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Harry Edward Biester papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 14/3/13

Scope and Content

The collection contains biographical material on Dr. Biester and his wife, Miriam Biester. The papers also consist of publications written by Dr. Biester regarding diseases in swine, including diabetes, infectious enteritis, and intestinal adenoma.


  • 1925-1978

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Harry Edward Biester was born December 13, 1892 in Chicago, Illinois. He received his D.V.M. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Before coming to Iowa State College (University), Dr. Biester was an Instructor in Veterinary Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania, a veterinary for the U.S. Bureau of Animal Industry, and a Research Associate in Animal Pathology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Biester began at Iowa State as an Instructor in Veterinary Pathology, he was promoted to Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Veterinary Research. He became the Associate Director for the Veterinary Medical Research Institute (1945-1958).

Dr. Biester’s research interests included the study of diseases such as enteritis, ooccidiosis, listerious, and encephalitis. He wrote over 70 research papers and contributed to Swine Brucellosis (1954). Biester also edited five editions of Diseases of Poultry.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)


The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 14/3/13. Harry Edward Biester papers, 1925-1978
April 9, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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