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Leander F. Williams Collection of the Connecticut Mastitis Control Program

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-0016

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.

Dates

  • undated, 1929-1980

Access

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.

History

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.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Documentation of the establishment and research of the Connecticut Mastitis Control Program at the University of Connecticut.

Custodial History

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.

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Title
Leander F. Williams Collection of the Connecticut Mastitis Control Program
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2014 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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