Scope and Content
Douglas, J. R.(James Russell), 1912-
Title: James Russell Douglas Correspondence
Date (inclusive): 1946-1948
2 linear feet
Abstract: James Russell Douglas (1912-1980) served as Professor of Parasitology at the University of California, Davis from 1946-1973.
His correspondence which spans from 1946-1948 contains letters relating to
the use of chemical insecticides such as DDT and the effects of the chemicals on cattle and domestic animals.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-294
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
James Russell Douglas (September 29, 1912-May 6, 1980) was a graduate of Hemet High School and Chaffey Junior College. He
received a B.S. in 1935 from the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D in 1939 from the University of California, Berkeley.
Following two years in research at the George Williams Hooper Foundation, at the University of California at San Francisco,
he served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from April 1942 to January 1946.
His career at the University of California began with his appointment in January 1946, as Assistant Professor of Parasitology
and Assistant Entomologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station. He was an investigator in the pathogenesis of parasitisms
as well as the biology and control of internal and external parasites.
A member of the founding faculty of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, he chaired the Department
of Veterinary Microbiology and its precursor group for more than a decade. From 1966 to 1972 he was Associate Dean and was
Acting Dean in 1968-1969.
He was a trustee of the Yolo-Sacramento County Mosquito Abatement District for several years. He served as an AID consultant
at Taiwan National University in 1957 and was involved in the University of California--University of Chile convenio, spending
a year in Chile and serving on the policy committee in subsequent years. He retired from the University in October 1973.
Baker, N.F., Cordy, D.R., and Osebold, J.W. "James Russell Douglass."
In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1980.
Scope and Content
The two linear feet of the James Russell Douglas Correspondence spans the years 1946-1948. The correspondence with chemical
companies, consultants, farmers, and fellow parasitologists documents early experimentation with chemical insecticides such
as DDT and the effects of the chemicals on cattle and domestic animals.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Outgoing, 2. Incoming, 3. Third Party, and 4. Indices.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Douglas, J. R. (James Russell), 1912---Archives.
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
Collection is open for research.
Student employee Victoria Sass processed this collection under the direction of Collections Manager Sara Gunasekara.
[Identification of item], James Russell Douglas Correspondence, D-294, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
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