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Inventory of the Francis Marion Summers Correspondence
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  • Creator: Summers, Francis Marion, 1906-
    Title: Francis Marion Summers Correspondence
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1951
    Extent: 1.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Francis Marion Summers (1906-1994) served as Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis from 1947-1973. His research centered on the Oriental Fruit Moth and insect pests of almond and stone fruits. His correspondence, which spans the years 1945-1951, contains letters with chemical companies, farmers, and researchers regarding agricultural pests and their control.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-482
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Francis Marion Summers was born in Fredericktown, Missouri on June 8, 1906. He graduated from high school in Calexico, California, and attended Junior College in El Centro. He received his A.B. in zoology from University of California, Berkeley and his M.A. in 1932 and Ph.D. in 1935 in biology from Columbia University. His Ph.D. dissertation was on cytology of ciliate protozoa.
    He taught biology courses, including human anatomy, at Bard College, Columbia University; Cornell University Medical College; and CCNY between 1934 and 1943.
    In 1943, he came to California to work for the California State Department of Agriculture as an entomologist. He joined the University of California in 1944 and was stationed at Dinuba, where he began his research on the Oriental Fruit Moth. In 1947, he was transferred to the Davis campus where he spent the remainder of his career studying insect pests of almond and stone fruits.
    At the University of California, Davis, Frank taught undergraduate courses in insect morphology and acarology, the study of mites. Summers passed away on July 15, 1994 in Woodland, California.
    Source:
    Thorp, Robbin W., Bacon, Oscar G., Judson, Charles L. "Francis Marion Summers." In Memoriam. Academic Senate, "Francis Marion Summers." In Memoriam. Academic Senate,   Accessed August 25, 2008.

    Scope and Content

    The 1.2 linear feet of the Francis Marion Summers Correspondence spans the years 1945-1951. The correspondence contains letters with chemical companies, farmers, and researchers regarding agricultural pests and their control.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Outgoing, 2. Incoming, 3. Third Party, 4. Indices.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Summers, Francis Marion, 1906---Archives.
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    Agricultural pests--Control--Research
    Entomology--Research

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Student employee Linda Trach processed this collection under the supervision of Collections Manager Sara Gunasekara.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Francis Marion Summers Correspondence, D-482, 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.