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Lee Derrer
Photograph Collection, 1931 - 1943 (bulk 1940 - 1941)

UPX 12 D438

.5 Cubic ft.
Prepared by Nicole Topich
May 2012

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Collection donated to the University Archives in May 2012 by C. Sue D. Laughran (2012:022).



The collection is organized into four subject content series: Campus, Farms, Medical Procedure, and Students.  Each series is arranged alphabetically.



Lee Wallace Derrer obtained his degree as a Veterinary Medical Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania in 1943.  While at the University of Pennsylvania, he was the president of his third year veterinary school class and a member of the Alpha Psi fraternity. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Derrer served as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps.  From 1946 until 1974, he practiced veterinary medicine in Mount Carroll, Illinois with his father, Dr. Wallace L. Derrer.  On December 23, 2001, he died at the age of 80 in Orland Park, Illinois.



This collection contains 161 photographs related to the University of Pennsylvania and farms in the Philadelphia area used for veterinary instruction from 1931 to 1943.