Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Inventory of the Howard Lester McKenzie Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1890-1966
Collection number: D-309
McKenzie, Howard Lester, 1910-
1.20 linear feet
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.
Collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of item], Howard Lester McKenzie Collection, D-309, Department of Special Collections, University of California
Library, Davis, California.
Acquired in 1990.
Under the direction of Sara Gunasekara, student assistant Jenny Hodge processed this collection and created the Contents
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.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.