Inventory to the Howard Lester McKenzie Collection,1890-1966

Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
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Biological and Medical Sciences--Biological Sciences--Entomology.

Inventory of the Howard Lester McKenzie Collection, 1890-1966

D-309

Department of Special Collections

General Library

University of California, Davis

Davis, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • General Library
  • 100 North West Quad
  • University of California, Davis
  • Davis, CA 95616-5292
  • Phone: (530) 752-1621
  • Fax: (530)754-5758
  • Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
EAD finding aid created by: Sara Gunasekara
Completed: 2004
©2004 The Regents of the University of California

Descriptive Summary

Title: Inventory of the Howard Lester McKenzie Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1890-1966
Collection number: D-309
Creator: McKenzie, Howard Lester, 1910-
Extent: 1.20 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
100 North West Quad
Davis, California, 95616-5292
Abstract: Howard Lester McKenzie was an entomologist at the University of California, Davis from 1958-1968. This collection contains illustrations, in watercolor, painted by Mary Foley Benson for McKenzie's book Mealybugs of California, with taxonomy, biology, and control of North American species (Homoptera, Coccoidea, Pseudococcidae) (1967), detailed drawings for the book, and pictures and photographs of entomologists.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

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 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard Lester McKenzie Collection, D-309, Department of Special Collections, University of California Library, Davis, California.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1990.

Processing Information

Under the direction of Sara Gunasekara, student assistant Jenny Hodge processed this collection and created the Contents list.

Biography

Biographical Narrative

Howard Lester McKenzie (May 25, 1910-October 17, 1968) received an M.S. degree in 1934 from the University of California Berkeley and after graduation took a position at the Citrus Experiment Station. In 1937 he accepted a position as forest entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture, with headquarters at Berkeley. McKenzie began employment with the California Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology at Sacramento in 1942. In 1958 he began as Associate Entomologist in the Experiment Station at Davis and was promoted to Entomologist in 1963.
His book Mealybugs of California, with taxonomy, biology, and control of North American species (Homoptera, Coccoidea, Pseudococcidae) was published in 1967. In this volume, he brought the science of coccidology to a new high with an abundance of minutely detailed drawings and a profusion of colored plates which were painted by Mary Foley Benson.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains illustrations, in watercolor, painted by Mary Foley Benson for McKenzie's book Mealybugs of California, with taxonomy, biology, and control of North American species (Homoptera, Coccoidea, Pseudococcidae) (1967), detailed drawings for the book, and pictures and photographs of entomologists. It is arranged in three series: 1. Colored plates, 2. Figures, 3. Photographs and pictures.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Entomology
Mealybugs
Biological illustration


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Colored plates,1964-1966

Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet

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Arranged by plate number.

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Box 1:1

VI. Amonostherium lichtensioides,1964

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Box 1:2

VII. Antonina graminis,1964

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Box 1:3

VIII. Chorizococcus brevicruris,1965

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Box 1:4

IX. Cryptoripersia salina,1964

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Box 1:5

X. Ferrisia virgata,1964

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Box 1:6

XI. Heterococcus pulvrarius,1965

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Box 1:7

XII. Phenacoccus graminosus,1965

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Box 1:8

XV. Pseudococcus fragilis,1964

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Box 1:9

XVIII. Puto albicans,1966

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Box 1:10

XVIII. Puto albicans,1966

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Box 1:11

XIX. Puto arctostaphyli,1964

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Box 2:1

XXII. Rhizoecus pritchardi,1965

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Box 2:2

XXIII. Scaptococcus milleri,1965

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Box 2:3

XXIV. Spilococcus implicatus,1964

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Box 2:4

XXV. Trionymus dolus,1964

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Box 2:5

Unnumbered, Rhizoecus falcifer,1964

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Box 2:6

Unnumbered, Mealybug Habitatsn.d.

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Includes transparency of color plate.
 

Series 2 Figures,1958-1965

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet

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Arranged by figure number.

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Box 2:7

14, Anthelococcus simondsi,1963

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Box 2:8

66, Helicoccus atriplicis,1961

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Box 2:9

124, Pseudococcus obscurus,n.d.

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Box 2:10

139, Puto laticribellum1960

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Box 2:11

167, Scaptococcus milleri,1965

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Box 2:12

196, Trionymus frontalis,1958

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Series 3 Photographs and Pictures,1890-1940

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

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Arranged alphabetically.

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Box 3:1

Borkhsenius,n.d.

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Box 3:2

Chamberlain,n.d.

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Box 3:3

Ehrhoin, Edwin M.1922

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Box 3:4

Ezzat, Y. M.n.d.

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Box 3:5

Hall,n.d.

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Box 3:6

King, G. D.n.d.

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Box 3:7

Kuwana, Juichi.n.d.

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Box 3:8

Mamet,n.d.

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Box 3:9

Marchal, Paul.n.d.

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Box 3:10

McConnell, Harold S.n.d.

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Box 3:11

Signoret, V. A.1890

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Box 3:12

Steinweden, John B.n.d.

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Box 3:13

Takahashi,n.d.

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Box 2:13

Wehrle, L. P.1940

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Box 3:14

Unidentified,n.d.

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Box 3:15

Unidentified,n.d.

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Box 3:16

Unidentified,n.d.

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Box 3:17

Unidentified,n.d.

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