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Henry Dale Bergman papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 14/1/15

Scope and Content

Collection contains newsclippings, memorials, correspondence, and reprints of two articles written by Dean Bergman.


  • 1911-1965

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Henry Dale Bergman was born November 22, 1886 in Newton, Iowa. He received a D.V.M. (1910) from Iowa State College (University).

Dr. Bergman began his career at Iowa State as an Assistant in Veterinary Medicine (1910-1911). He was promoted to Assistant Professor of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology (1911-1913), Associate Professor (1913-1916), Professor and Head of the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology (1916-1952), and Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine (1943-1952).

Dean Bergman’s research interests included the physiology of the duodenal glands of domestic animals and digestion in ruminants. He has written numerous papers and publications, including “ The Study of the Enzymic Action of Extracts of the Duodenal Gland Regions of Domestic Animals” (1924) and the Laboratory Manual for Experimental Physiology (1944).

Dr. Bergman was actively involved in various professional organizations, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association (president, 1938), Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (president, 1924), Association of Deans of American Veterinary Colleges (president, 1948), United States Livestock Sanitary Association, and the Iowa Academy of Science. He was also a delegate for the International Veterinary Congress in London (1930) and in New York City (1934). In addition, Bergman was a member of the Ames Planning Commission, the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (later named the Big Twelve Conference), and the Iowa State University Memorial Union Board.

Dean Bergman received several awards and honors including the Alumni Recognition Medal (1953), Iowa State University Faculty Citation (1954), Chicago Alumni Merit Award (1959), and the Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Iowa State University (1958).

He passed away May 20, 1965.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-manuscript box)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 14/1/15. Henry Dale Bergman papers, 1911-1965
April 22, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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