George R. LaRue papers: 1910-1951
Summary Information
Title: George R. LaRue papers
Creator: Larue, George R. (George Roger), 1882-
Inclusive dates: 1910-1951
Extent: 4 linear feet
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Professor of zoology at University of Michigan. Correspondence, mostly of a professional nature, with students and scholars in the field of zoology; also manuscripts, addresses, lecture notes, and other papers.
Call number: 851656 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
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Fax: 734-936-1333
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Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Professor LaRue (donor no. 2844)

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, George R. LaRue papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


George R. LaRue was born in Paullina, Iowa on January 1, 1882. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in zoology. Prior to that time, LaRue had worked as an assistant biologist at Doane College, 1904-1907, a research technician at the University of Nebraska Medical College, 1907-1909, a research assistant in zoology at the University of Illinois, 1909-1911. He came to the University of Michigan as an instructor in zoology. He became a full professor in 1927 and served as chairman of the department from 1934 to 1949. In addition, Professor LaRue was director of the Biological Station, 1916-1939. He died in 1967.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The LaRue papers consists of professor correspondence, 1910 to 1951 and a few of the lecture that he came about the work of the Biological Station and his expertise in the area of parasitology.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Conservation of natural resources -- Michigan.
  • Zoology.
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of Zoology.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • Larue, George R. (George Roger), 1882-
  • Michener, Earl C. (Earl Cory), 1876-1957.
  • Michigan. Dept. of Conservation.
  • Michigan. Dept. of Health.
  • Michigan. Stream Control Commission.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • Vestal, Albert Henry, 1875-1932.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
1910-June 1928 (33 folders)
Box   2  
July 1928-August 1935 (33 folders)

(include letter from Arthur H. Vandenberg, January 5, 1930, regarding national conservation policies; also letter from Albert H. Vestal, January 14, 1931 concerning the Federal Conservation Bill)

Box   3  
September 1935-December 1941 (30 folders)

(include letter from Earl C. Michener, March 23, 1936)

Box   4  
January 1942-May 1951 (27 folders)
Lectures and other materials [series]
Box   4  
Lecture concerning the Biological Station of the University of Michigan 1920
Box   4  
Lecture concerning sanitation and human parasites 1921
Box   4  
Lecture concerning parasitology 1921
Box   4  
Lecture concerning the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Ernst Haeckel 1934
Box   4  
Papers concerning course in zoology taught by Drs., LaRue, Hubbs, Ruthven and Shull 1927
Box   4  
Papers concerning course in zoology taught by Drs. LaRue, Reighard and Shull 1915-1916
Box   4  
Papers concerning The Principles of Animal Biology by Drs. LaRue, Ruthven and Shull undated