Ethelbert (Bert) C. Martin Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Martin, E. C., (Ethelbert Cowley), 1910-
Ethelbert (Bert) C. Martin papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Ethelbert (Bert) Martin was born in 1910, in Liverpool, England, but grew up near Cobalt, Ontario. He got a B.S.A. in 1933 at the Ontario Agricultural College and worked in the Apiculture Department from 1933 to 1939. He later worked at the Entomology Department at the University of Manitoba from 1939 to 1942. During World War II, he was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy. Then he was Provincial Apiarist in Manitoba from 1945 to 1950. In September 1950, Martin became the apiculturist in the Entomology Department at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University). He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1957. In April 1961, Martin helped create the science program at the University of Nigeria. In 1975, he retired from MSU to take a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Agriculture Research Service and then retired in 1979.

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Scope and Contents note

“The Bee and Me” is a narrative story written by Ethelbert (Bert) Martin intended for his children to describe his life and jobs. He also discusses the function of bees and their importance in nature.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Martin, E. C., (Ethelbert Cowley), 1910-


  • Bee culture
  • Beekeepers
  • Bees
  • Entomology -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

“The Bee & Me” by Ethelbert (Bert) Martin Undated 

FD 1