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Record Unit 7399

Capps, Hahn William, 1903-

Hahn William Capps Papers, 1939-1964

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Capps, Hahn William, 1903-
Title: Hahn William Capps Papers
Dates: 1939-1964
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7399
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The papers of Hahn William Capps document his career with the USDA and his research on Lepidoptera. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, publication of papers, and professional activities; notes, lists, manuscripts, and bibliographical references from his research; newsletters of The Lepidopterist's Society, 1959-1964; and annual reports which he submitted to the USDA, 1939-1952.

Historical Note

Hahn William Capps (1903- ), an entomologist, received his B.S. degree from the University of Kansas in 1929. Capps joined the staff of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1930 when he was appointed Plant Quarantine Inspector with the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. He was made Assistant Entomologist in 1938, and Entomologist in 1940, a position he held until his retirement in 1964. Capps specialized in the study of Lepidoptera in both their larval and adult stages.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

The papers of Hahn William Capps document his career with the USDA and his research on Lepidoptera. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, publication of papers, and professional activities; notes, lists, manuscripts, and bibliographical references from his research; newsletters of The Lepidopterist's Society, 1959-1964; and annual reports which he submitted to the USDA, 1939-1952.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7399, Hahn William Capps Papers

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Container List

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Anderson, W. H., Memoranda to

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Ba-Bo

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Br

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Box, Harold E.

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Lists

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Bourquin, Fernando

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Crumb, S. E.

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C-D

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Dekle, George W.

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D-F

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Franclemont, John G.

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F-H

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Kimball, Charles P.

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Klots, A. B.

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Lange, W. Harry

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K-M

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MacKay, Margaret R.

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M

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McDunnough, J. (2 folders)

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M

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B-C

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R

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N-O

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Okumura, George T.

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Oman, P. W.

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R-S

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P-Q

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T

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T-W

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S-T

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W-Z

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Whalley, Paul E. S.

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Unarranged Correspondence

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Plates

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Family Descriptions for Lepidopterous Larvae

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Information on Larval Collection

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Miscellaneous Photographs and Sketches of Larvae and Pupae

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Miscellaneous Notes and Keys for Persons in Field Work

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Miscellaneous References on Preservation, Dissection of Larvae, etc.

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Larval Descriptions and Food Plants (various authors)

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Additional Setae on Mandibles, Trophi, Submentum

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Crochets Heteroideous

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Eversible Glands

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Evolution of Insect Larvae

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Feculae

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Eggs

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Submental Pit

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Sclerotized Ring at Base of Setae

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Rearing

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Parthenogenisis

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Instar Measurements

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Head Setae

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"Keys for the Identification of Some Lepidopterous Larvae...," 1956

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"Keys for Some Lepidopterous Larvae Frequently Intercepted at Quarantine," 1963

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Pupae (Miscellaneous)

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Distribution Records, etc. of Miscellaneous Insects

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Miscellaneous Larval Papers for Reference for Key to Families Project

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Biometrics (Statistical Data)

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Key to Larvae of Holometabolous Insects

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Miscellaneous Larval Notes, Sketches, etc. (Unpublished)

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Lepidopterous Larval Notes on Mixed Series in Collection

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Lists

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Identifications

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Lepidopterous Larval Catalogue Notes

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Larval Papers - Miscellaneous References

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Miscellaneous Notes

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Check for Material

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Drawings

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Larval Figures Received from A. Peterson

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Larvae - Miscellaneous Notes, Drawings, etc. Received from Carl Heinrich

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Keiferia lycopersicella (Busck) - Pupae

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Lepidopterist's News, 1959-1964

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List of Larvae Described by Dyar from Mexico

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Annual Reports, 1939-1982

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Gracilariidae

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Lyonetiidae

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Arrhenophanidae

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Psychidae

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Tineidae

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Acrolophidae

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Tischeriidae

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Elachistidae

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Nepticulidae

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Prodoxidae

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Hepialidae

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Miscellaneous

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Olethreutidae

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Tortricidae

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Phaloniidae

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Carposinidae

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Aegeriidae

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Castniidae

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Gelechioidea: General Notes

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Cosmopterygidae

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Momphidae

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Gelechiidae

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Oecophoridae

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Blastobasidae

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Stenomidae

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Xyloryctidae

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Glyphipterygidae

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Hyponomeutidae

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Heliodinidae

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Scythrididae

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Zanolidae

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Eupterotidae

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Bombycidae (2 folders)

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Hypsidae

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Thyatiridae

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Drepanidae

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Geometridae

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Limacodidae

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Megalopygidae

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Dalceridae

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Zygaenidae

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Pterophoridae

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Hyblaeidae

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Alucitidae

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Cossidae

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Brassolidae

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Pieridae

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Papilionidae

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Danaidae

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Satyridae

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Nymphalidae

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Libytheidae

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Riodinidae

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Lycaenidae

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Hesperiidae

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Sphingidae

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Citheroniidae

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Saturniidae

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Amatidae

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Nolidae

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Arctiidae

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Phalaenidae (2 folders)

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Pericopidae

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Dioptidae

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Notodontidae

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Lymantriidae

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Lasiocampidae

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Crumb Material Incorporated

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Lyons, L. A.

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List of Lepidoptera, Immature Stages in Alcohol

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"An Illustrated Key for Identification of Larvae of the Cotton-Pest Species...," 1958

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"Descriptions of the Larva of Keiferia Oeniculo Heinrich...," 1946

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Identifications

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Invoices (Museum Loans)

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"Lepidoptera for Parasite List...," 1943

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