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.
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.
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.
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)
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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
This document is in English.