SIA RU007338, Cartwright, Oscar Ling, Oscar L. Cartwright Papers, 1929-1979 and undated

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Summary

Creator:
Cartwright, Oscar Ling
Title:
Oscar L. Cartwright Papers, 1929-1979 and undated
Dates:
1929, 1929-1979, 1929-1979 and undated
Notes:
Oscar L. Cartwright (1900-1983) was a coleopterist and specialist on the biology and taxonomy of scarab beetles. He was educated at Allegheny College (B.S., 1923) and Ohio State University (M.S., 1925). In 1925, Cartwright was appointed Assistant Entomologist at the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station at Clemson College. He remained at Clemson until 1948, except for the years 1945-1946 when he was employed by the United States Public Health Service to study mosquito and rat borne diseases in South Carolina and Tennessee. In 1948, Cartwright was appointed Associate Curator in the Division of Insects, United States National Museum (USNM). When the Department of Entomology was created in 1963, as part of a reorganization of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Cartwright was appointed Curator and supervisor of the Division of Coleoptera. After his retirement in 1970, Cartwright continued his research as an Emeritus Entomologist at NMNH
Cartwright was an authority on Western Hemisphere Aphodiinae, a subfamily of scarab beetles. He conducted field work in the southeastern United States, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the Bahama Islands. His bibliography included over 80 titles in which 132 new taxa were described. Seventeen beetles were named in his honor
Summary:
This collection consists mostly of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Cartwright's research on Coleoptera. Also included are records concerning his curatorial work at the Division of Insects, USNM, and the Department of Entomology, NMNH; field work; and professional activities. Smaller amounts of correspondence were written during his pre-Smithsonian career. The collection also contains a few photographs and illustrations of beetles, and research notes
Topic:
Entomology
Subjects:
Cartwright, Oscar Ling, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Entomology, United States National Museum Division of Insects, Allegheny College (Meadville, Pa.), Ohio State University, South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, United States Public Health Service
Form/Genre:
Photographs, Collection descriptions, Scientific illustrations
Local Number:
SIA RU007338
Physical Description:
2 linear meters

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

Record Unit 7338

Cartwright, Oscar Ling

Oscar Ling Cartwright Papers, 1929-1979 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Cartwright, Oscar Ling
Title: Oscar Ling Cartwright Papers
Dates: 1929-1979 and undated
Quantity: 2 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7338
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

Oscar L. Cartwright (1900-1983) was a coleopterist and specialist on the biology and taxonomy of scarab beetles. He was educated at Allegheny College (B.S., 1923) and Ohio State University (M.S., 1925). In 1925, Cartwright was appointed Assistant Entomologist at the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station at Clemson College. He remained at Clemson until 1948, except for the years 1945-1946 when he was employed by the United States Public Health Service to study mosquito and rat borne diseases in South Carolina and Tennessee. In 1948, Cartwright was appointed Associate Curator in the Division of Insects, United States National Museum (USNM). When the Department of Entomology was created in 1963, as part of a reorganization of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Cartwright was appointed Curator and supervisor of the Division of Coleoptera. After his retirement in 1970, Cartwright continued his research as an Emeritus Entomologist at NMNH.

Cartwright was an authority on Western Hemisphere Aphodiinae, a subfamily of scarab beetles. He conducted field work in the southeastern United States, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the Bahama Islands. His bibliography included over 80 titles in which 132 new taxa were described. Seventeen beetles were named in his honor.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists mostly of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Cartwright's research on Coleoptera. Also included are records concerning his curatorial work at the Division of Insects, USNM, and the Department of Entomology, NMNH; field work; and professional activities. Smaller amounts of correspondence were written during his pre-Smithsonian career. The collection also contains a few photographs and illustrations of beetles, and research notes.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7338, Cartwright, Oscar Ling, Oscar Ling Cartwright Papers

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Container List

Box 1

A (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1948-1979

Box 1 of 16

Adams, Patsy H., 1968-1973

Box 1 of 16

Alin, V. N., 1965-1976

Box 1 of 16

American Philosophical Society (Eisenhart, Dr. L. P.), 1956-1963

Box 1 of 16

Anderson, William H., 1954-1969

Box 1 of 16

Andros Island, 1964-1966

Box 1 of 16

Arnett, Ross H., Jr., 1959-1976

Box 1 of 16

B (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1948-1979 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 16

Balthasar, Vladimir, 1952-1974

Box 1 of 16

Barr, Thomas C., Jr., 1958-1968

Box 1 of 16

Barr, William F., 1947-1967

Box 1 of 16

Becker, Edward C., 1962-1973

Box 1 of 16

Bell, Ross T., 1955-1969

Box 1 of 16

Benesh, Bernard, 1954-1964

Box 1 of 16

Box 2

Berry, Paul A., 1952-1964

Box 2 of 16

Blake, Doris H., 1965-1966

Box 2 of 16

Blancas Sanchez, Fortunato, 1955-1956

Box 2 of 16

Blue Ridge Parkway, 1967-1969

Box 2 of 16

Bordon, Carlos, 1967-1971

Box 2 of 16

Bos, Mrs. Dirk S., 1956-1957

Box 2 of 16

Bottimer, Larry J., 1937-1978 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 16

Bowman, John R., 1957

Box 2 of 16

Britton, E. B., 1949-1969

Box 2 of 16

Brown, William J., 1931-1976

Box 2 of 16

Butler, George Daniel, Jr., 1953

Box 2 of 16

Byers, George W. (also contains correspondence of Dr. R. H. Beamer), 1942-1953

Box 2 of 16

C (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1949-1979 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 16

Box 3

Campbell, Milton, 1965-1967

Box 3 of 16

Cartwright, Oscar L., 1954-1968

Box 3 of 16

Cassola, Fabio, 1958-1970

Box 3 of 16

Cazier, Mont Adelbert, 1949-1965

Box 3 of 16

Chalumeau, F., 1973-1977

Box 3 of 16

Chapin, Edward Albert, 1945-1969

Box 3 of 16

Clarke, John Frederick Gates, 1963-1970

Box 3 of 16

Conlin, James P., 1957-1960

Box 3 of 16

Cornell, J. F., 1966-1967

Box 3 of 16

Costa Rica, expeditions to, 1949-1964

Box 3 of 16

Cott, Edwin H., 1953-1955

Box 3 of 16

Cumming, Robert B., 1960-1966

Box 3 of 16

D (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1950-1979

Box 3 of 16

Darlington, Thomas, 1966-1969

Box 3 of 16

Davies, Thomas, 1966-1969

Box 3 of 16

Dawson, Ralph Ward, 1947-1967

Box 3 of 16

Deguide, R., 1955-1957

Box 3 of 16

Delkeskamp, K., 1960-1963

Box 3 of 16

Dietrich, Henry, 1931-1975

Box 3 of 16

Dozier, Herbert L. & Byrd, 1952-1968

Box 3 of 16

Dreisbach, R. R., 1950-1963

Box 3 of 16

Dunuvan, Mr. and Mrs. David, 1955-1968

Box 3 of 16

Dury, Ralph, 1957

Box 3 of 16

Dybas, Henry S., 1972-1974

Box 3 of 16

E (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1949-1979

Box 3 of 16

Edwards, J. Gordon, 1952-1968

Box 3 of 16

Box 4

El Salvador, 1964

Box 4 of 16

Endrodi, S., 1949-1978

Box 4 of 16

Everly, Ray T., 1950-1970

Box 4 of 16

F (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1949-1979 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 16

Fattig, P. W., 1949-1952

Box 4 of 16

Frederick, Robert J., 1956-1969

Box 4 of 16

Freude, H., 1955-1972

Box 4 of 16

Frey, George, 1960-1971

Box 4 of 16

Frost, S. W., 1953-1973

Box 4 of 16

G (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1948-1979 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 16

Gibson, William W., 1957-1971

Box 4 of 16

Glaser, John D., 1962-1976

Box 4 of 16

Grant, Harold (also includes correspondence of James Abram Garield REHN), 1950-1964

Box 4 of 16

Graves, Robert C., 1960-1973

Box 4 of 16

Green, Jimmy R., 1975-1977

Box 4 of 16

Gressitt, J. Linsley, 1951-1974 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 16

Box 5

Griffin, Charles W., 1969-1970 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 16

H (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1948-1979 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 16

Haaf, Erwin, 1955-1963

Box 5 of 16

Halffter, Gonzalo, 1954-1978

Box 5 of 16

Hardy, Alan, 1964-1979

Box 5 of 16

Hazeltine, William, 1952-1960

Box 5 of 16

Helgesen, Robert, 1966

Box 5 of 16

Hermann, Lee H., Jr., 1964-1979

Box 5 of 16

Hinton, Howard E., 1957-1978

Box 5 of 16

Hoffmann, Richard L., 1958-1969

Box 5 of 16

Howden, Henry F., 1950-1979 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 16

Hubbell, Theodore Huntington, 1949-1971

Box 5 of 16

Box 6

Huber, Ronald L., 1966-1978

Box 6 of 16

Hughes, I. W., 1956

Box 6 of 16

Hunt, O. E., 1966-1972

Box 6 of 16

I (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1951-1968

Box 6 of 16

Insect Collection - Gifts, undated

Box 6 of 16

Islas, Frederico, 1948-1976

Box 6 of 16

J (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1945-1976

Box 6 of 16

Jeannel, R., 1958-1960

Box 6 of 16

Jerath, Manohar L., 1957-1965

Box 6 of 16

K (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1949-1979

Box 6 of 16

King, Bruce E., 1976-1977

Box 6 of 16

Kinzley, Judd K., 1948-1970

Box 6 of 16

Kirk, Vernon M., 1967-1972

Box 6 of 16

Kistner, David H., 1948-1958

Box 6 of 16

Knowlton, George Franklin, 1949-1974

Box 6 of 16

Knull, Josef Nissley, 1948-1967

Box 6 of 16

Komarek, Edwin V., 1966-1968

Box 6 of 16

Krombein, Karl V., 1965-1970

Box 6 of 16

L (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1948-1979 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 16

Box 7

La Rivers, Ira John, 1949-1960

Box 7 of 16

Lampert, Lester L., Jr., 1974-1976

Box 7 of 16

Landin, Bengt Olof, 1955-1970

Box 7 of 16

Lane, Frederico, 1965

Box 7 of 16

Lane, Merton C., 1964-1965

Box 7 of 16

Lawrence, John F., 1964-1977

Box 7 of 16

Leech, Hugh B., 1949-1974

Box 7 of 16

Lenczy, Rudolph, 1975

Box 7 of 16

Ligyrodes Letters, 1956-1957

Box 7 of 16

Lindquist, M. James (Jim), 1968

Box 7 of 16

Lindroth, Carl H., 1955-1970

Box 7 of 16

Lund, Horace O., 1955-1962

Box 7 of 16

M (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1947-1979 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 16

Malaise, Rene, 1947-1963

Box 7 of 16

Malkin, Borys, 1952-1978

Box 7 of 16

Martin, Lloyd M., 1952-1954

Box 7 of 16

Martinez, Antonio, 1951-1977

Box 7 of 16

Matthews, Eric G., 1956-1976

Box 7 of 16

Mc (surnames), 1949-1967

Box 7 of 16

McAlister, Frances, 1948-1970

Box 7 of 16

McClay, Arthur Thomas, 1949-1958

Box 7 of 16

Box 8

Medvedev, L. N., 1957

Box 8 of 16

Morse, Charles O., 1961

Box 8 of 16

Murayama, Jozo J., 1956-1969

Box 8 of 16

N (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1948-1975

Box 8 of 16

Nakamura, Hikaru, 1961-1972

Box 8 of 16

Nakane, Takehiko, 1954-1978

Box 8 of 16

Nelson, Gayle Herbert, 1953-1979

Box 8 of 16

Nikitin, M. W., 1959-1960

Box 8 of 16

Nomura, Sizumu, 1953-1974

Box 8 of 16

O (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1950-1979

Box 8 of 16

Osburn, Max R., 1965-1969

Box 8 of 16

Owens, Virgil H., 1962-1969

Box 8 of 16

P (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1947-1977 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 16

Pacheco, Francisco, 1961-1963

Box 8 of 16

Parker, Frank H., 1950-1963

Box 8 of 16

Paulian, Renaud, 1934-1970

Box 8 of 16

Payne, Jerry A., 1962-1972

Box 8 of 16

Peace Corps, 1966-1968

Box 8 of 16

Pereira, P. Francisco S., 1948-1968

Box 8 of 16

Box 9

Petrovitz, Rudolf, 1959-1974

Box 9 of 16

Plath, Walter, 1961-1977

Box 9 of 16

Plaumann, Fritz, 1962-1971

Box 9 of 16

Pope, R. D., 1964-1979

Box 9 of 16

Post, Richard Lewis, 1958-1966

Box 9 of 16

Potts, Robert W. L., 1938-1978

Box 9 of 16

Q (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1953-1965

Box 9 of 16

R (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1950-1979

Box 9 of 16

Ratcliffe, Brett C., 1970-1976

Box 9 of 16

Reddell, James, 1965-1972

Box 9 of 16

Reinhard, H. J., 1950-1969

Box 9 of 16

Ritcher, Paul Osborn, 1948-1971

Box 9 of 16

Ritterbush, Philip C. (essay on entomology and principles of space organization in the Museum of Natural History), 1964-1965

Box 9 of 16

Robinson, John, 1934-1952

Box 9 of 16

Robinson, Mark, 1953-1968

Box 9 of 16

Rosen, Jerome G., 1961-1967

Box 9 of 16

Rosenberg, William, 1958-1977

Box 9 of 16

Roze, Janis A., 1956

Box 9 of 16

Rumpp, Norman L., 1957-1967

Box 9 of 16

Box 10

S (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1926-1979 (3 folders)

Box 10 of 16

Sanderson, Milton W., 1951-1978 (2 folders)

Box 10 of 16

Saulnier, J. W., Jr., 1971

Box 10 of 16

Schuh, Joe, 1956-1961

Box 10 of 16

Schulze, Joachim, 1963

Box 10 of 16

Schuster, Robert O., 1959-1973

Box 10 of 16

Selander, Richard B., 1954-1963

Box 10 of 16

Simonds, William E., 1962-1965

Box 10 of 16

Spangler, Paul J., 1964-1969

Box 10 of 16

Stary, Petr, 1951-1957

Box 10 of 16

Steeves, Harrison R., Jr., 1951-1968

Box 10 of 16

Stephan, Karl, 1969-1971

Box 10 of 16

Streit, Barney D., 1971

Box 10 of 16

Strohecker, Henry F., 1962-1971

Box 10 of 16

Suter, Walter, 1962-1978

Box 10 of 16

Box 11

T (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1948-1978

Box 11 of 16

Tarpley, Wallace A., 1959-968

Box 11 of 16

Texas, Entomology in, 1951-1968

Box 11 of 16

Townsend, Lee H., 1945-1965

Box 11 of 16

U (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1951-1956

Box 11 of 16

V (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1951-1979

Box 11 of 16

Van der Starre, Walter, 1963-1964

Box 11 of 16

Van Doesburg, P. H., Jr., 1961-1962

Box 11 of 16

Vaure, Patricia, 1950-1968

Box 11 of 16

W (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1949-1979 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 16

Wallace, George E., 1952-1972

Box 11 of 16

Walz, F. H., 1964-1965

Box 11 of 16

Watt, J. Charles, 1975-1977

Box 11 of 16

Weems, Howard V., Jr., 1949-1964

Box 11 of 16

Wenzel, Rupert Leon, 1948-1979

Box 11 of 16

Werner, Floyd G., 1944-1973

Box 11 of 16

Whicher, L. S., 1945-1964

Box 11 of 16

White, Charles E., 1964-1967

Box 11 of 16

Wilcomb, Maxwell J., 1954

Box 11 of 16

Wilson, Donald A., 1969-1970

Box 11 of 16

Box 12

Woodruff, Robert E., 1954-1978 (3 folders)

Box 12 of 16

Wray, D. L., 1956-1970

Box 12 of 16

Unusual Christmas Cards

Box 12 of 16

Y (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1956-1967

Box 12 of 16

Yepez, F. Fernandez, 1955-1975

Box 12 of 16

Young, Frank N., Jr., 1933-1970 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 16

Young, Ronald M., 1963-1970

Box 12 of 16

Z (Miscellaneous Correspondence), 1948-1974

Box 12 of 16

Zayas, Fernando de, 1959-1970

Box 12 of 16

Association for Tropical Biology, 1957-1971 (Folders 1-2 of 3)

Box 12 of 16

Box 13

Association for Tropical Biology, 1957-1971 (Folder 3 of 3)

Box 13 of 16

Books to Read

Box 13 of 16

Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology, 1966-1967

Box 13 of 16

Coleoptera, 1962

Box 13 of 16

Coleopterists' Society, The, 1968-1969

Box 13 of 16

Cuba Beetles

Box 13 of 16

German Word Lists

Box 13 of 16

Microscopes, 1966

Box 13 of 16

Number of World Insects, 1916, 1966-1967

Box 13 of 16

Onthophagus, 1959-1960 and undated

Box 13 of 16

Pleurophorus, 1937-1947

Box 13 of 16

Principles of Nomenclature

Box 13 of 16

Public Health Service, 1945-1964 (2 folders)

Box 13 of 16

Research Stations, 1924-1968

Box 13 of 16

Thyce osburni, 1967

Box 13 of 16

Zoogeography

Box 13 of 16

Box 14

Administrative Notices, 1920-1966

Box 14 of 16

Annual Report - Plan of Operations, 1964-1965

Box 14 of 16

Annual Report, 1966-1970

Box 14 of 16

1968 Budget

Box 14 of 16

Canal Zone Biological Area, 1959-1966

Box 14 of 16

Care of Collections, 1966

Box 14 of 16

Casey Code Location Data, 1962

Box 14 of 16

Civil Service, 1929-1953

Box 14 of 16

Civil Service Commission, 1952-1953

Box 14 of 16

Education and Training, Division of, 1966-1969

Box 14 of 16

European Trip Reports, 1964-1965

Box 14 of 16

Expense Accounts, 1957-1968

Box 14 of 16

Hall of Insects Plans, 1966

Box 14 of 16

Java Farm, 1967

Box 14 of 16

Memoranda - Smithsonian Institution, etc., 1966-1967

Box 14 of 16

National Science Foundation Grant Evaluation, 1960-1974

Box 14 of 16

New Positions, 1965-1969

Box 14 of 16

Panama, Expeditions to, 1963

Box 14 of 16

Plan of Operations, 1963-1967

Box 14 of 16

Plan of Operations, 1963-1970

Box 14 of 16

Box 15

Plans, Reports, Estimates, Proposals, 1967-1970 - Oscar L. Cartwright

Box 15 of 16

Ratings - Evaluation Procedures, 1960-1964

Box 15 of 16

Reports, 1949-1974 (2 folders)

Box 15 of 16

Smithsonian Arrow, Senate of Scientists, administrative, 1957-1978 (3 folders)

Box 15 of 16

Space and Staff, 1964-1966

Box 15 of 16

Time Report, 1962-1964

Box 15 of 16

Smithsonian Institution (miscellaneous papers), 1948-1962

Box 15 of 16

Box 16

Miscellaneous Reports, Publications, and Photographs, 1951-1979 (2 folders)

Box 16 of 16

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