The primary goal of this website is to introduce readers to the richness of the print materials selected by Dr. Jack Rosen as he built the Rosen Veterinary Medicine History Collection, and gifted it to the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. A secondary goal is to set the works from the collection within the historical context of veterinary medicine, because a simple descriptive bibliography is insufficient to tell their story. Practically every category used to describe the works in the Rosen collection has its own body of knowledge, therefore, descriptions are introductory and limited to the boundaries of the collection. Heavily relied upon are the opinions and writings of a number of historians who specialize in the history of veterinary medicine, including human medicine, as well as veterinarians who are also amateur historians.
The Rosen Veterinary Medicine History Collection (Rosen collection) is housed in University Archives & Special Collections in the University Library at the University of Saskatchewan available for in-person perusal and study. All published items in the Rosen collection are described in the University Library's catalogue and searchable with the series name of Rosen Collection of Veterinary Medicine History; unpublished works and artifacts are described in the Jack Rosen fonds.
This website was created by Jill Crawley-Low in 2019.