This series contains photographic slides and negatives related to the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine between 1907-2006. There is some overlap in the subject matter between these two media, but they don’t contain the same material entirely. There are significantly fewer slides than negatives as well.
The slides depict events, labs (including surgery, equipment, hormones, other procedures, and Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association specific content), animals (pets, lab animals, farm animals, and Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association animals), people (faculty, staff, students, exchange students, and Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association members), buildings and maps, as well as miscellaneous or unlabeled slides.
Since there are more negatives, it is best to break them down into the following categories: people, labs and equipment, locations, animals, events, and miscellaneous photographic negatives.
Negatives featuring people include portraits, candids, and IDs of faculty, staff, interns, students, alumni, and members and officers of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. It also includes class photos, class composites, and photos of alumni groups.
Featured labs include pathology labs, cardiology labs, necropsy labs, radiology labs, toxicology labs, wet labs, surgery (including large animal surgery and kidney transplant images), intensive care, dairy labs, computer labs, and other procedures. Equipment related to these labs include a CT machine, an MRI machine, and other clinic equipment.
Negatives containing images of locations show places within the Veterinary Medicine Complex/Campus, in the Kansas State University campus as a whole, as well as locations in the greater Manhattan area. There are images of layouts/maps, construction, maintenance, renovations, and snow and fire damage to buildings. Images from within the Veterinary Medicine campus show Mosier Hall (the Clinical Science building, as well as the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Building), Dykstra Hall (the old Veterinary Medicine building), Trotter Hall (which contains the Veterinary Library), Coles Hall, Hill’s Pet Health and Nutrition Center, and the hay barn (both the burned hay barn and the new hay barn). Locations in the general K-State campus include the Instructional Technology Center, the Alumni Center, and outdoor classrooms. Locations in the Manhattan area include the Flint Hills and the Konza Prairie.
The animals featured in the photographic negatives are either pets, farm animals, or wildlife/exotic animals. A significant amount of these images were taken for or of labs. Pets featured in this series are mostly dogs and cats. Featured farm animals include cattle (cows, bulls, and calves), horses (including ponies, foals, and horse treadmill tests), pigs, goats, and sheep. Wild or unusual animals include bobcats, birds (especially owls and eagles), kangaroos, ostriches, camels, chimpanzees, lesser pandas, deer and related animals’ mounted heads to be sold, a bear rug to be sold, and dinosaur teeth.
Events featured in this series fall under one of the following categories: formal, casual, recreation, donation, food, and sports. The formal events include conferences (especially the June Conference, Annual Conference for Veterinarians, the Emergency Clinic Conference, and audio visual conferences), seminars, lectures (like the Clarenberg Leture Series), banquets and ceremonies (especially award ceremonies and banquets, employee recognition ceremonies, and White Coat Ceremonies), Symposium, Graduation, and building dedications (including that of Mosier Hall, Hill’s Pet Health and Nutrition Center, and the Kind statue dedication). Casual events feature open houses, class reunions and alumni reunions, intramural events, and parties (like class parties, slumber parties, yearbook parties, parties for staff, Halloween parties, Christmas parties, graduation parties, retirement parties, and retirement receptions). Recreational events include Cat Town (now referred to as Vet Town), Fall Brawl, Spring Fling, Last Blast, State Fairs, pie throwing, and rodeos. Events related to donation include Hill’s pet food donation and Cats for Cans. Food-based events include Frey’s Fry, roasts (including a faculty roast), pizza feeds, pancake feeds, ice cream socials, picnics, and dinners. Sports featured in this series include volleyball, baseball, football, flag football, golf, basketball, water basketball, water polo, and horse races.
Miscellaneous negatives include images pertaining to organizations like the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (featuring animals, procedures, and surgery, on top of the aforementioned members and officers), the American Animal Hospital Association, the NeoNatal Care Unit, Phi Zeta, and Genesis (related staff, party, and yearbook). Also featured in this category are negatives of photos of magazines, auxiliaries, college brochures, material from the Dean’s office, photos for the yearbook, and unlabeled negatives.