Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7343
Herring, Jon L., 1922-1985
Jon L. Herring Papers, 1962-1979
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.
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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.
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- Herring, Jon L., 1922-1985
- United States. Department of Agriculture
- National Science Foundation (U.S.)
- University of Florida
- University of California, Berkeley
- United States. Department of Agriculture. Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Research Branch
- Systematic Entomology Laboratory (U.S.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7343, Jon L. Herring Papers