James G. Sternburg Papers, 1938-1992 | University of Illinois Archives
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James Gordon Sternburg (1919-2014) was a professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois from 1959-1988. Professor Sternburg made several important contributions to the study of insect physiology, insecticidal use and resistance, and mimicry.
Papers include correspondence, grant applications, conference papers, research notebooks, and publications relating to Professor Sternburg's research on DDT, insecticidal resistance and overuse, and Batesian mimicry. Papers also consist of Sternburg's teaching materials, including course reading lists, lecture schedules and notes, handouts, and lab exercises.
This collection is organized into three series. Series 1: Research-related Papers, 1938-1992, consists of James Sternburg's professional correspondence, research notes, grant applications, departmental newsletters, and conference papers, arranged alphabetically. Series 2: Course Materials, 1954-1987, includes James Sternburg's teaching materials, handouts, lecture notes, and lab instructions, arranged by course number. Series 3: Publications, 1950-1984, contains journal articles and reviews authored and co-authored by James G. Sternburg, organized chronologically.