Robert L. Metcalf Papers, 1935-1998 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/8/23
Volume: 39.0 cubic feet
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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.