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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7156

Blackwelder, Richard E.

Richard E. Blackwelder Field Notebooks, 1935-1938

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Blackwelder, Richard E.
Title: Richard E. Blackwelder Field Notebooks
Dates: 1935-1938
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7156
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of two volumes of Blackwelder's field notes concerning his entomological observations and collecting activities in the West Indies.

Historical Note

Richard Eliot Blackwelder (1909- ) was awarded the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship of the Smithsonian Institution from 1935 to 1938, following the completion of his doctorate in zoology at Stanford University in 1934. Blackwelder's research during the period he held the scholarship was concerned with a study of the Staphylinid beetles of the West Indies. In this connection, he made a number of field trips to the West Indies from 1935 to 1938.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of two volumes of Blackwelder's field notes concerning his entomological observations and collecting activities in the West Indies.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7156, Richard E. Blackwelder Field Notebooks

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Container List

Box 1

Field Notebooks, 1935-1938, Volume 1

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Field Notebooks, 1935-1938, Volume 2

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