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Folder 6 Barber, Herbert Spencer (1882-1950), 1915, 1936, circa 1940, 1946, 1950, and undated. Includes photographs of his office taken after his death; group photograph with Thomas E. Snyder, undated; and photograph with Eugene A. Schwarz, 1925 and un...

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 15 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 2: PHOTOGRAPHS OF ENTOMOLOGISTS, 1873-1950 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 15
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Folder 12 Barber, Herbert Spencer (1882-1950). Biographical sketches, 1950. See Series 2 for photographs.

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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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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers

Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (14 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Field notes
Date:
1903-1950
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These papers concern mostly his professional work as an entomologist and administration of the work of the Department of Agriculture and the National Museum. His field notebooks include information on his trips to California (1903), Texas (1904 and 1918), Guatemala (1906), and Arizona (1914), and lists of photographs of specimens taken during the trips. In a series of outgoing correspondence, 1904-1909, family and other personal correspondence predominates, but in later correspondence, professional and museum matters assume priority. Some letters to and from Schwarz are included, probably a result of close association. This latter correspondence is concerned with Museum and Agriculture business, including acquisition of specimens, arrangements for study at the Museum, internal administration, acquisition and loan of specimens, and answers to questions and requests for determinations; a substantial proportion of the correspondence consists of professional communication between Barber and other entomologists concerning questions of taxonomy and biology of insects.

Prominent correspondents are listed in the description of each series, followed by folder lists. Some Barber material remains in the Department of Entomology, notably random nomenclature and taxonomic notes on various genera of Chrysomelidae (.75 cubic foot) and card files of collecting and research work at Plummer's Island.
Historical Note:
Herbert Spencer Barber (1882-1950) was associated with entomology in the United States National Museum, Division of Insects, from 1898 until his death in 1950. A man with little formal education, he was appointed as assistant preparator of insects in 1898, and until 1902 worked directly for Eugene Amandus Schwarz. From 1902-1904 he was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture, part of which time he spent studying cotton insects in the southern states. From 1904 to 1908 he was back in the museum with Schwarz. From 1908 until his death in 1950 he was a specialist on beetles in the Division of Insect Identification in the Agriculture Department. During these years he worked mostly in the museum, in association with Schwarz until the latter1s death in 1928. Barber collected insects in the United States, Mexico and Guatemala, and he was an internationally recognized authority on chrysomelid bruchid and lampyrid beetles. He had wide knowledge extending beyond his own specialties, the coleoptera, and even the field of entomology.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7103
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Casey, Thomas L.

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 3
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Casey, Thomas L. Collection

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 3
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Champion, George Charles

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 3
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Box 4

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939.
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Champion, H. G.

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Champlain, A. B.

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Chapin, Edward Albert - Manuscripts of paper by

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Chittenden, Frank Hurlburt

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Clark, B. Preston

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Clemons, Douglas Harrison

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Coad, B. R.

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Cockerell, T. D. A.

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Colcord, Mabel

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Cook, O. F.

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Cooper, Kenneth W.

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Cotton, R. T.

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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Craighead, F. C.

Collection Creator::
Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7103, Herbert Spencer Barber Papers
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Herbert Spencer Barber Papers / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-CIRCA 1939. / Box 4
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