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Inventory of the John Edward Eckert Papers
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  • Creator: Eckert, John Edward, 1895-
    Title: John Edward Eckert Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1966
    Extent: 12.8 linear feet
    Abstract: John Edward Eckert (1895-1975) served as Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis from 1931-1962. The majority of his Papers contain his correspondence on subjects such as ants, bee diseases, honey marketing, and queen bees, among other topics. Also included are Eckert's writings, research materials, and some photographs on apiculture subjects.
    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-079
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    John Edward Eckert was born on January 1, 1895 in Ohio. He received a B.S. in Agriculture (1916), an M.S. in Entomology (1917), and a PhD (1931) from Ohio State University. He began his career as an entomologist in North Carolina as a nursery inspector and then became Assistant Professor of Entomology (1919-1922) followed by Associate Professor of Entomology (1922-1924) at North Carolina State College. In 1924, Eckert became Associate Apiculturist with the United States Department of Agriculture. He was stationed first in Washington, D.C. and then in Laramie, Wyoming.
    Eckert arrived at the University of California, Davis in 1931 as Assistant Professor of Entomology and Assistant Apiculturist, served as Chairman of the Entomology Department from 1934-1946, and retired in 1962.
    Eckert passed away on August 19, 1975.
    Source:
    Laidlaw, Harry H., Bacon, Oscar G., Gary, Norman E., and Summers, Francis M. "John Edward Eckert." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1977.

    Scope and Content

    The John Edward Eckert Papers are 12.8 linear feet and span the years 1917-1966. The majority of the Papers (9 linear feet) contains incoming and outgoing correspondence on subjects such as ants, bee diseases, honey marketing, and queen bees, among other topics. Also included are Eckert's writings (2 linear feet), research materials (0.6 linear feet), printed materials (0.8 linear feet) and some photographs on apiculture subjects (0.4 linear feet).

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in five series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Writings, 3. Research Materials, 4. Printed Materials, 5. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Eckert, John Edward, 1895--Archives
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    Bees--Research
    Bee culture

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Jane Oh in the processing of this collection.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Edward Eckert Papers, D-079, 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.