Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 422
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Neuropteroids and Diptera
Records, 1963-1989, with related records from 1938
The Division of Neuropteroids was created in July 1963, when the Department of Entomology was established at the United States National Museum. The title of the Division was changed in 1974 to Neuropteroids and Diptera, when research and transactions involving the diptera collection were placed under the same administrative purview as the work of the neuropterists.
Curators represented by these records include Grace E. Glance (Associate Curator, 1948-1957), Oliver S. Flint, Jr. (Associate Curator, 1961-1965; Curator, 1965- ), and Richard W. Baumann (Associate Curator, 1972-1975).
These records consist of professional correspondence and administrative files documenting the research and activities of the neuropteroid portion of the Division of Neuropteroids and Diptera. No materials concerning diptera are included in this record unit. Most of the correspondence was created by Oliver S. Flint Jr., and concerns the acquisition, loan, identification, and distribution of neuropteran specimens. A small amount of the correspondence from Flint's predecessor, Grace E. Glance, is included, as are some letters written by Richard W. Baumann. The earliest correspondence dates back to 1938, and was created by Glance in her position as an entomologist researching neuropteroids in the United States Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine from 1925 to 1948. The administrative records in this collection were also created by Flint and include memoranda and correspondence, budget and grant information, and also annual reports and manuscripts written by Flint.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Glance, Grace E.
- Flint, Oliver S.
- Baumann, Richard W.
- United States. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
- United States. Department of Agriculture
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Entomology
- United States National Museum
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 422, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Neuropteroids and Diptera, Records