Scope and Content
Eckert, John Edward, 1895-
Title: John Edward Eckert Papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1966
12.8 linear feet
Abstract: John Edward Eckert (1895-1975) served as Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis from 1931-1962. The
majority of his Papers contain his correspondence on subjects such as ants, bee diseases, honey marketing, and queen bees,
among other topics. Also included are Eckert's writings, research materials, and some photographs on apiculture subjects.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as
many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-079
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
John Edward Eckert was born on January 1, 1895 in Ohio. He received a B.S. in Agriculture (1916), an M.S. in Entomology (1917),
and a PhD (1931) from Ohio State University. He began his career as an entomologist in North Carolina as a nursery inspector
and then became Assistant Professor of Entomology (1919-1922) followed by Associate Professor of Entomology (1922-1924) at
North Carolina State College. In 1924, Eckert became Associate Apiculturist with the United States Department of Agriculture.
He was stationed first in Washington, D.C. and then in Laramie, Wyoming.
Eckert arrived at the University of California, Davis in 1931 as Assistant Professor of Entomology and Assistant Apiculturist,
served as Chairman of the Entomology Department from 1934-1946, and retired in 1962.
Eckert passed away on August 19, 1975.
Laidlaw, Harry H., Bacon, Oscar G., Gary, Norman E., and Summers, Francis M. "John Edward Eckert."
In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1977.
Scope and Content
The John Edward Eckert Papers are 12.8 linear feet and span the years 1917-1966. The majority of the Papers (9 linear feet)
contains incoming and outgoing correspondence on subjects such as ants, bee diseases, honey marketing, and queen bees, among
other topics. Also included are Eckert's writings (2 linear feet), research materials (0.6 linear feet), printed materials
(0.8 linear feet) and some photographs on apiculture subjects (0.4 linear feet).
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in five series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Writings, 3. Research Materials, 4. Printed Materials, 5.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online
public access catalog.
Eckert, John Edward, 1895--Archives
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Jane Oh in the processing of this collection.
[Identification of item], John Edward Eckert Papers, D-079, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University
of California, Davis.
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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.