Reference Request

* required
Please succinctly provide us with any information pertinent to your inquiry. If you are writing to us about a research request, provide as much detail as possible about the collections in which you are interested (including collection numbers, box numbers, and folder titles).
(if known)

The Smithsonian Institution Archives is using Constant Contact, a third-party contact management software vendor, to manage contacts and send eNewsletters. Please be advised that Constant Contact's Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions apply to your use of these services. The Smithsonian Institution Archives has access to your name and email address which is subject to our privacy statement.

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 418

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Hemiptera

Records, 1963-1984, with related records from 1949

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Division of Hemiptera
Title: Records
Dates: 1963-1984, with related records from 1949
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 418
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Division of Hemiptera concerning the identification, acquisition, distribution, and loan of specimens from 1963 to 1984. Related correspondence created between 1949 and 1963 by Louise M. Russell, Entomologist at the Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Branch, United States Department of Agriculture, is also included. Russell gave her correspondence concerning insects of the order Homoptera to Richard Froeschner when he became an Associate Curator in the Division. These records also include annual reports for the Division of Hemiptera written by Froeschner, and administrative memoranda of the Division. A small amount of correspondence created by Froeschner before he came to the Division is also included.

Historical Note

The Division of Hemiptera was created when the Department of Entomology was established in July 1963. The Department was organized by discipline into five divisions: Neuropteroids, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Myriapoda and Arachnida, and Hemiptera.

For administrative purposes, the Division of Hemiptera also processed transactions relating to Hymenoptera, until a separate division could be created. Since Hymenoptera did not separate from Hemiptera until 1984, the title Division of Hemiptera and Hymenoptera was frequently used during the 1960's and 1970's. Curators represented in these records include Richard Charles Froeschner, Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., and Gerald I. Stage.

Froeschner was appointed Associate Curator in 1963, a position he still held as of 1993. Krombein was Chairman of the Department from 1966 to 1970, and a Senior Entomologist from 1971 to 1980, at which time his title was changed to Senior Scientist. Hurd succeeded Krombein as Chairman in 1970, and in 1977 he became a Curator in the Division of Hemiptera and Hymenoptera. Hurd's title was changed to Senior Scientist in 1980, and he remained with the Division until his death in 1982. Stage was an Assistant Curator from 1966 to 1970.

Top of Page

Descriptive Entry

These records consist of incoming and outgoing professional correspondence of the Division of Hemiptera concerning the identification, acquisition, distribution, and loan of specimens from 1963 to 1984. Related correspondence created between 1949 and 1963 by Louise M. Russell, Entomologist at the Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Branch, United States Department of Agriculture, is also included. Russell gave her correspondence concerning insects of the order Homoptera to Richard Froeschner when he became responsible for that order in the United States National Museum (USNM). These records also include annual reports for the Division of Hemiptera written by Froeschner and administrative memoranda of the Division. A small amount of correspondence created by Froeschner before he came to the USNM is also included.

Top of Page

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 418, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Hemiptera, Records

Top of Page

Container List

Box 1

Deceased File - Dreisbach, Lutz, and Torres

Box 1 of 4

A - General

Box 1 of 4

Abbott, Cyril E.

Box 1 of 4

Allen, H. W.

Box 1 of 4

Allen, J. Frances

Box 1 of 4

B - General

Box 1 of 4

Balduf, W. V.

Box 1 of 4

Bailey, Stanley F.

Box 1 of 4

Baltazar, Clare R.

Box 1 of 4

Banerjee, B.

Box 1 of 4

Beardsley, J. W.

Box 1 of 4

Bechtel, Robert C.

Box 1 of 4

Beck, D. Elden

Box 1 of 4

Beirne, Bryan P.

Box 1 of 4

Benton, A. H.

Box 1 of 4

Betrem, J. G.

Box 1 of 4

Bohart, G. E.

Box 1 of 4

Bohart, R. M.

Box 1 of 4

Boucek, Z.

Box 1 of 4

Bowden, John

Box 1 of 4

Bradley, G. A.

Box 1 of 4

Brisco, M. S.

Box 1 of 4

Broomfield, P.S.

Box 1 of 4

Brothers, D. J.

Box 1 of 4

C - General

Box 1 of 4

de Carvalho, Ed. Luna

Box 1 of 4

Clarke, William H.

Box 1 of 4

Cook, Edwin F.

Box 1 of 4

Cooper, Kenneth W.

Box 1 of 4

D - General

Box 1 of 4

Davis, Norman T.

Box 1 of 4

DeLong, Dwight M.

Box 1 of 4

Dethier, M.

Box 1 of 4

E - General

Box 1 of 4

Eickwort, George C.

Box 1 of 4

Ekkens, Dave

Box 1 of 4

Evans, Howard E.

Box 1 of 4

Evans, John W.

Box 1 of 4

Ewart, W. H.

Box 1 of 4

Exley, Elizabeth

Box 1 of 4

F - General

Box 1 of 4

G - General

Box 1 of 4

Ha-Hd - General

Box 1 of 4

He-Hz - General

Box 1 of 4

I-J - General

Box 1 of 4

K - General

Box 1 of 4

L - General

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

M-Md - General

Box 2 of 4

Me-Mz - General

Box 2 of 4

N - General

Box 2 of 4

O - General

Box 2 of 4

P - General

Box 2 of 4

R - General

Box 2 of 4

Sa-Sl - General

Box 2 of 4

Sm-Sz - General

Box 2 of 4

T- General

Box 2 of 4

U - General

Box 2 of 4

V - General

Box 2 of 4

W - General

Box 2 of 4

X-Z - General

Box 2 of 4

Davis, William T.

Box 2 of 4

B - General

Box 2 of 4

C - General

Box 2 of 4

D- General

Box 2 of 4

E-F - General

Box 2 of 4

G-H - General

Box 2 of 4

I-J - General

Box 2 of 4

Izzard, R. J.

Box 2 of 4

Knight, Harry H.

Box 2 of 4

Korytkowski, C. A.

Box 2 of 4

K - General

Box 2 of 4

Laffoun, J. L.

Box 2 of 4

Lehmkuhl, D. M.

Box 2 of 4

L - General

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Mappes, C. R.

Box 3 of 4

Matsuda, R.

Box 3 of 4

M - General

Box 3 of 4

N - General

Box 3 of 4

O - General

Box 3 of 4

Priesner, H.

Box 3 of 4

P - General

Box 3 of 4

Quednau, F. W.

Box 3 of 4

Ramos, J. A.

Box 3 of 4

Rozen, J. G.

Box 3 of 4

R - General

Box 3 of 4

S - General (3 folders)

Box 3 of 4

T - General

Box 3 of 4

Usinger, R. L.

Box 3 of 4

U-V - General

Box 3 of 4

Wygodzinsky, Pedro

Box 3 of 4

W - General

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1964

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1965

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1966

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1967

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1968

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1969

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1970

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1971

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1972

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1973

Box 3 of 4

Annual Report, FY 1974

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - A

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - Black, Gladys M.

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - B (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - Carcasson Project

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - Cook, Paul P.

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - C

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - Dzwinel, Thomas M.

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - D

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - E

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - Fleischer, Philip E.

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - Frost, S. W.

Box 3 of 4

Miscellaneous Froeschner Correspondence - F

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

General SI and NMNH Memoranda

Box 4 of 4

General Entomology Memoranda

Box 4 of 4

Entomology Administrative Memoranda

Box 4 of 4

Froeschner Correspondence - Pre-USNM

Box 4 of 4