Cage 699

Herbert M. Nakata

Manuscript, "100 Years of Bacteriology/Microbiology at Washington State University (1895 to 1995)," 2002

Acquisition And Processing Information

Herbert Nakata donated this three-volume manuscript to the Washington State University Libraries in 2002 (MS 2002-13). It was processed in 2011 by Cheryl Gunselman.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of containers: 2

Linear feet of shelf space: .75


Herbert M. Nakata was born in 1930 in Pasadena, CA, to Russell and Fusayo Nakata. After receiving his B.S. degree in bacteriology from the University of Illinois in 1952, he entered the United States Army, serving in Korea. After completing his military service, he earned his M.S. (1956) and Ph.D. (1959), also from the University of llinois. Nakata joined the faculty of Washington State University in 1959, and served as chairman of the Department of Bacteriology and Public Health/Microbiology from 1968 to 1992. He retired from WSU in 1993.

Collection Description

Herbert Nakata began preparing a history of the Bacteriology (Microbiology) department of Washington State University in the 1980s, completing a first version in 1985. He completed this greatly expanded version in 2002. In addition to an extensive narrative history, the manuscript also includes a substantial appendix of reference material. Volume 1 includes a detailed table of contents.

Collection Arrangement

The manuscript retains Nakata's original organization in three volumes. Volumes 1 and 2 contain the narrative history, and Volume 3 contains the appendix.


Washington State University. Dept. of Microbiology -- History

Microbiology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Washington (State)


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

Suggested citation elements for this collection:

Nakata, Herbert M. "100 Years of Bacteriology/Microbiology at Washington State University (1895 to 1995)," 2002.

Collection number: Cage 699

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Washington State University Libraries

Pullman, WA


This document is in English.

Container List:

Box Folder Description
1 1-4 Volume 1
  5-8 Volume 2
  9-11 Appendix
2 12-13 Appendix (continued)