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Record Unit 7372

Snyder, Thomas Elliott, 1885-1970

Thomas Elliott Snyder Papers, circa 1944, 1955 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Snyder, Thomas Elliott, 1885-1970
Title: Thomas Elliott Snyder Papers
Dates: circa 1944, 1955 and undated
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7372
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of Snyder's unpublished manuscript on entomology, "Insects, Man's Greatest Rivals" and photographs of Snyder and his family, as well as termite nests.

Historical Note

Thomas Elliott Snyder (1885-1970), an entomologist and authority on the taxonomy, biology, and control of termites, received his Ph.D. from the George Washington University in 1920. He joined the staff of the Division of Forest Insects, Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1909. He remained with the USDA until his retirement in 1951. Snyder served as a Research Associate in the Department of Entomology, United States National Museum (USNM), from 1951 until his death. His collection of over 230,000 specimens was donated to the USNM.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of Snyder's unpublished manuscript on entomology, "Insects, Man's Greatest Rivals" and photographs of Snyder and his family, as well as termite nests.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7372, Thomas Elliott Snyder Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Insects, Man's Greatest Rivals, 1944 - Intro - Chapter 4

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Folder 2 Insects, Man's Greatest Rivals, 1944 - Chapters 5-9

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Folder 3 Insects, Man's Greatest Rivals, 1944 - Chapters 10-16

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Folder 4 Photographs, 1955 and undated

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