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Paul David Hurd Papers

Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Extent:
30.30 cu. ft. (60 document boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1938-1982 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These papers document the professional career and to a lesser extent the personal life of Paul D. Hurd, Jr., between 1938 and 1982. Particularly well represented in the papers is material concerning his research on the insect order Hymenoptera; his teaching and research career at the University of California, Berkeley; his administrative duties at the National Science Foundation; his curatorial and administrative activities at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH); field work and collecting trips; and his participation in professional organizations.

A large part of the collection consists of correspondence written and received by Hurd between 1942 and 1982. The correspondence illustrates all aspects of his career and includes letters with domestic and foreign entomologists; colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, the National Science Foundation, and the National Museum of Natural History; staff of professional organizations, journals, and publishers; and personal friends.

Papers documenting Hurd's research on the Hymenoptera include correspondence, field notes, research notes, manuscripts, specimen lists, and photographs relating to his work on the carpenter bees. Similar records illustrate his study of the squash and gourd bees, and his research project on the bee pollinators of the creosote bush. Thoroughly documented is his work as co-editor and author of the revised Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Also included is a research file primarily concerning the Hymenoptera.

The collection also includes field notes, correspondence, and related materials documenting field work and collecting trips in the western and southwestern United States, Alaska, and Mexico; desk diaries maintained by Hurd during his tenure as Chairman, Department of Entomology, NMNH; and correspondence, class notes, lecture notes, copies of examinations, and related materials documenting his student days and teaching career at the University of California, Berkeley.
Historical Note:
Paul D. Hurd, Jr. (1921-1982), entomologist, educator, and museum curator, was an authority on the taxonomy and biology of bees. He developed an interest in natural history, especially birds, after his family moved to the Mojave Desert region of California. His first published paper, a report on a bird census in Newport Upper Bay, California, appeared in Audubon Magazine in 1941. In 1940, Hurd enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, to study entomology. His undergraduate work was interrupted between 1942 and 1945 while he served in the United States Navy as a Chief Pharmacist's Mate. He resumed his studies at Berkeley in 1946 and received the B.S. degree in 1947; the M.S. degree in 1948; and his Ph.D. degree in 1950.

Hurd remained at Berkeley to begin his professional career, receiving appointment as Senior Museum Entomologist in 1950. As his career advanced Hurd was given teaching, as well as research responsibilities. By 1965, he had attained the rank of Professor of Entomology and Entomologist in the California Agricultural Experiment Station. Hurd's duties at Berkeley included responsibility for the California Insect Survey where he directed numerous field trips and contributed to the development of the University's collection of native insects. During 1967 and 1968 Hurd took leave of absence from the University to join the National Science Foundation as Associate Program Director in the Division of Biological and Medical Sciences. In 1970, Hurd accepted appointment as Curator in the Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). His service at NMNH included a term as Chairman of the Department of Entomology from 1971 to 1976. He was appointed Senior Scientist in 1980.

Hurd's research interests were broad, and he published on several of the families of the order Hymenoptera, including Mutillidae, Pompilidae, Anthophoridae, Megachilidae, and Halictidae. He also published papers on certain families of the orders Coleoptera and Diptera. However, most of his research was devoted to the bees of the superfamily Apoidea. Hurd published over twenty papers and books on the carpenter bees (Xylocopinae) including A Classification of the Large Carpenter Bees, co-authored with Jesus S. Moure. Another major research interest was the pollination of plants by insects. He conducted extensive studies on the bee pollinators of the squashes, gourds, and other plants of the genus Cucurbita. He also studied the pollination of the creosote bush (Larrea tridentata). Hurd's research at the National Museum of Natural History was highlighted by his duties as co-editor of the revised Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico published in 1979. While most of Hurd's field work was concentrated in California and the southwestern United States, he also conducted studies in Alaska, Mexico, South America, and Central America.

Hurd was active within the entomological profession, and he served several organizations in an appointed or elected capacity. For several years he was editor of the Pan-Pacific Entomologist, journal of the Pacific Coast Entomological Society. As a member of the Entomological Society of America, Hurd worked on the Governing Board and served as Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Systematics Resources in Entomology. He was also President of the Association for Tropical Biology, 1969-1970; Section Editor (Hymenoptera) for Biological Abstracts; and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the California Academy of Sciences.

For additional biographical information on Hurd see Karl V. Krombein and E. Gorton Linsley, "Paul David Hurd, Jr., 1921-1982," Pan-Pacific Entomologist, October 1982, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 262-277.
Chronology:
1921 -- Born in Chicago, Illinois, April 2

1941 -- Published first paper on California bird census in Audubon Magazine

1942-1945 -- Service in the United States Navy in the South Pacific

1947 -- Bachelor of Science, University of California, Berkeley

1948 -- Master of Science, University of California, Berkeley

1950 -- Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley

1950-1952 -- Senior Museum Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley

1950-1963 -- Editor, Pan-Pacific Entomologist

1952-1953 -- Field work analyzing soil invertebrates at Point Barrow, Alaska

1952-1954 -- Junior Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley

1954-1959 -- Lecturer in Entomology and Assistant Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley

1956 -- Field work investigating fossiliferous amber in Chiapas, Mexico

1959-1960 -- Fulbright Commission/Guggenheim Foundation Research Scholar and Fellow, Universidade da Parana, Curitiba, Brazil

1959-1960 -- Field Work in Central and South America

1959-1965 -- Lecturer in Entomology and Associate Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley

1963 -- Field work in Costa Rica and Panama

1963 -- A Classification of the Large Carpenter Bees (with J. S. Moure). University of California Publication Entomol. : 29

1964 -- Trip to study carpenter bee type specimens in European museums

1965 -- Field work in Venezuela and Colombia

1965-1970 -- Professor of Entomology and Entomologist, University of California, Berkeley

1967 -- Field work in Argentina and Brazil

1967-1968 -- Associate Program Director, Division of Biological and Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation

1969-1970 -- President, Association for Tropical Biology

1970 -- A Classification of the Squash and Gourd Bees Peponapis and Xenoglossa (with E. G. Linsley). University of California Publication Entomol. : 62

1970-1971 -- Curator, Division of Hemiptera and Hymenoptera, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

1971-1973 -- International Biological Program/National Science Foundation Larrea Bee Project

1971-1976 -- Chairman, Department of Entomology, NMNH

1972-1975 -- Member of Governing Board, Entomological Society of America (ESA)

1973-1975 -- Chairman, Advisory Committee for Systematics Resources in Entomology (ESA)

1975 -- The Principal Larrea Bees of the Southwestern United States (with E. G. Linsley) Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology : 193

1976-1980 -- Curator, Department of Entomology, NMNH

1979 -- Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico (co-editor and author of Apoidea section) Smithsonian Institution Press

1980 -- Principal Sunflower Bees of North America with emphasis on the Southwestern United States (with W. E. LaBerge and E. G. Linsley) Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology : 310

1980-1982 -- Senior Scientist, Department of Entomology, NMNH

1982 -- Death, March 12
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7311
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Paul David Hurd Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 California Agricultural Experiment Station Project #2046. "Insect pollinators of squashes, gourds, pumpkins, cucumbers, melons, and other cucurbits," by Hurd, Earle Gorton Linsley, Abraham Ezra Michelbacher, and Ray Fred Smith, 1962-1970.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 42 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 4: Squash and Gourd Bees Research File, 1961-1980, and undated / Box 42
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 8 Diagnosis of insect diseases. California Agricultural Experiment Station reports, 1953-1966.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 53 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 53
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 9 Doutt, Richard L., Hagen, K. S., and Compere, Harold. "Identification and classification of insect parasites and predators." California Agricultural Experiment Station project no. 1325, 1954-1955.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 53 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 53
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 10 Doutt, Richard L. "Taxonomic investigations of the parasitic Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)." California Agricultural Experiment Station project no. 2077, 1963-1965.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 53 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 53
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 Hurd, Paul D., Jr., Linsley, Earle Gorton, Moore, Arthur D., and Ruckes, H., Jr. "The morphology, classification, biology, and control of coleopterous insects injurious to forests and forest products." California Agricultural Experiment Statio...

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 54
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 Hurd, Paul D., Jr., and Cazier, Mont Adelbert. "Ecology and bionomics of the Aculeate wasps and bees." California Agricultural Experiment Station project no. 2069, 1963-1968.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 54
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 6 Jensen, Dilworth D. "The taxonomy, biology, and distribution of the Psyillidae (Homoptera)." California Agricultural Experiment Station project no. 1367, 1961-1966.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 54 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 54
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 10 Middlekauff, Woodrow W. "Sawflies attacking tree and agricultural crops in California." California Agricultural Experiment Station project no. 1362, 1963-1966.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 56 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 56
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 Pollination studies. Reports of the California Agricultural Experiment Station, 1958-1966.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 58
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 Schlinger, Evert Irving. "Biology, Ecology, and Systematics of Diptera, with particular reference to Species of the Southwestern United States." California Agricultural Experiment Station project no. 2188, 1964-1968.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 58
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 8 Smith, Ray Fred. "The Influence of Ants on Vegetation." California Agricultural Experiment Station project no. 2177, 1964-1966.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 58
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 9 Smith, Ray Fred. "Biosystematics of Diabrotica and related Genera of Beetles." California Agricultural Experiment Station project no. 2324, 1965-1966.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 58
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 12 Timberlake, Philip Hunter. "A Revisional Study of the Bees of the Genus Perdita." California Agricultural Experiment Station project no. 2129, 1963-1966.

Collection Creator::
Hurd, Paul David, 1921-  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7311, Paul David Hurd Papers
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Paul David Hurd Papers
Paul David Hurd Papers / Series 9: Research File, 1946-1980, and undated / Box 58
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Paul Llewellyn Hibbard (1866-1947)

Subject:
Hibbard, P. L (Paul Llewellyn) 1866-1947  Search this
California Agricultural Experiment Station  Search this
a International Conference of Soil Science  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Agricultural chemistry  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-3854]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
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Paul Llewellyn Hibbard (1866-1947)

Subject:
Hibbard, P. L (Paul Llewellyn) 1866-1947  Search this
California Agricultural Experiment Station  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Agricultural chemistry  Search this
Plants--Nutrition  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-3855]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
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Roy Elwood Clausen (1891-1956)

Subject:
Clausen, Roy Elwood 1891-1956  Search this
California Agricultural Experiment Station  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Plant genetics  Search this
Nicotiana  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0142]
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No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
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Hurd, Paul David, 1921-

Forename:
Paul  Search this
Middle Initial:
David  Search this
Surname:
Hurd  Search this
Occupation:
Entomologists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1921
Death Date:
1982
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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
University of California, Berkeley
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Hurd, Paul David, 1921-
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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The role of insects in sewage disposal beds / R.L. Usinger and W.R. Kellen

Author:
Usinger, Robert L (Robert Leslie) 1912-1968  Search this
Kellen, W. R  Search this
California Agricultural Experiment Station  Search this
Physical description:
p. 263-321 : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
Topic:
Sewage--Purification--Biological treatment  Search this
Sewage--Purification--Effect of insects on  Search this
Call number:
TD755 .U85
TD755.U85
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_180032

A bibliography of the fig [by] Ira J. Condit and Julius Enderud

Author:
Condit, Ira J (Ira Judson) b. 1883  Search this
Enderud, Julius  Search this
California Agricultural Experiment Station  Search this
Physical description:
663 p. 24 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1956
1956]
Topic:
Ficus (Plants)  Search this
Call number:
QK495.M73 C663 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_806598

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