VETERINARY ARCHIVAL and
RARE BOOK COLLECTIONS in U.S. and Canada
Archival and rare book collections and other resources related to the history of veterinary medicine can be found at a number of institutions across the United States and Canada.
Click underlined links below to consult Catalogs and Find Aids/Guides. Some books may be accessible online.
US National Library of Medicine
Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Division
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, Michigan
Includes: Dr. Fred R. Beaudette Collection of over 150 rare books, incunabula, and manuscripts related to veterinary medicine.
See: Dean M, Berg P. A rich historical tapestry: Michigan State University Libraries' rare veterinary medicine collection. Vet Herit. 2007 May;36(1):9-11.
Medical Sciences Library
TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY
College Station, Texas
Robert Thomson Leiper Helminthological Collection of materials related to helminths and other parasites from the 19th-mid-20th centuries.
John G.P. Woods Collection of "One Health"-related books and artifacts on veterinary medicine, agriculture, medicine, and public health from 16th-20th centuries.
Norman Comben Reference Collection of books from the 16th to 20th centuries.
Niall Kenny Collection of books and artifacts from 17th -19th centuries.
John Clewlow Collection of early English imprints from 16th-19th centuries.
John N. Case, Jr. Veterinary Corps Collection of over 2, 600 items related to military veterinary medicine.
C. Trenton Boyd Historical Veterinary Postcard Collection
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON
Dr. Robert R. Shomer Veterinary Rare Book Collection
History of Medicine
U.S. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
Rare books on horses, digital images, and more.
Smithcors Collection of Veterinary History (Guide)
Manuscripts and Special Collections (MASC)
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
See: Five Centuries of Veterinary Medicine: A Short-Title Catalog of the Washington State University Veterinary History Collection, compiled by J. F. Smithcors and Ann Smithcors. (1997)