Inventory of the William Harry Lange Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Lange, William Harry, 1912-2004
Title: William Harry Lange Papers
Date (inclusive): 1926-1999
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: William Harry Lange (1912-2004) served as Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis. His papers contain correspondence from 1943-1951 regarding work on insecticides and their usefulness in controlling crop pests, reprints of his articles, and some research materials related to experiments with the artichoke plume moth and wireworms.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-288
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

William Harry Lange was born in San Francisco on September 12, 1912. He received a B.S. (1933), M.S. (1934), and PhD in Entomology (1941) from the University of California, Berkeley.
From 1936-1944, Lange worked for the California Agricultural Experiment Station at Half Moon Bay, Salinas, and Berkeley/Davis. During World War II, he was stationed at Salinas where he worked on vegetable crop pests and on a U.S. Department of Agriculture project to produce natural rubber. He became a lecturer and Assistant Entomologist at Davis in 1946, Associate Professor and Associate Entomologist in the Experiment Station in 1952, and Professor and Experiment Station Entomologist in 1957. He retired in 1980.
William Harry Lange passed away on July 15, 2004.

Scope and Content

The majority of the William Harry Lange Papers are comprised of his correspondence from 1943-1951 as well as reprints of his articles (1935-1999). Also included are research materials related to several of his experiments dealing with the artichoke plume moth and wireworms.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged into four series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Biographical Materials, 3. Research Materials, 4. Writings by Lange.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lange, William Harry, 1912-2004--Archives
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
Entomology--Research

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ellen Lange in 2008 and the Entomology Department in 2004.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Harry Lange Papers, D-288, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1943-1951

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding Lange's work on insecticides and their usefulness in controlling crop pests.
Arranged in three subseries: General, Subject, and Indices.
 

Subseries 1.1 General 1943-1951

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:1

1943-1944

Box 1:2

1943-1945

Box 1:3

1944

Box 1:4

1944

Box 1:5

1944

Box 1:6-13

1945

Box 1:14-17

1946

Box 1:18

1950-1951

 

Subseries 1.2 Subject 1947-1951

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Arranged alphabetically by subject headings created by Lange.
Box 1:19

Books, publications 1947-1948

Box 1:20

Books, publications 1948-1949

Box 1:21

Books, publications 1949-1950

Box 1:22

Books, publications 1950-1951

Box 1:23

Bulletin requests 1947

Box 1:24

Bulletin requests 1949-1950

Box 1:25

Carlson 1949-1951

Box 1:26

Circular Requests/Reprints 1950-1951

Box 1:27

Departmental 1947-1948

Box 1:28

Departmental 1948

Box 1:29

Departmental 1949-1950

Box 1:30

Departmental 1950

Box 1:31

Experiments 1948-1949

Box 1:32

Experiments 1949

Box 1:33

Experiments 1950-1951

Box 1:34

Identifications 1948

Box 1:35

Identifications 1949-1950

Box 1:36

Identifications 1950

Box 1:37

Insects, Miscellaneous 1947-1948

Box 1:38

Insects, Miscellaneous 1948-1949

Box 1:39

Insects, Miscellaneous 1949-1950

Box 1:40

Insects, Miscellaneous 1950-1951

Box 1:41

Insecticides 1947-1948

Box 1:42

Insecticides 1948-1949

Box 1:43

Insecticides 1949-1950

Box 1:44

Insecticides 1950-1951

Box 1:45

Mailing List undated

Box 1:46

Meetings 1947-1948

Box 1:47

Meetings 1948-1949

Box 1:48

Meetings 1949-1950

Box 1:49

Meetings 1950-1951

Box 1:50

Miscellaneous 1947-1948

Box 1:51

Miscellaneous 1948

Box 1:52

Miscellaneous 1948

Box 1:53

Miscellaneous 1948-1949

Box 1:54

Miscellaneous 1949-1950

Box 1:55

Nematodes and centipedes 1948

Box 1:56

Nematodes and centipedes 1949-1950

Box 1:57

Nematodes and centipedes 1950-1951

Box 1:58

Papers Submitted 1948

Box 1:59

Papers Submitted 1949-1950

Box 1:60

Personal 1947-1948

Box 1:61

Personal 1948

Box 1:62

Personal 1950

Box 1:63

Seed Crop Insects 1947

Box 1:64

Seed Crop Insects 1948

Box 1:65

Slugs and Snails 1948

Box 1:66

Slugs and Snails 1948-1949

Box 1:67

Slugs and Snails 1949-1950

Box 1:68

Soil Insecticides 1947-1948

Box 1:69

Soil Insecticides 1948

Box 1:70

Soil Insecticides 1949-1950

Box 1:71

Soil Insecticides 1950-1951

Box 1:72

Truck Crop Insects 1947-1948

Box 1:73

Truck Crop Insects 1948-1949

Box 1:74

Truck Crop Insects 1949-1950

Box 1:75

Truck Crop Insects 1950-1951

Box 1:76

Wireworm Investigations 1950-1951

 

Subseries 1.3 Indices 1947-1951

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains four alphabetical indices of Lange's correspondence. Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:77

1947-1948

Box 1:78

1948-1949

Box 1:79

1949-1950

Box 1:80

1950-1951

 

Series 2. Biographical Materials 1944-1996

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 2:1

Boy Scout Standard Troop Award Application 1944

Box 2:2

Congratulations from your friends 1980

Scope and Content Note

One bound volume containing letters to Lange upon his retirement.
Box 2:3

Davis Division of the Academic Senate 1974-1975

Box 2:4

Merit increase packet 1967

Box 2:5

Resume 1996

 

Series 3. Research Materials 1926-1975

Scope and Content Note

Contains research materials related to several of Lange's experiments. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 2:6

Aphid inventory collection records 1966-1975

Box 2:7-8

Artichoke plume moth field surveys 1936-1937

Box 2:9

Artichoke plume moth rearing records 1936-1937

Box 2:10-11

Cabbage maggot experiments 1944-1949

Box 2:12-13

Pea leaf miner control experiments 1945

Box 2:14

Rainfall data for Salinas, California 1926-1944

Box 2:15

Seed treatment trials 1947-1956

Box 2:16

Sketches undated

Box 2:17

Temperature data for Salinas, California 1926-1936

Box 2:18

Weather data for Salinas, California 1937-1944

Box 2:19

Wireworm cages undated

Box 2:20

Wireworm control investigations 1947

Box 2:21

Wireworm rearings 1949-1951

 

Series 4. Writings by Lange 1935-1999

Scope and Content Note

Arranged into three subseries: Articles, Book chapters, and Laboratory Manuals.
Box 3:1-3:20; 4:1-12

Subseries 4.1 Articles 1935-1999

Scope and Content Note

Contains reprints of Lange's articles. Arranged chronologically.
Box 4:13-15

Subseries 4.2 Book Chapter 1978-1984

Scope and Content Note

Contains Lange's chapter, "Aquatic and Semiaquatic Lepidoptera," in two editions of An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America.
 

Subseries 4.3 Laboratory Manuals 1954

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuals for several of Lange's classes.
Box 4:16

Laboratory manual for Agricultural Entomology 51 undated

Box 4:17-18

Laboratory manual of insecticides for Entomology 124 1954 Fall