Veterinary Medicine College Records 1957-1973
Archives 53

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Veterinary Medicine College Records
Archives 53
Date [inclusive]
General Physical Description note
approximate 16,150 items  17 linear feet  17 containers
Includes correspondence, reports on such topics as accreditation, planning and student financial aid. Correspondence includes that from college and university officials, documents from the US government and a wide variety of associations.

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Historical Sketch:

Veterinary Science has been an integral part of the curriculum at Washington State University since the founding of the institution in 1890. By 1906, veterinary science had expanded from a single course to become the school of Veterinary Science, a major division of the College. The school became the College of Veterinary Science in 1916 and in 1925 the name of the school was changed to the College of Veterinary Medicine, When Washington State University was reorganized in 1945, the college of Veterinary Medicine was made a subdivision of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences. During the 1960s the College regained its autonomy.

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Arrangement note

The records of the College of Veterinary Medicine are arranged alphabetically by subject in three series, The first series consists of Dean James Henderson's files from 1957-1972 and includes correspondence from professional colleagues, University offices and officials. The second series contains the general files of the Dean's office from the years 1968-1973. Included in this series are memoranda from other University departments, general correspondence and reports an topics such as accreditation, job opportunities, and planning. The third series contains general correspondence and has been arranged alphabetically. This series covers the years 1957-1973 and includes correspondence with other colleges and universities, documents of the United States Government correspondence from a wide variety of associations related to the field of veterinary medicine, curriculum, and student financial aid opportunities.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

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 transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University in September 1978 (UA 78-35) in accordance with the approved records schedule. Additional records of the college are in Archives 21.

Processing Information note

The records were processed between March and June 1980 by Andrew J. Gregg.

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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)

  • Henderson, James A.--Archives


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

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Collection Inventory

 1 Dean Henderson's Correspondence Files 1957-1972 

Box Folder

AD-BRA   1200.0 items

1 1-27

HI-WH   760.0 items

2 28-58

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 2 Dean's Office General File 1968-1973 

Box Folder

AC-FA   45.0 items

3 59-117

FA-JO   110.0 items

4 118-149

JO-SM   130.0 items

5 150-193

SM-ZU   80.0 items

6 194-221

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 3 General Correspondence File 1957-1973 

Box Folder

AC-AD   10.0 items

6 222-227

AD-AL   90.0 items

7 228-241

AS   120.0 items

8 242-252

AW-CO   120.0 items

9 253-267

COM-COR   90.0 items

10 268-278

COB   50.0 items

11 279-302

CUR-GRA   97.0 items

12 303-318

GRE-MIS   100.0 items

13 319-335

MIS-ROB   100.0 items

14 336-356

SHE-US   75.0 items

15 357-368

US-WA   60.0 items

16 369-392

WA-ZUG   40.0 items

17 393-400

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