Guide to the C. B. Harston Papers 1939-1974
Cage 347

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Harston, C. B.
Title
C. B. Harston Papers
ID
Cage 347
Date [inclusive]
1939-1974
Extent
1600.0 items.
General Physical Description note
4 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, financial records, reports, minutes, research data, photographs and other papers concerning soil analysis and conversion methods. Included are records of a Tennessee Valley Authority-Washington State University cooperative fertilizer project, 1939-1964; and material on the Whitman County Solid Waste Disposal Subcommittee, 1969-1974.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 347, C. B. Harston Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

C. B. Harston was born in 1911 at Cowley, Wyoming. In 1938 he received his B.S. from Brigham Young University, and from the University of Missouri he received his M.A. in 1939 and Ph.D. in 1943.

Dr. Harston's career with Washington State University began in 1943 but was interrupted during World War II by military service. In 1964 he undertook a two-year term in West Pakistan as Professor and Advisor of Soil Sciences in a WSU/AID Exchange Program. Dr. Harston retired as Extension Soils and Water Conservationist with Washington State University in 1977.

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Arrangement note

Comprising five series, the papers of C. B. Harston reflect his activities as a soil and water specialist. The first series documents the Tennessee Valley Authority/Washington State University fertilizer research project (1939-1964), with Dr. Harston's role as the university's Western Washington Extension Agent commencing in 1943. (1) Correspondence, (2) financial records, (3) transportation receipts, (4) participant data, (5) project plans, and (6) reports and records fall naturally into six subseries, while the seventh subseries is a composite of project related papers including materials on the history of the project.

The second series was accumulated during Dr. Harston's chairmanship of the Solid Waste Subcommittee of the Whitman County Planning Council. Dating 1969 through 1974, this series contains research materials, council and committee minutes, correspondence, and proposed standards.

Although a few pieces of correspondence and conference papers are included, most of the third series consists of soil analyses, conservation materials, and slides depicting soil erosion. Correspondence, memoranda, and agendas attesting to Dr. Harston's leadership roles in Resource Management Youth Camps (1967-1973) at Cornet Bay, Washington and at the Cispus Environmental Center (1973-1975) at Randle, Washington make up the fourth series. The fifth series contains published and unpublished materials concerning preservation of Washington's natural resources in addition to detailing Dr. Harston's personal interaction with the Silver Lake (Cowlitz County) Eutrophication Task Force, 1973-1974.

In each series or subseries the folders are arranged chronologically, while within the individual folders the original order of the materials has been retained.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1973

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

The papers of C. B. Harston were deposited in the Washington State University Libraries in May and June 1977 (UA 77-11).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Whitman County Solid Waste Disposal Subcommittee

Personal Name(s)

  • Harston, C. B., 1911- --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Fertilizers -- Research
  • Manures -- Research
  • Refuse and refuse disposal--Washington (State)--Whitman County
  • Soils -- Research
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Tennessee Valley Authority / Washington State University Cooperative Fertilizer Project 1939-1964 

Correspondence: 

Box Folder

 1951   6.0 items.

1 1

 1952-1956   44.0 items.

1 2

 January-July 1953   4.0 items.

1 3

 July-December 1953   4.0 items.

1 4

 January-July 1954   1.0 item.

1 5

 July-December 1954   3.0 items.

1 6

 January-July 1955   4.0 items.

1 7

 July-December 1955   2.0 items.

1 8

 July-December 1962   2.0 items.

1 9

 1962-1963   44.0 items.

1 10

 1962-1964   9.0 items.

1 11

 1963-1964   17.0 items.

1 12

Finances: 

Box Folder

 1942   6.0 items.

2 13

 1942-1950   18.0 items.

2 14

 1945   2.0 items.

2 15

 1946   5.0 items.

2 16

 1947   10.0 items.

2 17

 1948   5.0 items.

2 18

 1948-1949   2.0 items.

2 19

 1950   13.0 items.

2 20

 1951   4.0 items.

2 21

 1952   6.0 items.

2 22

 1953   5.0 items.

2 23

 1953-1954   2.0 items.

2 24

 1954-1955   2.0 items.

2 25

 1960-1961   1.0 item.

2 26

 1962-1967   37.0 items.

2 27

Transportation: 

Box Folder

 1954   25.0 items.

3 28

 1955   20.0 items.

3 29

 1956   9.0 items.

3 30

 1958   11.0 items.

3 31

 1958   15.0 items.

3 32

 1959   25.0 items.

3 33

 1960   39.0 items.

3 34

 1963   8.0 items.

3 35

Participants: 

Box Folder

Grays Harbor--J. Robert Firend 1959   5.0 items.

3 36

Grays Harbor--Royal P. Schweitzer 1959   4.0 items.

3 37

King--Howard Hoffman 1959   3.0 items.

3 38

King--W. O. Harthill 1959   7.0 items.

3 39

Lewis--Harley Wolfe 1959   4.0 items.

3 40

Lewis--R. P. Dalstrom 1959   4.0 items.

3 41

Mason--Harry Craig 1959   6.0 items.

3 42

Thurston--Cecil R. Palmer 1959   9.0 items.

3 43

Skagit--Wendell Leander 1959   3.0 items.

3 44

Snohomish--Ivan Windsheimer undated   2.0 items.

3 45

Project Plans: 

Box Folder

 1940-1955   8.0 items.

3 46

 1953   2.0 items.

3 47

 1954   1.0 item.

3 48

 1955   4.0 items.

3 49

 1959   1.0 item.

3 50

Reports: 

Box Folder

Annual Reports 1940-1941   2.0 items.

4 51

Cooperators' Records 1944-1956   11.0 items.

4 52

Annual Reports 1952-1956   4.0 items.

4 53

Cooperators' Records 1960-1963   4.0 items.

4 54

Records and Reports 1962-1963   21.0 items.

4 55

Other Records: 

Box Folder

Wheeting, L. C. 1941-1942   3.0 items.

4 56

Programs, Minutes, Reports 1952-1963   7.0 items.

4 57

Minutes of Supervisors Conference 1954   1.0 item.

4 58

Project Agreement 1961   1.0 item.

4 59

Farm Record Summary undated   1.0 item.

4 60

Western Washington, photos 1939   8.0 items.

5 61

Cooperative Project History 1939-1948   1.0 item.

5 62

Publications 1944-1964   6.0 items.

5 63

Columbia Basin Authority Proposal 1945   7.0 items.

5 64

Soil Testing Handbook 1959   2.0 items.

5 65

Guide for Cooperators 1963   4.0 items.

5 66

Garfield Utah Fertilizer Plant, photos undated   8.0 items.

5 67

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Series 2: Solid Waste Disposal 1969-1974 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1969-1973   68.0 items.

5 68

Conferences 1969-1973   14.0 items.

5 69

Solid Waste Subcommittee 1970-1973   40.0 items.

5 70

Solid Waste Conference 1971   7.0 items.

5 71

Solid Waste Inventory, Whitman Co. 1971   1.0 item.

5 72

Solid Waste Standards for Washington 1971   1.0 item.

5 73

Solid Waste Subcommittee 1971-1974   45.0 items.

5 74

Whitman County Regional Planning Council 1971-1974   32.0 items.

5 75

Standards, Land Site Form 1972-1974   4.0 items.

5 76

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Series 3: Soil Conservation 1939-1973 

Box Folder

Soil Composition 1932-1957   56.0 items.

6 77

Soil Conservation Districts 1939-1952   8.0 items.

6 78

Calcium 1941-1947   13.0 items.

6 79

Soil Fertilizers 1942-1958   18.0 items.

6 80

Bray (Roger H.) Publications 1944-1948   6.0 items.

6 81

Soil Erosion 1956   3.0 items.

6 82

Oregon-Washington Soils Conference 1960   35.0 items.

6 83

Sedimentation 1972-1973   2.0 items.

6 84

Erosion slides 1958-1976   669.0 items.

7 85-89

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Series 4: Outdoor Youth Camps 1967-1975 

Box Folder

Resources Management Camp 1967-1968   2.0 items.

8 90

Resources Management Camp 1969   32.0 items.

8 91

Resources Management Camp 1970   5.0 items.

8 92

Resources Management Camp 1971   14.0 items.

8 93

Environmental Improvement Lab 1971-1972   8.0 items.

8 94

Natural Resources Camp 1971-1973   3.0 items.

8 95

Cispus Environmental Center 1973   15.0 items.

8 96

Cispus Environmental Center 1974-1975   14.0 items.

8 97

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Series 5: Water Quality and Resources 1966-1974 

Box Folder

Washington Resource Council 1966   3.0 items.

8 98

Clippings and Publications 1969-1971   16.0 items.

8 99

Environmental Topics 1969-1971   18.0 items.

8 100

Water Quality 1973   6.0 items.

8 101

Silver Lake Task Force 1973-1974   31.0 items.

8 102

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