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Richard E. Matteson papers

Identifier: UA-10.3.331

Scope and Contents

The Richard E. Matteson collection contains day books from his veterinary practice in Indiana. The volumes contain daily entries of the names of the owners and type of patients he saw, a limited amount of information about the reason for visit, and sometimes a limited amount of information about treatment. The volumes also contain the amount charged for the visit. Also included in a newspaper article about Matteson and two information portraits of Matteson.


  • Creation: 1953-1988, 1999


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Richard E. Matteson was born April 8, 1922 in Hamilton, Ohio. He graduated from Central High School in Detroit in 1939. He graduated from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1949 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. In 1953, he settled in Brookston, Indiana and opened Prairie Veterinary Service which closed in 1999. He served in both World War II and the Korean War. He was married to Aylo M. Matteson (1925-2015) and they had five children. Richard E. Matteson passed away March 24, 2001.


4 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Richard E. Matteson Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
October 2015
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US