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Record Unit 148

National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology

Correspondence, 1963-1967

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1963-1967
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (4 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 148
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of donation or other receipt of specimens in the National Museum; distribution or loan of specimens from the Museum; requests for determination of specimens by other entomologists and the general public (a considerable proportion of the determinations were made for state departments of entomology); and general research questions from the public. Topics covered include correspondence with institutions all over the world, including most major United States and Canadian natural history institutions; state entomology departments; and institutions in Latin America, Great Britain, Europe, Australia, and India. Includes correspondence between entomologists concerning their research; correspondence concerning manuscripts for publication in the National Museum series or submitted by Department staff to other journals; applications for research grants, mostly by Departmental staff to outside agencies; occasional copies of itineraries for research trips; and a few manuscripts of articles. The most useful correspondence is between the chairmen, Clarke and Krombein, and other entomologists regarding their research and collecting expeditions.

Historical Note

The Department of Entomology was organized in the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, in July 1963. In 1963 John Frederick Gates Clarke was chairman, and he was succeeded by Karl Krombein in 1966.

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Descriptive Entry

A great majority of the records concern donation of other receipt of specimens in the National Museum; distribution or loan of specimens from the Museum; requests for determination of specimens by other entomologists and the general public (a considerable proportion of the determinations were made for state departments of entomology); and general research questions from the public. The Department corresponded with institutions all over the world, including most major United States and Canadian natural history institutions, state entomology departments, and institutions in Latin America, Great Britain, Continental Europe, Australia, and India.

Less prevalent is correspondence between entomologists concerning their research; correspondence concerning manuscripts submitted for publication in the National Museum series or submitted by Department staff to other journals; applications for research grants, mostly by Departmental staff to outside agencies, occasional copies of itineraries for research trips; and a few manuscripts of articles. The most useful correspondence is between the chairmen Clarke and Krombein, and other entomologists regarding their research and collecting expeditions. In the folder list below the more substantial correspondence is indicated by an asterisk.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 148, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Correspondence

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Container List

Series 1

Correspondence, 1963-1967

Box 1

Folder 1

Box 1 of 4
A
Alexander, Charles P.*
Alfieri, Anastase
Allen, Harry W.
Anderson, William H.
Arnaud, Paul H., Jr.
Arnett, Ross H.*
Artigas, Jorge
(B file missing)

Folder 2

Box 1 of 4
Carcaason-Chickerno
Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong, Jr.*
Cartwright, Oscar L.*
Carvalho, Jose C. M.
Causey, Neil B.
Cazier, Mont A.

Folder 3

Box 1 of 4
Chiu-Curtiss
Clarke, John Frederick Gates
Classey, E. W.
Common, Ian F. B.*
Crabill, Ralph E., Jr.*

Folder 4

Box 1 of 4
D
Darlington, Philip Jackson, Jr.*
Davis, Donald R.
Denmark, Harold A.*
Diakonoff, Alexey*
Dos Passos, Cyril F.
Dreisbach, R. R.

Folder 5

Box 1 of 4
E
Edmunds, George F.
Elbel, Robert E.
Engelhardt, Wolfgang
Evans, Howard E.*

Folder 6

Box 1 of 4
F
Fox, Richard M.
Franclemont, John G.*
Freude, Heinz
Frost, Stuart W.*

Folder 7 Fletcher, George W.*

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Folder 1

Box 2 of 4
G
Gozmany, L. A.
Grant, Harold J., Jr.
Gressitt, J. Linsley*
Gurney, Ashley B.

Folder 2

Box 2 of 4
Hafez-Holder
Hasbrouck, Frank F.
Hwayward, Kenneth J.
Hoffman, Richard L.

Folder 3

Box 2 of 4
Holland-Hund
Hottes, Frederick Charles
Howden, Henry*
Hurd, Paul D., Jr.*

Folder 4

Box 2 of 4
I
Inoue, Hiroshi
Issiki, Syuti

Folder 5

Box 2 of 4
J
James, Maurice T.
Jellison, William L.
Jewett, Stanley G., Jr.

Folder 6

Box 2 of 4
K
Kimball, Charles P.
Knight, Kenneth L.
Krauss, N. L. H.
Krombein, Karl V.*
Kurczewski, Frank E.
Kuschel, Guillermo

Box 3

Folder 1

Box 3 of 4
L
LaBerge, Wallace
Lane, Merton C.
Leech, Hugh B.
Levi, Herbert
Linsley, Earle Gorton*

Folder 2

Box 3 of 4
Mc (Mac)
McAlpine, W. S.
MacCampbell, Donald
McElvare, Rowland R.

Folder 3

Box 3 of 4
M
Matthews, Robert W.*
Menke, Arnold S.
Michener, Charles Duncan*
Munroe, Eugene G.

Folder 4 N

Box 3 of 4

Folder 5 O

Box 3 of 4

Folder 6 Plaunann, Fritz

Box 3 of 4

Folder 7 P

Box 3 of 4

Folder 8 Q

Box 3 of 4

Folder 9 Rahnan & Ronero-Rose

Box 3 of 4

Folder 10 Ross-Rust

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Folder 1 Sakagam-Smith

Box 4 of 4

Folder 2 Smithers-Szent-Ivory

Box 4 of 4

Folder 3

Box 4 of 4
T
Taylor, J. S.
Townes, Henry

Folder 4 U-V

Box 4 of 4

Folder 5

Box 4 of 4
Waite-Williams
Watson, Allan
Weems, Howard V.*
Wenzel, Rupert Leon*
Whalley, Paul E. S.

Folder 6 Willink-Wygodzinsky

Box 4 of 4