Willis Bruce Papers, 1938-2008
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Brief Description: Papers of Willis N. Bruce (1916-), entomologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey and professor of agricultural entomology (1945-77) includes published articles (1945-87), correspondence (1944-94), research on heptachlor and other pesticides (1961-78), undergraduate coursework (ca. 1941-42), clippings (1953-68), geneological research, photographs (1977-91), financial records (1972-88), patent research and filings (1951-64),  research and publications of the Illinois Natural History Survey (1978-99), research for consulting work (1958-88), and records of donations to the Champaign County Historical Society and the Krannert Art Museum (1967-2005).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 15/8/25
Created by: Bruce, Willis (1916-2008)
Volume: 1.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/30/2008.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1508025.pdf
Arrangement: By subject
Biographical Note for Bruce, Willis (1916-2008) : Willis Nels Bruce, a Professor of Entomology a the University of Illinois, was born Sept. 6, 1916 in Nebraska and died August 26, 2008 in Champaign, IL.  In 1953, he developed a replacement pesticide for DDT and later developed a gas chromotography device for detecting pesticides in food.
Subject Index
Entomology Department
Faculty Papers
Krannert Art Museum
Languages of Materials
Japanese [jpn]