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

Record Unit 7345

Montgomery, Basil Elwood

Basil Elwood Montgomery Papers, 1928-1955

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Montgomery, Basil Elwood
Title: Basil Elwood Montgomery Papers
Dates: 1928-1955
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7345
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection documents Basil Elwood Montgomery's research on dragonflies and the building of his collection. Included is correspondence with entomologists and collectors, mostly concerning the acquisition of specimens; a catalog of his dragonfly collection; and notes from his research.

Historical Note

Basil Elwood Montgomery (1899-1983) was an entomologist and authority on dragonflies. He spent most of his professional career as a faculty member at Purdue University. Montgomery donated a large collection of dragonflies to the National Museum of Natural History.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection documents Basil Elwood Montgomery's research on dragonflies and the building of his collection. Included is correspondence with entomologists and collectors, mostly concerning the acquisition of specimens; a catalog of his dragonfly collection; and notes from his research.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7345, Basil Elwood Montgomery Papers

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Container List

Box 1

B - Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 1

Kellogg, Claude R.

Box 1 of 1

Knight, Violet E.

Box 1 of 1

Senegal/Newcomb

Box 1 of 1

Map

Box 1 of 1

Newcomb (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Catalogue and Notes

Box 1 of 1

Musee Heude

Box 1 of 1