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

Record Unit 7366

Blackman, Maulsby Willett

Maulsby Willett Blackman Papers, 1929-1943

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Blackman, Maulsby Willett
Title: Maulsby Willett Blackman Papers
Dates: 1929-1943
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7366
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document Blackman's career at the USDA and consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, the control of insects injurious to forests, and his research on Scolytidae.

Historical Note

Maulsby Willett Blackman (1876-1943), an entomologist, received the Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1905. From 1907 to 1929, he was on the faculty of the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse. In 1929, he was appointed Senior Entomologist with the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). He remained in the position until his death. Blackman's research specialty was forest entomology, especially the biology and taxonomy of Scolytidae.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers document Blackman's career at the USDA and consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, the control of insects injurious to forests, and his research on Scolytidae.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7366, Maulsby Willett Blackman Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Correspondence, general

Box 1 of 1

Folder 2 Correspondence, B-L

Box 1 of 1

Folder 3 Correspondence, M-R

Box 1 of 1

Folder 4 Correspondence, S-W

Box 1 of 1