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Guide to the James Cawston Evenden Papers 1910-1969

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


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: James Cawston Evenden
Dates: 1910-1969
Quantity: 2 c.f.
Abstract:Correspondence, reports, and publications related to the control of forest insects collected and generated by Evenden as Director of the Forest Insect Laboratory, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1919-1954.
Identification: MG134
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The material in this Manuscript Group was in no apparent order when received, therefore the series were created during processing.The correspondence was sorted by subject and each folder was arranged chronologically. The military correspondence concerns correspondence schools and summer training camps. There is also his affidavit concerning the bravery of two soldiers during World War I. The remaining correspondence deals with forest insects, Evenden's election as a fellow of the Society of American Foresters, and his retirement.The second series contains Evenden's diplomas, certificates, routine employee evaluations, newspaper clippings and diaries.The lecture notes are for ECW courses for foresters and courses Evenden taught at Montana State University and the University of Idaho. There is also a set of lecture notes for an entomology course Evenden took at Oregon State in 1913.Evenden was a member of the Idaho Forest Study Committee and this series contains his records of that committee.The items in the insect control series are separated by topic. The material on the 1947 tussock moth project was originally in a scrapbook, but due to its fragile condition the clippings and photographs were removed and placed in folders.The publications were sorted by type and each folder arranged in chronological order. The typescripts and journal articles are by Evenden, but the inter-office reports which are carbon typescripts, were written by Evenden and members of his staff.All duplicate copies of printed or typed material were removed from the collection. Published works by foresters other than Evenden were also removed and offered to the Science Library. In all, about 3 c.f. of material was removed.

Scope and Content

The papers of James C. Evenden span the years 1910 and 1969, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1920 and 1954.

The papers include both military and forestry related correspondence, diplomas, certificates, lecture notes for courses taken and courses given, reports on Insect control, and a large number of reports and articles, a majority of which were authored by Evenden.


Administrative/Biographical History

James Cawston Evenden was born June 19, 1889 in McMinnville, Oregon. He attended the preparatory school of Oregon State Agricultural College for half years during 1907 and 1908, and registered as a freshman in the fall of 1909. He left school after his freshman year to work in Portland, but returned in the fall of 1911. He obtained his B.A. in June 1914 and his M.S. in June 1936.

He was employed as a forest ranger with the U.S. Bureau of Entomology from 1914 to 1917. From June 1917 to May 1919 he served with the U.S. Army in France, and following his discharge he remained a member of the infantry reserve corps until 1927.

In June 1918 he married Ella Kate Bishop; they had two children.

From 1919 until his retirement at the end of 1954 he was in charge of the USDA Forest Insect Laboratory in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was elected a fellow of the Society of American Foresters in 1953 and held memberships in the Northwest Scientific Association and the American Association of Economic Entomologists. He was the author of over twenty-five articles on forest insects.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Forestry and Forest Products
Idaho

Evenden, James C. (James Cawston), 1889- --Archives.

Forest Insect Laboratory (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho)

Entomologists -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene -- Correspondence
Forest insects -- Control -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of James C. Evenden were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the Evenden family in the summer of 1984.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence 1916-1965
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1/1-21/1-2Military Correspondence 1917-1930 134 items
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1/31/3Milwaukee Land Company 1916-1921 11 items
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1/41/4General 1928-1965 7 items
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1/51/5Election, Fellow of the Society of American Foresters 1953 34 items
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1/61/6Retirement Party Scrapbook 1954-1955 1 item
Series II. Certificates and Other Personal Records 1913-1969
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1/71/7Diplomas, Oregon State Agricultural College 1914-1936 2 items
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1/81/8Longevity Certificates, U.S. Department of Agriculture 1944-1954 2 items
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1/91/9Battle of the Spruce Bark Beetle 1954 1 item
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1/101/10University of Idaho Alumni Association 1956 2 items
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1/111/11Northwest Scientific Association life membership 1961 4 items
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1/121/12Personnel Actions 1913-1951 150 items
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1/131/13Montana State University Employment Records 1955-1957 12 items
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1/141/14University of Idaho Employment 1955 2 items
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1/151/15Newspaper clippings, etc. 1930-1954 6 items
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1/161/16Photographs 1950-1969 11 items
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1/171/17Diaries 1932-1940 3 items
Series III. Lecture Notes 1913-1955
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1/18-191/18-19Entomology Lecture Notes 1913 31 items
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1/20-211/20-21Forest Entomology Courses given 1928-1929 37 items
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1/221/22ECW Personnel Training Courses - Outlines 1934 36 items
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1/231/23Elements of Forest Protection (Forestry #24) 1954 8 items
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1/241/24Note cards, Montana Lectures 1955-1957 750 items
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1/251/25University of Idaho Lecture Notes 1955 6 items
Series IV. Idaho Forest Study Committee 1941-1948
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1/261/26Minutes, Correspondence, Reports 1941-1948 35 items
Series V. Insect Control Projects and Information 1923-1957
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2/27-282/27-28Tussock Moth Project 1947 107 items
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2/292/29Black Hills Insect Control Project 1948 3 items
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2/302/30History of Control Projects 1944-1955 13 items
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2/312/31Insect Control Policy, Region 1 undated 1 item
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2/322/32Maps and Charts 1947-1950 2 items
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2/332/33Insect Infestation and Control 1923-1954 13 items
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2/34-352/34-35Pesticides 1940-1950 43 items
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2/362/36Common Names of Western Forest Insects 1955-1957 6 items
Series VI. Publications 1910-1956
A. Book-length Items 1936-1947
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2/37-382/37-38Evenden, James Cawston. Effects of defoliation by the Pine butterfly (Neophasia menapia Felder) upon Ponderosa pine. (M.S. thesis, Oregon Agricultural College) 1936 9 items
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2/392/39_____. Important forest insects of Montana and other western states. Missoula, Montana State University undated 28 items
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2/40-412/40-41_____. Economic forest insects of the Rocky Mountain Region. undated 2 items
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2/422/42_____. And E.J. Jost. A report of the tussock moth control, North Idaho, 1947 undated 1 item
B. Typescripts 1922-1953
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2/43-442/43-44Articles by J.C. Evenden 1922-1953 27 items
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2/452/45Articles by others 1936-1955 2 items
C. Inter-office Reports 1929-1956
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2/462/46Forest Insect Laboratory, Coeur d'Alene 1943 1 item
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2/47-482/47-48USDA. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine 1929-1953 14 items
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2/492/49Forest Insect Investigations 1929-1953 14 items
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2/502/50Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station 1954-1956 6 items
D. Journal Articles 1923-1956
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2/512/51Reprints 1923-1956 12 items
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2/522/52In journals 1931-1953 4 items
E. Other Publications 1897?-1969
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2/532/53Catalog of plants collected by John B. Leiberg in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in 1895; Priest River Forest Reserve in 1897; Bitterroot Forest Reserve in Montana and Idaho in 1897. 1 item
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2/542/54Proceedings of the twentieth annual Western Forest Insect Work Conference 1969. 1 item
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2/552/55Sale Area Betterment and stand improvement handbook 1949. 1 item
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2/562/56Forestry Manuals 1910-1952 10 items

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