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Inventory of the Paul H. DeBach Papers, 1921-1989 (bulk 1955-1980)
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Description
The Paul H. DeBach Papers document University of California, Riverside professor Paul DeBach's pioneering work in the field of integrated pest management and in the biological control of insect pests and weeds. The collection spans the years 1921-1989 (bulk 1955-1980) and includes research notes, background data, manuscripts, reprints, project plans, progress reports, and correspondence related to DeBach's work in biological control of insects.
Background
Paul H. DeBach (1914-1993) was an internationally recognized proponent of biological insect control. His research on citrus pests was fundamental in preserving the continued health of California citrus crops without reliance on chemical pesticides. DeBach was born in 1914 in Miles City, Montana and moved to southern California at an early age. In 1933, he graduated from Fairfax High School in Hollywood, California and thereafter began his university studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. After two years, he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where in 1938, he received his B.A. in entomology. During his graduate studies, DeBach worked with Harry Smith at the University of California, Riverside's Citrus Experiment Station. In 1940, DeBach was awarded a Ph.D. in biological control of insect pests.
Extent
16.9 linear feet
Restrictions
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, University of California, Library, 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.