Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7372
Snyder, Thomas Elliott, 1885-1970
Thomas Elliott Snyder Papers, circa 1944, 1955 and undated
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.
These papers consist of Snyder's unpublished manuscript on entomology, "Insects, Man's Greatest Rivals" and photographs of Snyder and his family, as well as termite nests.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Snyder, Thomas Elliott, 1885-1970
- United States National Museum. Division of Insects
- United States. Department of Agriculture
- United States. Bureau of Entomology
- George Washington University
- United States National Museum. Department of Entomology
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7372, Thomas Elliott Snyder Papers