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Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Neuropteroids and Diptera  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1963-1989, with related records from 1938
Descriptive Entry:
Curators represented by these records include Grace E. Glance (Associate Curator, 1948-1957), Oliver S. Flint, Jr. (Associate Curator, 1961-1965; Curator, 1965- ), and Richard W. Baumann (Associate Curator, 1972-1975).

These records consist of professional correspondence and administrative files documenting the research and activities of the neuropteroid portion of the Division of Neuropteroids and Diptera. No materials concerning diptera are included in this record unit. Most of the correspondence was created by Oliver S. Flint Jr., and concerns the acquisition, loan, identification, and distribution of neuropteran specimens. A small amount of the correspondence from Flint's predecessor, Grace E. Glance, is included, as are some letters written by Richard W. Baumann. The earliest correspondence dates back to 1938, and was created by Glance in her position as an entomologist researching neuropteroids in the United States Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine from 1925 to 1948. The administrative records in this collection were also created by Flint and include memoranda and correspondence, budget and grant information, and also annual reports and manuscripts written by Flint.
Historical Note:
The Division of Neuropteroids was created in July 1963, when the Department of Entomology was established at the United States National Museum. The title of the Division was changed in 1974 to Neuropteroids and Diptera, when research and transactions involving the diptera collection were placed under the same administrative purview as the work of the neuropterists.
Topic:
Neuroptera  Search this
Diptera  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 422, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Neuropteroids and Diptera, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 422
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0422

Willis W. Wirth Papers, circa 1939-1984

Creator:
Wirth, Willis Wagner  Search this
Subject:
Louisiana State University  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
United States Public Health Service  Search this
Iowa State College  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
United States Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Systematic Entomology Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1939
1939-1984
circa 1939-1984
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Public health  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007412
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217567

Correspondence, 1963-1980, with related records from 1938

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Neuropteroids and Diptera  Search this
Subject:
Flint, Oliver S  Search this
Baumann, Richard W  Search this
Glance, Grace E  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1938
1938-1980
1963-1980, with related records from 1938
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Neuroptera  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00192
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Correspondence 1963-1980, with related records from 1938 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Neuropteroids and Diptera]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218073

Willis Wagner Wirth Papers

Creator:
Wirth, Willis Wagner  Search this
Extent:
2.87 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1939-1984
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
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 W. 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
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7412, Wirth, Willis Wagner, Willis Wagner Wirth Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7412
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Willis Wagner Wirth Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7412

Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1922-1971
Descriptive Entry:
These records contain annual reports of the Department and its predecessors, 1922-1970, including curators' and divisional reports, statistics on specimens and accessions, and publications lists; plans of operations, 1927-1951, 1953-1966; and requisitions for purchase of specimens, 1964-1971. Also included are reports to the Department on activities of United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, and Division of Insect Identification personnel stationed in the museum. These reports are filed with the Department or Division reports for the corresponding year.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 246, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 246
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0246

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