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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Donald F.
dc.description.abstractThe second story in a series about Cornell's Class of 1939 which was admitted in 1935 during the Depression and was at variance with the traditional land-grant culture and priorities of the era. Interviews with remaining class members provide an insight into one of the great transition periods in veterinary medicine supported by the land-grant mission. The class members were older, more urban, and better educated than the college preferred at the time. It also was a very diverse class, with three women, an African-American man, eight Jewish students, and one Chinese man. Part II describes how the initial employment opportunities for the graduates also challenged the land-grant mission.
dc.publisherCornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
dc.subjectHistory of Veterinary Medicine
dc.subjectCornell University
dc.subjectGreat Depression
dc.subjectLand-Grant University
dc.subjectBeckley, Elizabeth (Gundlach)
dc.subjectO’Connor, Patricia (Halloran)
dc.subjectvon Decken-Luers, Rikki
dc.subjectBell, William Bryan
dc.subjectFagan, Raymond
dc.subjectFerber, Robert
dc.subjectPotter, Lyndon Wainwright
dc.subjectSasmore, Dan
dc.subjectSkelton, Daniel
dc.subjectSunderville, Edwin Joseph
dc.titleChallenging the Land-Grant Mission; Cornell's Class of 1939, Part II

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