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Alexander Wetmore Oral History Interviews, 1974

Interviewee:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Subject:
Keddy, John L  Search this
Pearson, Louise M  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Zetek, James 1886-1959  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum  Search this
United States Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Interviewer:
Freilicher, Miriam S  Search this
Physical description:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies). 4 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Transcripts
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1974
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009504
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217672

James Zetek Papers

Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Panama
Date:
circa 1921-1951
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists primarily of an index card file documenting Zetek's research on the insects of Panama and his insect collection. The file contains information on insects collected, their identification, and their effect on native vegetation. Also included is a file of bibliography cards relating to the natural history of Panama.
Historical Note:
James Zetek (1886-1959) was an entomologist and authority on the natural history of Panama. From 1923 to 1956, he served as Resident Manager of the Canal Zone Biological Area on Barro Colorado Island in Panama. Zetek's primary research interest was the study of termites and termite control.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Termites  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7462
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7462

Box 7

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e1019

Index box 1: Records of two types: infestations found in plants and experiments done. Infestations note the location, experiments note the cage number. Cards are not divided up by whether they are infestations or experiments but instead are divided fir...

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e1027

Index box 2: Records of two types: infestations found in plants and experiments done. Infestations note the location, experiments note the cage number. Cards are not divided up by whether they are infestations or experiments but instead are divided fir...

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e1039

Box 8

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e1052

Index box 1: Records of two types: infestations found in plants and experiments done. Infestations note the location, experiments note the cage number. Cards are not divided up by whether they are infestations or experiments but instead are divided fir...

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e1060

Index box 2: Bibliography of sources. Divided by taxonomy.

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e1072

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e198

Index box 1: Insect catalog numbered 3100-3900, 5000-5500, and various categories

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e206

Index box 2: Insect catalog numbered 4100-5400 and January-December

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e218

Index box 3: Insect catalog numbered 3600-4900 and various categories

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e230

Index box 4: Insect catalog numbered 1-89

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e242

Box 2

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e255

Index box 1: Insect catalog numbered 90-165

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e263

Index box 2: Insect catalog numbered 166-256

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e275

Index box 3: Insect catalog numbered 257-318

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e287

Index box 4: Insect catalog numbered 1000-1800 and G

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e299

Box 3

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e312

Index box 1: Insect catalog numbered 1900-3100

Collection Creator::
Zetek, James, 1886-1959  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers
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James Zetek Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7462-refidd1e320

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