Guide to the Igor L. Kosin Papers 1946-1977
Cage 344

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Kosin, Igor L.
Igor L. Kosin Papers
Cage 344
Date [inclusive]
1940.0 items.
General Physical Description note
3 linear feet of shelf space.
Correspondence, memoranda, circulars, announcements, clippings, and other publications regarding poultry research and academic affairs and committees.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 344, Igor L. Kosin Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Igor Leonid Kosin was born in 1911 in Vladivostok, Russia. He and his Russian parents resided in Peking and Manchuria before immigrating to a poultry farm near Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1928.

In 1934, he received his Bachelor of Science in poultry science and went on to earn a Master of Science in genetics in 1936, both from the University of British Columbia. He further pursued his study of genetics at the University of Chicago and was awarded a doctorate in 1943. Dr. Kosin employed his research skills as a geneticist for the Canadian government on a research farm near Ottawa from 1939 until 1946.

Kosin moved to Pullman, Washington in 1946 to begin a thirty-year career of teaching and genetic research at Washington State University. His contributions to the poultry sciences brought him many awards from scientific groups and the poultry industry.

In 1959 he became a part-time instructor of Russian language in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Two years later he relinquished his poultry science teaching duties for a full time foreign language professorship, while maintaining his genetic research activities.

Throughout his tenure at W.S.U., Professor Kosin actively participated on faculty committees concerned with university organization and governance. He retired in 1977 after a long and distinguished career.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Professor Igor Kosin contain correspondence, committee materials, interdepartmental memoranda, professional data, poultry industry information, and general university circulars collected during his career at W.S.U.The papers,which date from 1946 through 1977, are grouped in four series: university committees, agriculture, foreign languages and literatures, and faculty memoranda. His committee papers reflect his interest in university governance, curriculum development in the humanities, and faculty issues. While the bulk of the animal sciences series is devoted to interdepartmental business, very few personal teaching materials are preserved. This series also includes much correspondence between Dr. Kosin and fellow animal scientists concerning agricultural research projects resulting from the Hope-Flannigan appropriations bill of 1946-1947. Paralleling his animal sciences papers is the foreign languages and literatures series that includes faculty conference materials and departmental proposals for alterations in the foreign language programs. The final series includes information and announcements from professional associations aimed at the general university faculty.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged in four series, each illustrating a facet of Professor Kosin's pedagogical career: university committees, agriculture, foreign languages and literatures, and faculty memoranda. Within each series, the chronological order of each subdivision has been retained. The subdivisions have been placed in alphabetical order within each series, and the original filing order in each folder has been retained.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1978
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 Igor L. Kosin papers were donated to the Washington State University Library by Professor Kosin in June 1977 (UA 77-18).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kosin, Igor Leonid, 1911- --Archives


  • Agriculture
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Poultry -- Research--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Russian language--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: University Committees 

Scope and Contents note

Committee minutes and reports, correspondence, clippings, and other papers.

Box Folder

Academic Affairs Committee 1971-1973   117.0 items.

1 1-3

Academic Affairs Committe. Extension Courses Subcommittee 1972-1974   134.0 items.

1 4-5

Board of Control, Associated Students of W.S.U. 1968-1970   92.0 items.

1 6-7

Faculty Status Committee 1971-1973   17.0 items.

2 8

Educational Policies Committee 1971-1972   22.0 items.

2 9

Faculty Council Advisory Board 1972-1973   34.0 items.

2 10

Faculty Council Retirement Subcommittee 1969-1976   55.0 items.

2 11-12

Faculty Executive Committee 1962-1965   30.0 items.

2 13

Humanities Council 1967-1968   56.0 items.

3 14-16

Presidential Selection Committee 1965   37.0 items.

3 17-18

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Series 2: Agriculture 

Scope and Contents note

Interdepartmental memoranda, notes, correspondence, published data, and other papers pertaining to the animal sciences and federal research appropriations (Hope-Flannigan Bill).

Box Folder

Agriculture Education: Addresses 1962   3.0 items.

3 19

Curricular Materials 1949-1957   22.0 items.

3 20

Animal Sciences Department 1963-1971   61.0 items.

4 21

Departmental Consolidation 1962-1971   17.0 items.

4 22

Interdepartmental Memoranda 1946-1949   369.0 items.

4 23-24

Interdepartmental Memoranda 1950-1954   424.0 items.

4-5 25-28

Hope-Flannigan Bill 1946-1947   68.0 items.

5 29-30

Hope-Flannigan Bill 1947-1949   128.0 items.

5-6 31-32

Nutrition Project 1947   19.0 items.

6 33

Poultry Industry 1946-1958   50.0 items.

6 34-35

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Series 3: Foreign Languages and Literatures 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, conference agendas, faculty memoranda, and language curriculum.

Box Folder

Foreign Language Conference 1966-1968   12.0 items.

6 36

Foreign Language Program 1970-1977   23.0 items.

6 37

Literary Studies Proposal for Ph.D. 1967   3.0 items.

6 38

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Series 4: Faculty Memoranda 

Scope and Contents note

Administrative circulars of broad W.S.U. faculty interest, and professional association announcements.

Box Folder

General Memoranda to Faculty 1956-1976   128.0 items.

6-7 39-42

American Association of University Professors: Announcements 1970   17.0 items.

7 43

The Professor Switches from Roosters to Russian.  Washington State Review, 7:2. 2-5. Winter 1963 

7 44

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