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Department of Pathology records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.92

Scope and Contents

Current content is 31 folders of articles, brochures, correspondence, curriculum, newsletters, policies and other miscellaneous papers and the annual reports for 1916 – 1938 and 1959 – 1972.


  • Creation: 1944 - 1995
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1968 - 1995

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.

Historical Note

Pathology education for humans and animals began as part of the Bacteriology Department but during a period of disputes between Dean Lyman and Dr Giltner, President Snyder decided to split off the two components and created an Animal Pathology Department in 1916. In 1956, the name changed to the Veterinary Pathology Department and in 1956, the Department of Pathology.

In 1964, the education of pathology came under one Department of Pathology, the only pathology department in the nation to serve three medical schools: the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Human Medicine, and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. In the circa 2003 time period, the department may have split back into human and animal components.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Department of Pathology Records
3 Ready For Cataloging
E. Busch
January 2009
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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