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