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Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology  Search this
Extent:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Field notes
Maps
Scientific illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1949-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding entomology focusing on the study of mosquitoes. Topics covered include the Southeast Asia Mosquito Project, specimen collection, distribution or loan of specimens from the Museum, requests for determination of specimens by other international and domestic entomologists and the public, and general research questions from the public. Some correspondence concerns research, identification collecting trips, applications for research grants, and requests for publications and collaboration. Some materials predate 1963, when the department was the Division of Insects. Materials include correspondence, notes, memoranda, pamphlets, field notes, illustrations, postcards, graphs, maps, agreements, negatives, photographs and other related materials.
Topic:
Entomologists  Search this
Mosquitoes  Search this
Culicidae  Search this
Diptera  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Insects  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Field notes
Maps
Scientific illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-217, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 18-217
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Field notes
Date:
1959-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of curatorial records created by Margaret Collins, Research Associate in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology from the late 1970s through 1996. Collins primarily studied termites of the Caribbean. She was also a professor of zoology at Howard University, Florida A&M, and Federal City College in Washington.

Materials include correspondence, field notes, maps, collection inventories and annotations, exhibition records, grants, and manuscripts.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Termites  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-038, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-038
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Harrison Gray Dyar Papers

Creator::
Dyar, Harrison G. (Harrison Gray), 1866-1929  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Field notes
Date:
1882-1927
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit includes papers relating to entomology, especially the taxonomy of the larvae of lepidoptera; correspondence, 1887-1927, between Dyar and others regarding identification and exchange of specimens, comments on published papers, and other professional concerns; Dyar's "Manuscript Notes on Lepidoptera," "Notes On Bombycidae of the United States," and materials relating to his List of North American Lepidoptera, rearing records, and one diary of field trips, 1905-1908; and Dyar's Catalog of Lepidoptera, a list of specimens which he placed in the national collection. The correspondence is located in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Other materials are housed in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology; and the National Agriculture Library in Beltsville, Maryland. Consult the Smithsonian Institution Archives for further information.
Historical Note:
Harrison Gray Dyar (1866-1929) was honorary Custodian of the National Museum's collection of lepidoptera for more than thirty years; he served largely as an unpaid curator, although he was briefly on the payroll of the Department of Agriculture. A graduate of Columbia University (Ph.D. 1895), he worked on lepidoptera, especially their larvae; larvae of saw flies, larvae of mosquitoes, and bacteria. Around the turn of the century, interest in mosquito-borne diseases attracted his attention; he and Frederick Knab were responsible for the taxonomic portions of the work on mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies for the volumes published by the Carnegie Institution between 1912 and 1917. He collected and reared insects in New York, Colorado, Florida, British Columbia, Panama, and elsewhere. He was proprietor and editor of Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 1913-1927, as well as editor of other publications.
Topic:
Lepidoptera  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7101, Harrison Gray Dyar Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7101
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Harrison Gray Dyar Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology  Search this
Extent:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1932-2000
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the activities of Karl V. Krombein (1912- ), Chairman of the Department, 1965-1971; and Senior Entomologist, 1971-2000. The records encompass the scope of his career, from Cornell University, to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to the U.S. Air Force Malaria Control Unit, to his tenure at the Smithsonian. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, audiotapes, and field notes.
Topic:
Malaria  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-181, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Curatorial Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 02-181
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Curatorial Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-181

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