Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7341
Gentner, Louis G., 1892-1980
Louis G. Gentner Papers, 1920-1979 and undated
Louis G. Gentner (1892-1980) was a coleopterist and authority on the taxonomy of flea beetles. He spent most of his professional career as an entomologist at the Southern Oregon Experiment Station. Gentner amassed a large collection of flea beetles which he donated to the National Museum of Natural History in 1979.
This collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Gentner's research on flea beetles. Most of the letters concern the identification and acquisition of specimens. Also included are newspaper clippings concerning Gentner, a copy of his bibliography, and sample labels from his collection.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Gentner, Louis G., 1892-1980
- Southern Oregon Experiment Station
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7341, Louis G. Gentner Papers