Lawerence Connor I believe was one of those involved in the program. You can try to reach him at wicwaspress.com I think. He has authored a few books and talks about it some in those.
That's right. The Starline strain was developed by Bud Cale when he worked for Dadant. Later the strain was maintained in Florida by a company called, I think, Genetic Systems. The program was run by Larry Connor.Larry Connor is definitely the source regarding the Starline and Midnight bees.
According to him, though, you may also want to contact Dr. Marla Spivak at the University of Minnesota, as her Minnesota Hygienic lines are linked to those original strains.