Zoological Health - Collections

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The Special Collections Research Center provides access to collections which document the advancement of the basic science and clinical issues in the health management of free-ranging and captive wildlife. The following collections represent critical work in this field:

Mitchell Bush Papers, 1846, 1912-2012 (MC 467)

The Mitchell Bush Papers contains research and teaching notes, presentations and materials, journals and publications, correspondence, field studies, field notes, research projects, training materials, anesthesia records, digital media such as floppy disks, CD-ROMS and zip disks and film strips, videotapes and 35mm slides documenting medical studies, surgeries and wildlife in national and international settings. Many of the files relate to Mitchell Bush's work with the National Zoological Park through the Smithsonian Institution.

Dr. Andries van Foreest Publications Collection, 1977-2015 (MC 563)

The Dr. Andries van Foreest Publications Collection includes publications and other materials documenting Dr. van Foreest's important contributions to the field of zoological medicine. He was the founding member of the European Veterinary Dental Society (EVDS) in 1992, and a Charter Full Member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy. Dr. van Foreest was also president of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals from 1982-1983. 

Roger Powell Papers, 1950-2007 (MC 390)

The Roger A. Powell Papers consist of materials documenting his research in animals' home ranges habitat and social organization, including correspondence, course material, photographs, and color films with sound from 1950 to 2007.

David A. Jessup Papers, 1890-2001 (MC 468)

The David A. Jessup Papers contains materials documenting environmental disasters (such as oil spills and die offs) involving marine mammals and birds, investigates the effects of various forms of pollution, pathology and epidemiology research and service on marine species. Includes oil spill response workbooks, materials from the Oiled Wildlife Care Network, manuals for rehabilitating oiled wildlife, documents about the California-Nevada Section and related records.

William Lance Collection of M-series Drug Records, 1964-1971 (MC 474)

The William Lance Collection of M-series Drug Records contains reports, correspondence with the Federal Drug Administration, agreements, New Animal Drug Applications, and films relating to the development and testing of the M-99 drug and its antidotes, M50-50 and M-285. Records range in date from 1964 to 1971.

Gregory Lewbart Papers, 1990-2009 (MC 441) 

This collection contains Dr. Lewbart's subject files and his clinical case files on clients (animal patients). Also included are materials on courses he taught. Dr. Lewbart joined the faculty of NCSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, where he became a professor of aquatic medicine.

Richard Montali Papers, 1908-2011 (MC 485)

The Richard Montali Papers document Montali's 20-year career as the chief veterinary pathologist at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., as well as his work at the Taronga Zoo in Australia, at Johns Hopkins Meidcal School, and with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. The collection includes slides, photographs, reports, conference proceedings, and other research materials. 

C. Edward Stevens Papers, 1959-2006 (MC 386)

The C. Edward Stevens Papers contain course materials, lecture notes, slides, research files, brochures, correspondence related to his work as Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for the N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and publication files and images from his book, Comparative physiology of the vertebrate digestive system.

Michael K. Stoskopf Papers, 1949-2004 (MC 413)

The Michael K. Stoskopf Papers contain materials from his work as Professor of Aquatics, Wildlife, and Zoologic Medicine and of Molecular and Environmental Toxicology at N.C. State University and correspondence and records related to his involvement in the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM), an international specialty organization recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association for certification of veterinarians with special expertise in zoological medicine.

James F. Wright Papers, 1955-1970 (MC 373)

The James F. Wright Papers contain correspondence, brochures, research files, annual reports, and reel-to-reel tapes dating from the early part of his career (1955-1970) as a veterinary pathologist.

The NCSU Libraries provide current and historical books, media, and journals on all aspects of zoological health and captive wild animal care.

Other related collections include:

N.C. State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Biology Records, 1948-2006 (UA 100.030)

N.C. State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Records, 1968-2009 (UA 145)