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Record Unit 7136
Sailer, R. I. (Reece Ivan), 1915-
R. I. (Reece Ivan) Sailer Papers, 1931-1963
Reece Ivan Sailer (1915- ) attended the University of Kansas, earning his Ph.D. in 1942. In that same year he joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. Sailer subsequently held many assignments in the USDA, culminating in 1967, when he became chief of the Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Branch. His special interests are in the taxonomy of the subfamily heteroptera and the biology of Alaskan biting diptera.
This collection consists of Sailer's professional correspondence with colleagues about matters entomological and taxonomic, determinations, and a small quantity of research notes; mingled in these files are letters from some of Sailer's associates and successors, especially Richard Charles Froeschner, Harry Gardner Barber, and Peter Dunning Ashlock. Correspondents include Raymond Hill Beamer; Stephen Cole Bruner; Jose C. M. Carvalho; Mont Adelbert Cazier; W. E. China; Carl John Drake; Joseph C. Elkins; Charles Orris Esselbaugh; William Josiah Gerhard; Halbert Marion Harris; Jon L. Herring; Ludwig Hoberlandt; Herbert Barker Hungerford; Roland F. Hussey; Len A. Kelton; Harry Hazelton Knight; George Franklin Knowlton; Josef Nissley Knull; Nicholas A. Kormilev; Ivor Lansbury; John D. Lattin; Robert D. Lee; Dennis Leston; John C. Lutz; Jenaro Maldonado Capriles; Borys Malkin; Luis Mazzotti; Clarence Eugene Mickel; Gayle Herbert Nelson; Paul Wilson Oman; George Henry Penn; Herbert Ruckes; Franz Schrader; Geoffrey George Edgar Scudder; James A. Slater; Robert Leslie Usinger; E. P. Van Duzee; Eduard Wagner; G. Stuart Walley; Floyd G. Werner; and Petr Wygodzinsky.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Ashlock, Peter D.
- Barber, Harry Gardner, b. 1871
- Froeschner, Richard C.
- Sailer, R. I. (Reece Ivan), 1915-
- United States. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
- United States. Department of Agriculture. Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Research Branch.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7136, R. I. (Reece Ivan) Sailer Papers