SIA RU007121, Ball, E. D (Elmer Darwin) 1870-1943, Elmer Darwin Ball Papers, 1915-1938

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Summary

Creator:
Ball, E. D (Elmer Darwin) 1870-1943
Title:
Elmer Darwin Ball Papers, 1915-1938
Dates:
1915, 1915-1938
Notes:
Elmer Darwin Ball (1870-1943) was born in Vermont. After attending Iowa State College and Ohio State University, Ball became Dean of the Utah Agricultural College in 1907. In 1916, he became State Entomologist of Wisconsin and in 1918 joined the faculty of Iowa State University. While on leave from Iowa State, Ball served as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture in 1920 and 1921. He left Iowa State in 1921 to serve as Director of Scientific Work in the Department of Agriculture and held that position until 1925. While at the Department, he organized the Graduate School and served as its Director. From 1925 to 1928, Ball was in charge of an investigation of celery pests for the Florida State Plant Board. In 1928 he joined the University of Arizona as Dean of the College of Agriculture and later served as Professor of Zoology and Economic Entomologist
Summary:
These papers include correspondence between Elmer Darwin Ball and his colleagues including requests for specimen identification or specimen exchange for the 1920s and 1930s; requests for Ball's evaluation of papers about to be published; voluminous correspondence between Ball and Dwight Moore DeLong concerning their joint Thamnotettix project; and personal correspondence and professional gossip
Topic:
Entomology
Subjects:
DeLong, Dwight Moore 1892-, Iowa State College, Ohio State University, Utah Agricultural College, United States Dept. of Agriculture, Graduate School, USDA, State Plant Board of Florida, University of Arizona
Form/Genre:
Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU007121
Physical Description:
0.7 linear meter

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7121

Ball, Elmer Darwin, 1870-1943

Elmer Darwin Ball Papers, 1915-1938

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Ball, Elmer Darwin, 1870-1943
Title: Elmer Darwin Ball Papers
Dates: 1915-1938
Quantity: 0.7 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7121
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

Elmer Darwin Ball (1870-1943) was born in Vermont. After attending Iowa State College and Ohio State University, Ball became Dean of the Utah Agricultural College in 1907. In 1916, he became State Entomologist of Wisconsin and in 1918 joined the faculty of Iowa State University. While on leave from Iowa State, Ball served as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture in 1920 and 1921. He left Iowa State in 1921 to serve as Director of Scientific Work in the Department of Agriculture and held that position until 1925. While at the Department, he organized the Graduate School and served as its Director. From 1925 to 1928, Ball was in charge of an investigation of celery pests for the Florida State Plant Board. In 1928 he joined the University of Arizona as Dean of the College of Agriculture and later served as Professor of Zoology and Economic Entomologist.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers include correspondence between Elmer Darwin Ball and his colleagues including requests for specimen identification or specimen exchange for the 1920s and 1930s; requests for Ball's evaluation of papers about to be published; voluminous correspondence between Ball and Dwight Moore DeLong concerning their joint Thamnotettix project; and personal correspondence and professional gossip.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7121, Ball, Elmer Darwin, 1870-1943, Elmer Darwin Ball Papers

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Container List

Series 1

ELMER DARWIN BALL CORRESPONDENCE, 1914-1938.

Box 1

A, includes:

Box 1 of 5
Anderson, W.E.
Andre, Floyd

Aldrick, J. M.

Box 1 of 5

Annand, P. N.

Box 1 of 5

B, includes:

Box 1 of 5
Baker, Arthur Challen
Berger, Edward William
Beckwith, Charles F.
Beckwith, Charles S.
Blackman, W. M.
Borodin, D. M.
Bozier, H. L.
Brandt, J. G.
Bruner, Stephen Cole
Bryant, Owen

Ball, Antoine

Box 1 of 5

Banks, Nathan

Box 1 of 5

Beamer, Raymond Hill (3 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Boyer, Dorothy A.

Box 1 of 5

Bradley, James Chester

Box 1 of 5

Brittain, William Harold

Box 1 of 5

Bullock, D. S.

Box 1 of 5

Buys, John L.

Box 1 of 5

C, includes:

Box 1 of 5
Caudill, A. N.
Cecil, Rodney
Chittenden, F. H.
Colcord, Mabel
Clarke-MacIntyre, William (see M)
Cooley, Robert Allen
Craighead, Robert Allen
Crisson, Jr., Ezra Townsend
Crosby, C. R.
Cushman, Robert Asa

Campbell, Roy Elliot

Box 1 of 5

Carsner, Eubanks

Box 1 of 5

Carter, Walter

Box 1 of 5

China, W. E.

Box 1 of 5

Cook, Melville Thurston

Box 1 of 5

Coons, George Herbert

Box 1 of 5

Crumb, S. E.

Box 1 of 5

D, includes:

Box 1 of 5
Davidson, Ralph Howard
Davis, John June
Dean, George Adams
Dietrich, Henry
Duggar, John Frederick

Davis, Edgar W. (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Davis, William Thompson (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

DeLong, Dwight Moore (3 folders)

Box 2 of 5

Dobroscky, Irene Dorothy

Box 2 of 5

Doering, Kathleen Claire

Box 2 of 5

Dorst, Howard Earl

Box 2 of 5

Downes, W.

Box 2 of 5

Dozier, Herbert Lawrence

Box 2 of 5

Drake, Carl John (2 folders)

Box 2 of 5

E, includes:

Box 2 of 5
Essig, Edward Oliver
Evanson, (Miss)

Evans, J. Harwood

Box 2 of 5

Eyer, John Robert

Box 2 of 5

F, includes:

Box 2 of 5
Fawcett, G. L.
Flick, Walter
Fraser, Roy
Fullaway, David Timmin

Felt, Ephriam Porter

Box 2 of 5

Fenton, Frederick Azel

Box 2 of 5

Fernald, Henry Torsey

Box 2 of 5

Fletcher, R. K.

Box 2 of 5

Fox, David E.

Box 2 of 5

Fracker, Stanley Black

Box 2 of 5

Frison, Theodore Henry

Box 2 of 5

Funkhouser, William Delbert

Box 2 of 5

G, includes:

Box 2 of 5
Garrett, Albert Oshun
Goodwin, J. C.
Gorsuch, David Major
Griffith, Melvin Eugene
Guyton, Thomas Lee

Gerhard, William Josiah

Box 2 of 5

Gibson, Edmund Harrison

Box 2 of 5

Gillette, Clarence Preston

Box 2 of 5

Goding, Frederic Webster

Box 2 of 5

Graf, John Enos

Box 2 of 5

H, includes:

Box 2 of 5
Hamilton, Clyde Carney
Headlee, Thomas J.
Herrick, Glenn Washington
Herrick, M. T.

Harris, Halley Marion

Box 2 of 5

Howard, Leland Ossian

Box 2 of 5

Huard, V. A.

Box 2 of 5

Hyslop, James Augustus

Box 2 of 5

J, includes:

Box 2 of 5
Johnson, Dorothy M.
Jones, Wyatt Wagner

K, includes:

Box 2 of 5
Karlovich, John

Knight, Henry Hazelton (2 folders)

Box 2 of 5

Knuell, Josef Nissley

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Kornhauser, S. I.

Box 3 of 5

Lawson, Paul Bowen (3 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Leonard, Mortimer Demarest

Box 3 of 5

Lindsay, Dale R.

Box 3 of 5

M, includes:

Box 3 of 5
McBride, Orville Clark
Clarke-MacIntyre, William
McDunnough, James Halliday
Mills, Harlow Burgess

McAtle, Waldo Lee

Box 3 of 5

Metcalf, Zeno Payne

Box 3 of 5

Mickel, Clarence Eugene

Box 3 of 5

Muir, Fred

Box 3 of 5

Mumford, Edward Philpot

Box 3 of 5

N, includes:

Box 3 of 5
Nelson, E. W.

Olsen, Chris E.

Box 3 of 5

Oman, Paul W. (3 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Osborn, Herbert (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Osburn, Raymond C.

Box 3 of 5

Ouillet, Joseph

Box 3 of 5

P, includes:

Box 3 of 5
Parker, Frank H.
Pettit, Rufus Hiram

Penner, Lawrence Raymond

Box 3 of 5

Pepper, John Oscar

Box 3 of 5

Plummer, Charles Carlton

Box 3 of 5

Poos, Frederick W.

Box 3 of 5

Pruthi, Hem Singh

Box 3 of 5

Ravenal, W. deC.

Box 3 of 5

Ruggles, G.

Box 3 of 5

S, includes:

Box 3 of 5
Sanderson, Milton William
Schwars, E. A.
Seal, J. L.
Severin, Henry Herman Paul
Shaw, John Gilbert
Stoner, Dayton

Sanders, James Glossbrenner

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Sleesman, Jay Peterson

Box 4 of 5

Stone, William Ellis

Box 4 of 5

Swain, Ralph Brownlee

Box 4 of 5

T, includes:

Box 4 of 5
Tanner, Vasco Myron
Tatman, E. C.

Van Duzee, E. D. (3 folders)

Box 4 of 5

W, includes:

Box 4 of 5
Weidner, H.
Wetmore, Frank Alexander
Wilcox, E. Mead

Woodruff, Lewis B.

Box 4 of 5

Yothers, Merrill Arthur

Box 4 of 5

Z, includes:

Box 4 of 5
Zoologische Staatsinstitute

Series 2

NOTES.

Box 4

Osborn and Ball-Cicadellidae

Box 4 of 5

Osborn and Ball-Homoptera in Iowa State College

Box 4 of 5

Idioceries (2 folders)

Box 4 of 5

Melangaster etc.

Box 4 of 5

Idiodorus

Box 4 of 5

Thamnotettix

Box 4 of 5

New Species of Chlorotettix with Notes on Others

Box 4 of 5

Drarculacephals, Walker types, axphrophora drawings

Box 4 of 5

Series 3

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

Box 5

A-B

Box 5 of 5

C-D

Box 5 of 5

E-F

Box 5 of 5

G-H

Box 5 of 5

M-N

Box 5 of 5

O-R

Box 5 of 5

S

Box 5 of 5

T-V

Box 5 of 5

W-Z

Box 5 of 5

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