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American College of Veterinary Pathologists records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0420

Scope and Content

The collection (1948-[ongoing]) contains records documenting the organization’s internal functions such as meeting minutes, budgets, certifying examination materials, correspondence, annual meeting records, committee materials, constitution and bylaws, scholarship and fellowship materials, directories, and audio recordings of meetings, presentations and guest speakers. Also included are communications with current and potential members and other organizations, such as correspondence, newsletters, salary surveys, questionnaires, brochures, and materials related to training opportunities such as workshops and seminars. Correspondence includes communications with members of ACVP, non-members, and other professional organizations and veterinary pathologists in the United States and throughout the world. Materials related to the certifying examination conducted by ACVP can be found throughout the collection, including the Council materials, newsletters and certifying examination committee materials. Correspondence, budgets, mailings, and reports related to the publishing of the scholarly journal Veterinary Pathology are also included. Annual meeting records contain programs, agendas, correspondence and announcements. Audiotapes of a number of the meetings and speakers can be found in Series 2, Audiovisual Materials.


  • Creation: 1948-2005


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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) was established and incorporated in Washington, D.C., in 1949 as an organization to solve specialized problems in the teaching, research and practice of veterinary pathology. Further objectives of the organization are to supplement scientific progress in veterinary pathology; establish standards of training, experience, and examination for qualification of specialists in veterinary pathology; and further the recognition of such qualified specialists by suitable certification and other means. ACVP has established standards for training and experience, and runs certifying examinations recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialists of the American Veterinary Medical Association in order to certify professional competency for veterinary pathologists. Activities of the organization also include an annual meeting and a peer-reviewed scholarly journal entitled Veterinary Pathology. The Council is the governing body of the ACVP, and its duties can be found in the bylaws. Members of ACVP are board-certified scientists from the United States and other countries.


40.72 Linear Feet (31 records center cartons and 1 document box)


The collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1, Business Records, 1948-2005 (chronological)

Series 2, Audiovisual Materials, 1963-1989, undated (chronological)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0420. American College of Veterinary Pathologists records, 1948-2005
December 12, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672