Louis V. Skidmore, Agricultural Economics
Title: Louis V. Skidmore,
Agricultural Economics Papers
Creator: Skidmore, Louis V., 1889-1963
Quantity: 2 boxes (1 linear foot)
Collection Number: RG 08-05-17
Access and Use: For information on access or copyright, please see our guidelines
or email email@example.com.
Historical Records Statement: Please see our statement on historical records and materials.
Preferred Citation: Louis V. Skidmore, Agricultural Economics Papers (RG 08-05-17). Archives &
Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Alternative Format: None
Born in New York City on December 22, 1889, orphan Louis Vallieres Skidmore was
adopted by the Skidmore family in Skidmore, Missouri, around 1900. He was one of the
"orphan children" that were sent by the
Children's Aid Society in New York City to be adopted by farm families in the
Midwest. He married Alberta Elgin Wilcox and had three children, Rosalie M. Skidmore
Wilcox, James E. Rice, and Marguerite Skidmore.
Skidmore received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of
Missouri. He practiced veterinary medicine in Missouri for a short time before
receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State College in 1920. After
receiving his degree, Skidmore accepted a position with the Department of Animal
Pathology at the University of Nebraska (NU) Veterinary School. He taught classes on
animal pathology and hygiene, and researched fowl cholera, bovine disease, and
poultry production. He helped develop a research collection for the NU Department of
Animal Pathology. The collection contained skeletons, organs, and parasites that
were used for exhibition and instructional purposes. Skidmore retired from the
university as professor emeritus in 1958.
Skidmore actively served in a number of organizations and honor societies including
the National Veterinary Association, the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association,
Nebraska National Guard, United States Livestock Sanitary Association, Research
Workers in Animal Diseases in North America, Alpha Gamma Rho, and Sigma Xi. He died
January 9, 1963 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Scope and Content:
The Louis V. Skidmore Papers consists of correspondence, articles, drafts, speeches,
research notes, and photographs relating to Skidmore's work in animal pathology and
parasitology. The bulk of the material consists of Skidmore's published articles and
drafts relating to poultry diseases and parasites, bovine disease, animal hygiene,
fowl cholera, cattle diseases, and lamb entropion.
Skidmore, Louis V., 1889-1963
Bovine leukemia virus
Parasites -- domestic animals
Series 1: Correspondence, 1927-1944
This series consists of Louis Skidmore's correspondence relating to
professional activities and research projects; arranged chronologically.
Series 2: Publications, 1922-1960
This series contains articles authored or co-authored by Louis Skidmore on
parasitology, poultry diseases and parasites, bovine disease, animal
hygiene, fowl cholera, cattle diseases, and lamb entropion, which are
Series 3: Research and Drafts, 1928-1940
Skidmore's drafts of published articles, speeches, research notes and
articles are arranged alphabetically and focused on parasitology, poultry
parasites, swine sanitation, animal hygiene, and bovine disease.
Series 4: Photographs and X-Rays, 1921-1930
Photographs of a Golden Glow flower feeding experiment, a visit to the
Sheleiss farmstead in Wilber, Nebraska, calf surgery, and X-rays of a dog
foot with sarcoma are arranged chronologically.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1927-1944Box 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1927-1944
Series 2: Publications, 1922-1960Box 1. Folder 2. Articles, 1922-1929
Box 1. Folder 3. Articles, 1930-1932
Box 1. Folder 4. Articles, 1933-1939
Box 1. Folder 5. Articles, 1941-1943
Box 1. Folder 6. Articles, 1954-1959
Box 1. Folder 7. Articles, 1960
Series 3: Research and DraftsBox 1. Folder 8. Article drafts
Box 1. Folder 9. Article drafts
Box 2. Folder 1. Newspaper clippings, on research, 1942-undated
Box 2. Folder 2. Research articles, various authors, 1928-1952
Box 2. Folder 3. Research chart, transmissions of leucocytozoon smithi in turkey
Box 2. Folder 4. Research notes, simuliidae of black flies, undated
Box 2. Folder 5. Research notes, undated
Box 2. Folder 6-9. Speeches, research accounts, and notes, 1930-1940s
Series 4: Photographs and X-raysBox 2. Folder 10. Photo, gathering golden glow for feeding experiment, 1921 (?)
Box 2. Folder 11. X-ray, dog foot with sarcoma, 1924
Box 2. Folder 12. Photos and negatives, Schleis Farmstead in Wilber,
Box 2. Folder 13. Photos and negatives, calf surgery, undated
Related Material and Resources: Information for Louis V. Skidmore's biography was taken from his curriculum
vitae, "Dr. L.V. Skidmore" biography from Leo. L.
Lemond's book, A Century of Veterinary Medicine in
Nebraska (1982), and correspondence from Rosalie Skidmore Wilcox located
in RG 52-01-01 Biographical and Bibliography Records.