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Leunis Van Es, Veterinary Science Papers

Title: Leunis Van Es, Veterinary Science Papers

Creator: Van Es, Leunis, 1868-1956

Dates: 1947-1954

Quantity: 4 boxes (2 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 08-18-10

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Leunis Van Es, Veterinary Science Papers (RG 08-18-10). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Alternative Format: None

Biography:

Leunis Van Es was born October 3, 1868 in Melissant, Holland. He graduated with a degree in tropical agriculture from the Government School of Agriculture in Wageningen, Netherlands, in 1886. He came to Seward, Nebraska, to work as a farmhand in 1889. He received his degree in veterinary surgery from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1893. From Toronto, he moved to Mobile, Alabama, to work as an instructor and veterinary surgeon. Van Es received his medical degree from Alabama Medical College in 1898.

Van Es went to Fargo, North Dakota, in 1903 to work as State Veterinarian and Head of the Veterinary Science Department at North Dakota Agriculture College. He drafted the 1907 Livestock Sanitary Board Law to help control infectious livestock diseases, and served as the Bacteriologist and Consulting Veterinarian for the Board until 1918. During this time, sheep scabies, cattle scabies, horse dourine, and bovine tuberculosis were brought under control and eradicated. He received a Doctor of Agriculture honorary degree from the college in 1946.

In 1918, Van Es came to the University of Nebraska (NU) as the Chairman of the Animal Pathology and Hygiene Department. He became an emeritus professor at his retirement in 1946. While at NU, he gained recognition for his research in undulant fever, tuberculosis, and swine erysipelas, and authored numerous publications on animal pathology and hygiene.

Van Es's general activities include serving as a delegate to the 9th International Veterinary Congress held in The Hague, Netherlands (1909), as president of the United States Livestock Sanitary Board (1927), and memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), National Association, and the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. He was awarded the 12th International AVMA Veterinary Congress Prize (1935), an honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University School of Veterinary Medicine (1935) the NU Block and Bridle Club award (1948), and Kiwanis Medal for Distinguished Service (1953). The Leunis Van Es Laboratory at North Dakota Agriculture College (now North Dakota State University) was dedicated to him in 1952. He died August 27, 1956 in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 87.

Scope and Content:

The Van Es Papers contain biographical information, newspaper articles, bibliographies, personal correspondence, and correspondence relating to his involvement in the American Veterinary Association and the publication of his book, Animal Hygiene and Preventative Veterinary Medicine (1949). Papers also include research notes, four volumes of newspaper publication scrapbooks, and publications relating to animal nutrition and disease, veterinary medicine, and rural hygiene.

Subjects:

Van Es, Leunis, 1868-1956

Animal diseases

Animal nutrition

Rural Health -- United States

Rural hygiene

Swine erysipelas

Swine tuberculosis

Veterinary medicine

Veterinary pathology

American Veterinary Association

North Dakota Agriculture College

Series Description: Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1919-1953

This series consists of Leunis Van Es's biography, publication bibliography, resume, newspaper articles, bibliographies, awards, photographs, and a program for the dedication of Van Es Laboratory at North Dakota Agriculture College all arranged alphabetically.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1947-1954

The correspondence, arranged alphabetically, relates to professional activities, involvement in the American Veterinary Association, and Van Es's Animal Hygiene and Preventative Veterinary Medicine publication.

Series 3: Research and Publications, 1910-1956

This series consists of research and publications relating to animal health and disease, veterinary medicine, and rural hygiene. Van Es's research bulletin publications are first, followed by research papers, bound into three different book series and labeled "Miscellaneous Papers,""Rural Hygiene," and "Veterinary". Folder 14 in Box 1, titled "research notes and abstracts," contains an American Foundation for Overseas Blind, Inc. advertisement letter signed by Helen Keller.

Container List: Series 1: Biographical MaterialsBox 1. Folder 1. Bibliography, resume of work, and newspaper articles, 1919-1953 Box 1. Folder 2. Program, Van Es Laboratory dedication, North Dakota Agriculture College, 1952 Box 1. Folder 3. Hand drawn cartoon by H.C.H.K (?), 1951 Box 1. Folder 4. Program, Kiwanis Medal for Distinguished Service Award, 1953 Box 1. Folder 5. Biography, "Leunis Van Es, Teacher Public Servant, Pioneer in Animal and Human Disease Relationships" by Marvel Baker, 1964 Box 1. Folder 6. Photographs, Van Es Series 2: CorrespondenceBox 1. Folder 7. Correspondence, American Veterinary Association, 1950-1954 Box 1. Folder 8. Correspondence, on Animal Hygiene and Preventative Veterinary Medicine, 1947-1950 Box 1. Folder 9. Personal correspondence, 1950-1951 Box 1. Folder 10. Personal correspondence, 1952-1953 Series 3: Research and PublicationsBox 1. Folder 11. Research bulletins, 1920-1929 Box 1. Folder 12. Research bulletins, 1930-1939 Box 1. Folder 13. Research bulletins, 1940-1949 Box 1. Folder 14. Research notes and abstracts, 1953-1956 Box 2. Folder 1. "Miscellaneous Papers" L. Van Es, undated Box 2. Folder 2. "Miscellaneous Papers" L. Van Es, volume 1, 1918-1924 Box 2. Folder 3. "Miscellaneous Papers" L. Van Es, volume 2, 1924-1935 Box 3. Folder 1. "Miscellaneous Papers" L. Van Es, volume 3, 1936-1946 Box 3. Folder 2. "Rural Hygiene" L. Van Es, volume 1, 1910-1911 Box 3. Folder 3. "Rural Hygiene" L. Van Es, volume 2, 1912-1916 Box 3. Folder 4. "Veterinary" L. Van Es, volume 1, 1912-1916 Box 3. Folder 5. "Veterinary" L. Van Es, volume 2, 1910-1912 Series 3: Research and PublicationsVolume 1, Newspaper publications scrapbook, 1910-1912, Feb. 1 Volume 2, Newspaper publications scrapbook, 1912, Feb. 25-1914, July 1 Volume 3, Newspaper publications scrapbook, 1914, July 15-1918, July 15 Volume 4, Newspaper publications scrapbook, 1918, Mar. 1-1919
Related Material and Resources: Biographical inforamtion for Leunis Van Es came from curriculum vitae, the Van Es Laboratory dedication program, and the "Leunis Van Es, Teacher Public Servant, Pioneer in Animal and Human Disease Relationships" biography by Marvel Baker (1964). Additional sources included an article titled "Dr. Van Es to Receive Kiwanis Service Award," in the Lincoln Journal Star, November 15, 1953 located in RG 52-01-01 Biographical and Bibliography Records and Leunis Van Es Obituary Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Science, 1956, 20 (11):429.



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