Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7367
Anderson, William Henry, 1908-
William Henry Anderson Papers, 1938-1957
William Henry Anderson (1908-1997), an entomologist, was educated at the University of Maryland where he received the Ph.D. in 1936. That same year he joined the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a Field Assistant with the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. He was promoted to Assistant Entomologist in 1937, and Entomologist in 1939. In 1960, Anderson was appointed Chief of the Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Research Branch, USDA. He remained in the position until his retirement in 1967. Anderson was a specialist on the larvae of Coleoptera.
This collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Anderson's research on coleopterous larvae. Most of the letters concern the identification of specimens.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Anderson, William Henry, 1908-
- United States. Department of Agriculture. Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Research Branch
- United States. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
- United States. Department of Agriculture
- University of Maryland at College Park
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7367, William Henry Anderson Papers