Preliminary Guide to the Leonard Askham Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Askham, Leonard R.
Leonard Askham papers
Date [inclusive]
6.0 Linear feet 6 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-10-7-5.
Materials are in English.

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Biographical Note

Leonard R. Askham began teaching at Washington State University in 1972. He taught in the Department of Horticulture and in Cooperative Extension as an outdoor recreation specialist. Askham's work includes research on the use of rodent pesticides and attempts to find ways to minimize their impact on other animals, topics relevant to those engaging in outdoor activities in the wilderness, and research on non-toxic bird repellent.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of papers published by Leonard Askham in Washington State University publications and elsewhere, professional correspondence, and workshops and project proposals related to Askham's work. Subjects covered include recreation, particularly outdoor recreation, ecology and biology, and pesticides. His most extensive study is a study that attempts to find a replacement for a rodent-cide called Endrin by studying its effects on rodent and raptor populations in an orchard where the poison was applied.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is available for research use. Some files contain confidential information and may be restricted accordingly.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Leonard Askham in 1993 (MS 1993-56).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Askham, Leonard R.


  • Ecology
  • Fruit--Diseases and pests--Research--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives

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