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Frank D'Itri papers

Identifier: UA-17.340

Scope and Content

The Frank D'Itri collection contains articles by D'Itri on methylmercury pollution, and background articles and reports on methylmercury pollution. Also included are photographs related to mercury pollution in Minamata, Japan and Grassy Narrows, Ontario, Canada.

The photographs by Shisei Kuwabara show people, a factory, people affected by Minamata disease, and fisherman. The photosgraphs by Koichi Enishi include images of Canadians visit to Minamata, Japan; Grassy Narrows, and Japanese visit to Canada.

Also include are slides of Canada, a factory, people, and charts and graphs. It is unclear who took the slides and some are copies of the photos in the collection.


  • Creation: 1970-1980, 1992


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical Note

Frank D'Itri was born in Flint, Michigan in 1933. While attending Michigan State University, he participated in U.S. Air Force ROTC and served in the Air Force after receiving a bachelors degree in Zoology in 1955. He married Patricia D'Itri in 1955 and had four children. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1960, he was hired as a researcher at Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan. He worked at Dow for two years before returning to Michigan State University to pursue a doctorate in analytical chemistry, which he received in 1962. In 1968 D'tiri became a faculty member at MSU in the Institute for Water Research and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. In 2000 D'itri became the MSU Fulbright Program Advisor. He retired from MSU in 2010. He passed away on June 28, 2012.


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Copyright: Michigan State University unless otherwise noted on materials.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Frank D'Itri Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
August 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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