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Frank Leslie Campbell Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1980-005

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of more than 5500 wine bottle labels gathered by Frank Campbell, an entomologist with the National Academy of Science - National Research Council, and his wife Ina. The labels have been affixed to index cards with each card bearing Campbell's commentary on date, place, and method of acquisition; as well as the quality of the wine. The collection also includes a typescript draft of the Campbells' 1964-1966 European travel memoir, "Better Late: An Entomologist's Postretirement Renovation."

Dates

  • 1953 - 1979

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in Engish.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Frank Leslie Campbell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 5, 1898. He attended Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a degree in chemical engineering from the latter institution. Following graduation, Campbell worked as a chemist in the Japanese Beetle Laboratory in Riverton, New Jersey, then obtained master's and doctoral degrees in entomology from Rutgers University and Harvard University, respectively.

After completing his doctorate, Campbell taught at New York University for a year, then was appointed to a research position in the United States Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology, where he concentrated on the application of toxic substances in controlling insect pest populations. His research led to the development of the "aerosol bomb" used in the control of mosquitoes and other flying insects. From 1936 to 1942, Campbell served on the faculty of Ohio State University and also as a consultant for the Office for Agricultural War Relations. Following World War II, Campbell served five years as editor of The Scientific Monthly, then 11 years as executive secretary of the Biology and Agriculture Division, National Academy of Science - National Research Council. Following retirement, he continued to conduct research at the University of Vienna, Austria and in New South Wales, Australia. For four summers in the 1970s, he was a visiting professor of entomology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Frank Campbell died in Washington, DC on July 13, 1979.

Extent

2.4 Cubic Feet (8 boxes)

Abstract

This collection includes wine bottle labels collected by Frank Campbell, an entomologist with the National Academy of Science - National Research Council, and a manuscript draft of his European travel memoir, titled "Better Late."

Arrangement

The labels are arranged by country of purchase. A small assortment of non-indexed labels is at the end of the collection, followed by the Campbells' manuscript.

Source of Acquisition

The Frank Leslie Campbell Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1979.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Frank Leslie Campbell Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Frank Leslie Campbell Papers commenced in February, 2013 and was completed in March, 2013.

Title
A Guide to the Frank Leslie Campbell Papers 1953-1979
Author
Hannah Bochain, student assistant
Date
2013 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-05: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308