Guide to the John Thomas Vaughan Papers, RG 171

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: January 2003

Date Span:

16.0 cubic feet.

Number of Boxes:
1 ˝ document box and 15 record center boxes.

Type of material:
Personal correspondence and records.

Physical condition:
Minor effects of aging.

Arranged into series by subject.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
John Thomas Vaughan was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. In 1955, he graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (presently Auburn University). He added a master's degree in 1963 from API, and in 1968 received Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 1970, Vaughan became head of the Large Animal Hospital at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, but returned to Auburn in 1974 to serve as head of the Department of Large Animal Surgery and Medicine. In 1977, Vaughan was appointed the fifth dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, a position which he held until his retirement in 1995. Vaughan is a former president of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American Association of Equine Practitioners and is former chair of the council of deans of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. He was selected the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinarian of the Year in 1985 and in 1994 received a Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors' Association. He also chaired the Auburn University Core Curriculum Commission from 1985 to 1990.

Scope and Content:
Consists of the personal and professional correspondence and records of John Thomas Vaughan from 1970 to 1997. Includes oral history; drafts and proofs of research articles, chapters of monographs and books; photographs and drawings of equine diseases and surgery; records relating to veterinary programs at Cornell and Auburn University; surveys and reports from the American Association of Equine Practicioners (AAEP); and subject files relating to veterinary science.

Item list:
Accession Number: 98-039
Box 1
Item list:
Accession Number: 98-101
Box 1 Box 2 Box 3 Box 4
Item list:
Accession Number: 99-043
Box 1 Box 2 Box 3 Box 4 Box 5 Box 6 Box 7 Box 8 Box 9 Box 10 Box 11

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