Guide to the International Northwest Conference on Diseases of Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM) Records and Proceedings 1946-1986
Cage 109

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
International Northwest Conference on Diseases of Nature Communicable to Man
Title
International Northwest Conference on Diseases of Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM) Records and Proceedings
ID
Cage 109
Date [inclusive]
1946-1986
Extent
8.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
3.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, business records, and draft proceedings chiefly concerning annual conferences of scientists, researchers and epidemiologists who study diseases transmitted by insects, rodents, and so on, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Correspondents include Cornelius B. Philip, Ralph R. Parker, and William Jellison.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 109, International Northwest Conference on Diseases of Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM) Records and Proceedings. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The International Northwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM) began, in 1946, as a child of the International Great Plains Entomological Conference (IGPEC). The two organizations held consecutive meetings in 1947, in Hamilton, Montana. From 1948, the INCDNCM has held an annual meeting, each summer to bring together scientists from the western United States and Canada to discuss informally current research in the field of diseases in nature communicable to man. Examples of topics include tularemia, tick-borne viruses, various fevers, and the plague.

Membership included researchers from U.S. Public Health Service installations, state or provincial public health agencies, and state or provincial colleges and universities. Officers of the INCDNCM originally only numbered two, a president and a secretary. By 1951, after the organization showed so much growth in membership that a vice-presidential office was added. Traditionally, the secretary elected for the upcoming year was associated with the agency hosting the next year's meeting.

The annual conference, according to the INCDNCM's constitution, is held during the late summer. Because the organization includes members from north and south of the 49th parallel, every third year it meets in western Canada (Saskatchewan, or British Columbia).

A number of founders and early supporters of INCDNCM have been named honorary members. One of these, Ralph R. Parker, an energetic director of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory, a U.S. Public Health Service research facility in Hamilton, Montana, was a charter member of the organization. He died suddenly in 1949. Beginning at the 1951 meeting, the conference included the "R. R. Parker Memorial Address," on a topic of general interest, for the members, in disease and to "perpetuate the memory of a leading worker in the field of interest of this organization." (source: INCDNCM Constitution, Article VI)

Yearly, the organization issues proceedings of the annual meeting. These are made available to attendees and are for sale to research libraries. Typically a transcription of a participant's paper, or a submitted written version, and a script of subsequent discussion of the the topic are part of the proceeding. In later years, only abstracts of of papers were included. Minutes of the annual business meeting, held sometime during each conference, and a printed version of the R. R. Parker Memorial Address were also part of each proceeding.

In the mid-1950s, requests for copies of INCDNCM proceedings from the previous half decade, prompted the organization to create the office of Custodian of the Proceedings, or Custodian of Back Issues. William L. Jellison, a Ph.D. parasitologist with the Rocky Mountain Laboratory from 1929 to 1960, took on this office and continued to serve loyally through the mid-1980s.

Doctor Jellison also assembled a collection of materials on tick fever research at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory, in Hamilton, Montana, from the early 1900s to the 1970s. This also includes a gallery of photographs of INCDNCM Honorary Members and accompanying award certificates. Jellison had housed his artifacts in the Ricketts Memorial Museum, a building three miles northwest of Hamilton, that originally served as the Canyon Creek Schoolhouse. Later, it housed a Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever research station, predecessor to the Rocky Mountain Laboratory. Jellison moved his tick fever research collections and INCDNCM memorabilia, in the late 1970s, to the Ravalli County Museum, located in the Old Courthouse, in Hamilton.

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Arrangement note

The records of the INCDNCM, are arranged in three major series: correspondence files, miscellaneous files, and annual proceedings. The first series is subdivided each year by general correspondence and that pertaining to orders for copies of the proceedings. Occasionally, an additional folder of letters or other documents pertaining to organizing a year's meeting is included. if particular interest is the large number of lengthy letters by Cornelius B. Philip, Medical Epidemiologist, at RML, in Hamilton, R. R. Parker, Director of RML, and others; focusing on the initial push to create a solid organization for the INCDNCM. The correspondence pertaining to proceedings includes a number of letters by William L. Jellison, Custodian of Back Issues, about requests for copies of past proceedings. Also found there are order invoices, checking account records, and financial statements.

The second series, subject files and miscellaneous papers is loosely alphabetized. It includes abstracts or complete written versions of papers presented at annual meetings, press releases, obituaries, and meeting programs. The third series is an incomplete run of proceedings of the INCDNCM annual meetings. Volumes for some years are missing, but for others there are reprints. In two instances, the collection contains both original and reprinted of the annual proceedings.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1992

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records of International Northwest Conference on Diseases of Nature Communicable to Man were transferred the Washington State University Libraries by the organization, through Charles Drake of Pullman, WA. The INCDNCM Papers have been assembled from two separate accessions, MS 85-42 and MS 86-39. The first included correspondence files and copies of the organization's annual proceedings, from 1946 to 1986. The second included financial records from the INCDNCM's annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1985.

Processing Information note

Robert W. Hadlow processed the INCDNCM Papers in October and November 1992.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM) Records (MS.1993.14, MS.1994.48, MS.2009.22).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • International Northwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man --Archives
  • International Northwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man--Records and correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Jellison, William L. (William Livingston), 1906-
  • Parker, Ralph Robinson, 1888-
  • Philip, Cornelius B. (Cornelius Becker), 1900-

Subject(s)

  • Communicable diseases--Congresses
  • Diseases -- Transmission--Congresses
  • Science

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1946 

1 1

Correspondence 1947 

1 2

Correspondence 1948 

1 3

Correspondence, Part A 1949 

1 4

Correspondence, Part B 1949 

1 5

Correspondence 1950 

1 6

Correspondence 1951 

1 7

Correspondence 1952 

1 8

Correspondence 1953 

1 9

Correspondence 1954 

1 10

Correspondence 1955 

1 11

Correspondence 1956 

1 12

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1957 

1 13

Correspondence 1958 

1 14

Correspondence (Annual Meeting Expenses) 1958 

1 15

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1958 

1 16

Correspondence 1959 

1 17

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1959 

1 18

Correspondence 1960 

1 19

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1960 

1 20

Correspondence 1961 

2 21

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1961 

2 22

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1962 

2 23

Correspondence 1963 

2 24

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1963 

2 25

Correspondence 1964 

2 26

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1964 

2 27

Correspondence, Part A 1965 

2 28

Correspondence, Part B 1965 

2 29

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1965 

2 30

Correspondence 1966 

2 31

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1966 

2 32

Correspondence 1967 

2 33

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1967 

2 34

Correspondence 1968 

3 35

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1968 

3 36

Correspondence 1969 

3 37

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1969 

3 38

Correspondence 1970 

3 39

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1970 

3 40

Correspondence 1971 

3 41

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1971 

3 42

Correspondence 1972 

3 43

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1972 

3 44

Correspondence 1973 

3 45

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1973 

3 46

Correspondence 1977 

3 47

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1977 

3 48

Correspondence 1978 

3 49

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1978 

3 50

Correspondence 1979 

4 51

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1979 

4 52

Correspondence 1980 

4 53

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1980 

4 54

Correspondence 1981 

4 55

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1981 

4 56

Correspondence 1982 

4 57

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1982 

4 58

Correspondence 1983 

4 59

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1983 

4 60

Correspondence 1984 

4 61

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1984 

4 62

Correspondence 1985 

4 63

Correspondence (Annual Meeting) 1985 

4 64

Correspondence (Proceedings) 1985 

4 65

Correspondence 1986 

4 66

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Series 2: Subject Files and Miscellaneous Topics 

Box Folder

"Botulism Reference Service for Canada," 1971 

5 67

Collins, Richard N., "Summary of Salmonella Surveillance 1964," for INCDNCM meeting 1965 

5 68

Gordon Davis Collection of Pictures of Famous Scientists 1977 

5 69

Eklund, Carl M., Death of, "Memorial Tribute," by William J. Hadlow, D.V.M., Rocky Mtn. Lab 1977 

5 70

Emmons, Richard W., Poem, "Song for a Scientist" 1978 

5 71

"Epidemiological Apsects of Some of the Zoonoses," Public Health Service, Atlanta, GA 1965 

5 72

Goodwin, Melvin H., "Ecological Considerations of Enteric Diseases of Man," 1959 

5 73

Holmes, Monroe, Death of 1978 

5 74

Honeij, James A. and Ralph R. Parker, "Leprosy: Flies in Relation to the Transmission of Disease," reprint 1914 

5 75

Honorary Life Membership Certificates and related papers 

5 76

Invoice Master, Custodian of Back Issues 

5 77

Jellison, William L., Abstract of "Bots in Montana Mammals," 1978 

5 78

Jellison, William L., "Adiaspiromycosis," manuscript 

5 79

Jellison, William L., and History of Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana 

5 80

Keeping, E. Silver, honorary member 1973 

5 81

Lackman, David B., "Notes for Opening Discussion on Psittacosis," meeting 1955 

5 82

Letterhead Stationery with Rabbit and Tick drawings by Gretchen Jellison 

5 83

Levin, William, Death of 1978 

5 84

Philip, Cornelius B., Correspondence on 25th Anniversary of INCDNCM 

5 85

Photographs 

5 86

Press release of Glen Kohls presidency, INCDNCM 1965-66 

5 87

"Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting, August 26-27-28, 1959," Pullman, WA, manuscript 1959 

5 88

"Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting, August 22-25, 1982," Bend, OR, manuscript 1982 

5 89

Programs, Annual Meetings [incomplete] 1947-1990 

5 90

"Report on the 'First' International Conference on Diseases of Animals Transmittable to Man by Arthropods," [reprinted manuscript] 1946 

5 91

"[Statement of Purpose] of INCDNCM" 1946 

5 92

Steele, James H., reprints of articles 1973 

5 93

Taylor, R. M., "The Arthropod-Borne Virus Catalogue," 1965 meeting 1965 

5 94

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Series 3: Proceedings 

Box

"Report on the 'First' International Conference on Diseases of Animals Transmittable to Man by Arthropods," Waterton Lakes, Alberta, Canada 1946 

6

"Report on the 'First' International Conference on Diseases of Animals Transmittable to Man by Arthropods," Reprint 1946 

6

Proc. of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana 1947 

6

Proc. of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Lab., Hamilton, Montana, reprint 1947 

6

Proc. of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Dept. of Agriculture, Kamloops, BC, Canada 1948 

6

Proc. of the 4th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Dept. of Pub. Health, Berkeley, CA, reprint 1949 

6

Proc. of the 5th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Dept. of Pub. Health, Seattle, WA 1950 

6

Proc. of the 7th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Dept. of Pub. Health, Denver, CO, rep. 1978 1952 

6

Proc. of the 13th Annual Report of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana 1958 

6

Proc. of the 14th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1959 

6

Proc. of the 18th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM Dept. of Agriculture, Kamloops, BC, Canada 1963 

6

Proc. of the 20th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, North Idaho Junior College, Couer d'Alene, ID 1965 

7

Proc. of the 21st Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada 1966 

7

Proc. of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana 1968 

7

Proc. of the 24th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 1969 

7

Proc. of the 25th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1970 

7

Proc. of the 26th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 1971 

7

Proc. of the 27th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ.of Calgary (host), Banff, Alberta, Canada 1972 

7

Proc. of the 28th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Southern Oregon College, Ashland, OR 1973 

7

Proc. of the 29th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Dept. of H and W, U of I, BSU, Boise, ID 1974 

7

Proc. of the 30th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada 1975 

7

Proc. of the 31st Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Div. of Health, U. of Utah, Salt Lake City 1976 

7

Proc. of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Lab (host), Yellow Bay, Montana 1977 

7

Proc. of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 1978 

8

Proc. of the 34th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, WSU and St. Dept. of Soc. and Health Services (hosts), Port Townsend, WA 1979 

8

Proc. of the 36th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1981 

8

Proc. of the 37th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Multnomah Co. Health Dept. and Wa. St. Dept of Soc. and Health Services (hosts), Bend, OR 1982 

8

Proc. of the 38th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare (host), Camp Lutherhaven, Couer d'Alene, ID 1983 

8

Proc. of the 40th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 1985 

8

Proc. of the 41st Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 1986 

8

Proc. of the 44th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1989 

8

Proc. of the 46th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA 1991 

8

Author Index, Proceedings of the INCDNCM, 1st to 18th, 1946-1963, by Thora Loftsgaard 1964 

8

Subject Index, Proceedings of the INCDNCM, 11th to 18th, 1956-1963, by Thora Loftsgaard 1964 

8

Subject Index, Proceedings of the INCDNCM, 19th to 30th, 1964-1975, by William L. Jellison 1975 

8

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