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Maryland Veterinary Medical Association archives

Abstract

Title:
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association archives
Author/Creator:
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
Collection number:
87-84
Size:
4 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1886-1991
Inclusive dates:
1886-1995
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Maryland Veterinary Medical Association was formed in 1885 for the purpose of promoting the advancement of veterinary science. The Association has been active in establishing standards in the field, advocating relevant state and federal legislation, and publishing journals, books, and newsletters. The collection consists of the operating records of the association, its publications, and information about its members.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Maryland Veterinary Medical Association archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1256
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

For the express purpose of promoting the "advancement of veterinary science," the Maryland State Veterinary Medical Association held its first meeting in September, 1885, making it one of the oldest state veterinary associations. The original group was extremely active, often holding meetings on a weekly basis, until 1896 when interest waned. For the next 24 years meeting times were irregular and there was little activity in the Association.

In 1920 there came a call to revive the old state veterinary medical association or to form a new one along the same lines. A new constitution and set of by-laws were enacted and the Association regained momentum. Since that time meetings have been held semi-annually, except in the years 1937 and 1938 when, because of the proximity of state and national meetings which our members desired to attend," no MSVA meetings were held. In the early 1970's, the Maryland State Veterinary Medical Association (MSMVA) dropped the designation "State" from its name, to become the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).

The MVMA has been involved in many activities relating to the veterinary profession, such as advocating relevant state and federal legislation and establishing standards within the field. Also involved in educational activities, the Association donated scholarship money and established one of the first programs to train veterinary nurses. During the first century of its existence over 1500 scientific papers were presented at MVMA meetings.

The MVMA has also sponsored an active publishing program. The first publication of the MVMA was the Maryland Veterinarian, published monthly between June 1959 and November 1970. At that time it was superceded by the monthly MVMA Newsletter, which was later retitled MVMA News. Also published by the MVMA was history of the veterinary profession in Maryland, entitled The Good Doctors (Fallston, MD: Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, 1986). Authored by Ray Thompson, the MVMA executive director, The Good Doctors was written to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the MVMA, and it included the history and activities of the MVMA.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The archives of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association consist of the minutes of the Association, both in book and loose-leaf form; some official correspondence; financial reports; programs of the semi-annual meetings, including some registration forms and related correspondence; copies of the constitution, by-laws and charter; and membership information, in loose-leaf and bound form. Also included are an article on the "Veterinary History of Maryland," which, though unpublished, appears to have been distributed widely within the organization; and the working files of the book, The Good Doctors, which include correspondence, hand-written notes, chapter drafts, newspaper and journal articles, and photocopies of the articles.

The materials date from 1886 to 1995, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1920s and the 1960s and 1970s. It should be noted that these materials do not constitute the entire historical record of the MVMA. Because it did not have a permanent office until about 1958, the early MSMVA records were scattered and sometimes lost.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Maryland Veterinary Medical Association donated their archives to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1986. The association donated additional materials in 1993 and 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Anne M. Banker, April 1987. Guide updated by Anne Turkos, November 1990. Addendum incorporated by Edmund F. Wehrle, February 1991. Addendum incorporated and guide revised by: Jennie A. Levine, August 2004.

Processing note:

Initially a preliminary inventory of the materials was completed, at which time some re-foldering and removal of paper clips was done. Later the materials were further reviewed and decisions regarding series were made. Processing included removing paper clips, rubber bands and acidic folder dividers. Items such as minutes and notes from The Good Doctors were removed from notebooks and placed in acid-free folders. All duplicate materials were removed and returned to the MVMA. The working files of The Good Doctors arrived in a box, with little apparent definite order. A review indicated that the items did indeed have a rough order, initially by subject, then with records related to a given chapter. A decision was made not to inflict a new order on the materials. Finally, folders were boxed and labeled, and the guide was written. As additional material was received from the MVMA, it was incorporated directly into the collection. In 2004, the bound and looseleaf copies of the journals published by the MVMA: The Maryland Veterinarian, MVMA Newsletters and MVMA News were transferred to the Marylandia and Rare Books Department.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Henry Allen, July 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative, 1886-1995 (2 linear feet)

This series includes the Constitution and By-laws for the years 1920, 1924, 1926 and 1935, as well the Charter of 1931. General correspondence between members of the organization throughout the 1920s comprises a large portion of this series. Dr. Hulbert Young of the Walker-Gordon Laboratory in Baltimore, and Dr. E. M. Pickens, professor at the University of Maryland, were both secretaries of the organization in the 1920s, and the correspondence consists primarily of solicitations of speakers for meetings, planning for conferences and events, and financial matters. Minutes of the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and General Membership comprise the bulk of this series and date from 1921 through 1995. Interspersed within the minutes are some meeting agendas, official correspondence, and programs.

Arrangement is alphabetical; minutes are chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Baltimore City Veterinary Medical Association -- Constitution and Bylaws, 1950 series 1box 1folder 1
Charter, 1931 series 1box 1folder 2
Constitution and By-Laws, 1920, 1924, 1926, and 1965 series 1box 1folder 3
Correspondence, 1922 series 1box 1folder 4
Correspondence, 1923 series 1box 1folder 5
Correspondence, 1924 series 1box 1folder 6
Correspondence, 1925 series 1box 1folder 7
Correspondence, 1926 series 1box 1folder 8
Correspondence, 1928 series 1box 1folder 9
Correspondence, 1929 series 1box 1folder 10
Finances and Expenses, 1921 series 1box 1folder 11
Finances and Expenses, 1923 series 1box 1folder 12
Finances and Expenses, 1924 series 1box 1folder 13
Finances and Expenses, 1925 series 1box 1folder 14
Finances and Expenses, 1926 series 1box 1folder 15
Finances and Expenses, 1927 series 1box 1folder 16
Finances and Expenses, 1928 series 1box 1folder 17
Finances and Expenses, 1929 series 1box 1folder 18
Finances and Expenses, 1930 series 1box 1folder 19
First Board and Executive Committee List, 1930 series 1box 1folder 20
Minutes -- American Veterinary Review, 1886-1941 series 1box 1folder 21
Minutes -- Minutes Book, 1924-1936, 1939-1941, 1943-1949, 1954 series 1box 1folder 22
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1921 series 1box 2folder 1
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1922 series 1box 2folder 2
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1923 series 1box 2folder 3
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1924 series 1box 2folder 4
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1925 series 1box 2folder 5
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1926 series 1box 2folder 6
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1928 series 1box 2folder 7
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1929 series 1box 2folder 8
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence -- Miscellaneous State Bills, 1931-1934 series 1box 2folder 9
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1951, 1952, 1957, 1959 series 1box 2folder 10
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1960, 1962-1963 series 1box 2folder 11
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1964-1965 series 1box 2folder 12
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1966-1967 series 1box 2folder 13
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1968-1969 series 1box 2folder 14
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1970-1971 series 1box 2folder 15
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1972-1973 series 1box 3folder 1
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1974-1975 series 1box 3folder 2
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1976 series 1box 3folder 3
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1977-February 1978 series 1box 3folder 4
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1978-1981 series 1box 3folder 5
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1982-1984 series 1box 3folder 6
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1985-1986 series 1box 4folder 1
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1987 series 1box 4folder 2
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1988-1991 series 1box 4folder 3
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1992 series 1box 4folder 4
Minutes -- Minutes, Official Correspondence, 1993-1995 series 1box 4folder 5

Series 2: Membership and Biographical Sketches, 1922-c. 1965 and undated (0.5 linear feet)

Included in this series are membership applications and dues slips from the 1920s. Lists of veterinarians throughout the state during the 1920s are also in this series, as well as a roll call book (1925-1936), a typed roll call from 1939, and a large bound perpetual roster from the mid-1960s. Also included is biographical information on various veterinarians that was removed from a large notebook labeled "Personalities." Arrangement is alphabetical.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Graduate Registered Veterinarians in the State of Maryland, 1922-1923 series 2box 1folder 1
Membership -- Applications, 1924-1929 series 2box 1folder 2
Membership -- Dues, 1923-1925 series 2box 1folder 3
Membership -- Lists, 1923-1924 series 2box 1folder 4
MSMVA Roll Call Book, 1925-1936 series 2box 1folder 5
MSMVA Roll Call, November 1939 series 2box 1folder 6
Perpetual Roster, [c. 1965] series 2box 1folder 7
Personalities -- Outline, [undated] series 2box 1folder 8
Personalities -- [Dr. Albert] Clement, 1980-1985 series 2box 1folder 9
Personalities -- [Dr. Robert] Ward, 1980-1985 series 2box 1folder 10
Personalities -- Dr. William Osler, 1959-1966 series 2box 1folder 11
Personalities -- Dr. [William] Dougherty, 1959-1966 series 2box 1folder 12
Personalities -- Dr. [William H.] Wray, 1959-1966 series 2box 1folder 13
Personalities -- [John L.] Haslam, 1959-1966 series 2box 1folder 14
Personalities -- [William H.] Welch, 1959-1966 series 2box 1folder 15
Personalities -- Dr. [D.E.] Salmon, 1959-1966 series 2box 1folder 16
Personalities -- Dr. [Robert J.] Byrne, 1959-1966 series 2box 1folder 17
Personalities -- [George C.] Faville, 1967-1970 series 2box 1folder 18
Personalities -- Early Vets, 1967-1970 series 2box 1folder 19

Series 3: Programs, 1922-1990 (0.5 linear feet)

This series includes MVMA programs for many of the Associations semi-annual meetings, as well as some registration forms and related correspondence. Some of these meetings were conducted in conjunction with other states' veterinary medical associations (e.g. Virginia, Delaware, and D.C.). Other programs included are from the Mid-Atlantic States Veterinary Clinic (1969-1989), the Pennsylvania State Veterinary Medical Association (1923), and MSMVA meetings on Brucellosis (1954 and 1965). Some earlier MSMVA programs are included in the Minutes Book (1924-1954) located in Series I. Arrangement is by type of meeting, then chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
MSMVA, 1922-1930 series 3box 1folder 1
MSMVA, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1958-1959 series 3box 1folder 2
MSMVA, 1960-1969 series 3box 1folder 3
MSMVA/MVMA, 1970-1979 series 3box 1folder 4
MVMA, 1980-1991 series 3box 1folder 5
Mid-Atlantic States Veterinary Clinic, 1969-1989 series 3box 1folder 6
MSMVA meetings on Brucellosis, 1954, 1964 series 3box 1folder 7
Pennsylvania State Veterinary Medical Association - Program, 1923 series 3box 1folder 8

Series 4: Publications and Articles, 1962, 1980-1985 and undated (2 linear feet)

Series IV consists of an unpublished article on "Veterinary History in Maryland," and working files for the book, The Good Doctors, which include correspondence, notes, newspaper and journal articles, and photocopies of articles. One folder contains a brochure about the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association.

Arrangement is alphabetical.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Brochures, [undated] series 4box 1folder 1
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 1folder 2
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 1folder 3
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 1folder 4
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 1folder 5
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 1folder 6
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 1folder 7
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 1folder 8
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 2folder 1
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 2folder 2
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 2folder 3
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 2folder 4
The Good Doctors -- Working Files, 1980-1985 series 4box 2folder 5
The Good Doctors working files, 1980-1985 series 4box 2folder 6
The Good Doctors working files, 1980-1985 series 4box 2folder 7
"Veterinary History of Maryland", [1962] series 4box 2folder 8

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