C. B. Harston Papers, 1939-1974  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Harston, C. B.
Title
C. B. Harston Papers
Dates
1939-1974 (inclusive)
Quantity
8 containers., (4 linear feet of shelf space.), (1600 items.)
Collection Number
Cage 347
Summary
Correspondence, financial records, reports, minutes, research data, photographs and other papers concerning soil analysis and conversion methods. Included are records of a Tennessee Valley Authority-Washington State University cooperative fertilizer project, 1939-1964; and material on the Whitman County Solid Waste Disposal Subcommittee, 1969-1974.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

C. B. Harston was born in 1911 at Cowley, Wyoming. In 1938 he received his B.S. from Brigham Young University, and from the University of Missouri he received his M.A. in 1939 and Ph.D. in 1943.

Dr. Harston's career with Washington State University began in 1943 but was interrupted during World War II by military service. In 1964 he undertook a two-year term in West Pakistan as Professor and Advisor of Soil Sciences in a WSU/AID Exchange Program. Dr. Harston retired as Extension Soils and Water Conservationist with Washington State University in 1977.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 347, C. B. Harston Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series 1: Tennessee Valley Authority / Washington State University Cooperative Fertilizer Project, 1939-1964 Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence:
Box Folder
1 1
6 items.
1951
1 2
44 items.
1952-1956
1 3
4 items.
January-July 1953
1 4
4 items.
July-December 1953
1 5
1 item.
January-July 1954
1 6
3 items.
July-December 1954
1 7
4 items.
January-July 1955
1 8
2 items.
July-December 1955
1 9
2 items.
July-December 1962
1 10
44 items.
1962-1963
1 11
9 items.
1962-1964
1 12
17 items.
1963-1964
Finances:
Box Folder
2 13
6 items.
1942
2 14
18 items.
1942-1950
2 15
2 items.
1945
2 16
5 items.
1946
2 17
10 items.
1947
2 18
5 items.
1948
2 19
2 items.
1948-1949
2 20
13 items.
1950
2 21
4 items.
1951
2 22
6 items.
1952
2 23
5 items.
1953
2 24
2 items.
1953-1954
2 25
2 items.
1954-1955
2 26
1 item.
1960-1961
2 27
37 items.
1962-1967
Transportation:
Box Folder
3 28
25 items.
1954
3 29
20 items.
1955
3 30
9 items.
1956
3 31
11 items.
1958
3 32
15 items.
1958
3 33
25 items.
1959
3 34
39 items.
1960
3 35
8 items.
1963
Participants:
Box Folder
3 36
Grays Harbor--J. Robert Firend
5 items.
1959
3 37
Grays Harbor--Royal P. Schweitzer
4 items.
1959
3 38
King--Howard Hoffman
3 items.
1959
3 39
King--W. O. Harthill
7 items.
1959
3 40
Lewis--Harley Wolfe
4 items.
1959
3 41
Lewis--R. P. Dalstrom
4 items.
1959
3 42
Mason--Harry Craig
6 items.
1959
3 43
Thurston--Cecil R. Palmer
9 items.
1959
3 44
Skagit--Wendell Leander
3 items.
1959
3 45
Snohomish--Ivan Windsheimer
2 items.
undated
Project Plans:
Box Folder
3 46
8 items.
1940-1955
3 47
2 items.
1953
3 48
1 item.
1954
3 49
4 items.
1955
3 50
1 item.
1959
Reports:
Box Folder
4 51
Annual Reports
2 items.
1940-1941
4 52
Cooperators' Records
11 items.
1944-1956
4 53
Annual Reports
4 items.
1952-1956
4 54
Cooperators' Records
4 items.
1960-1963
4 55
Records and Reports
21 items.
1962-1963
Other Records:
Box Folder
4 56
Wheeting, L. C.
3 items.
1941-1942
4 57
Programs, Minutes, Reports
7 items.
1952-1963
4 58
Minutes of Supervisors Conference
1 item.
1954
4 59
Project Agreement
1 item.
1961
4 60
Farm Record Summary
1 item.
undated
5 61
Western Washington, photos
8 items.
1939
5 62
Cooperative Project History
1 item.
1939-1948
5 63
Publications
6 items.
1944-1964
5 64
Columbia Basin Authority Proposal
7 items.
1945
5 65
Soil Testing Handbook
2 items.
1959
5 66
Guide for Cooperators
4 items.
1963
5 67
Garfield Utah Fertilizer Plant, photos
8 items.
undated

Series 2: Solid Waste Disposal, 1969-1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 68
Correspondence
68 items.
1969-1973
5 69
Conferences
14 items.
1969-1973
5 70
Solid Waste Subcommittee
40 items.
1970-1973
5 71
Solid Waste Conference
7 items.
1971
5 72
Solid Waste Inventory, Whitman Co.
1 item.
1971
5 73
Solid Waste Standards for Washington
1 item.
1971
5 74
Solid Waste Subcommittee
45 items.
1971-1974
5 75
Whitman County Regional Planning Council
32 items.
1971-1974
5 76
Standards, Land Site Form
4 items.
1972-1974

Series 3: Soil Conservation, 1939-1973Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 77
Soil Composition
56 items.
1932-1957
6 78
Soil Conservation Districts
8 items.
1939-1952
6 79
Calcium
13 items.
1941-1947
6 80
Soil Fertilizers
18 items.
1942-1958
6 81
Bray (Roger H.) Publications
6 items.
1944-1948
6 82
Soil Erosion
3 items.
1956
6 83
Oregon-Washington Soils Conference
35 items.
1960
6 84
Sedimentation
2 items.
1972-1973
7 85-89
Erosion slides
669 items.
1958-1976

Series 4: Outdoor Youth Camps, 1967-1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 90
Resources Management Camp
2 items.
1967-1968
8 91
Resources Management Camp
32 items.
1969
8 92
Resources Management Camp
5 items.
1970
8 93
Resources Management Camp
14 items.
1971
8 94
Environmental Improvement Lab
8 items.
1971-1972
8 95
Natural Resources Camp
3 items.
1971-1973
8 96
Cispus Environmental Center
15 items.
1973
8 97
Cispus Environmental Center
14 items.
1974-1975

Series 5: Water Quality and Resources, 1966-1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 98
Washington Resource Council
3 items.
1966
8 99
Clippings and Publications
16 items.
1969-1971
8 100
Environmental Topics
18 items.
1969-1971
8 101
Water Quality
6 items.
1973
8 102
Silver Lake Task Force
31 items.
1973-1974

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Fertilizers -- Research
  • Manures -- Research
  • Refuse and refuse disposal--Washington (State)--Whitman County
  • Soils -- Research
  • Personal Names :
  • Harston, C. B., 1911- --Archives (creator)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Whitman County Solid Waste Disposal Subcommittee
  • Tennessee Valley Authority