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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

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Gentner, Louis G., 1892-1980
Title: Louis G. Gentner Papers
Dates: 1920-1979 and undated
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7341
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Historical Note

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.

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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 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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7341, Louis G. Gentner Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Alticinae, 1920-1921

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Folder 2 Alticinae, 1922-1923

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Folder 3 Alticinae, 1924-1925

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Folder 4 Alticinae, 1925-1926

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Folder 5 Alticinae, 1927-1928

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Folder 6 Alticinae, 1929

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Folder 7 Alticinae, 1930-1937

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Box 2

Folder 1 Alticinae, 1938-1941

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Folder 2 Alticinae, 1942-1944

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Folder 3 Alticinae, 1945-1948

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Folder 4 Alticinae, 1949-1951

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Folder 5 Alticinae, 1952-1953

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Folder 6 Alticinae, 1954-1956

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Box 3

Folder 1 Alticinae, 1957-1961

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Folder 2 Alticinae, 1962-1964

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Folder 3 Alticinae, 1965-1966

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Folder 4 Alticinae, 1967-1968

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Folder 5 Alticinae, 1968

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Folder 6 Alticinae, 1969

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Folder 7 Alticinae, 1970

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Folder 8 Alticinae, 1971-1972

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Folder 9 Alticinae, 1973-1977

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Folder 10 Newspaper Clippings, Bibliography and Related Materials, 1979 and undated

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