Guide to the John D. Lattin Papers
1941-2004

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Creator: Lattin, John D.
Title: John D. Lattin Papers
Dates: 1941-2004 ( inclusive )
1955-1996 ( bulk )
Quantity: 4.5 cubic feet, including 20 photographs (15 boxes)
Collection Number: MSS Lattin
Summary: The John D. Lattin Papers consist of materials produced and assembled by John Lattin during his tenure as professor of entomology at Oregon State University. The collection includes professional correspondence, research proposals and reports, informational and promotional materials from OSU, and research materials related to entomology and Pacific Northwest forest management.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
Special Collections & University Archives Research Center

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2075
Email: scarc@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu

Languages: Materials in English. 

Historical Note

John D. Lattin began work at Oregon State University in 1955 as Instructor of Entomology. He earned his doctorate in entomology from the University of California in 1964 and, in 1968, he was made Professor of the OSU Entomology Department. During his time at OSU, Lattin served in a number of capacities including Director of the University Honors Program, Assistant Dean of the College of Science, Curator of the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Acting Chairman of the Department of Entomology, and Director of the Western Forest Insect Biodiversity Center. Lattin’s research focused on heteroptera, or "true bugs", with an emphasis on environmental stability in Pacific Northwest forests. John Lattin retired from Oregon State University in 1996.

Content Description

The John D. Lattin Papers are comprised of materials created and collected by entomologist John D. Lattin between 1941 and 2004. The collection includes extensive professional correspondence between Lattin and other entomologists worldwide, grant proposals, documentation of research projects, reprints of publications by Lattin, promotional and informational materials relating to OSU and its Department of Entomology, coursework, biographical and employment records, photographs of Lattin and his colleagues, conference materials, and research materials. Much of the collection relates to Lattin’s research agenda at OSU and include proposals and documentation of investigations into the biosystematics of heteroptera, identification of arthropods, the appearance and impact of predatory insects, and the use of insects as indicators of ecological health and stability. The collection also contains extensive documentation of issues relating to the Oregon timber industry in the early 1990s, including deforestation of private lands, importation and milling of foreign timber in local saw mills, the spotted owl controversy, and the use of Pacific Yew in production of the pharmaceutical drug Taxol.

The collection also contains documentation of Lattin’s work as curator of OSU’s Systematic Entomology Laboratory and service on the OSU Collections and Museums Committee, his participation in working groups and advisory panels such as the Siberian Log Importation Risk Assessment Team and the Long-Term Ecological Research Sites Review Team for LTER sites in New Mexico, and his affidavit for a legal case pertaining to the impact of the Asian gypsy moth in Oregon.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

John D. Lattin Papers (MSS Lattin), Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The John D. Lattin Papers are arranged into three series: Series I: Correspondence, 1950-2004; Series II: Scholarship & Education, 1941-2000; and Series III: Research Materials, 1957-2004. Materials are arranged alphabetically, chronologically, and by subject within series and subseries.

Acquisition Information :  

The John D. Lattin Papers were donated to the Oregon State University Archives in four accessions. 1.5 cubic feet of material were received from the Department of Entomology in August 2003. An additional 3.95 cubic feet were donated by John D. Lattin between November 2003 and October 2006. The collection is now held by the OSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center.

Related Materials :  Related Materials

Other materials pertaining to entomology include the Entomology Department Records (RG 027), Entomology Department Photograph Collection (P 055), Norman H. Anderson Papers, Ralph Berry Papers Ernst J. Dornfeld Papers, Louis G. Gentner Papers, Paul W. Oman Papers, Paul Ritchter Papers, Frank J. Radovsky, and the Herman A. Scullen Papers.


Detailed Description of the Collection

I:  Correspondence, 1950-2004

Series I contains incoming and outgoing correspondence arranged alphabetically, chronologically, or by individual according to Lattin’s original organization. This series includes extensive professional correspondence and related documentation such as reports, conference materials, articles, and photographs. The majority of this series is contemporary to Lattin’s employment at OSU and demonstrates the information and specimen-sharing network established between entomologists in the United States and abroad. The correspondence also relates to Lattin's participation in professional events and organizations, curation of OSU's extensive entomology collection, official duties as an Entomology Department administrator, and the development of his personal entomology library.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
1.1 Correspondence, 1953-2003
1.2 Correspondence, 1958-1995
1.3 Correspondence, 1958-2002
1.4 Correspondence, 1959-2006
1.5 Correspondence, 1967-2004
2.1 Correspondence, 1969-1981
2.2 Correspondence, 1971-1988
2.3 Correspondence, 1975-1995
2.4 Correspondence, 1975-1996
2.5 Correspondence, 1976-1999
2.6 Correspondence, 1977-2001
3.1 Correspondence, 1978-1994
3.2 Correspondence, 1994-1997
3.3 A, 1958-1980
3.4 A-C, 1953-1984
3.5 A-C, 1953-1989
3.6 D-I, 1950-1988
3.7 D-I, 1951-1983
4.1 D-I, 1952-1989
4.2 J-K, 1952-1989
4.3 L-O, 1951-1974
4.4 L-O, 1952-1981
4.5 M-R, 1958-1991
4.6 P-R, 1951-1981
4.7 S, 1951-1972
5.1 S, 1955-1991
5.2 S, 1960-1968
5.3 S-U, 1951-1986
5.4 W-Z, 1951-1992
5.5 W-Z, 1952-1973
5.6 OSU Museums and Collections Committee, 1980-1988
5.7 Reece Sailer, 1951-1957

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II:  Scholarship & Education, 1941-2000

Series II is composed of materials relating to Lattin’s research and teaching efforts. The series contains proposals and reports, coursework, documents from Oregon State University, materials from professional events such as conferences and symposia, speech notes, and reprints of articles written by Lattin. This collection of material represents only a portion of the research, publications, and instruction produced by Lattin during his tenure at OSU.

Container(s)
Description
Subseries 1: Grant Proposals and Project Materials, 1975-2000
Subseries 1 is comprised of grant proposals, research reports and documentation generated by Lattin, materials relating to Lattin’s engagement with professional organizations such as the Long-Term Ecological Research Network and the National Science Foundation, and work with the USDA, U.S. Forest Service, California Avocado Commission, and other groups.
Box/Folder
5.8 "Biosystematics of Predatory Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae: Podisus H. – S.) Associated with the Douglas-fir Tussock Moth Orgyia pseudotsugata McD. (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)", 1975
5.9 "The Biosystematics of Predatory Stink Bugs of the Genus Podisus H. – S. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Aspinae) of America North of Mexico", 1977
5.10 "The Production and Development of Meadow Foam, Limnanthes alba, as a Renewable Source of Critically Needed Raw materials for Industrial Utilization", 1977
5.11 "Scientific and Technological Needs for Identification of Arthropods of Significance to Human Welfare", 1977
5.12 "Systematics of the Heteroptera (Insecta)", 1977
5.13 "An Investigation of Interrelationships Between Aquatic Invertebrates and Wood Debris in Stream Systems", 1978
5.14 "The Predatory Insects Associated with Western Spruce Budworms, Choristoneura spp. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)", 1978
5.15 "A Systematic Study of the Miridae of the Pacific Northwest (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera", 1978
6.1 "Ecological Study of Alvord Basin Dune System, Southeastern Oregon", 1978-1980
6.2 "The Biosystematics of Predatory Stink Bugs of the Genus Podisus H.-S. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Aspoinae) Associated with the Western Spruce Budworms, Choristoneura spp. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)", 1979
6.3 "Applied Biosystematic Studies of Insects of Economic Importance", 1979-1989
6.4 "Systematic Entomology Service and Research Centers: A Feasibility Study", 1980
6.5 "The Role of Native Hazelnut as a Resource for the Dispersal of the Filbert Aphid", 1987
6.6 "Log Decomposition Processes as Influenced by Heterotroph Community Structure", 1987
6.7 "Enhancement of Beneficial Insects to Reduce Pesticide Use in Low Input Agricultural Systems", 1988
6.8 "An RTG Program in Ecosystem Processes and Landscape Dynamics", 1989
6.9 "Butterfly Occurrence: Current Species Composition and Historical Reconstruction", 1990
6.10 "Systematic Entomology Laboratory Upgrade", 1992
6.11 "Symposium: The Crisis in Invertebrate Conservation", 1992
6.12 "Long-Term Ecological Research on the H. J. Andrews Experiment Forest", 1992
6.13 "Response of Plant and Arthropod Diversity to Land Use and Climate Change: Synthesizing the Functional Links Among Species", 1993
6.14 "1993 Supplemental Request for the Andrews Forest LTER Program", 1993
6.15 "Continuing Proposal for Long-term Ecological Research on the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest (year 13)", 1993
6.16 "The Use of Arthropods to Monitor Biological Diversity in Forest Ecosystems", 1993
6.17 "Anglo-U.S. Workshop on Soil Diversity", 1994
6.18 "Transgenic Potato Systems Enhancing Insect Biological Control by Habitat Management", 1994
6.19 "Regional Ecosystem Change in the Pacific Northwest—Biophysical and Social Interactions", 1994
6.20 "Continuing Proposal for Long-term Ecological Research on the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest (Year 14)", 1994
7.1 "Threatened and Endangered Species", 1994
7.2 "Insects in Regeneration Stands of Douglas-fir in Western Oregon", 1995
7.3 "Andrews LTER ’96 Supplement: Laser Sensing of Ecosystem Attributes", 1996
7.4 "Availability of Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Solid Wood Packing Materials Into the United States", 2001
7.5 "Report of the Site Review, Jornada LTER", 1991
7.6 Report: "Ecologically Sensitive Invertebrate Taxa of Pacific Northwest Old-Growth Conifer Forests", 1992
7.7 Report: "Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan: Other Organisms: Invertebrates: Arthropods", 1993
7.8 Draft Revisions of the "Draft-Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. For Amendment to the Survey and Manage Protection Buffer, and Other Mitigating Measures Standards and Guidelines", 1999-2000
7.9 Legal Affidavit re: the Asian Gypsy Moth, 1992
7.10 National Science Foundation Committee of Visitors, 1990-1994
7.11 California Avocado Commission, 1995
Subseries 2: OSU Department of Entomology, 1941-1999
Subseries 2 contains brochures, articles, and other documents from OSU’s College of Science and Department of Entomology, OSU Entomology Club Newsletters, a review of the OSU Department of Entomology, coursework generated by Lattin’s students, photographs of individuals and events associated with the Department of Entomology, and records of Lattin’s employment including curriculum vitae, correspondence, and evaluations.
Box/Folder
7.12 University, College, and Department Promotional and Informational Materials, ca. 1970-1999
7.13 OSU Entomology Club Newsletters, 1969-1981
8.1 Comprehensive Review of the OSU Department of Entomology, 1978
8.2 Entomology 591/691 Coursework, 1993
8.3 Photographs, 1941-1980
8.4 John D. Lattin Employment Records, 1972-1998
Subseries 3: Speech, Public Hearing, Conference, and Symposia Materials, 1971-1996
Subseries 3 includes materials from professional events Lattin participated in such as The First Entomology Education Workshop and the 1992 Log Imports and Introduced Forest Pests in the Pacific Northwest Conference. The subseries also includes notes from speeches Lattin gave between 1971-1995, and records from a public hearing on the "Importation of Logs, Lumber, and Other Raw or Processed Wood Products".
Box/Folder
8.5 Conference Materials: "The First Entomology Educations Workshop", 1975
8.6 Conference Materials: "Log Imports and Introduced Forest Pests into the Pacific Northwest", 1992
8.7 Conference Materials: "Importing Wood Products: Pest Risks", 1995-1996
8.8 Public Hearing: "Importation of Logs, Lumber, and Other Raw or Processed Wood Products", 1994
8.9 Biotic Surveys and Inventories Panel, 1995
8.10 Speech Notes, 1971-1995
Subseries 4: Article Reprints, 1947-2000
Subseries 4 is comprised of reprints of articles published by Lattin including "Effects of Global Climatic Change on Forests in Northwestern North America," "Arthropod Diversity and Conservation in Old-Growth Northwest Forests," and "Arhyssus Hirtus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhopalidae) in Minnesota: The Inland Occurrence of an East Coast Species."
Box/Folder
9.1 Reprints of Publications by John D. Lattin, 1947-2000

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III:  Research Materials, 1957-2004

Series III is comprised of research materials assembled by John D. Lattin including handwritten notes, article reprints, newspaper clippings, and reports generated by the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other organizations. The majority of the materials collected in this series relate to Pacific Northwest forest management, foreign lumber importation, and the spotted owl controversy.

Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
9.2 Pest Risk Assessment of Imported Timber, 1957-1993
9.3 Pest Risk Assessment of Imported Timber, 1970-1999
9.4 Pest Risk Assessment of Imported Timber, 1984-1998
9.5 Russian Timber, 1985
9.6 Regulation of Imported Timber, 1990-1999
9.7 Pacific Yew and Taxol, 1951-1993
10.1 Pacific Yew and Taxol, 1992
10.2 H. J. Andrews Long Term Ecological Research Program, 1979-2004
10.3 H. J. Andrews Long Term Ecological Research Program, 1987-2002
10.4 Newspaper Clippings, 1990
10.5 Newspaper Clippings, 1990-1993
10.6 Newspaper Clippings, 1990-1998
10.7 Newspaper Clippings, 1991-1994
11.1 "The Identity of Naphius Seed Bug Pests in Africa (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)", 1968
11.2 "Worldwide Introduction and Establishment of Bark and Timber Beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae and Platypodidae)", 1976
11.3 "Invertebrates of the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Western Cascade Mountains, Oregon: A Survey of Arthropods Associated with the Canopy of Old-Growth Pseudotsuga Menziesii", 1982
11.4 "Canopy Arthropod Community Structure and Herbivory in Old-Growth and Regenerating Forests in Western Oregon", 1988
11.5 Draft: "Invertebrates of the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Western Cascade Mountains, Oregon: A Preliminary List of the Insects and Other Arthropods Found at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest", 1988
11.6 "Trees to Know in Oregon", 1989
11.7 "Rare, Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals of Oregon", 1993
11.8 Draft: "Generic Nonindigenous Aquatic Organisms Risk Analysis Review Process", 1995
11.9 "Pest Risk Assessment of the Importation into the United States of Unprocessed Pinus and Abies Logs from Mexico", 1996
11.10 "Importation of Logs, Lumber, and Other Unmanufactured Wood Articles", 1994
11.11 "Importation of Logs, Lumber, and Other Unmanufactured Wood Articles", 1997
11.12 "Importation of Logs, Lumber, and Other Unmanufactured Wood Articles", 1998
11.13 "Importation of Logs, Lumber, and Other Unmanufactured Wood Articles", 1994
12.1 Draft: "Pest Risk Assessment of the Importation of Unprocessed Eucalypt Logs and Chips from Australia into the United States", 2002
12.2 "Pest Risk Assessment of the Importation Into the United States of Unprocessed Logs and Chips of Eighteen Eucalypt Species from Australia", 2003
12.3 "Pest Risk Assessment of the Importation into the United States of Unprocessed Pinus Logs and Chips from Australia", 2006
12.4 "Pest Risk Assessment of the Importation into the United States of Unprocessed Pinus and Abies Logs from Mexico", 1998
12.5 "Pest Risk Assessment of the Importation of Pinus radiata and Douglas-fir Logs from New Zealand", 1992
12.6 "Pest Risk Assessment of the Importation of Larch from Siberia and the Soviet Far East, 1991
12.7 "Pest Risk Assessment of the Importation of Pinus radiata, Nothofagus dombeyi, nd Laurelia philippiana Logs from Chile", 1993
12.8 "Pest Risk Assessment of the Importation into the United States of Unprocessed Eucalyptus Logs and Chips from South America", 2001
13.1 "Risks of Exotic Pest Introductions from Importation of Fresh Mexican Hass Avocados into the United States", 1995
13.2 "An Efficacy Review of Control Measures for Potential Pests of Imported Soviet Timber", 1991
13.3 Draft: "Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl", 1992
13.4 "Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Management of Habitat for Late-Successional and Old-Growth Forest Related Species Within the Range of the Northern Spotted Owl," Volume I, 1994
13.5 "Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Management of Habitat for Late-Successional and Old-Growth Forest Related Species Within the Range of the Northern Spotted Owl," Volume II-Appendices, 1994
14.1 "Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Management of Habitat for Late-Successional and Old-Growth Forest Related Species Within the Range of the Northern Spotted Owl," Appendix J2, 1994
14.2 "Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Management of Habitat for Late-Successional and Old-Growth Forest Related Species Within the Range of the Northern Spotted Owl," Appendix J3, 1994
14.3 "Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Amendment to the Survey & Manage, Protection Buffer, and other Mitigation Measures Standards and Guidelines," Volume I, Chapters 1-4, 2000
14.4 "Records of Decision and Standards and Guidelines for Amendments to the Survey and Manage, Protection Buffer, and other Mitigation Measures Standards and Guidelines", 2001
14.5 "Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to Remove or Modify the Survey and Manage Mitigation Measure Standards and Guidelines", 2003
14.6 "Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement", 2003
15.1 "Biology of Alder: Proceedings of a Symposium Held at Northwest Scientific Association Fortieth Annual Meeting", 1968
15.2 "Western Conifers Research Cooperative 1987 Research Plan", 1987

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Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Long-Term Ecological Research Program.
  • National Science Foundation (U.S.)
  • Oregon State University. Dept. of Entomology.
  • United States. Bureau of Land Management.
  • United States. Forest Service.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Arthropod pests.
  • Entomology--Research.
  • Entomology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Forest insects--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Hemiptera.
  • Lumber trade--United States.
  • Spotted owl--Oregon.
  • Trees--Diseases and pests--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Geographical Names :
  • H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.

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