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Phillip Theodore Pearson papers

Identifier: RS 14/1/19

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

This collection contains biographical information, speeches, correspondence, and information relating to the College of Veterinary Medicine, including accreditation reports, committees’ materials, and documents relating to the Veterinary Medicine Complex.


  • 1961-1989, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Phillip Theodore Pearson was born on November 21, 1932 in Story County, Iowa. He received his D.V.M. (1956) and Ph.D. (1962) from Iowa State University.

After receiving his D.V.M., Pearson interned at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts (1956-1957). He returned to Iowa State University in 1957 as an instructor in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, and later became an assistant professor (1960) and an associate professor (1963). In 1964, Pearson left Iowa State to go to the University of Missouri as Professor and Assistant Director of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. After only a year, he returned to Iowa State University as Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. In 1972, he was appointed Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, a position he held for seventeen years. He stepped down as dean in 1989, to resume teaching. Phillip T. Pearson retired from Iowa State University and became Professor Emeritus in 1996.

Pearson belongs to several professional organizations and honor societies, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, Phi Zeta, and Alpha Zeta. He also received awards for his outstanding service to veterinary medicine and teaching, including the Riser Small Animal Award, Outstanding Teacher Award at Iowa State University, and the Gaines Award and Medal.


0.21 Linear Feet (1half-document box)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Items in related collections

RS 14/1. Iowa State University. College of Veterinary Medicine records, 1879-2013

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 14/1/19. Phillip Theodore Pearson papers, 1961-1989, undated
April 22, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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