This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These papers consist of professional correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and reflect only a small part of James Chamberlain Crawford's career.
James Chamberlain Crawford (1880-1950) graduated from the University of Nebraska and joined the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture, in 1904.
From 1908 to 1917 he served as Assistant (later Associate) Curator, Division of Insects, United States National Museum, specializing in the taxonomy of Hymenoptera. After
a time in private business, 1919-1923, Crawford worked for the North Carolina State Department of Agriculture. In 1930 he rejoined the Bureau of Entomology, where he remained
until his retirement in 1950.