Western Forest Insect Work Conference Archives, 1909-1917

Overview of the Collection

Western Forest Insect Work Conference
Western Forest Insect Work Conference Archives
1909-1917 (inclusive)
1949-2007 (inclusive)
3.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 417
Proceedings, planning materials, schedules, notes, correspondence, committes files, general history, and related materials.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public, except for materials in box 5, which are restricted to access until 2057. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.

This collection is in English.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Visit the Western Forest Insect Work Conference (WFIWC) website.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Proceedings, planning materials, schedules, notes, and correspondence, includes other documents, filed in chronological order within the proceedings (boxes 1 and 2). They are: "Important Forest Insect Outbreaks in Western North America during [...]", 1958, 1959, and 1963; "History and Goals of the WFIWC", 1974; a review of the "WFIWC Committees and After Hour Activities of Conference Members", by Dick Washburn, 1984; "In Honor of Ralph C. Hall: a Commemorative Edition of My Recollections", by H. E. Burke, 1993; "Report of the WFIWC History Committee", 1997.

The files of the Common Names Committee (box 3), include folders for committee work, 1955-1991; Work Conference history (formed in 1949), constitution and summary of meeting sites and dates through 1955, proceedings of the WFIWC 1949 (handwritten), 1950, 1951, 1952, Secretary's notes on 1953 conference, 1957, 1961 through 1969, 1980. These files came from the office of Torolf R. Torgerson, USDA Forest Service, LaGrande, OR.

The Larch Casebearer Files (boxes 6 and 7) are arranged alphabetically by author. It contains references to the larch casebearer, a defoliator of western larch in Idaho and environs. The insect is native to Europe, but was discovered near St Maries, ID in 1957. These references were obtained to assist studies at the Forestry Sciences Laboratory by personnel on Malcolm M. Furniss' Research Work Unit in the late 1970's. The files are referenced in a bibliography by R.E. Denton (USDA General Technical Report INT-52, 1979).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Consult Head of Special Collections and Archives on permission for use.

Preferred Citation

Western Forest Insect Work Conference Archives, MG 417, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Special Collections and Archives of the University of Idaho Library.

Acquisition Information

The WFIWC archives were donated to Special Collections and Archives of the University of Idaho Library on several occasions, since 1986, mainly by members of the History Committee of the Conference, particularly Ron W. Stark and Malcolm M. Furniss.

Processing Note

Processed by Angelique Holt and Nathan Bender in 2006.

Separated Materials

Ronald W. Starks Papers, MG 462.

Idaho Department of Lands, Forest Insects Files, MG 463.

USFS Pacific Southwest, Forest Insects Files, MG 464.

William E. Waters, Forest Insects Files, MG 465.

Forest Insects Reports, MG 466.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 Proceedings and related materials, 1949-1983
2 Proceedings and related materials, 1984-2007
3 Insect Common Names Committee
4 1 Ethical Practices Award plaque
4 2 Microfiche cards containing the correspondence between Andrew Delmar Hopkins, first Chief of Forest Insect Investigations, and Josef Brunner, one of Hopkins' early appointees in Montana, from 1909 to 1917.
4 3 “Why the Ashland, Oregon Station?” by F. P. Keen -- “Let’s Get After the Bug,” Editorial from The Timberman, Sep. 1953
4 4 British Columbia Forestry History Newsletter Excerpts from n. 9, 10, 11, 12 (Nov. 1984- Nov. 1985) “A History of Forest Entomology in British Columbia, 1920-1984,” by H. A. Richmond
4 5 “American Forest Entomology Comes on Stage,” by M. Furniss
4 6 “Walter Julius Buckhorn (1899-1968)-Legendary Forest Entomologist, Not the Classroom Kind,” by M. Furniss
4 7 “Forest Entomology in Yellowstone National Park, 1923-1957,” by M. Furniss and R. Renkin
4 8 “Early Forest Insect Research in the Pacific Northwest,” by B. E. Wickman
4 9 “Historical Background of Forest Entomology,” pre-1942
4 10 Photograph of Area-Wide Meeting of Forest Pest Control, Northeastern Area of State and Private Forestry, 1967
4 11 Membership List of the Entomological Society of Canada. Dec. 1983
4 12 Mailing List of the Division of Forest Entomology and Pathology [Soc. Amer. Foresters?]
4 13 Membership Directory of Working Party S2.07-5 Integrated Control of Scolytid Bark Beetles. Division II. Forest Plants and Forest Protection. International Union of Forestry Research Organizations. 1978
4 14 Entomologists of Alberta and Entomologists of Manitoba. 1989
4 15 Obituaries. David E. Schultz, Ralph Corbin Hall
4 16 Other Conferences. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Work Conference (1964) -- Minutes of the 12th Southern Forest Insect Work Conference (1967) -- Program of the 16th Western International Forest Disease Work Conference (1968) -- Proceedings of the 1st Annual Northeastern Forest Insect Work Conference (1968) -- Program of the 2nd Northeastern Forest Insect Conference (1969) -- Summaries of the Proceedings of the 1985 Western Forestry Conference – Proceedings of the 1st Alaska Integrated Pest Management Conference, 1980
6-7 Larch Casebearer Files

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Forest Insects.
  • Trees--Diseases and pests.

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Furniss, Malcolm M. (donor)
    • Stark, Ronald W. (donor)