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D. Jesse Wagstaff papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR 600Wag

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes materials which D Jesse Wagstaff used for research in his book titled International Poisonous Plants Checklist: An Evidence-Based Reference. Materials included are booklets, pamphlets, correspondence, ephemera, and other miscellaneous materials.

Dates

  • 1895-2006

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for research. Copyright for official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical/Historical note

D. Jesse Wagstaff has worked many years in food safety and development of poisonous plant bibliographic databases. His interest started when he worked at the United States Department of Agriculture's Poisonous Plant Laboratory before veterinary training at Cornell University, where John Kingsbury taught poisonous plants. After earning a Ph.D., Wagstaff taught toxicology at the University of Missouri. He researched safety of animals feeds and drugs and evaluated epidemiologic and safety aspects of human foods at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). His collection of poisonous plant documents is the world's largest.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Abstract

Collection includes materials which D Jesse Wagstaff used for research in his book titled International Poisonous Plants Checklist: An Evidence-Based Reference. Materials included are booklets, pamphlets, correspondence, ephemera, and other miscellaneous materials.

Arrangement note

The series arrangement is as follows: 1. correspondence; 2. sources. Items are organized by the authors numerical organization as noted on the items. Authors original items are missing throughout the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

A gift of D. Jesse Wagstaff

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record. Sutherland Archives staff is making efforts to update our finding aids to acknowledge offensive content.

Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Joel Sparks, student intern
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2022 March: Edited for description and organization errors; Amy Roberts, Archives Specialist, and Blake McDonald, Archives Aide.

Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

Contact:
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