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Collection Betty June Myers papers
Title Betty June Myers, Ph.D.
Parasitologist
Former instructor at Ashland University, 1951
1928-1997
Papers

Accession number 09-14
Admin/Biographical History Biography

Dr. Betty June Myers was born April 18, 1928 in Ashland, Ohio. She was the only daughter of Clarence W. and Eldora Root Myers. She was a scientist for the National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C. and retired in October 1990 from that position. Dr. Myers was a graduate of both Ashland College (BA and BS, 1949) and the University of Nebraska (MA in zoology, 1951). In 1959 she was awarded the Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. She had previously taught at both Ashland College in 1951 and McGill University from 1959-1964 as a professor of parasitology.

Her experience in parasitology and tropical medicine led her to work in the field of research medicine for various organizations. In addition, she traveled extensively by visiting Tahiti, Hawaii, Kenya and Uganda in Africa. She also did research in Japan, Canadian Maritime and the Arctic.

She was also past president of the American Microscopical Society in 1974. In addition, she also served the Southwest Association of Parasitologists in many capacities. A well respected author, she had 72 articles in scholarly journals during her lifetime.

She retired to Ashland in 1991, where she passed away March 19, 1997 at the family home on 131 High Street, Ashland, Ohio. Having never married, she left no descendants.

Caption Betty June Myers
Catalog Number 09-14
Creator Betty June Myers
Imagefile 001\0914.JPG
Notes Inventory

Box 1-Personal Papers
Biographical information
Myers, Clarence, and Eldora Myers
Awards, certificates
Drawings
Correspondence, 1950-1989
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Ashland High School, 1940-1945
Scattered information
Betty June Myers High school scrapbook
Ashland College 1945-1949
Scattered 1 of 2
Scattered 2 of 2
Class notes
Zoology review
Graduation `

Book- An Elementary Course in Qualitative Analysis. William Lloyd Evans, Jesse Erwin Day, and Alfred Benjamin Garrett. 1942

Book- Laboratory Explorations in General Zoology. Karl A. Stiles. 1943 University of Nebraska, 1951
Scattered
Biology
Bothrio Scolex Perilecithus n.s.p.
Cestode from a duck
Chiroptera
Communications Plagiorchis
Corallobomhrium Fimbriatum essex, 1927
[cytogenetics]
Cytogenetics
[notebook] Cytogenetics lecture notes, 1951

Box 2-Personal papers

University of Nebraska [continued]
Evolution-Dr. Miller
Family=Plagiorchioidea
Genetics
Human
Lecture
Dr. Mantea's study
Marsupials
Nervous System
Terrestrial habitat #1
Parasitology
Physical Experiments
Plagiorchiidae
Porrocaecum
Premsdum historical
Principles of animal parasitology
Principles of Parasitology
Proteocephalus salvelini (Linton 1897)
Rodentia
Scientific Greek
Seal infection, Dr. Blake- ecology
Seminar Parasitology
Species
Species of plagioorchis
Thesis reference- corrected copy
Misc. thesis copy
[thesis?]
Variation studies
Vertibrate morphology
Zoology
Zoology
Zoology vol. 1
Zoology vol. 2
Zoology- outside readings
Zoology 276
Zoology 331
McGill University/McDonald College, 1959
McDonald College Canada
[scrapbook]
[scrapbook]

END
Object Name Papers
Scope & Content Introduction

The first four boxes of this collection are arranged under the following scheme.

The first general section deals with her years as an Ashland High School student from 1940-1945.

Following this is the section that covers her years at Ashland College from 1945-1949.

The last two general sections detail her first years as a graduate student at the University of Nebraska in 1951 and her doctoral work at McGill University in Canada during 1959.

Following these files is found information on her work at the Southwest Research Foundation in Texas during the 1970's and finally her work at the National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C.

Also of interest is her article on dancing which she had written for the International Encyclopedia of Dance in 1983. Following the printed articles in box five is the research notes and text for the book on the history of the baboon which she had written while at the Southwest Research Foundation.

The papers of Betty June Myers were presented to Ashland University on August 8, 1997 by Joe Mason, attorney for the estate of Betty June Myers.