SIA Acc. 96-099, Blackwelder, Richard E, Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964

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Summary

Creator:
Blackwelder, Richard E
Title:
Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964
Dates:
1926, 1926-1964
Summary:
Richard E. Blackwelder received a doctorate in entomology from Stanford University in 1934. The following year he received the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, which enabled him to conduct field work on the beetles of the West Indies from 1935 to 1938. These papers consist of journals from Blackwelder's field work in the West Indies while he was recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship (1935-1938); journals of his wife, Ruth M. Blackwelder, from the same period; notebooks from his research in museums in the United States and England; a notebook listing species in his personal collection; and another notebook
Topic:
Entomology
Subjects:
Blackwelder, Ruth M, Walter Rathbone Bacon Travelling Scholarship Expedition (1928-1930: West Indies)
Form/Genre:
Black-and-white photographs, Collection descriptions, Manuscripts
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 96-099
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)

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

Accession 96-099

Blackwelder, Richard E

Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Blackwelder, Richard E
Title: Richard E. Blackwelder Papers
Dates: 1926-1964
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 96-099
Language of Materials: English

Descriptive Entry

Richard Eliot Blackwelder (1909- ) is an entomologist specializing in the study of beetles. He was awarded the Walter Rathbone Bacon Travelling Scholarship of the Smithsonian Institution to conduct field work in the West Indies from 1935 to 1938. This accession consists of journals, field notes, and notebooks documenting Blackwelder's career as an entomologist. Materials include his journals from the Bacon Scholarship field work in the West Indies; journals of his wife, Ruth M. Blackwelder, from the same trips; notebooks from his research in museums in the United States and England; a notebook listing species in his personal collection; a notebook containing recollections onentomologists met by Blackwelder; a journal kept on field trips to the American west, 1960, 1962, 1964; and an album of photographs from his field work in the West Indies. For field notes from Blackwelder's West Indies work see Record Unit 7156.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-099, Blackwelder, Richard E, Richard E. Blackwelder Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Journal of Ruth M. Blackwelder, West Indies, 1935-1937 (5 volumes)

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Journal of Richard E. Blackwelder, West Indies, 1935-1937 (6 volumes)

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Museum Notes (western), 1947-1948 (2 volumes)

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Museum Notes (eastern), 1934-1942

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British Museum Notes, 1937

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Blackwelder Collection, list of species

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Entomologists, 1926-1947. Contains Blackwelder's reflections on fellow entomologists

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Journal from field trips to the American west, 1960, 1962, 1964

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Photograph album from West Indies field work, 1935-1937

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