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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.


    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


    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.