Robert L. Metcalf Papers, 1935-1998
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Brief Description: Papers of Robert L. Metcalf (1916-98), professor of entomology (1968-87), including biographical information, correspondence, addresses and lectures, teaching materials, committee memberships, research notes and reports, consulting materials, photographs, slides, and audiovisual materials concerning grants, graduate student research, the World Health Organization (1961-83), the Tennessee Valley Authority, and his professional research on insecticides, DDT, the Model Ecosystem (1970-83), oriental fruitflies (1977-90), environmental toxicology and protection, malaria, cancer, pest management, corn rootworms (Diabrotica), cucurbitacin, neurotoxicity, chemical compounds, pesticide residues and resistance, synergism, systox, carbamates, and biodegradable substances.  Major correspondents include Joel Coats, Bettina Francis, T. Roy Fukuto, Larry G. Hansen, Lois Hanson, Inder Kapoor, Richard Lampman, Po-Yung Lu, William Luckmann, James R. Sanborn, and Helmut Tietz.
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Record Series Number: 15/8/23
Created by: Metcalf, Robert Lee (1916-)
Volume: 39.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 08/11/1999.
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Arrangement: by subject and chronological or alphabetical thereunder.
Subject Index
Entomology Department
Environmental Research
Faculty Papers
Tennessee Valley Authority
World Health Organization (WHO)
Genres/Forms of Material
Motion Pictures/Videotapes
Sound Recordings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]