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“Molynocoelia erwini,� a new species of fruit fly from Ecuador

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Smithsonian Insider  Search this
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Blog posts
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Published Date:
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:08:58 +0000
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Science  Search this
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Curtis W. Sabrosky Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Sabrosky, Curtis W. (Curtis Williams), 1910- , interviewee  Search this
Extent:
5 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1988
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or student on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Curtis W. Sabrosky was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his long and distinguished career as Research Entomologist, and because of his memories of work and colleagues in the National Museum of Natural History.
Descriptive Entry:
The Sabrosky interviews were conducted by Pamela M. Henson, historian, Smithsonian Institution Archives, in March of 1988. The interviews cover his education; career at the USDA; work with the National Entomological Collection maintained by the NMNH; interests in issues of taxonomic nomenclature, development of International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (the Code), especially his work with the ICZN; work with the Entomological Society of America (ESA); and reminiscences of colleagues, notably J. Chester Bradley, Roland W. Brown, J. F. Gates Clarke, and Carl F. W. Muesebeck. This collection is comprised of three interview sessions, totaling 5.0 hours and 217 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
Curtis W. Sabrosky (1910-1997), was born on April 3, 1910, in Sturgis, Michigan, and became an Entomologist specializing in Diptera. He received the A.B. in biology from Kalamazoo College in 1931, the M.S. in zoology from Kansas State College (KSC), later Kansas State University, in 1933, and the Sc.D. from Kalamazoo College in 1966. From 1936 to 1944, he taught at Michigan State College (MSC), and served in the Public Health Service during World War II. In 1946, he joined the staff of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), first with the Bureau of Entomology and later with its Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) as a Research Entomologist, and serving as Research Director from 1967 to 1973. From 1980 to 1988, he was a Cooperating Scientist at SEL, as well as a Research Associate of the Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). A specialist on issues of taxonomic nomenclature, from 1963 to 1985, he served as a member of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN).
Topic:
Museum curators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Biology -- Classification  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9583, Curtis W. Sabrosky Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9583
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Donald M. Weisman Papers

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Weisman, Donald M.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1965-1986
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence with professional colleagues, mostly concerning the identification of specimens.
Historical Note:
Donald M. Weisman (1924- ), an entomologist, received his B.A. degree from Miami University in 1950, and his M.Sc. degree from North Carolina State University in 1960. In 1961 he was appointed Entomologist with the Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Research Branch, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and assigned to taxonomic work at the United States National Museum. He remained with the USDA until his retirement from the Systematic Entomology Laboratory in 1986. His research specialty is the taxonomy of immature Lepidoptera of economic importance.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7400, Donald M. Weisman Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7400
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Willis Wagner Wirth Papers

Creator::
Wirth, Willis Wagner  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1939-1984
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence primarily documenting Wirth's career at the USDA and his research on Diptera. Also included are small amounts of correspondence concerning his work with the United States Public Health Service and his tenure as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Australia, 1956-1957. The correspondence concerns the identification of specimens, the preparation and publication of research papers, and the review of manuscripts and proposals.
Historical Note:
Willis Wagner Wirth (1916-1994), an entomologist, was educated at Iowa State College, B.S., 1940; Louisiana State University, M.S., 1947; and the University of California, Ph.D., 1950. From 1942 to 1947 he served as Senior Assistant Sanitarian with the United States Public Health Service. In 1949, Wirth was appointed Entomologist with the Division of Insect Identification, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and assigned to taxonomic work at the United States National Museum. He remained with the USDA until 1984, when he retired from the Systematic Entomology Laboratory. Wirth's research specialty was the taxonomy of Diptera. He died September 3, 1994, in Gainesville, Florida.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Public health  Search this
Fulbright scholars  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Diptera  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7412, Willis Wagner Wirth Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7412
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George B. Vogt Papers

Topic:
Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: Selected Studies (Monograph : 1992)
Creator::
Vogt, G. B. (George Britton), 1920-  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Burma
Spain
Date:
circa 1933-1991
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of George B. Vogt primarily document his entomological research and field work during his career with the USDA. They also concern, to a lesser extent, his work with the United States Public Health Service, 1942-1947, and entomological research before and after his career in federal service. They include correspondence and memoranda concerning the identification of specimens, publication of scientific papers, professional activities, and field work, especially his trips to Burma, Spain and southwestern Asia, and South America; field notes, 1933-1991, which contain information on specimens collected; and correspondence, notes, and drafts from his work on a chapter on Coleoptera which appeared in Insects of Panama and Mesoamerica: Selected Studies, 1992.
Historical Note:
George B. Vogt (1920-1991), an entomologist and authority on leaf beetles and longhorned beetles, was educated at the University of Maryland (B.S., 1941; M.S., 1949). His professional career began in 1942 when he joined the United States Public Health Service as an Entomologist assigned to various World War II studies. In 1949, Vogt was appointed Entomologist with the Insect Detection and Identification Branch, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and assigned to taxonomic work at the United States National Museum. He remained with the Branch, and its successor organization, the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) until 1972, when he was reassigned to the USDA's Southern Weed Science Lab (SWSL) in Stoneville, Mississippi. Vogt retired from the USDA in 1978, but continued his research at the SEL and SWSL until his death.

Vogt participated in several field expeditions during his career at the USDA. From 1950 to 1952, he was in Burma working on a mosquito survey. In 1956, Vogt explored Spain and southwest Asia for potential biological control agents for the weed Halogeton, and from 1960 to 1962, he traveled to South America to conduct investigations on the natural enemies of alligator weed.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Beetles  Search this
Mosquitoes  Search this
Halogeton  Search this
Alternanthera phylloxeroides  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7403, George B. Vogt Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7403
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Lloyd Knutson Papers

Creator::
Knutson, Lloyd, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color transparencies
Lantern slides
Date:
1958-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of slides of Lloyd Knutson (1934-2018), an entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture, the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, the Insect Identification and Beneficial Insect Introduction Institute, and the Agricultural Research Service. His primary research interest was Sciomyzidae. Images depict specimens and their environments, slides possibly used in presentations, trips, entomologists, and family.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
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Sciomyzidae  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color transparencies
Lantern slides
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-130, Lloyd Knutson Papers
Identifier:
Accession 19-130
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Rose Ella Warner Papers

Creator::
Warner, Rose Ella  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1940s-1975
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the professional correspondence of Rose Ella Warner, a coleopterist and former staff member of the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
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Coleopterology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 82-087, Rose Ella Warner Papers
Identifier:
Accession 82-087
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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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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Folder 16 Thompson, F. Christian (?- ). Biographical information, 1974.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Folder 17 Thompson, William L. (1896-?). Biographical information, undated.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 34 Berlese, Antonio (1863-1927). Magazine photograph, 1916.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 2 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
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Folder 18 Thompson, William R. (1887-1972). Includes correspondence with John M. Aldrich, 1927; and biographical sketches, 1959, 1972.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Folder 19 Thomson, Carl Gustaf (1824-1899). Obituary in Swedish, 1900, with a translation.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Folder 20 Thurman-Swartzwelder, Ernestine (?-1987). Obituary, 1987.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 21 Tichik, ? (?-?). Photograph, 1896

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Folder 22 Tietz, Harrison Morton (?-?). Correspondence with Curtis W. Sabrosky, 1960.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Folder 23 Tillyard, Robin John (1881-1931). Correspondence with John M. Aldrich, 1925. See Box 14, folder 48 for group photograph.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 24 Timms, Cartwright (1901-1970). Obituary, 1970.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Folder 25 Tischler, Wolfgang (?-?). Greeting card to Curtis W. Sabrosky, undated.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 26 Tonnoir, Andre L. (1885-1940?). Obituary, 1940.

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 13 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 / Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PRIMARILY ON DIPTERISTS, 1797-1988 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 13
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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