1615

A023. Darley, Robert: Cage 1545

A041. Miller, Everett B.: Cage 4029

A044. Muse, Raymond and George Frykman: Cage 492

A053. Receipt book and horses: Cage 4710

A060. Washburn, E. A.: Cage 4561

Two items by Everett B. Miller not mentioned in the Appendix have been incorporated into the arrangement at the end of the alphabetical sequence.

Two items listed in the Appendix were not located at the time of processing: A020 and A021.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Science
  • Veterinarians -- Correspondence -- United States.
  • Veterinarians -- United States -- History.
  • Veterinary medicine -- United States -- History.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 A001 Advertising and Promotion. Pamphlets, cards, etc. undated 

1 1

 A002 Ambulances, animal. Illustrations, reprints 1967, 1968, undated 

1 2

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) 

Box Folder

 A003a Executive Board minutes. Photocopies (bound) 1933-1955 

1 3

 A003b Annual meeting programs. Photocopies (bound) 1934-1959 

1 4

 A003c History, as related by Mark Morris, first president of AAHA. Typescript (photocopy) 1974 

1 5

 A003d Interview with Mark Morris by David Drennan. Typescript 1982 

1 6

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruely to Animals (ASPCA) 

Box Folder

 A004a Scrapbook. Contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, treasurer's reports, receipts, news clippings, bylaws and other printed documents from related organizations 1876-1882 

1 7

 A004b Letters 

1 8

Bergh, Henry. Two autograph letters to Peter Eager, ASPCA Newburgh branch president 1876-1880 

Hartfield, Thomas. Autograph letter to Eager 1879 

Wood, L. B., veterinary surgeon of Newburgh. Two autograph letters 1876, 1877 

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Box Folder

 A005 American veterinary profession. Pamphlets, reprints, clippings, photocopies 1926-1985 

1 9

 A006 Animal welfare. Reprints 1955, undated 

1 10

 A009 Bierer, Bert W., "The Veterinary Sciences in South Carolina, 1887 to 1921." Typescript undated 

2 11

 A010 Biographies. Reprints, journal clippings 1957-1987, undated 

2 12-13

 A011 Books and book collecting. Reprints, clippings 1957-1978 

2 14

 A012 Brandenburg, T. O. and Robinson, J. W., "History of the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association." Typescript (mimeograph) circa 1962 

2 15

 A013 British veterinary profession. Journal clippings, pamphlet 1961-1985 

2 16

 A014 Bullis, K. L., "The Massachusetts Veterinary Association, 1884-1959." Typescript (carbon) 1959 

2 17

 A015 Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), United States Department of Agriculture. Pamphlets, journal clippings, reprints 1909-1984 

2 18

 A016 Caduceus symbol and veterinary medicine. Correspondence, journal clippings, typescripts 1961-1996 

2 19

 A017 Canadian veterinary profession. Journal clippings and reprints 1961-1983 

2 20

 A018 Carty, James M. Account book for veterinary practice 1917-1918 

2 21

 A019 Cattle plague/Foot and mouth disease. Journal clippings 1963-1976, undated 

2 22

 A022 Cures, early. Various printed material and typescripts 1957-1983, undated 

2 23

 A026 Education and research. Journal clippings and reprints 1926-1983 

2 24

 A027 Egyptian veterinary medicine. Reprints, photographs 1982, undated 

2 25

 A028 Farriery and horseshoeing. Correspondence, reprints, clippings 1946-1982 

2 26

 A029 Food hygiene. Includes histories about food control and meat inspection in the United States. Typescripts (mimeograph) circa 1945 

2 27

 A030 Graham, L. P., Papers 

Box Folder

Laboratory workbooks 1941-1942, undated 

3 28-30

Laboratory guide for operative veterinary surgery by W. F. Guard 1936 

3 31

Surgery course outline circa 1940s 

3 32-33

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Box Folder

 A031 Hall, A. V., "Therapeutics." Typescript; circa 1890 

3 34

 A032 History, general veterinary. Pamphlets, clippings, correspondence, typescripts 1936-1986 

3 35

 A034 History, veterinary specialties. Journal clippings and reprints 1967-1978 

3 36

 A035 Hospitals, animal. Pamphlets, photograph 1926, 1932, undated 

3 37

 A036 Illustrations. Journal clippings, reproductions of old prints; undated (Note: additional items in Oversize) 

3 38

 A037 Memorabilia. Envelope addressed to H. Preson Hoskins, possibly in the hand of J. V. Lacroix; postmarked 3 August 1929 

3 39

 A039 Military, general veterinary. Pamphlets, journal clippings 1912-1940, undated 

3 40

 A040 Military, World War I veterinary. Photographs (copies from National Archives) undated 

4 41

 A042 Moule, Leon T., "History of Veterinary Medicine." Translated from the French circa 1993 

4 42-44

 A043 Murnane, Thomas G., "Military Heritage of Veterinary Medicine." Typescript (photocopy) 1977 

4 45

 A045 Museums. Brochures, newsletters, photocopies, photograph 1977-1986, undated 

4 46

 A046 Obstetrics and reproduction. Reprints, clippings 1961-1984 

4 47

 A047 Pathology. Reprints, clippings 1956-1983 

4 48

 A048 Pistor, William P., Papers. Collection of documents including correspondence, BAI bulletins, etc., mostly related to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Mexico (circa 1946) circa 1940s-1950s 

4 49

 A049 Portraits of veterinarians. Clippings, photographs, drawings undated 

4 50

 A050 Public health. Pamphlets, reprints, clippings, photocopies; 1893-1980 

4 51

 A050 Public health. "What the Veterinary Profession Means to Mankind" (photocopies) 1940-1944 

4 52

 A051 Rabies. Reprints, clippings, typescript 1958-1976, undated 

4 53

 A052 Receipt book of an unidentified American veterinarian; circa 1850s 

4 54

 A054 Religion and mythology. Reprints, typescript, clipping 1956-1985, undated 

4 55

 A055 Reminiscences. "Reflections" feature from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1991-1995 

5 56

 A056 Schools and colleges. Pamphlets, reprints, photocopies, photographs; 1885-1987, undated (Note: additional items in Oversize) 

5 57-59

Smithcors, James Frederick, Papers 

Box Folder

 A057a The American Veterinary Profession. Typescript with annotations 1960 

5 60-65

The American Veterinary Profession 

6 66-71

 A057b Collected papers on veterinary history. Bound reprints of journal articles 1954-1988 

6 72

 A057c Functional animal morphology. School of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University (mimeograph) 1949 

6 73

Functional animal morphology 

7 74-76

 A057d Letters. Manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies 1918-1977, undated 

7 77

 A057f Sex, psyche, soma: a narrative account of medical word origins. Typescript (photocopy, bound) 1990 

7 78

 A057g Veterinariana. Photocopies of printed material (bound) 1959-1975 

7 79

 A058 Surgery. Reprints, clippings 1957-1983 

7 80

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Box Folder

 A061 Welch, Farrell F. Receipt book for diseases in horses, Southington (CT?); 1879 

7 81

 A062 Women veterinarians. Clippings, reprint 1976-1984, undated 

8 82

Miller, Everett B. "American Veterinary Military History" (manuscript) covering the Revolutionary War to 1861; undated 

8 83-86

Miller, Everett B. "The Medical Department of the United States Army in World War II." Typescript, labeled "Tentative Draft," inscribed to Smithcors 1955 

8 87-90

Audio and Microfilm 

Smithcors, James Frederick, Papers 

Box

 A057e Oral histories. Audiocassettes (6) of interviews with 29 veterinarians 1959-1960 

9

 A059 United States Veterinary Medical Association. Minutes book (microfilm); 1863-1898 

9

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Oversize 

Diplomas 

Box

 A024a Detroit Veterinary Medical College; 3 December 1907. Also a letter to Smithcors from William F. Harlton, Jr., with historical background 29 March 1980 

oversize

 A024b Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Surgeons 13 June 1881 

oversize

 A024c Veterinary College of Philadelphia 1 March 1877 

oversize

 A024d The Veterinary Science Association 18 November 1894 

oversize

 A036 Printed illustrations. Includes "Great Moments in Veterinary Medicine" (Eaton Veterinary Laboratories) and copies of unidentified prints undated 

oversize

 A056 Illustration (engraving) of American Veterinary College, New York. From Harper's Weekly 12 March 1881 

oversize

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