Inventory of the Stanley Fuller Bailey Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Bailey, Stanley F. (Stanley Fuller), 1906-
Title: Stanley Fuller Bailey Papers
Date (inclusive): 1940-1951
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: Stanley Fuller Bailey (1906-1981) served as Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis. His research focused on agricultural entomology, specifically bean thrips, pear thrips and the peach twig borer. His papers contain correspondence to researchers and growers regarding the control of crop pests, as well as manuscripts of some of his writings, including several on thrips.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-098
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.


Stanley Fuller Bailey was born August 1, 1906 in Middleboro, Massachusetts. He graduated with a degree in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts in 1929 and received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1931.
He joined the staff of the University of California, Davis as a junior Entomologist and over a period of thirty-six years advanced to full professor. His research focused on agricultural entomology, specifically bean thrips, pear thrips and the peach twig borer.
During World War II, Bailey accepted a commission as Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Navy and served in North Carolina, Florida, and the Central Pacific Theater, eventually attaining the rank of Captain. After the war he returned to the University of California, Davis to become head of the Department of Entomology (1946-1957) and to continue his teaching and research in agricultural entomology. Most of his later work focused on the California mosquito vectors of encephalitis and malaria.
Bailey passed away on April 19, 1981.
Bohart, R.M., Bacon, O.G., and Loomis, E.C. "Stanley Fuller Bailey." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1985.

Scope and Content

The four linear feet of the Stanley Fuller Bailey Papers spans the years 1940-1951. However, the papers lack materials from 1944-1945 while Bailey was serving in the U.S. Navy. The majority of the papers contain correspondence to researchers and growers regarding the control of crop pests. Also included are manuscripts of some of Bailey's writings, including several on thrips.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Works by Bailey, 3. Subject Files, 4. Printed Material.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bailey, Stanley F. (Stanley Fuller), 1906--Archives
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
Agricultural pests--Control--Research
Peach twig-borer--Research


Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stanley Fuller Bailey Papers, D-098 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 1940-1951

Physical Description: 3.6 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence which Bailey arranged by subject.
Arranged alphabetically by subject as assigned by Bailey. Indices of Bailey's correspondence appear at the end of this series.
Box 1:1

Aphids 1942

Box 1:2-4

Beetles 1940-1942

Box 1:5

Beetles 1946

Box 1:6-9

Books, publications 1946-1950

Box 1:10-11

Borers 1940-1942

Box 1:12-14

Campus committees 1946-1950

Box 1:15

Circular requests 1949-1950

Box 1:16-19

Comptroller's Office 1946-1950

Box 1:20-21

Corn ear worm 1941-1942

Box 1:22-25

Dean's Office 1946-1950

Box 2:1-3

Employment and recommendations 1940-1942

Box 2:4-8

Employment and recommendations 1946-1950

Box 2:9-11

Entomology class 1946-1950

Box 2:12-16

Essig, E.O. 1946-1950

Box 3:1

Flowers and greenhouse insects 1950

Box 3:2

Form letters 1948-1949

Box 3:3

Julius Hyman Co. 1947-1949

Box 3:4-6

Insects, miscellaneous 1940-1943

Box 3:7-9; 4:1-3

Insects, miscellaneous 1946-1950

Box 4:4-6

Insecticides 1940-1942

Box 4:7-8; 5:1-3

Insecticides 1946-1950

Box 5:4-5

Keifer, H.H. 1940-1942

Box 5:6

Keifer, H.H. 1946

Box 5:7-11

Library 1946-1950

Box 5:12

Liquor Control Committee 1940-1941

Box 5:13-14

MacLeod, G.F. 1941-1942

Box 5:15-17

Meetings 1940-1942

Box 5:18-22

Meetings 1946-1950

Box 5:23-24; 6:1

Miscellaneous 1940-1942

Box 6:2-8

Miscellaneous 1946-1951

Box 6:9

Mites 1942 October 5

Box 7:1-2

Mosquito Abatement District 1947-1949

Box 7:3-7

Mosquito control 1946-1951

Box 7:8

Office of the President 1948 May 19

Box 7:9-10

Orchard insects 1949

Box 7:11

Papers submitted 1941

Box 7:12-13

Papers submitted 1946-1948

Box 7:14

Papers submitted 1951 March 22

Box 7:15-18

Peach twig borer 1946-1949

Box 8:1-3

Personal 1940-1942

Box 8:4-9

Personal 1945-1951

Box 8:10-11

Publications 1941-1942

Box 8:12-15

Purchasing 1947-1951

Box 8:16

Sod worm 1942

Box 8:17-18

Spiders 1941-1942

Box 8:19-21

Staff bulletins 1949-1951

Box 8:22-23

Thrips 1941-1942

Box 8:24; 9:1-5

Thrips 1945-1951

Box 9:6

Tomato insects 1942

Box 9:7

Tomato insects 1946

Box 9:8

Truck crop insects 1942

Box 9:9

Twig borers 1942

Box 9:10-11

Wireworms 1942

Box 9:12

Wireworms 1946

Box 10:1-2

Index of correspondence 1941-1942

Box 10:3-7

Index of correspondence 1946-1950

Box 10:8

Index of correspondence undated


Series 2. Works by Bailey 1941-1943

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 10:9

Division of Entomology and Parasitology undated

Box 10:10

List of Bailey publications 1942

Box 10:11

Monthly newsletter 1942

Box 10:12

Pear or Prune Thrips Control 1942

Box 10:13

Pear Thrips 1943

Box 10:14

Redescription of Two Species of California Thrips undated

Box 10:15

Revision of Cir. 84. Growing and Handling Garlic in California: Diseases and Pests undated

Box 10:16

Tomato Mite 1941


Series 3. Subject files 1946

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 10:17

Address list for reprints undated

Box 10:18

Expense account 1946

Box 10:19

Staff microscope list 1946


Series 4. Printed material 1941-1946

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 10:20

Almond Facts, vol. 10, no. 3 1946 May-June

Box 10:21

Farm & Home Science, vol. 7, no. 1 1946 March

Box 10:22

Stored-Grain Pests on the Farm, prepared by A.E. Michelbacher, R. Craig, and F.H. Ernst 1942?

Box 10:23

Tomato Mite 1942 March

Box 10:24

United States Department of Agriculture, Monthly list of publications 1941