Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7373
Steyskal, George C.
George C. Steyskal Papers, 1930, 1942-1990
George C. Steyskal (1909-1996) was born and grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from the Henry Ford Trade School in Dearborn. After graduating in 1928, he worked at various tool and machine parts factories until 1962, all the while pursuing his interests as an amateur entomologist. In July 1962, Steyskal accepted a position as a Research Agriculturalist for the Insect Identification and Beneficial Insect Introduction Institute, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), located in the Smithsonian's Natural History Building. After 1972, the Institute became the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA. After his retirement in 1979, Steyskal continued to study the taxonomy and morphology of Diptera part time until he moved to Florida in 1990.
The papers of George C. Steyskal consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence mostly concerning the identification of specimens. Also included is a folder of personnel information and correspondence relating to Steyskal's hiring in 1962.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Steyskal, George C.
- Systematic Entomology Laboratory (U.S.)
- United States. Department of Agriculture
- Insect Identification and Beneficial Insect Introduction Institute (U.S.)
- Henry Ford Trade School
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7373, George C. Steyskal Papers