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Inventory of the Leslie M. Smith Papers
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  • Creator: Smith, Leslie M. (Leslie Malcolm), 1903-
    Title: Leslie M. Smith Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1951
    Extent: 5.6 linear feet
    Abstract: Leslie Malcolm Smith (1903-1976) served as Entomologist and Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis. Smith's research centered on the study of the Oriental Fruit Moth as well as the control of pests of prunes, pears, strawberries, walnuts, grapes, and berries. His papers contain correspondence to researchers and growers regarding the control of crop pests.
    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-289
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Leslie Malcolm Smith was born October 4, 1903 and graduated in 1922 from Oakland Technical High School. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.
    From 1927 to 1942 Dr. Smith was stationed at the Deciduous Fruit Field Station of the University of California at San Jose, where he became known for his work on the biology and control of pests of prunes, pears, strawberries, walnuts, grapes, and berries.
    After moving to Davis, Dr. Smith's interests shifted and he assumed the responsibility for a biological and ecological study of a quarantined pest, the Oriental Fruit Moth, first discovered in California in 1942. He also initiated studies on the control of the devastating infestations of mites on grapes.
    Smith passed away in Carmel, California on February 10, 1976.
    Source:
    Lange, W. Harry, Bacon, Oscar G., Grigarick, Albert A., and Summers, Francis M. "Leslie Malcolm Smith." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1977.

    Scope and Content

    The 5.6 linear feet of the Leslie Malcolm Smith Papers spans the years 1941-1951. The majority of the papers contain correspondence to researchers and growers regarding the control of crop pests. Also included are several subject files including a bibliography of Smith's works and newsletters by Davis Entomology staff about the work they were conducting in 1943.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The papers are arranged in 2 series: 1. Correspondence and 2. Subject Files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Smith, Leslie M. (Leslie Malcolm), 1903---Archives.
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    Entomology--Research
    Agricultural pests--Control--Research

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Student employee Ewa Omanska processed this collection under the direction of Collections Manager Sara Gunasekara. Student employee Linda Trach assisted with encoding of the finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Leslie M. Smith Papers, D-289, 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.