Leander F. Williams Collection of the Connecticut Mastitis Control Program
Scope and Content
Documentation of the establishment and research of the Connecticut Mastitis Control Program at the University of Connecticut under the direction of Leander F. Williams. The reprints cover the years 1929 through 1968. The reprints provide, in chronological order, the discoveries that are the foundation of the knowledge on these 4 animal diseases today. The volumes are: Brucellosis 1929-1954, Mastitis I 1933-1943, Mastitis II 1944-1961, Vibriosis 1941-1963, Mycoplasma 1962-1968 and Miscellaneous 1927-1941.
- Creation: undated, 1929-1980
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
The work on mastitis at the University began under the supervision of Wayne Plastridge, hired as a Bacteriologist at the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station in 1928. Hired as a Microbiologist in 1936, Leander (Lee) Williams, who held the position until his retirement in 1980, worked with Dr. Plastridge. Williams collected the early publications of ground breaking research conducted by the 'Plastridge and Williams' team. Bound into 6 volumes, one book for each specific animal disease researched and one book for miscellaneous papers. According to Williams, their team “established research patterns that others follow". Their research determined methods used to isolate the causative bacteria; and for bovine mastitis they also determined the disease process so that they could then determine how to control the disease. For bovine mastitis they also determined the best way to conduct statewide surveillance programs for the disease. Many of these methods were used on a nationwide basis after their discovery and implementation at the University of Connecticut.
The work of the Connecticut Mastitis Control Program, as well as other activities, is continued by the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.
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Documentation of the establishment and research of the Connecticut Mastitis Control Program at the University of Connecticut.
The materials, collected and/or produced by Leander F. Williams were given to Lynn Hinkley after Dr. Williams' retirement.
Provenance and Acquisition
The materials were transferred to the University Archives in February 2014 by Lynn Hinckley, Microbiologist for the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science for the last 35 years.
- Leander F. Williams Collection of the Connecticut Mastitis Control Program
- Archives & Special Collections staff
- 2014 February
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