James F. Wright Papers 1955-1970

Creator
Wright, James F.
Size
3.5 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00373

This collection contains correspondence, brochures, research files, annual reports, and reel-to-reel tapes dating from 1955-1970.

James Francis Wright (1924-2008) was a pathologist and consulting clinical veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro from 1984 to 2004. Wright served on the veterinary medicine faculty of N.C. State University first as visiting associate professor and later as adjunct associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Parasitology, and Pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Language

English

Biographical/historical note

James Francis Wright was born in Philadelphia in 1924 and died on January 10, 2008 of a heart attack. He was 83 years old.

Dr. Wright graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. Following graduation, Dr. Wright practiced mixed animal medicine in Lawrenceville, N.J., for two years. In 1979, Dr. Wright was awarded the USPHS Commendation Medal. Also, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

In the early 1980s, Dr. Wright began teaching at N.C. State University. Later he served on the veterinary faculty of N. C. State University first as visiting associate professor and later as adjunct associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Parasitology, and Pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. From 1984-2004, Dr. Wright was the North Carolina Zoo's pathologist where he served as a pathologist and consulting clinical veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro.

Before working at N.C. State, Dr. Wright held several jobs. He worked in Reston, Va., at the federal Environmental Protection Agency. In the 1950s, he also worked as veterinarian-in-charge at the Department of Agriculture's Animal Disease Laboratory on Plum Island in New York. Soon after, from 1957-1962, he became the head veterinarian at the National Zoo in Washington. He later worked at the EPA where he researched the effects of environmental stress on animals.

Dr. Wright is also credited for his help in establishing a national zoo in Senegal, Africa, helping to refine the original dart gun and developing anesthetics in appropriate doses to be used as the tranquilizing agent.

Wright was a member of the North Carolina VMA, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Wildlife Disease Association, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Society of Toxicologic Pathologists, and American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums.

Dr. Wright was married to his wife Helen. They had four children; two sons and two daughters.

Scope/content

This collection contains correspondence, brochures, research files, annual reports, and reel-to-reel tapes dating from 1955-1970.

Physical description

2 cartons, 1 CD box

Arrangement

This collection has not yet undergone full archival processing. Materials are arranged in the order received.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James F. Wright Papers, MC 00373, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift from third party, 2010 (Accession no. 2010-0186)

Processing information

Finding aid created by Judy Allen Dodson, 2010 November; finding aid updated by Todd Kosmerick, 2012 January

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
Correspondence, brochures, research files, annual reports, veterinarians conference and member material 1955-1970
Carton 1
Great Smoky Mountains Black Bear Project

16 mm film; Approximate runtime: 17 minutes, 47 seconds; color; silent

Carton 2
Great Smoky Mountains Black Bear Project [digital copy]

This is a digital file. The Special Collections Research Center provides copies of digital files to patrons upon request, but it cannot guarantee that the files will open.

Dog Film - Palmer Chen and Equipment, Douglasville, GA

16 mm film; Approximate runtime: 3 minutes,25 seconds; color; silent

Carton 2
Dog Film - Palmer Chen and Equipment, Douglasville, GA [digital copy]

This is a digital file. The Special Collections Research Center provides copies of digital files to patrons upon request, but it cannot guarantee that the files will open.

Cap-Chur Equipment for Zoo Use

16 mm film; Approximate runtime: 30 minutes, 22 seconds; color and black white; silent

Carton 2
Cap-Chur Equipment for Zoo Use [digital copy]

This is a digital file. The Special Collections Research Center provides copies of digital files to patrons upon request, but it cannot guarantee that the files will open.

Zambezi

16 mm film; Approximate runtime: 21 minutes, 20 seconds; color; silent

Carton 2
Zambezi [digital copy]

This is a digital file. The Special Collections Research Center provides copies of digital files to patrons upon request, but it cannot guarantee that the files will open.

DVD copies of 16 mm film
CD box 3

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James F. Wright Papers, MC 00373, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.