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Merton Lane Papers, 1893-1973View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1930-1965
The Merton Lane Papers consist of materials generated and collected by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist Merton Lane, and include article reprints and drafts, correspondence, reports, publications, research materials, and photographs. Most of these records pertain to wireworm and pest control research. In his four decades working for the USDA, Lane worked in a number of locations in the Pacific Northwest, including Forest Grove, Oregon, and as the head of the USDA's Pacific Northwest Wireworm Project worked with OSU Entomologist Louis Gentner in the identification of insects.
ID: MSS Lane
Extent: 0.55 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Merton Lane Papers (MSS Lane), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The materials comprising this collection were part of a larger donation transferred to the University Archives by the OSU Arthropod Museum in 2001. Other records in this donation have since been separated and placed into the record group for the Entomology Department (RG 027) and into manuscript collections for Entomology faculty members Paul Oman, Louis Gentner, Herman Scullen, Paul Ritchter, and James McIver.
Acquired: 2001.
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