Record Group: 17 C
Scope and Content Note
(A69-1, A01-118, A01-119, A01-120)
Historical and Biographical Note:
The University of Missouri first offered instruction in veterinary medicine in 1872 when two professors were employed as lecturers in veterinary surgery by the Agricultural Department. However, it was not until 1884 with the appointment of Dr. Paul Paquin as a regular member of the faculty that a continuous program concerned with the diseases of livestock and poultry was inaugurated at the University. An early assistant of Dr. Paquin was John W. Connaway.
Born at Stockton, Missouri, November 18, 1859, Dr. John W. Connaway joined the faculty of the University of Missouri in 1887 and the staff of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station in 1888. In 1891 Dr. Connaway was made professor and head of the Department of Veterinary Science, and he held that position until he retired as Professor Emeritus in 1931. He served also on the faculties of the College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, and College of Agriculture. Dr. Connaway died on October 4, 1947, at the age of 88.
In 1931, Dr. Adrian J. Durant (1886-1980) succeeded Dr. Connaway as Chairman of the Department of Veterinary Science. He continued in that capacity until 1949 when the Department was succeeded by the School of Veterinary Medicine. He remained a member of the faculty of microbiology until his retirement in 1957.
Dr. Aaron Holland Groth (1898-1983) was the first Director of the UM School of Veterinary Medicine (1949) and retired as Dean Emeritus in 1968. He also served as a Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Director of the Clinics, and Professor of Veterinary Pathology.
Dr. Otto Smith Crisler (1879-1963) was the Superintendent of the anti-hog cholera serum plant at the University from 1917-1936, Professor of Veterinary Science 1936-1949, and in charge of the school's pharmacy 1949-1954.
Source:Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1872-1968, by Aaron H. Groth.
This Sub-Group is divided into eight records series. Arrangement within each series is by topic.
Series One contains experimental journals, detailed notes from veterinary courses, ledgers of fees paid for disease testing, and ledgers of student fees and grades.
Series Two contains correspondence pertaining to the settlement of the estates of J. W. Connaway and his daughter Penelope, and personal and professional correspondence of Dr. Connaway and Dr. A. J. Durant. Also included in Series Two is correspondence with various veterinarians relating to Dr. Connaway's expulsion from the Missouri State Veterinary Association.
Series Three contains materials pertaining to the history of veterinary medicine and the history of the United States Livestock Sanitary Association.
Series Four contains research data, photographs, and publications of research conducted by Dr. Connaway and Dr. Durant. Research topics include Texas Fever, Blackleg, Hog Cholera, ailments in poultry, Bang's Disease, and abortion disease in cattle and swine. Dr. Durant's Master's Thesis on Hog Cholera is included in this Series as well as other various theses and a dissertation.
Series Five contains autopsy and necropsy reports and photographs of various diseased organs, along with photographs of and reports about a research herd of cattle.
Series Six contains departmental records such as service project reports, annual audits, cooperative policies, and a collection of veterinary short course bulletins from 1917 to 1968. Also included in this series are Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL) annual reports and disease concordance indices.
Series Seven contains personal photos, a small photo album created by Penelope Connaway, and a box of 87 slides depicting various animal diseases and ailments.
Series Eight contains various research case files.
FF 1 - Ledger: "Blackleg: Distribution of B. A. I. Vaccine by Veterinary Department," 1917-1923
FF 2 - Ledger: "Bang's Disease Testing, Veterinary Sales, Veterinary Station Sales, Pox Vaccine and Blood Testing, Pullorum Disease and Antigen," 1945-1951
FF 3 - Ledger: Pay Roll Book Veterinary Department and Student Grades, 1913-1922, and 1946-1949 [RESTRICTED]
FF 4 - Experiment Journal: "A. H. Groth, Veterinary Physiology 211, Veterinary Pathology 416, 430," 1929-1931
FF 5 - Ledger: "Grades, Addresses and Fees of Students," 1925-1947 [RESTRICTED]
FF 6 - Notebook: "A. H. Groth, Veterinary Physiology 311", lecture notes, 1929-1930
FF 7 - Notebook: "Pathology 223, A. H. Groth", lecture notes, 1929
FF 8 - Ledger: "County Book" with listing of Missouri County Agents, State Deputies, addresses of county agents and state deputies, 1919-1920
FF 9 - Notebook: "Veterinary Medicine 333, A. H. Groth", lecture notes, 1930-1931
FF 10 - Experiment Journal: "A. Holland Groth, St. Anagar, IA," with notes on histology, 1918-1923
FF 11 - Notebook: "Meats, Voc. Ed., A. H. Groth", lecture notes, 1927
FF 12 - Notebook: "Veterinary Surgery 421", lecture notes, 1930-1931
FF 13 - Ledger: Unidentified Accounts, 1933-1949
FF 14 - Notebook: "Breeds of Beef Cattle and Sheep, A. H. Groth", student notes, 1918-1919
FF 15 - Ledger: "Bang's Disease Testing Fund, Chicken Pox Vaccine, Exp. Station Sales, Pullorom Disease Tests and Antigen, Veterinary Sales Fund," 1936-1941
FF 16 - Ledger: Cash Account, Veterinary Science Department, 1932-1937
FF 17 - Notebook: "Breeds of Dairy Cattle, Agricultural Journalism, A. H. Groth", student notes, 1921
FF 18 - Notebook: "Medicine 313, A. H. Groth", lecture notes, 1929-1930
FF 19 - Notebook: "Obstetrics, A. H. Groth", lecture notes, 1930-1931
Series One - Notebooks and Ledgers (cont'd)
FF 20 - Notebook: "Surgery 327, A. H. Groth", lecture notes, 1929-1930
FF 21 - Bound Volume: "Record of Daily Notes on General Laboratory Work", student notes, 1916-1920
FF 22 - Notebook: "Parasitology, Physiology, Pathology, A. H. Groth", lecture notes, 1929-1930
Box 2 (cont'd)
FF 23 - Estate Correspondence, 1947-1951
FF 24 - Personal Correspondence, 1885-1954
FF 25 - Professional Correspondence, 1899-1937
FF 26 - Professional Correspondence, 1938-1964
Box 2 (cont'd)
FF 27 - "American Veterinary History", Parts I and II by Bert W. Bierer, V. H. D., 1940
FF 28 - History of Veterinary Medicine in Missouri, A. J. Durant, 1953-1957
FF 29 - History of the Organization of the United States Livestock Sanitary Association, 1897-1934
Box 2 (cont'd)
FF 30 - "Facts Relating to Infectious Abortion in Cattle and Swine; and their Practical Application," J. W. Connaway, 1922
FF 31 - Analysis of Acorns, J. W. Connaway, 1914-1918
FF 32 - Bang's Disease, Mange and Scabies in Swine, J. W. Connaway, n.d.
FF 33 - Blackleg Vaccine Statistics, 1909-1920
FF 34 - J. W. Connaway's Investigation of Ergotism in Cattle, 1906
FF 35 - Opthalmic Test for Glanders, 1914
FF 36 - Hog Cholera, O. S. Crisler, 1938
FF 37 - "Investigations on Complement Fixation in Hog Cholera" A. J. Durant's Master's Thesis, 1915
FF 38 - Hog Cholera Research Bulletin, 1916-1917
FF 39 - Hog Cholera Serum Pamphlets, 1911-1913
FF 40 - Ailments of Poultry, J. W. Connaway, 1924-1925
FF 41 - Texas Fever, 1897-1906
FF 42 - Wood Tick #3692, J. W. Connaway, 1903
FF 43 - Articles from Veterinary Record, 1927
Series Four - Research and Publications (cont'd)
Box 6 (A01-120)
FF 1 - Brimer, Gary E. Master's Thesis: Morphological Changes in the Heart After Endotoxin, 1993
FF 2 - Fraga, Charles H. Master's Thesis: Evaluation of IIb MHC Expression in Canine Muscle, 1993
FF 3 - Gute, Dean C. Ph.D Dissertation: Regional Vascular Adaptation to Exercise Training, 1993
FF 4 - Vie, Laura L. Master's Thesis: MRI Comparison of MEDX and a 45 Degree Roman Chair, 1996
FF 5 - Woods, Craig Wilson Master's Thesis: Myosin Alterations with Aging and Suspension, 1995
Box 2 (cont'd)
FF 44 - Abortion Diseases in Cattle, photographs and negatives, 1921
FF 45 - Abortion Disease in Swine, Boar Testicles and Penis, photographs and negatives, 1920
FF 46 - Abortion Disease in Swine, Sow #11, Placenta #2, photographs and negatives, 1920
FF 47 - Abortion Sterility in Swine, Assorted Photographs, 1919-1920
FF 48 - Abortion Sterility in Swine Testicles of "Real Goods", Poland China Boar, photographs and negatives, 1927
FF 49 - Abortion and Sterility in Swine, Veterinary Department Sow #204, photographs and negatives, 1921
FF 50 - Roddy Cows 1-3, 7 and Calves, Photographs and Negatives, 1922
FF 51 - Sterility in Swine, Notes and Photographs, 1916
Box 2 (cont'd)
FF 52 - Annual Report, 1937
FF 53 - Audits of Department of Veterinary Science, 1924-1927
FF 54 - Cooperative Policies, 1932
FF 55 - General, 1908-1953
FF 56 - Service Project Reports, 1942-1943
FF 57 - Annual Short Course for Veterinarians, 1917, 1925, 1927-1941, 1943-1968
FF 58 - Veterinary Associations, n.d.
FF 59 - "Veterinary Medicine of the University of Missouri", A. H. Groth, 1968
Series Six - Departmental Records (cont'd)Box 5 (A01-119)
Note to Researcher: Additional annual reports for the Reseach Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL or RADIL) can be found in C:17/5/3.
FF 1 - Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL) Annual Report, 1972
FF 2 - Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL) Annual Report and Disease Concordance Index, 1972
FF 3 - Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL) Annual Report, 1973
FF 4 - Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL) Annual Report, 1975
FF 5 - Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL) Annual Report and Disease Concordance Index, 1975
FF 6 - Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL) Annual Report, 1976
FF 7 - Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (RADL) Annual Report and Disease Concordance Index, 1976
Box 2 (cont'd)
FF 60 - Penelope Connaway's Photograph Album, n.d.
FF 61 - Photographs including photographs of Dr. Paquin, Dr. Durant, Connaway Hall, Dr. Andrew McAlester, Drs. Francis and Connaway, Dr. Crisler, bleeding hogs for serum, and the serum plant, n.d.
Series Seven - Photographs (cont'd)
Slide case with 87 (3 1/4" X 4") glass slides depicting various diseases and ailments of horses, cattle, hogs, goats, dogs and poultry, n.d.
Box 4 (A01-118)
FF 1 - HSD Cases, 1988
FF 2 - Microbiology and Serology Cases, 1988
FF 3 - N.C.I. Cases, 1988
FF 4 - Necropsy Cases, 1 of 2, 1988
FF 5 - Necropsy Cases, 2 of 2, 1988
FF 6 - RADIL Research Cases, 1988
FF 7 - Sinclair Cases, 1988
FF 8 - UMC Cases, 1988
Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.
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