Scope and Content
Cothran, Warren Roderic, 1938-1980
Title: Warren R. Cothran Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1962-1979
0.4 linear feet
Abstract: Warren R. Cothran (1938-1980) served as Professor of Entomology at the University of
California, Davis from 1968-1980. His papers contain several of his articles as well as his course materials for
Entomology 104. Also included are 35mm color slides that Cothran photographed and used for the plant ecology
unit of his Entomology 104 course. The majority of the slides were taken in California with several images from
New York, Arizona, and Mexico.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many
are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-478
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Warren Roderic Cothran (1938-1980) received a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a teaching credential from San
Jose State College in 1962 and a Ph.D in Entomology from Cornell University in 1967. He joined the Department of
Entomology at the University of California, Davis in 1968 as an Assistant Professor of Entomology and Assistant
Entomologist in the Experiment Station. Cothran's research focused on the control of the insect pests of
alfalfa, especially the alfalfa weevil.
Ehler, L.E., Judson, C.L., McClelland, G.A.H, and McLean, D.L. "Warren R. Cothran."
[Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1980.
Scope and Content
The Warren R. Cothran Papers contain several of his articles as well as his course materials for Entomology
104. Also included are 35mm color slides that Cothran photographed and used for the plant ecology unit of his
Entomology 104 course. The majority of the slides were taken in California with several images from New York,
Arizona, and Mexico.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in two series: Writings and Plant ecology slides.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
Cothran, Warren Roderic, 1938-1980--Archives
University of California,
Plant ecology--California--Pictorial works
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.
Gift of Barbara Denno in 2008.
[Identification of item], Warren R. Cothran Papers, D-478, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
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