Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7361
Buchanan, Lee L. (Lee La Forest), 1893-
Lee L. Buchanan Papers, 1917-1948 and undated
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.
This collection consists of field notes taken by Buchanan during a collecting trip in Iowa, 1917; an unpublished manuscript on West Indian Apion; and notes, correspondence, and related materials concerning his research on Coleoptera.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Buchanan, Lee L. (Lee La Forest), 1893-
- United States. Department of Agriculture
- United States. Bureau of Biological Survey
- United States. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
- United States National Museum. Division of Insects
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7361, Lee L. Buchanan Papers