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Veterinary society honors founder, historic collection
July 17, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – Acclaimed veterinary historian, educator, publisher and editor J. Frederick Smithcors donated his 1,200-volume library to the Washington State University Libraries in 1978. Thirty-five years later, the American Veterinary Medical History Society will host an all-day Smithcors History of Veterinary Medicine Symposium Sunday, July 21, in Chicago to honor the late WSU donor and AVMHS founder/first president.

Smithcors’ veterinary history collection at WSU includes texts dating back to the 16th century and is considered one of the finest collections devoted to the history of veterinary medicine.

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Renowned Lewis and Clark historian to speak at WSU
March 20, 2006

James Ronda, one of the country’s most respected Lewis and Clark historians, will give his final lecture of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial at WSU Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203. He has titled his talk, “And In Conclusion… James Ronda Sums Up Lewis and Clark.”Ronda, the H.G. Barnard Professor of Western American History at the University of Tulsa, has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his writing on western American history. He has authored eight books on Lewis and Clark beginning with Lewis and Clark among the Indians in 1984. Four of Ronda’s … » More …