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Veterinary - School of Veterinary Medicine Records and Related Special Collections: SVM Records


University Archives - SVM Records

SVM Records material include correspondence, financial records, printed matePicture of a stack of ledger booksrials, topical files, and writings pertaining to the establishment, construction, and operations of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Processed materials are arranged, organized, and available for request. For a complete description of contents, click on the inventory link. To request materials, click on "Request item" and fill out as much information as possible in the Special Collections Request System. Inclusive dates: 1966-1989, Bulk dates: 1973-1989.



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Correspondence, 1978-1982

Arranged chronologically, this series consists of letters between various LSU administrators and companies performing repairs on roof and window leaks, electrical and sewer issues, describing mechanical problems, fire protection, insulation values, and addressing excessive noise problems in the School of Veterinary Medicine. Other correspondence consists of letters between the law firm of Taylor, Porter, Brooks, and Phillips, campus officials, the state Office of Facility Planning, and architects and construction companies regarding construction work and renovations for the veterinary school building.

Box 1, Folders 1-4


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Financial records, 1974-1989

Arranged by topic then chronologically, this series contains budget information and operating budgets pertaining to the construction and operation of the School of Veterinary Medicine, claims for cost reimbursements, interim facility payments made to architects and construction companies, equipment purchases, changes to the school’s funding formula, spending bills and amendments from the Louisiana Legislature, costs for energy usage, and costs related to the daily care of animals.

Box 1, Folders 5-23

Box 2, Folders 1-15


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Photographs, ca. 1978

This series consists of images of water damage to walls, doors, and windows in the veterinary school building. These photographs became wet at some point and are permanently stuck together.

Box 4, Folder 2


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Posters, undated

This series consists of posters advertising graduate studies, graduate fellowships, and recruitment posters.

Oversize Folder 1


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Reports, 1971-1988

Arranged alphabetically by topic, this series consists of waterproofing and repair reports, reports on building modifications, monthly updates on building construction, engineers’ reports on subsoil conditions, water table levels, and the effects of hydrostatic pressure on the building’s structure; inspection reports of laboratory facilities; and evaluations of building energy usage.

Box 2, Folders 17-18

Box 3, Folders 1-4


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Topical files, 1966-1989

Arranged alphabetically by topic, this series consists of records pertaining to building climate control issues, questions about the veterinary school building’s construction from the House Committee on State Projects, audits for energy conservation, equipment inventories, records pertaining to laboratory animals resource enhancements, and records of a consent decree between the US Department of Agriculture and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine pertaining to the treatment of laboratory animals. Also included are records for the transfer of the Confederate Memorial Hospital in Shreveport to the LSU Medical Center and program requirements of the new Shreveport medical school and its buildings.

Box 3, Folders 5-23

Box 4, Folder 1


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Writings, 1989

This series consists of a manuscript entitled Veterinary History of Louisiana, 1789-1989 edited by Dr. W.S. Hornsby, a veterinarian from Lafayette, LA.

Box 4


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1) It is always best to request materials prior to your visit as some materials may be stored offsite

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