Veterinary Medicine College Records 1932-1975
Archives 21

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Veterinary Medicine College Records
ID
Archives 21
Date [inclusive]
1932-1975
General Physical Description note
approximate 8000 items  7.5 linear feet  7 containers
Abstract
Collection contains correspondence, photographs, reminiscences, minutes of meetings, publications and reports. The bulk of the collection is comprised of the office files of Dean Leo K. Bustad.

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Historical Sketch:

Veterinary science has been a part of the curriculum of Washington State University from the institution's beginning in 1890. Within seven years, veterinary science expanded from one course to become a major division: the School of Veterinary Science. Upon completion of a three year program, the first class of Doctors of Veterinary Medicine were graduated in 1902. The school was designated the College of Veterinary Science in 1916, and the program of study was extended to four years. In 1925 the title was altered to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Reorganization in 1945 made the Veterinary College a subdivision of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, however during the 1960's the College regained its autonomy. Presently the College of Veterinary Medicine is comprised of the departments of (1) Anatomy, Pharmacology/ Toxicology, and Physiology, (2) Clinical Medicine and Surgery, and (3) Microbiology and Pathology as well as five special programs.

A more extensive history of the College, Narrative History of WSU Veterinary College, prepared by Dr. Lavon M. Koger on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary, was published in 1974.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of the Dean of the 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 Kenneth Busted (b. 1920) from 1973 through 1975 Retaining its original alphabetical order, this second 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. Within the final two series, the folders are ordered chronologically.

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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

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the College of Veterinary Medicine were deposited in 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.

Processing Information note

Both groups of records were processed by Pat Graham Pidcock in June 1978.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. College of Veterinary Science.
  • State College of Washington. School of Veterinary Science.
  • Washington State University. College of Veterinary Medicine--Archives
  • Washington State University. College of Veterinary Medicine--Records and correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Bustad, Leo K.--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Medicine and health
  • Photographs
  • Veterinary medicine--Washington (State)--Pullman--Archives
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 1 Dean's File (1932-1968) 

Box Folder

Correspondence, photos, alumni reminiscences.   25.0 items

1 1

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 2 Office Files of Dean Leo Bustad (1973-1975) 

Box Folder

A-Com.   1130.0 items

1 2-73

Con-Fe.   1150.0 items

2 74-125

Fi-Le.   1150.0 items

3 126-197

Li-Or.   1150.0 items

4 198-253

P-Sa.   1150.0 items

5 254-310

Sc-Univ. Cal.   1150.0 items

6 311-366

Univ. Can.-Z.   770.0 items

7 367-424

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 3 Minutes: Department Chairmen Meetings (1952-1972) 

Box Folder

 1952-1960   28.0 items

7 440

 1960-1963   39.0 items

7 441

 1963-1964   18.0 items

7 442

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 4 Minutes: Faculty Meetings (1952-1972) 

Box Folder

 1952-1960   95.0 items

7 443

 1961-1969   105.0 items

7 444

 1970-1972   51.0 items

7 445

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