Papers of William V. Lumb
Scope and Contents
The Papers of William V. Lumb consists of documents dated 1936 to 2014, with the bulk falling from 1969 to 1982. Materials include professional and personal correspondence, historical information on the surgical laboratory at CSU, slides and photographs of faculty and surgical techniques, and publication by both Lumb and other members of the laboratory. The correspondence files stated that they were "combed," so these may have been weeded before being donated to the Archive.
- Creation: 1936-2014
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1969-1982
- Lumb, William V. (Person)
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Restrictions on Use
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William Lumb was a professor and director of the surgical laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science at Colorado State University (CSU). He is a noted leader in the fields of veterinary anesthesiology and spinal surgery.
William V. Lumb was born November 26, 1921, in Sioux City, Iowa. He earned his DMV from Kansas State University (1943), his M.S. from Texas A&M University (1953), and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1957). He married Lilly I. Carlson on June 25, 1949, and had one son, John William, born on June 14, 1955.
Lumb was a member of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, 1943-1946, and a U.S. Army and Air Force Reservist, 1946-1964, earning the rank of Major. He was an assistant and associate professor, Department of Surgery and Medicine, Texas A&M University (1949-1952), associate professor, Department of Clinics and Surgery, Colorado State University (1954-1958), and associate professor, Department of Surgery and Medicine, Michigan State University (1958-1960). He returned to CSU in 1960 as associate professor, Department of Medicine, and was promoted to professor and director of the surgical laboratory, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in 1963. Lumb's research focused on veterinary surgery, anesthesiology, atherosclerosis, and spinal injury. His work in these areas led him to be a founding diplomate for the American College of Veterinary Clinicians, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology, and he holds two patents on a spinal prosthesis. He has also served as a consultant to the American Humane Association, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the University of Kenya, and the Ministry of Agriculture in Libya.
Lumb has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians, Northern Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Phi Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta, Sigma Xi, and the Association of Veterinary Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. He has been awarded the Southwestern Veterinarian Faculty Award (1951), the Gaines Award (1965), the Distinguished Service Award - Manhattan High School (1979), the Ralston-Purina Small Animal Research Award in Surgery and Anesthesiology (1980), Colorado Veterinarian of the Year (1981), the Distinguished Service Award in Veterinary Medicine - Kansas State University (1982), the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists Service Award (1982), and the Jacob Markowitz Award from the Academy of Surgical Research (1987). William Lumb retired as professor emeritus from Colorado State University in 1982.
3 linear feet (2 record cartons)
Language of Materials
William V. Lumb was a professor and director of the surgical laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science at Colorado State University (CSU). The collection contains written histories of the surgical laboratory, correspondence, and photographs.
The collection consists of 1 series in 2 record cartons:
Series 1: Papers, 1936-2014 and undated
The Papers of William V. Lumb was donated by William Lumb in 1993 and June 2014.
Processing was completed in September 2015. Materials donated in 2014 were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. All but one folder of material concerning Surgical-Metabolic Laboratory construction from the 1993 donation was discarded.
- Lumb, William V. (Person)
- Colorado State University. College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (Organization)
- Guide to the Papers of William V. Lumb
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Karen Spilman, revised by Clarissa J. Trapp
- Copyright 2015
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- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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