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Genetic engineering, applications to agriculture : invited papers presented at a symposium held May 16-19, 1982, at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), Beltsville, Maryland / Lowell D. Owens, editor ; organized by the BARC Symposium VII Committee ; sponsored by the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Northeastern Region, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture

Author:
Owens, Lowell D (Lowell Davis) 1931-  Search this
BARC Symposium VII Committee  Search this
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center  Search this
Physical description:
x, 327 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1983
Topic:
Genetic engineering  Search this
Genetic engineering--Industrial applications  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Call number:
S494.5.G44G46 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_205185

Biosystematics in agriculture : invited papers presented at a symposium held May 8-11, 1977, at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), Beltsville, Maryland / organized by the BARC Symposium II Committee ; Lloyd Knutson, chairman ; sponsored by the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Northeastern Region, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture

Author:
Knutson, Lloyd 1934-  Search this
Barc Symposium II Committee  Search this
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 340 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1978
Topic:
Biology--Classification  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Call number:
S494.5.B56B56X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_99542

Eupatorium pilosum Walter

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
Edward Everett Terrell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Boggy, sphagnous seeps (2 seeps 0.2 km apart) in the drainage of Beveardam Creek, cut by telephone right-of-way.  Search this
Place:
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Road, 4.7 km W of Bowie, and 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
6 Sep 1999
Common name:
rough boneset
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Eupatorium pilosum Walter
Barcode:
00631525
USNM Number:
3380580
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33125a9d2-2936-43ce-9f06-8d65080dedb8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2230562

Bartonia paniculata (Michx.) Muhl.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
Edward Everett Terrell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Boggy, sphagnous seeps (2 seeps 0.2 km apart) in the drainage of Beveardam Creek, cut by telephone right-of-way.  Search this
Place:
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Road, 4.7 km W of Bowie, and 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
6 Sep 1999
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Gentianales Gentianaceae
Published Name:
Bartonia paniculata (Michx.) Muhl.
Barcode:
00631527
USNM Number:
3380582
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ef80ed73-22ee-42d8-a772-19b1e1a113d4
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2230563

Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
Edward Everett Terrell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Forest edge.  Search this
Place:
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Road, 4.7 km W of Bowie, and 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
6 Sep 1999
Common name:
Sassafras
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae (basal) Laurales Lauraceae
Published Name:
Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees
Barcode:
00631528
USNM Number:
3380583
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30084460a-0a79-475b-9874-16858188f56a
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2230564
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Eupatorium dubium Willd. ex Poir.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
Edward Everett Terrell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Boggy, sphagnous seeps (2 seeps 0.2 km apart) in the drainage of Beveardam Creek, cut by telephone right-of-way.  Search this
Place:
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Road, 4.7 km W of Bowie, and 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
6 Sep 1999
Common name:
coastalplain joepyeweed
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Eupatorium dubium Willd. ex Poir.
Barcode:
00631526
USNM Number:
3380581
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e8e7b1fd-29d1-4a73-b440-fb13b1f228b1
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2230561

Lechea pulchella Raf.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
M. Tice  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Dry, sandy soil in open areas along telephone line right-of-way.  Search this
Place:
Drainage of Beaver Dam Creek, along telephone line right-of-way, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Rd., 4.7 km W of Bowie, & 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 Aug 2000
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Violales Cistaceae
Published Name:
Lechea pulchella Raf.
Barcode:
00663775
USNM Number:
3409666
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/375b07e54-10ef-4e83-b01b-6b67bfa9cbfb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2202371

Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
M. Tice  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Dry, sandy soil in open areas along telephone line right-of-way.  Search this
Place:
Drainage of Beaver Dam Creek, along telephone line right-of-way, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Rd., 4.7 km W of Bowie, & 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 Aug 2000
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ericales Ericaceae
Published Name:
Lyonia mariana (L.) D. Don
Barcode:
00663778
USNM Number:
3409669
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a2caa7aa-cdb4-4759-bb01-b21724e0a3d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2202374

Gaylussacia frondosa (L.) Torr. & A. Gray

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
M. Tice  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Dry to moist, sandy soil along forest edges of telephone line right-of-way.  Search this
Place:
Drainage of Beaver Dam Creek, along telephone line right-of-way, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Rd., 4.7 km W of Bowie, & 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 Aug 2000
Common name:
blue huckleberry
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ericales Ericaceae
Published Name:
Gaylussacia frondosa (L.) Torr. & A. Gray
Barcode:
00663780
USNM Number:
3409671
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/333c6981a-4d36-48d6-9d74-847c43f754e2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2202382

Coreopsis verticillata L.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
M. Tice  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Border of woods along telephone line right-of-way.  Search this
Place:
Drainage of Beaver Dam Creek, along telephone line right-of-way, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Rd., 4.7 km W of Bowie, & 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 Aug 2000
Common name:
whorled tickseed
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Coreopsis verticillata L.
Barcode:
00663761
USNM Number:
3409679
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/340671ba2-3e5d-456c-b3e7-d2fd8fb7af3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2202391

Carex rugosperma Mack.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Roderick H. Simmons  Search this
J. M. Parrish  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
deep, sandy loam of semi-open woodland  Search this
Place:
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center; CentralFarm; ca. 0.4 km NE of Powder Mill Rd., ca. 0.6 km NW of the intersection of Springfield Rd. and Powder Mill Rd., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
21 Oct 2006
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Carex rugosperma Mack.
Carex tonsa var. rugosperma (Mack.) Crins
Barcode:
01941426
USNM Number:
3710679
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/324512e4d-6d1e-4b3e-980f-22992e087bf1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13986603

Glyceria obtusa (Muhl.) Trin.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
Edward Everett Terrell  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Boggy, sphagnous seeps (2 seeps 0.2 km apart) in the drainage of Beveardam Creek, cut by telephone right-of-way.  Search this
Place:
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Road, 4.7 km W of Bowie, and 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
6 Sep 1999
Common name:
Atlantic manna grass
coastal manna grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Glyceria obtusa (Muhl.) Trin.
Barcode:
00631532
USNM Number:
3380587
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37dec2d6f-e8ce-4a83-afa2-ab5aecd5677a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2230555
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Panicum verrucosum Muhl.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
M. Tice  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
In sphagnum-bordered wheel-ruts along telephone line right-of-way.  Search this
Place:
Drainage of Beaver Dam Creek, along telephone line right-of-way, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 0.2 km N of Beaverdam Rd., 4.7 km W of Bowie, & 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 Aug 2000
Common name:
warty panic grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Panicum verrucosum Muhl.
Barcode:
00663756
USNM Number:
3409674
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d44cbed6-3e89-46cf-b209-20940d293b2f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2202379

Regional America

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
The Regional America program at the 1974 Festival continued the tradition of featuring the folklife of one State - in this case, Mississippi. In the six months leading up to the Festival, Smithsonian field researchers travelled 15,000 miles through 82 counties in the State. Their mission was to locate and identify traditional music, dance, craft skills, culinary arts and story-telling. They sought individuals whose skills were transmitted by families and friends in their home communities, people who were not formally trained, but who assimilated the culture of their families and neighbors since infancy. In addition to a Fiddlers' Convention and a diversity of musical performances from African American and white Mississippians, including a group of Lebanese descent, activities were organized around three themes: cotton, cattle and timber. Some 65 musicians and more than 50 craftspeople took part in the Mississippi program between July 3 and July 7, 1974.

A quarter-acre of cotton, under cultivation since mid-April 1974 by the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, grew on the Festival grounds. Visitors were invited to the related exhibits of classing, grading, ginning, carding, and spinning from plant to finished product. Several breeds of cattle were stabled on the Mall, representing an industry of increasing cultural significance. A calf-cutting demonstration with quarter horses, cattle shows and related crafts was part of the presentation. The timber exhibit demonstrated precision felling of trees, team-work on a hand-powered cross-cut saw, and workshops on timberlore and tall tales.

The Regional America program was coordinated by Peggy Martin. Mississippi's participation was coordinated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History under the direction of Elbert R. Hilliard and Byrle A. Kynerd. The Mississippi Agriculture and Industrial Board, Mississippi Authority for Educational Television, the State Department of Agriculture and Commerce, and the Mississippi Arts Commission assisted in the presentation, which was endorsed by the Mississippi American Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission. Regional America continued to be a major program through the Bicentennial Festival in 1976.
Fieldworkers:
Richard Hulan, Worth Long, Tom Harvey, Howard Marshall, Charlotte Gutierrez, Annelen Archbold, Mack McCormick, and Andy Wallace; photographer Roland Freeman.
Participants:
Musicians

John W. Arnold, singer, Grenada, Mississippi

Brenda Ashker, dancer, Mississippi

Joseph Ashker, 1914-1994, dancer, Clinton, Mississippi

Josephine Ashker, 1921-1997, dancer, Mississippi

Joseph Ashker, Jr., dancer, Mississippi

Tommy Ashker, dancer, Mississippi

Marion "Chunk" Bentley, 1910-, caller, Rose Hill, Mississippi

Derrick Bunch, 1957-, cane flute player, Yazoo City, Mississippi

Canton Spirituals -- Canton SpiritualsEddie Lee Jackson, gospel singer, Jackson, MississippiRoscoe Lucious, gospel singer, Jackson, MississippiTinsley Murphy, gospel singer, Jackson, MississippiClaude C. Nichols, gospel singer, Canton, MississippiMorris Taylor, gospel singer, MississippiTheodore Thompson, gospel singer, Canton, MississippiHarvey Watkins, gospel singer, Canton, MississippiCharles Yarn, gospel singer, Jackson, Mississippi

Sam Chatmon, 1899-1983, blues guitarist, Hollandale, Mississippi

Joe Cooper, drummer, blues band, Leland, Mississippi

Albert G. Dahduh, 1943-, musician, Jackson, Mississippi

George Dahduh, 1905-1994, musician, Mississippi

Dorris Dickerson, fiddler, Union, Mississippi

Duck Hill Billies -- Duck Hill BilliesS.C. Herbert, string band, Grenada, MississippiBilly J. Marter, string band, Grenada, MississippiR.E. Rainey, string band, Duck Hill, MississippiGeorge Timbs, string band, Duck Hill, MississippiClayton Tyler, 1909-1986, string band, Winona, Mississippi

Billy Hansford, fiddler, Union, Mississippi

Donald M. Hickman, musician, Meridian, Mississippi

Johnnie E. Hickman, musician, Toomsuba, Mississippi

Verna Hollingsworth, fiddler, Union, Mississippi

Hubert Hunkapiller, 1919-1987, fiddler, Booneville, Mississippi

Claude Kennedy, Sixtown band, Mendenhall, Mississippi

Eddie Knight, 1909-1992, flute player, Yazoo City, Mississippi

Leake County String Band -- Leake County String BandRoy C. Alford, 1919-2006, string band, Jackson, MississippiSam Alford, 1914-, string band, Carthage, MississippiBarney Ellis, 1905-1997, string band, Carthage, MississippiMorgan Gilmer, 1908-1978, string band, Walnut Grove, MississippiHoward B. Smith, string band, Mississippi

George McLeod, M. C., Fiddlers' Convention, Leakesville, Mississippi

Alvis Massengale, 1897-1993, fiddler, Mississippi

Jesse Mays, spiritual singer, Independence, Mississippi

Bill Mitchell, fiddler, Tupelo, Mississippi

Sylvester Moran, 1893-1987, fiddler, Lyman, Mississippi

Old Time Pickin' Partners -- Old Time Pickin' PartnersGene Bush, bluegrass musician, Goodlettsville, TennesseeRufus Comans, bluegrass musician, Hickory, MississippiRaymond Huffmaster, bluegrass musician, Lauderdale, MississippiAndy Jones, bluegrass musician, Meridian, MississippiAlvin Linton, bluegrass musician, Meridian, MississippiBernie Linton, bluegrass musician, Meridian, Mississippi

Pep Steppers -- Pep SteppersJames Alford, 1893-1971, string band musician, MississippiHoyt Ming, 1902-1985, string band musician, Ackerman, MississippiMrs. Hoyt Ming, string band musician, MississippiHoyt Ming, Jr., string band musician, Fayette, Alabama

Lonnie Lee Pitchford, 1955-1998, guitarist, Lexington, Mississippi

Mike Ross, fiddler, Union, Mississippi

Spiritual Ensemble -- Spiritual EnsembleDaniel Littleton, gospel singer, Jackson, MississippiMyrtle Middleton, gospel singer, Jackson, MississippiAndrew Oliver, gospel singer, Jackson, MississippiBonita Rainey, gospel singer, MississippiChristine Rainey, gospel singer, Jackson, MississippiLeonard Rainey, gospel singer, Mississippi

Houston Stackhouse, 1910-1980, guitarist, Crystal Springs, Mississippi

Everett Joe Townsend, 1920-1975, spiritual singer, Independence, Mississippi

Robert Wall, fiddler, Sebastopol, Mississippi

Crafts

Willie L. Barton, 1905-, wood carver, Union, Mississippi

Robert Wayne Billie, 1950-, beader, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Michael Black, cattle spokesman, Greenwood, Mississippi

Thomas L. Burchfield, 1892-, blacksmith, Ethel, Mississippi

Wendell Callaway, sawyer, Union, Mississippi

Alena Cerinich, cook, Biloxi, Mississippi

Howard Connor, potter, Grand Junction, Tennessee

Bura Conway, 1904-1999, ox-team logger, Richton, Mississippi

James B. Cook, timber spokesman, Philadelphia, Mississippi

Cool Breeze, 1929-, wood carver, Cleveland, Mississippi

Susan Denson, basket maker, Mississippi

John Matting Ellis, broom maker, Durant, Mississippi

A. B. Eubanks, 1908-1989, ox driver, whip maker, Lucedale, Mississippi

Mark Freeman, cattleman, Mississippi

Esbie Gibson, 1910-2007, basket maker, Mississippi

Jacobina Sekul Gilich, 1913-2003, cook, Biloxi, Mississippi

James Glover, knife maker, Baldwyn, Mississippi

Gotford Hennig, 1915-, maritime blacksmith, Biloxi, Mississippi

John Hewes, cattle spokesman, Woodville, Mississippi

Eddie Hill, sawyer, Mississippi

Edwina Hobson, cotton spinner, Guntown, Mississippi

William Knight, assistant auctioneer, Collins, Mississippi

V. Joseph Langlinais, 1917-1983, net maker, Biloxi, Mississippi

Joseph Langlinais, Jr., 1937-, net maker, Biloxi, Mississippi

W. G. Lovern, chair maker, Thomastown, Mississippi

James Lucas, whittler, Weir, Mississippi

Duly Martin, 1898-1975, ox driver, Prentiss, Mississippi

Willie H. "Hamp" Martin, 1895-1976, chair maker, Lexington, Mississippi

Herman R. Massey, cattle spokesman, Jackson, Mississippi

Ethel Mohamed, 1907-1992, needle worker, Belzoni, Mississippi

Eugena Mohlhenrich, cotton spinner, Tupelo, Mississippi

Fred Moore, cattle spokesman, Morton, Mississippi

L. Willie Nabors, 1916-1997, basket maker, Oklona, Mississippi

Bert Parnell, 1910-1996, ox yoke maker, Brookhaven, Mississippi

Lollis Pierce, 1908-1990, chair maker, Leakesville, Mississippi

J. D. Rankin, cattle spokesman, Canton, Mississippi

Andrew Robertson, cotton grader, Mississippi

Liston Shows, auctioneer, Soso, Mississippi

Laymon Shumake, 1923-1989, blowgun maker, Conehatta, Mississippi

Mrs. Alan Skelton, quilter, Vicksburg, Mississippi

B. F. Smith, gin operator, Stoneville, Mississippi

Jack Smith, cattle spokesman, Mississippi

George Spears, cotton farmer, Mound Bayou, Mississippi

James Therrell, timber spokesman, Mississippi State, Mississippi

James Thomas, clay sculptor, Mississippi

T. H. Thomas, timber spokesman, Noxapater, Mississippi

Bowmar Virden, 1923-1992, cattle spokesman, Jackson, Mississippi

Richard Wesley, gin operator, Stoneville, Mississippi

Dezzie White, 1924-, corn shuck weaver, Pott's Camp, Mississippi

John White, 1910-, oak basket maker, Camden, Mississippi

Joe H. Wilson, leather worker, Bellefontaine, Mississippi

Mrs. Joe H. Wilson, leather worker, Bellefontaine, Mississippi

Frankie Lee Wright, 1948-2005, oak basket maker, Philadelphia, Mississippi
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1974, Series 8
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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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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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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General Correspondence

Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Extent:
25 cu. ft. (50 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1910-1973
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains the official correspondence of the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA, and its predecessors, 1925 to 1973. The correspondence, which is both incoming and outgoing, mostly concerns the identification of specimens sent to the USDA for determination. Smaller amounts of correspondence document research projects of USDA taxonomists; the preparation of scientific publications; field work; and professional activities. Correspondents include domestic and foreign entomologists, government scientists, university professors, and USDA staff. Outgoing correspondence is usually signed by the USDA Entomologist in charge of the Division. Correspondence pre-dating 1925 primarily documents the professional career of Sievert Allen Rohwer and includes letters relating to his duties as Custodian of Hymenoptera, United States National Museum.

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
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 and laboratories 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. Prior to 1925 taxonomic work was performed by the Entomologist of the USDA, his staff, or outside specialists. During its sixty-one year history, the section responsible for entomological taxonomy at the USDA has undergone numerous administrative reorganizations and name changes. Over most of those 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- . The period 1952 to 1959 witnessed several name changes. USDA entomologists in charge of taxonomic work have included Rohwer, 1925-1927; Harold Morrison, 1927-1935; Carl Frederick William Muesebeck, 1935-1954; Paul W. Oman, 1954-1960; William H. Anderson, 1960-1966; Reese I. Sailor, 1967-1972; and Richard H. Foote, 1972-1976.
Topic:
Entomologists  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Hymenoptera  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7309, General Correspondence
Identifier:
Record Unit 7309
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General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7309

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) Ad Hoc Management Automation Committee

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7426, Records
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Records
Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7426-refidd1e1215

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), 1991

Collection Creator::
Systematic Entomology Laboratory  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-173, General Correspondence
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General Correspondence
General Correspondence / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-173-refidd1e188

Lampropeltis calligaster

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Beltsville, Agricultural Research Center, on Beaverdam Road, 0.6 mi (by road) SE of its junction with Soil Conservation Service Road, Prince Georges, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
27 Jun 1984
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Reptilia, Squamata, Ophidia, Colubrinae
Published Name:
Lampropeltis calligaster
Accession Number:
394866
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 84-188
Tissue Number : Highton Bleeding No. 62918
USNM Number:
484960
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Vertebrate Zoology
Amphibians & Reptiles
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36ab42f65-20c7-4f88-8ffc-730dd494d5f3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6525938

Glyceria septentrionalis Hitchc.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Roderick H. Simmons  Search this
Anacostia Watershed Society field trip  Search this
Place:
Prince George's County: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center; Central Farm, ca. 0.8 km N of Powder Mill Road, ca. 0.6 km W of BW Pkwy; in shallow water of sphagnous, semi-permanently ponded, high quality Upland Depression Swamp at USNVC plot: Upper Anacostia 5 at GPS:, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
14 Aug 2014
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Glyceria septentrionalis Hitchc.
Barcode:
03984005
USNM Number:
3700661
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35622e788-bcbd-4df9-a24f-3c2612f0f3ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15772745

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