This collection comprises the personal and professional papers of entomologist and academic Edward A. Steinhaus. The bulk
of this collection comprises materials documenting Steinhaus' career at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and Irvine
(UCI), including the establishment of the Laboratory of Insect Pathology at UCB and his appointment as the first Dean of the
School of Biological Sciences at UCI. Other UCI files contain materials relating to the founding of the School of Biological
Sciences and Center for Pathobiology, in addition to the planning and opening of the UCI campus. This collection also contains
files documenting Steinhaus' research in insect pathology, insecticides, and microbial control; his professional activities,
particularly with the Entomological Society of America, Society for Invertebrate Pathology, and National Academy of Sciences;
and his extensive work with scientific journals such as the
Journal of Insect Pathology and
Annual Review of Entomology. Materials include correspondence, research files, and published and unpublished writings, in addition to some photographs,
slides, and audio recordings.
Edward A. Steinhaus was a noted entomologist and academic known for his extensive work in insect pathology and was the first
Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He was born on November 7, 1914 in
Max, North Dakota and entered North Dakota Agricultural College (now North Dakota State University) in 1932, graduating with
a B.S. in Bacteriology in 1936. In 1939 he received his Ph.D. in Bacteriology, with a minor in entomology, from Ohio State
University. He stayed at Ohio State University for another year, engaged in post-doctoral research. In 1940 he married Mabry
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their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.
Collection is open for research.