Ellis P. Leonard papers, 1951-1991

Collection Number: 24-2-2645

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ellis P. Leonard papers, 1951-1991
Collection Number:
24-2-2645.
Creator:
Leonard, Ellis P.
Quantity:
5.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Subject files, film, photographs and audiotape
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Material relating to Leonard's writings on veterinary medicine and veterinary history as well as photographs, slides, x-rays, and movie films of surgical procedures and of Cornell Veterinary School activities.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ellis Leonard received his DVM degree in 1934 from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Following graduation he worked at Kansas State University and then opened a private practice in New Jersey. In 1948 he returned to Cornell to as director of the Small Animal Clinic and remained in that position until his retirement in 1969.
Dr. Leonard is well known for his small animal work, but he is also recognized for his research and writing about the history of Cornell's veterinary college, the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, and veterinary medicine in general. After his retirement he published three books and and several articles on these topics.
Dr. Leonard died February 7, 1991 at the age of 86.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers include materials relating to Leonard's writings, including many articles as well as his full length works: Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery, A Cornell Heritage, and In the James Law Tradition. There is also teaching material and information gathered about the Cornell DVM Class of 1934. Forms of material include photographs, slides, x-rays, and movie films of surgical procedures and of Cornell Veterinary School activities. Topics include small animal practice, veterinary history, surgery, and artificial insemination.
SUBJECTS

Names:
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Titles:
Fundamentals of small animal surgery
A Cornell heritage : veterinary medicine, 1868-1908
In the James Law tradition, 1908-1948

Subjects:
Veterinary medicine--Study and teaching.
Pet medicine.
Veterinary surgery.
Artificial insemination.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Audio cassettes.
Film (material).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Ellis P. Leonard papers, #24-2-2645. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Writings
Series II. Teaching Material
Series III. Class of 1934 Alumni Material
Series IV. Miscellaneous Audio Visual Material

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
A Cornell Heritage
Box 1
Bound draft
Box 1
Loose draft
ca. 1978
Box 1
Galleys
ca. 1978
Box 1
Illustrations
ca. 1978
Box 1
Source Notes
Box 1
Reader Reports
1978
Subject Files
Box 2
Ladies Auxiliary
Box 2
Catskill Game Farm
Box 2
Soo Medicine
Box 2
New York Broadcasting Program
Box 2
Conferences of the NYSVMS
Box 2
Annual Conferences - Cornell
Box 2
Cornell - Honor Day
Box 2
SCAVMA
Box 2
NY-NJ Convention
Box 2
College History - General Items
Box 2
H.H. Dukes
Box 2
D.W. Baker
Box 2
C.E. Hayden
Box 2
P.P. Levine
Box 2
Sunderville
Box 2
Peter Olafson
Box 2
H.J. Milks
Box 2
H.C. Stephenson
Box 2
Veterinary Medicine in Sports
Box 2
Aquatic Medicine
Box 2
Veterinary History - Vet Calender
Box 2
Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca
Box 2
CVM History - Miscellaneous
Box 2
Veterinary History - Miscellaneous
Box 2
Daniel Salmon
Box 2
CVM Faculty Memorials
Box 2
World War II
Box 2
Interviews with Faculty
Box 2
State Society Presidents
Box 2
Southern Tier Veterinary Medical Association
Box 2
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Box 2
Artificial Insemination
Box 2
Orthopedic Cart
Box 2
Curriculum Committee
Box 2
Commencement - NYSVC
Box 2
Ontario Veterinary College
Box 2
American Veterinary College
Box 2
AVMA
Box 2
New York University
Box 3
Phi Zeta
Box 3
Bureau of Animal Industry
Box 3
Regulatory Medicine (includes meat inspection)(
Box 3
Miscellaneous College History
Box 3
Foot and Mouth Disease
Box 3
Bovine TB
Box 3
Board of Examiners
Box 3
NYU Alumni Association
Box 3
Western New York
Box 3
Central New York
Box 3
Central New York Veterinary Medical Society
Box 3
Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Society
Box 3
Satelites
Box 3
Northern New York
Box 3
Long Island
Box 3
Long Island Veterinary Society
Box 3
Hudson Valley
Box 3
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine
Box 3
Southern Tier Historical Material
Box 3
Faculty - General
Box 3
Faculty - General
Box 3
Honors and Awards
Box 3
Dynasties and Families
Box 3
Military
Box 3
Onandaga County
Box 3
Cayuga County
Box 3
Greene- Ulster County
Box 3
Dutchess-Putnam County
Box 3
Chataqua County
Box 3
Cattaraugus County
Box 3
Oneida County
Box 3
Catskill Mountain
Box 3
Capital District
Box 3
Finger Lakes
Box 3
Westchester County
Box 3
Other Veterinary Organizations
Box 3
Miscellaneous
Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery
Box 4
Bills and Illustrations
Box 4
Illustrations
Box 4
Title, Dedication and Contents
Box 5
Illustrations
Box 6
Illustrations
Box 7
Illustrations
Box 8
Illustrations
Miscellaneous Writings
Box 3
"History of the New York State Veterinary College"
Box 3
Unidentified Bound Draft
Box 4
Miscellaneous Papers - Folder 1 of 6
Box 4
Miscellaneous Papers - Folder 2 of 6
Box 4
Miscellaneous Papers - Folder 3 of 6
Box 4
Miscellaneous Papers - Folder 4 of 6
Box 4
Miscellaneous Papers - Folder 5 of 6
Box 4
Miscellaneous Papers - Folder 6 of 6
Box 4
Kidney Disease
Box 4
"A Backward Look"
Box 4
Canine Disease
Photos - Prints for Publications
Box 1
New York State Veterinary Medical Society
Box 2
Cornell Heritage
Box 2
James Law Tradition
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 4
Veterinary History - VET570 - Student Papers
1966
Box 4
Veterinary History - VET570 - Student Papers
1967
Box 4
Lecture Notes
Box 4
Reunions
Box 4
Photos
Box 4
Films
Box 9
Miscellaneous photos
Box 9
Slides
Box 9
Original recordings of oral history interviews with Faculty

SEPARATED MATERIAL

Original correspondence between Walter Long Williams and Drs. Savage and Pound have been removed and housed with the Williams collection.
Original materials relating to Simon Henry Gage have been rehoused in the Gage Family Papers.