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Record Unit 7361

Buchanan, Lee L. (Lee La Forest), 1893-

Lee L. Buchanan Papers, 1917-1948 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Buchanan, Lee L. (Lee La Forest), 1893-
Title: Lee L. Buchanan Papers
Dates: 1917-1948 and undated
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7361
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of field notes taken by Buchanan during a collecting trip in Iowa, 1917; an unpublished manuscript on West Indian Apion; and notes, correspondence, and related materials concerning his research on Coleoptera.

Historical Note

Lee L. Buchanan (1893-1958) was an entomologist specializing in Coleoptera taxonomy. From 1917 to 1929 he was Assistant Biologist with the Bureau of Biological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In 1929 he was appointed Entomologist with the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, USDA. He remained in the position until his retirement in 1949. Buchanan also served as honorary Specialist for the Casey Collection of Coleoptera, United States National Museum, 1926-1958.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of field notes taken by Buchanan during a collecting trip in Iowa, 1917; an unpublished manuscript on West Indian Apion; and notes, correspondence, and related materials concerning his research on Coleoptera.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7361, Lee L. Buchanan Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Collecting Notes - Iowa

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Folder 2 Apion Manuscript, undated

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Folder 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence, Notes and Related Materials on Coleoptera, 1943-1948.

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