Preliminary Guide to the Maurice James papers
MSSM.008

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
James, Maurice Theodore, 1905-
Title
Maurice James papers
ID
MSSM.008
Date [inclusive]
1940s-1970s
Extent
11.5 Linear feet 12 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use- MS.1982.45: 2-5-9-3; MS.1983.04: 2-14-10-2)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English, French, and German.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Maurice Theodore James (1905-1982) was a Professor in the Department of Entomology at Washington State University from the 1940s to the 1970s. Dr. James received his Bachelor's of Science, Master's of Science, and PhD from the University in 1932, 1934, and 1938 respectively. In 1974, the Northwest Scientific Association awarded Dr. James the Outstanding Scientist Award. In honor of Dr. James work at WSU, the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building at WSU houses the Maurice T. James Entomological Collection, which contains over 1.25 million specimens of insects and related arthropods.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains papers and research materials of Dr. Maurice Theodore James (1905-1982), a Professor in the Department of Entomology at Washington State University. The collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, minutes, reports, memoranda, speeches/writings, personal papers, and research material, with dates ranging from the 1940s to the 1970s. These materials pertain to James's research on insects such as the "Fox Maggot" (Wohlfahrtia Opaca), Dyscritomyia, Stratiomyidae, blowflies, Sargus Ptecticus, Chiromyza, Nemotelus chilensic, and include graphs, notes, photographs, copies of articles, drawings, and reports. The collection also contains correspondence with other universities, the United States Department of Agriculture, research stations, and museums, in addition to grant applications and documents, a manuscript for "Flies that cause Myiasis in Man," and diplomas and other certificates.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It consists of multiple accessions received between 1982 and 1983: MS.1982.45, MS.1983.04. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

Most materials in this collection are open and available for research use, but some documents (such as the grade-books) may be restricted. Please contact repository for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Mrs. Maurice James and the Department of Entomology to Washington State University Libraries in 1982 and 1983. This is an unprocessed collection with multiple accessions.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • James, Maurice Theodore, 1905-

Subject(s)

  • Entomology

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