D. Jesse Wagstaff papers
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.
- Creation: 1892-2006
- Wagstaff, D. Jesse, 1935- (Person)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
5.04 Linear Feet (11 containers)
Collection includes materials which D Jesse Wagstaff used for research in his book titled International Poisonous Plants Checklist: An Evidence-Based Reference.
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.
Genre / Form
- Accidental poisoning in children
- Astragalus (Plants)
- Food poisoning
- House plants--Toxicology
- Livestock poisoning plants
- Noxious weeds
- Plant poisoning in animals
- Plants, Ornamental
- Poison control centers
- Poison ivy
- Poison oak
- Poison sumac
- Poisonous plants
- Poisonous plants--Africa
- Poisonous plants--Australia
- Poisonous plants--Canada
- Poisonous plants--Florida
- Poisonous plants--Georgia
- Poisonous plants--North America
- Poisonous plants--Pennsylvania
- Poisonous plants--Quebec (Province)
- Poisonous plants--Southwestern States
- Poisonous plants--Texas
- Poisonous plants--Toxicology
- Tung tree
- Finding aid prepared by Joel Sparks, student intern
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- 2022 March: Edited for description and organization errors; Amy Roberts, Archives Specialist, and Blake MacDonald, Archives Aide.