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Photographs and Biographical Information

Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Extent:
9.19 cu. ft. (17 document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1797-1988 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This collection was created by combining two separate accessions of biographical information on and photographs of entomologists.

Series 1 consists mostly of biographical materials on dipterists (entomologists who specialize in the study of flies) but also includes information about other entomologists and scientists in general. The material, which dates between 1797 and 1988, includes obituaries, magazine and newspaper articles, correspondence, bibliographies, photographs, handwriting samples, book reviews, and biographical sketches. Especially rich are the files on William H. Ashmead, Walther Horn, S. Dillon Ripley, and Alan Stone. Information on a number of entomological societies such as the Cambridge Entomological Club, the Entomological Society of America, and the Royal Entomological Society of London is also included. The series also includes a small number of group photographs and one folder of handwriting samples. The handwriting samples and other correspondence were assembled by Curtis W. Sabrosky and later culled from his papers as well as the papers of John M. Aldrich, Axel L. Melander, and Alan Stone.

Series 2 consists primarily of photographs of entomologists taken between 1873 and 1950. The photographs were for the most part collected by Eugene Amandus Schwarz and Herbert Spencer Barber, United States Department of Agriculture entomologists associated with the United States National Museum. Included are formal portraits, casual shots, photographs taken during field work, and group photographs. The series also contains photographs of field work sites from around the world, and a few postcards.
Historical Note:
The Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is responsible for the identification of insect specimens. Its work provides basic support for biological control projects, environmental studies, and research activities of federal and state agencies and other organizations. SEL scientists are also active in research focused upon insect groups of economic importance to American agriculture. SEL maintains offices at the National Museum of Natural History and at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland.

Taxonomic work in entomology at the USDA was given separate status in 1925 with the creation of the Division of Taxonomic Investigation. Sievert Allen Rohwer was placed in charge of the division. During its nearly sixty year history, the section responsible for entomological taxonomy at the USDA has undergone numerous administrative reorganizations and name changes. Over most of these years it has had four titles: Division of Taxonomic Investigation, 1925-1934; Division of Insect Identification, 1934-1952; Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Research Branch, 1959-1972; and Systematic Entomology Laboratory, 1972- . USDA entomologists in charge of taxonomic work have included Rohwer, 1925-1927; Harold Morrison, 1927-1935; Carl Frederick William Muesebeck, 1935-1954; Paul Wilson Oman, 1954-1960; William Henry Anderson, 1960-1966; Reece I. Sailer, 1967-1972; and Richard H. Foote, 1972-1976.
Topic:
Entomologists  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Biography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7323, Photographs and Biographical Information
Identifier:
Record Unit 7323
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Photographs and Biographical Information
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7323
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Folder 26 Cambridge Entomological Club. Article on the early history of the club, 1924.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7323, Photographs and Biographical Information
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Photographs and Biographical Information
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 32 Snyder, Thomas Elliott (1885-1970). Obituaries, 1970-1971. See Series 2 for photos.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7323, Photographs and Biographical Information
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Photographs and Biographical Information
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Cambridge Entomological Club, 1968, 1970-1981

Collection Creator::
Silberglied, Robert E., 1946-1982  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7316, Robert Elliot Silberglied Papers
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Robert Elliot Silberglied Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7316-refidd1e1195

"Hot Springs Insects," Cambridge Entomological Club, November 13, 1973

Collection Creator::
Silberglied, Robert E., 1946-1982  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7316, Robert Elliot Silberglied Papers
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Robert Elliot Silberglied Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7316-refidd1e5991

Notice of a Talk given by Sherman before the Cambridge Entomological Club, 1919 and notes for the talk

Collection Creator::
Sherman, John D., 1872-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7296, John D. Sherman, Jr., Papers
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John D. Sherman, Jr., Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7296-refidd1e2049

Psyche Advertiser publication of the Cambridge Entomological Club- various pages, 1875, 1878-1879

Collection Creator::
Sherman, John D., 1872-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7296, John D. Sherman, Jr., Papers
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John D. Sherman, Jr., Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7296-refidd1e2717

Field notes by William M. Mann, Fiji and British Solomon Islands, 1915-1916

Alternate Title:
Field Notes: Insects, Fiji and British Solomon Islands, 1915-1916  Search this
Collection name:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
Physical Description:
1 book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 6
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Fiji
Solomon Islands
Malaita
Date Range:
1915-1916
Start Date:
1915
End Date:
1916
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007293
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
See more records associated with this person:
Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI45
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Psyche [microform]

Author:
Cambridge Entomological Club  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill., plates, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Microforms
Periodicals
Date:
1874
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Call number:
mfc 733
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_281160

Psyche

Author:
Cambridge Entomological Club  Search this
Physical description:
v. ill., pl., map, diagr. 24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Electronic journals
Date:
1874
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
Call number:
QL461 .P974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_83887

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