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Record Unit 7122

Gibbs, Robert H., Jr.

Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., Field Notebook, 1949-1960

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Gibbs, Robert H., Jr.
Title: Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., Field Notebook
Dates: 1949-1960
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7122
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This notebook contains data on a collection of dragonflies made in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, but principally in the eastern United States. Some collecting was done in the south, southwest, and west. A complete record of habitat from which most specimens were taken and occasional notes of the chase for especially prized specimens are included in the notebook.

Historical Note

Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., (1929-1988) joined the Smithsonian as Associate Curator in the Division of Fishes in 1963 and became Curator in 1967. Prior to 1963, Gibbs taught at New York State Teachers College, 1955-1956, and Boston University, 1958-1963, and served as marine biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1956-1958.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

This notebook contains data on a collection of dragonflies made in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, but principally in the eastern United States. Some collecting was done in the south, southwest, and west. A complete record of habitat from which most specimens were taken and occasional notes of the chase for especially prized specimens are included in the notebook.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7122, Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., Field Notebook

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