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Beck, D. Elden, 1906-



  • Existence: 1906-

biographical statement

Brinton, E.P. Hard-bodied ticks of the western U.S., 1963: t.p. (D. Elden Beck)

LC data base, 9-26-91 (hdg.: Beck, D. Elden, 1906- ; usage: D. Elden Beck, D.E. Beck)

UPB files, May 22, 2014 (D. Elden Beck; b. Apr. 11, 1906 in Spanish Fork, Utah; bachelor's and master's degree in 1929 and 1931; Ph.D., Iowa State College, 1933; taught at Dixie Junior College until 1938, when hired at Brigham Young University as a professor of zoology and entomology; chairman of the Zoology and Entomology Dept., 1961-1967; conducted research in Taiwan on malaria-carrying insects and in Nevada studying the effects of atom bombs on the native wildlife; d. 1967), via WWW, May 22, 2014 (D. Elden Beck; D. Eldon Beck; Eldon D. Beck; b. Apr. 11, 1906 in Spanish Fork, Utah; parents, Mitchell Robertson Beck and Ruth Eleanor Davis; baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1914; m. May 29, 1933 in Salt Lake County, Utah to Florence Robinson; d. Aug. 9, 1967)

Great Basin naturalist, Dec. 30, 1967: p. 230 (D Elden Beck; D. E. Beck; d. in Provo, Utah; four children; lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, 1906-1914; moved with family to McGill, Nev., 1914-1921; lived in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, 1921-1925; graduated from Lava Hot Springs High School, 1925; studied entomology at Brigham Young University) p. 232 (bachelor's degree in 1929, master's in 1930; appointed head of Biology Dept. at Dixie State College, 1933) p. 233 (served in Medical Entomological Service during World War II, 1943-1945, working in malaria and mosquito control; served in United States and Guadalcanal) p. 234 (developed mosquito control program for Utah County, 1946-1947) p. 235 (served as dept. chair, 1962-1965)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

D. Elden Beck papers

Identifier: MSS 3061

Collection contains teaching materials Beck used in the classroom and photographs related to his profession.

Dates: 1922-1964

D. Elden Beck course material, 1926-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3061 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Material contains notes, papers, addresses, and reports used by Beck for courses in invertebrate zoology, zoology, and parasitology, among other subjects.

Dates: Other: 1926-1964

D. Elden Beck letters and other material, 1924-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3061 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Materials contain personal and professional correspondence belonging to Beck, as well as professional career fieldnotes, guidebooks, reports, books, and articles relating to Entomology and Zoology.

Dates: Other: 1924-1964

D. Elden Beck negatives, 1939-1956

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3061 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains negatives of photographs taken by Beck, largely of Utah and Brigham Young University. Also includes some images of zoological specimens.

Dates: Other: 1939-1956

D. Elden Beck photographs, 1922-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3061 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs taken by Beck, most of which are of Utah and Brigham Young University.

Dates: Other: 1922-1964

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Archival Record 4
Digital Record 1
Collection 1
Photographs 4
Colleges and Universities 3
Education 3
Letters 2
Reports 2