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Inventory of the Eugene Marshall Stafford Correspondence
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  • Creator: Stafford, Eugene Marshall, 1910-
    Title: Eugene Marshall Stafford Correspondence
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1951
    Extent: 3.6 linear feet
    Abstract: Eugene Marshall Stafford served as Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis from 1958 to 1973. His research involved the use of chemicals for the control of insect pests of agricultural crops, especially scale insects on olives and figs. His correspondence, which spans from 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-291
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Eugene Marshall Stafford (September 2, 1910-September 25, 1980) was born in Los Angeles, California, but spent his early years in Sacramento where he attended grade school, high school, and then Sacramento Junior College. In 1931, he entered the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned the B.S. and M.S. degrees in entomology. He then undertook further graduate work in entomology at Cornell University and received his Ph.D. in 1941. He returned to the University of California as Junior Entomologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station and was promoted to Professor in 1958.
    Dr. Stafford's research interests focused on the use of chemicals for the control of insect pests of agricultural crops, especially scale insects on olives and figs. His work also included research on leafhoppers, mealy bugs, and mites that attack grapes.
    Most of Dr. Stafford's research, which covered a span of thirty-three years, was conducted in vineyards and orchards in the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys. From 1940 to 1945 he was stationed at Kearney Park, Fresno, and then at the Davis campus where he remained until retirement. He was among the first to embrace the concept of integrated pest control and advocated its use for olive and grape pests.
    Dr. Stafford organized the Environmental Toxicology Department on the Davis campus and served as its chairman until it was firmly established. He was awarded a Fulbright lectureship in 1964, and taught at Ain Shams University, the University of Cairo, and Alexandria University in Egypt.
    Source:
    Bohart, Richard M., Laidlaw, Harry H., and Summers, Francis M. "Eugene Marshall Stafford." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1980.

    Scope and Content

    The 3.6 linear feet of the Eugene Marshall Stafford 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 Papers are arranged into 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.
    Stafford, Eugene Marshall, 1910---Archives
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    Agricultural pests--Control--Research
    Entomology--Research

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Student employee Ewa Omanska processed this collection under the direction of Collections Manager Sara Gunasekara.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eugene Marshall Stafford Correspondence, D-291, 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.