Guide to the James Cook Mt. St. Helens Research Project Papers 1980-1984
Cage 686

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Cook, James
Title
Mt. St. Helens Research Project Papers
ID
Cage 686
Date [inclusive]
1980-1984
Extent
2.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
1 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
The papers consist of notes, background material, and drafts of Cook's reports and papers on insects and volcanic ash following the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 686, Mt. St. Helens Research Project Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

James Cook was an entomologist employed by Washington State University. Beginning in 1980 he undertook investigation of effect of deposits of volcanic ash on insects. His project was one of several investigations at Washington State University following the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in May of 1980 and related deposition of volcanic ash over a broad band across Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Investigation basically disclosed that volcanic ash was inert and non-toxic in its effect on insects, but it did block respiration in some species and resulted in the death of bees and similar species of insects.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers consist of notes, background material, and drafts of Cook's reports and papers on insects and volcanic ash following the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged in the informal subject-file system used by Mr. Cook.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2003

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

Volcanic ash project files of James Cook were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1989 by George Stallings of the United State Agricultural Research Service on behalf of Mr. Cook.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)--Eruptions

Personal Name(s)

  • Cook, R. James, 1937---Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural ecology
  • Agriculture
  • Insects--Effect of volcanic eruptions on
  • Insects--Environmental conditions
  • Science
  • Volcanic ash, tuff, etc.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Personal notes undated. 

1 1

Ash effect undated 

1 2

Survey on honeybees in Moses Lake, Warden area July 20 1980. 

1 3

Notes, regarding "Bugs Aug 11 1980. 

1 4

Department of Entomology, regarding "bees July 24 1980. 

1 5

Mount St. Helens, technical information network May 30 1980. 

1 6

Department of Entomology, proposal endorsement May 27 1980. 

1 7

American Bee Journal July 1980. 

1 8

Zoology NJIS, Ash from Mount St Helens, effect on insects undated 

1 9

Pictures of the effect of ash on the plants undated. 

1 10

Wheat life, regarding Grasshoppers, Vol. 235. May 1980. 

1 11

WSU' s abstracts from conference on aftermath of Mount St Helens undated 

1 12

Cook's photos of ash layers on wheat fields undated 

1 13

Ash and its effect on wheat undated 

1 14

Cook's definitions of CRC press request undated 

1 15

Volcanic ash and agriculture, science papers undated 

1 16

Articles about the ash, wheat undated 

1 17

Ash and equipment, notes undated 

1 18

Mineralogy and nature of the ash, notes undated 

1 19

Ash and plants, notes undated 

1 20

Literature on ash 1980 

2 21

Paper on influence of volcanic ash on agriculture, soil surface and plants, paper, drafts, notes, correspondence, resources ca 1980. 

2 22

Melanderia, Washington State Entomology Society, journal, Vol. 3. (Includes article on insects and ash). 1981 

2 23

Map of Washington State, Vegetation zones undated 

2 24