Guide to the Charles Winslow McNeil Papers 1942-1958
Cage 327

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
McNeil, Charles Winslow
Charles Winslow McNeil Papers
Cage 327
Date [inclusive]
1200.0 items.
General Physical Description note
2 linear feet of shelf space.
Notes, drafts, maps and photographs regarding zoological investigations among migratory water fowl and parasites in the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. The photographs additionally document the general effect of the introduction of large scale irrigation in central Washington in the early 1950s.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 327, Charles Winslow McNeil Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Charles Winslow McNeil (b. 1916) received the Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Michigan in 1942 and joined the faculty of Washington State University a few years later. His principle research interests, as indicated by his papers, were with migratory waterfowl, parasites, and the zoological effects of the introduction of massive irrigation in central Washington.

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Scope and Contents note

McNeil's papers consist of drafts of his doctoral disseration and certain articles, and of photographs and maps relative to his investigation of the early years o£ the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project.

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Arrangement note

Papers are arranged according to subject, while the approximately 1075 photographs were retained in their original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1977
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Charles W. McNeil (b. 1916) Professor of Botany at Washington State University, were donated to the Washington State University Library by Mr. McNeil in 1976 and 1977.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Zoologists--Washington (State)--Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • McNeil, Charles Winslow, 1916- --Archives


  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation -- Columbia River Basin
  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Writings. 

Scope and Contents note

Typescript drafts and notes relative to preparation of doctoral dissertation and other research.

Box Folder

Pathology and Embryology of the Giant Kidney Worm, Dioctophyma renale. Ph.D. Dissertation 1942   1.0 item.

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Waterfowl survey of Eastern Washington, with notes 1947   10.0 items.

1 2

Mortality of Canada Geese, with notes 1949-54   10.0 items.

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Series 2: Investigation of Columbia Irrigation Project. 

Scope and Contents note

Maps and photographs relative to a National Science Foundation research project concerning zoological phenomena within irrigation canals in central Washington.

Box Folder

Block Maps 1950-1955   50.0 items.

Scope and Contents note

7x11 inch maps of the various territorial divisions of the Columbia Basin Irrigation project

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Scope and Contents note

2x2 inch mounted color transparencies, original labels attached.


Drumheller, MarDon, Crab Creek, Blocks 1 & 2, and PEC areas, snail test tanks, members of research party 1955-1957   260.0 items.


Blocks 70, 71, 41 and Upper Crab Creek Areas 1955-1956   265.0 items.


Blocks 73 and 42 1955-1956   215.0 items.


Blocks 14, 15 and 43 1955-1957   90.0 items.


Blocks 76, 78 and 44 1955-1957   110.0 items.


Blocks 45, 87, 86 and Royal Slope areas 1955-1958   225.0 items.


Maps of overall Columbia Basin Project area, and of individual blocks; aerial photographs of several regions within the Project area 1950-1958   40.0 items.


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