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Benjamin Sherwood Pomeroy papers

Identifier: 2002-13

Scope and Content

The collection contains papers relating to Pomeroy's research, professional activities, and his academic career. Included are search committee files; files relating to conventions, symposia, and committees; grants; and other faculty activities.


  • 1957-1992


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Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


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Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Sherwood Pomeroy (1911-2004)

Benjamin Sherwood Pomeroy was born in 1911 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned a M.S. degree from Cornell University and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Iowa State University. He started his career at the University of Minnesota as a veterinary diagnostician in the Extension Division in 1934 where he became interested in avian diseases. He became a professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Public Health, and served as assistant dean and acting dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. His research on the prevention of diseases in turkeys helped make Minnesota one of the nation's top turkey growers and gave Pomeroy the nickname "Mr. Turkey." He retired from the University in 1981 and died in 2004.


34 boxes (51 linear feet)


The collection contains professional papers of Professor Benjamin Sherwood Pomeroy, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

College of Veterinary Medicine papers

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Benjamin Sherwood Pomeroy Papers, 1957-1992
Leslie Czechowski
February 2005
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