A Guide to the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Records, 1894-1983 Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Records Ms1988-032

A Guide to the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Records, 1894-1983

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-032


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1988-032
Title
Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Records, 1894-1983
Physical Characteristics
0.7 cu. ft. 2 boxes
Creator
Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.
Language
English
Abstract
Records--including meeting minutes, programs, bylaws, and printed materials--of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Records, Ms1988-032, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Records were donated to Special Collections in 1988.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association Records commenced and was completed in May, 2013.


Historical Note

The Virginia State Veterinary Medical Association was founded in Richmond on February 6, 1894, "with a view to the advancement of veterinary medical knowledge throughout the State of Virginia." The association was incorporated by the General Assembly two days later. At its initial meeting (March 22, 1894), the 12 charter members adopted a constitution and bylaws and elected officers, with W. H. Harbaugh serving as the first president. Through its regular meetings, the association provided an avenue for the sharing of knowledge among members. It also pursued legislation that would regulate the practice of veterinary medicine throughout Virginia. An amended constitution, approved by the membership in 1954, changed the organization's name to the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. The VVMA continues to be active today (2013).

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the records of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Included are such materials as meeting minutes, programs, and printed materials. The majority of the collection is comprised of a series of records books, presumably maintained by the organization's secretary. In addition to meeting minutes, the books include the organization's articles of incorporation, constitution and bylaws, programs, resolutions, correspondence, and speech texts. The collection also includes the minutes of the board of censors; a history of the association, written by Dr. George C. Faville in 1931; a handbook issued in 1981; and a few issues of the association's publication, The Virginia Veterinarian.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by document type, then chronologically.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Science and Technology

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1-4
Records books, 1894-1953
Box-folder 1-5
Minutes book, 1954-1957
Box-folder 1-6
Board of censors minutes book, 1894-1945
Box-folder 1-7
Constitution and by-laws, 1932
Box-folder 1-8
Official registers, 1915-1922
[2 items]
Box-folder 2-1
The Virginia State Veterinary Medical Association by George C. Faville, 1931
Box-folder 2-2
Handbook, 1981
Box-folder 2-3
Programs, 1955-1959
Box-folder 2-4
The Virginia Veterinarian, 1960-1962
  • vol. 3, no. 1, 1960
  • vol. 3, no. 2, 1960
    [2 copies]
  • vol. 5, no. 3, 1962
Box-folder 2-5
General records, 1961-1983, n.d.
  • List of past presidents, [1956?]
  • Treasurer's report, 1961
  • Feeder calves, 1964, n.d.
  • Board of directors meeting notice, 1983
Box-folder 2-6
Other veterinary medicine organizations, 1957-1961