International Northwest Conference on Diseases of Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM) Records and Proceedings, 1946-1986  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
International Northwest Conference on Diseases of Nature Communicable to Man
Title
International Northwest Conference on Diseases of Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM) Records and Proceedings
Dates
1946-1986 (inclusive)
Quantity
8 containers., (3.5 linear feet of shelf space.)
Collection Number
Cage 109
Summary
Correspondence, business records, and draft proceedings chiefly concerning annual conferences of scientists, researchers and epidemiologists who study diseases transmitted by insects, rodents, and so on, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Correspondents include Cornelius B. Philip, Ralph R. Parker, and William Jellison.
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The International Northwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM) began, in 1946, as a child of the International Great Plains Entomological Conference (IGPEC). The two organizations held consecutive meetings in 1947, in Hamilton, Montana. From 1948, the INCDNCM has held an annual meeting, each summer to bring together scientists from the western United States and Canada to discuss informally current research in the field of diseases in nature communicable to man. Examples of topics include tularemia, tick-borne viruses, various fevers, and the plague.

Membership included researchers from U.S. Public Health Service installations, state or provincial public health agencies, and state or provincial colleges and universities. Officers of the INCDNCM originally only numbered two, a president and a secretary. By 1951, after the organization showed so much growth in membership that a vice-presidential office was added. Traditionally, the secretary elected for the upcoming year was associated with the agency hosting the next year's meeting.

The annual conference, according to the INCDNCM's constitution, is held during the late summer. Because the organization includes members from north and south of the 49th parallel, every third year it meets in western Canada (Saskatchewan, or British Columbia).

A number of founders and early supporters of INCDNCM have been named honorary members. One of these, Ralph R. Parker, an energetic director of the Rocky Mountain Laboratory, a U.S. Public Health Service research facility in Hamilton, Montana, was a charter member of the organization. He died suddenly in 1949. Beginning at the 1951 meeting, the conference included the "R. R. Parker Memorial Address," on a topic of general interest, for the members, in disease and to "perpetuate the memory of a leading worker in the field of interest of this organization." (source: INCDNCM Constitution, Article VI)

Yearly, the organization issues proceedings of the annual meeting. These are made available to attendees and are for sale to research libraries. Typically a transcription of a participant's paper, or a submitted written version, and a script of subsequent discussion of the the topic are part of the proceeding. In later years, only abstracts of of papers were included. Minutes of the annual business meeting, held sometime during each conference, and a printed version of the R. R. Parker Memorial Address were also part of each proceeding.

In the mid-1950s, requests for copies of INCDNCM proceedings from the previous half decade, prompted the organization to create the office of Custodian of the Proceedings, or Custodian of Back Issues. William L. Jellison, a Ph.D. parasitologist with the Rocky Mountain Laboratory from 1929 to 1960, took on this office and continued to serve loyally through the mid-1980s.

Doctor Jellison also assembled a collection of materials on tick fever research at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory, in Hamilton, Montana, from the early 1900s to the 1970s. This also includes a gallery of photographs of INCDNCM Honorary Members and accompanying award certificates. Jellison had housed his artifacts in the Ricketts Memorial Museum, a building three miles northwest of Hamilton, that originally served as the Canyon Creek Schoolhouse. Later, it housed a Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever research station, predecessor to the Rocky Mountain Laboratory. Jellison moved his tick fever research collections and INCDNCM memorabilia, in the late 1970s, to the Ravalli County Museum, located in the Old Courthouse, in Hamilton.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 109, International Northwest Conference on Diseases of Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM) Records and Proceedings. 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: CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Correspondence
1946
1 2
Correspondence
1947
1 3
Correspondence
1948
1 4
Correspondence, Part A
1949
1 5
Correspondence, Part B
1949
1 6
Correspondence
1950
1 7
Correspondence
1951
1 8
Correspondence
1952
1 9
Correspondence
1953
1 10
Correspondence
1954
1 11
Correspondence
1955
1 12
Correspondence
1956
1 13
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1957
1 14
Correspondence
1958
1 15
Correspondence (Annual Meeting Expenses)
1958
1 16
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1958
1 17
Correspondence
1959
1 18
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1959
1 19
Correspondence
1960
1 20
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1960
2 21
Correspondence
1961
2 22
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1961
2 23
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1962
2 24
Correspondence
1963
2 25
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1963
2 26
Correspondence
1964
2 27
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1964
2 28
Correspondence, Part A
1965
2 29
Correspondence, Part B
1965
2 30
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1965
2 31
Correspondence
1966
2 32
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1966
2 33
Correspondence
1967
2 34
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1967
3 35
Correspondence
1968
3 36
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1968
3 37
Correspondence
1969
3 38
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1969
3 39
Correspondence
1970
3 40
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1970
3 41
Correspondence
1971
3 42
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1971
3 43
Correspondence
1972
3 44
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1972
3 45
Correspondence
1973
3 46
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1973
3 47
Correspondence
1977
3 48
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1977
3 49
Correspondence
1978
3 50
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1978
4 51
Correspondence
1979
4 52
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1979
4 53
Correspondence
1980
4 54
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1980
4 55
Correspondence
1981
4 56
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1981
4 57
Correspondence
1982
4 58
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1982
4 59
Correspondence
1983
4 60
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1983
4 61
Correspondence
1984
4 62
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1984
4 63
Correspondence
1985
4 64
Correspondence (Annual Meeting)
1985
4 65
Correspondence (Proceedings)
1985
4 66
Correspondence
1986

Series 2: Subject Files and Miscellaneous TopicsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 67
"Botulism Reference Service for Canada,"
1971
5 68
Collins, Richard N., "Summary of Salmonella Surveillance 1964," for INCDNCM meeting
1965
5 69
Gordon Davis Collection of Pictures of Famous Scientists
1977
5 70
Eklund, Carl M., Death of, "Memorial Tribute," by William J. Hadlow, D.V.M., Rocky Mtn. Lab
1977
5 71
Emmons, Richard W., Poem, "Song for a Scientist"
1978
5 72
"Epidemiological Apsects of Some of the Zoonoses," Public Health Service, Atlanta, GA
1965
5 73
Goodwin, Melvin H., "Ecological Considerations of Enteric Diseases of Man,"
1959
5 74
Holmes, Monroe, Death of
1978
5 75
Honeij, James A. and Ralph R. Parker, "Leprosy: Flies in Relation to the Transmission of Disease," reprint
1914
5 76
Honorary Life Membership Certificates and related papers
5 77
Invoice Master, Custodian of Back Issues
5 78
Jellison, William L., Abstract of "Bots in Montana Mammals,"
1978
5 79
Jellison, William L., "Adiaspiromycosis," manuscript
5 80
Jellison, William L., and History of Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana
5 81
Keeping, E. Silver, honorary member
1973
5 82
Lackman, David B., "Notes for Opening Discussion on Psittacosis," meeting
1955
5 83
Letterhead Stationery with Rabbit and Tick drawings by Gretchen Jellison
5 84
Levin, William, Death of
1978
5 85
Philip, Cornelius B., Correspondence on 25th Anniversary of INCDNCM
5 86
Photographs
5 87
Press release of Glen Kohls presidency, INCDNCM
1965-66
5 88
"Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting, August 26-27-28, 1959," Pullman, WA, manuscript
1959
5 89
"Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting, August 22-25, 1982," Bend, OR, manuscript
1982
5 90
Programs, Annual Meetings [incomplete]
1947-1990
5 91
"Report on the 'First' International Conference on Diseases of Animals Transmittable to Man by Arthropods," [reprinted manuscript]
1946
5 92
"[Statement of Purpose] of INCDNCM"
1946
5 93
Steele, James H., reprints of articles
1973
5 94
Taylor, R. M., "The Arthropod-Borne Virus Catalogue," 1965 meeting
1965

Series 3: ProceedingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
"Report on the 'First' International Conference on Diseases of Animals Transmittable to Man by Arthropods," Waterton Lakes, Alberta, Canada
1946
6
"Report on the 'First' International Conference on Diseases of Animals Transmittable to Man by Arthropods," Reprint
1946
6
Proc. of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana
1947
6
Proc. of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Lab., Hamilton, Montana, reprint
1947
6
Proc. of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Dept. of Agriculture, Kamloops, BC, Canada
1948
6
Proc. of the 4th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Dept. of Pub. Health, Berkeley, CA, reprint
1949
6
Proc. of the 5th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Dept. of Pub. Health, Seattle, WA
1950
6
Proc. of the 7th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Dept. of Pub. Health, Denver, CO, rep. 1978
1952
6
Proc. of the 13th Annual Report of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana
1958
6
Proc. of the 14th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1959
6
Proc. of the 18th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM Dept. of Agriculture, Kamloops, BC, Canada
1963
7
Proc. of the 20th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, North Idaho Junior College, Couer d'Alene, ID
1965
7
Proc. of the 21st Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
1966
7
Proc. of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana
1968
7
Proc. of the 24th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1969
7
Proc. of the 25th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
1970
7
Proc. of the 26th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1971
7
Proc. of the 27th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ.of Calgary (host), Banff, Alberta, Canada
1972
7
Proc. of the 28th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Southern Oregon College, Ashland, OR
1973
7
Proc. of the 29th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Dept. of H and W, U of I, BSU, Boise, ID
1974
7
Proc. of the 30th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
1975
7
Proc. of the 31st Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, St. Div. of Health, U. of Utah, Salt Lake City
1976
7
Proc. of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Rocky Mountain Lab (host), Yellow Bay, Montana
1977
8
Proc. of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1978
8
Proc. of the 34th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, WSU and St. Dept. of Soc. and Health Services (hosts), Port Townsend, WA
1979
8
Proc. of the 36th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1981
8
Proc. of the 37th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Multnomah Co. Health Dept. and Wa. St. Dept of Soc. and Health Services (hosts), Bend, OR
1982
8
Proc. of the 38th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare (host), Camp Lutherhaven, Couer d'Alene, ID
1983
8
Proc. of the 40th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1985
8
Proc. of the 41st Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1986
8
Proc. of the 44th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1989
8
Proc. of the 46th Annual Meeting of the INCDNCM, Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA
1991
8
Author Index, Proceedings of the INCDNCM, 1st to 18th, 1946-1963, by Thora Loftsgaard
1964
8
Subject Index, Proceedings of the INCDNCM, 11th to 18th, 1956-1963, by Thora Loftsgaard
1964
8
Subject Index, Proceedings of the INCDNCM, 19th to 30th, 1964-1975, by William L. Jellison
1975

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Communicable diseases--Congresses
  • Diseases -- Transmission--Congresses
  • Personal Names :
  • Jellison, William L. (William Livingston), 1906-
  • Parker, Ralph Robinson, 1888-
  • Philip, Cornelius B. (Cornelius Becker), 1900-
  • Corporate Names :
  • International Northwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man --Archives (creator)
  • International Northwest Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man--Records and correspondence