Jon L. Herring Papers,
1962-1979

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7343
Creators:
Herring, Jon L., 1922-1985
Dates:
1962-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The papers of Jon L. Herring document his career at the USDA from 1962 until his retirement in 1979. They consist of correspondence concerning his research in Hemiptera-Heteroptera, especially aquatic Heteroptera such as Halobates. Also included are research proposals that Herring reviewed for the National Science Foundation.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Jon L. Herring (1922-1985) was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended the University of Florida at Gainesville, where he received his B.A. and M.A. After earning a Ph.D. in 1958 from the University of California, Berkeley, Herring was hired by the Government of American Samoa at Pago Pago as Staff Entomologist in charge of all entomological affairs.
In 1961, Herring returned from the South Pacific to take a job with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Beltsville, Maryland, working on the biological control of insects. By 1962, he had moved to the Natural History Building in Washington, D.C., to become the Heteropterist for the Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Research Branch, USDA. After 1972, the Branch became the Systematic Entomology Laboratory.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7343, Jon L. Herring Papers

Keywords
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United States. Department of Agriculture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Department of Agriculture. Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Research Branch Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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