North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Turtle Rescue Team Records 1996-2021

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Creator
North Carolina State University. College of Veterinary Medicine. Turtle Rescue Team
Size
59.1 linear feet (63 archival boxes, 16 cartons, 2 oversize flat boxes, 1 archival legal box); 2.9 megabytes
Call number
UA 021.517

The North Carolina State University, Turtle Rescue Team Records include medical records or files on individual cases of injured or sick turtles that were treated by the team. The files include information on the presenting problem, the treatment given, and how the turtle responded to treatment. The collection also includes dataset spreadsheets with information compiled from the medical records for the years 1996 to 2012. Materials in the collection range in date from 1996 to 2021.

The Turtle Rescue Team is part of the Wildlife, Avian, Aquatic, and Zoological Medicine student organization that is dedicated to promoting interest and education about exotic animals such as birds, fish, and turtles. This club benefits students interested in various career paths including: exotic animal private practice, wildlife rehabilitation/management, aquatic animal medicine, and zoo practice. The Turtle Rescue Team provides medical, surgical and husbandry services free of charge in the hope of releasing rehabilitated turtles back into the wild.

Biographical/historical note

Based in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Turtle Rescue Team is part of the Wildlife, Avian, Aquatic, and Zoological Medicine student organization that is dedicated to promoting interest and education about exotic animals such as birds, fish, and turtles. This club benefits students interested in various career paths including: exotic animal private practice, wildlife rehabilitation/management, aquatic animal medicine, and zoo practice.

The Turtle Rescue Team provides medical, surgical and husbandry services free of charge in the hope of releasing rehabilitated turtles back into the wild. The club also participates in outreach programs to educate the public on the importance of conserving wildlife and ecosystems. The team began in 1997 and has become a well-structured organization. Each year, it admits between 100-200 turtles for treatment. For more information, please consult the Turtle Rescue Team Turtle Rescue Team website.

Scope/content

The North Carolina State University, Turtle Rescue Team Records include medical records or files on individual cases of injured or sick turtles that were treated by the team. The files include information on the presenting problem, the treatment given, and how the turtle responded to treatment. The collection also includes dataset spreadsheets with information compiled from the medical records for the years 1996 to 2012. Materials in the collection range in date from 1996 to 2016.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in three series: Medical Records, Digital Files, and General records. Upon request, researchers may access dataset spreadsheets with more details including exact dates of treatment, addresses where the turtles were found, and whether the turtle were released into the wild or died.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Turtle Rescue Team Records, UA 021.517, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Alternative form available

The Turtle Rescue Team has digitized records for 2005-2018. These are not a part of the collection.

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Wildlife, Avian, Aquatic, and Zoological Medicine, Turtle Rescue Team.

Processing information

Processed by: Cathy Dorin-Black, 2014 March; Finding aid written by: Cathy Dorin-Black, 2014 March; Digital materials processed by Todd Kosmerick, 2016 September; Finding aid updated by Shima Hosseininasab, 2022 July

Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

The collection is organized into four principal series:

Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Turtle Rescue Team Records, UA 021.517, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.