Ole H. Viking Stalheim Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Stalheim, Ole H. V.
Ole H. Viking Stalheim papers
Date [inclusive]
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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Ole Stalheim was born on September 23, 1917 in Garretson, South Dakota. He died November 15, 2010 in Ames, Iowa.

Ole Stalheim earned his DVM degree from Texas A & M University (1940). He practiced veterinary medicine in South Dakota for over seventeen years before entering the University of South Dakota to study biology, biochemistry and veterinary science earning a masters degree and later a PhD from the University of Wisconsin (1963).

He accepted a position as a veterinary medical officer for the National Animal Disease Center (USDA) in Ames, Iowa in 1964.

He retired from the USDA and began professorship at Iowa State university where he began writing articles and books about the history of veterinary medicine.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of an early draft and publisher submitted versions of the book "Henrik Joakim Stafseth and public health veterinarians" which was later published in 2005 by the Iowa State University Press.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Immediate Source of Acquisiton

Gift of Ole H. V. Stalheim.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Stafseth, Henrik J., (Henrik Joakim), b.1890


  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Veterinary public health

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Collection Inventory


"Henrik Joakim Stafseth: A Notable Michigan Veterinarian" (Draft) 2000 


"Henrik Joakim Stafseth: A Notable Veterinarian" 2002