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Record Unit 7414

Small, Gordon B., Jr.

Gordon B. Small, Jr., Papers, circa 1972-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Small, Gordon B., Jr.
Title: Gordon B. Small, Jr., Papers
Dates: circa 1972-1989
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Record Unit 7414
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist primarily of notes, data sheets, and check lists concerning Small's research on the butterflies of Panama and the development of his collection. Also included is correspondence with colleagues and a copy of a lecture on Panamanian butterflies.

Historical Note

Gordon B. Small, Jr., (1934-1989) received his B.A. degree from Bowdoin College in 1951, and his M.A. degree from Brown University in 1955. In 1962, he joined the Panama Canal Company as a mathematics instructor in their Department of Education in the Panama Canal Zone. Small remained in Panama until 1986, and he became an authority on the butterflies of the region. His butterfly collection of over 50,000 specimens was donated to the National Museum of Natural History.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist primarily of notes, data sheets, and check lists concerning Small's research on the butterflies of Panama and the development of his collection. Also included is correspondence with colleagues, and a copy of a lecture on Panamanian butterflies. Some materials are in Spanish.

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Access Restriction

Some correspondence and notes are in Spanish.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7414, Gordon B. Small, Jr., Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 George B. Small (GBS) - Papilionidae data sheets and notes

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Folder 2 GBS - Pieridae data sheets and notes

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Folder 3 GBS - Hiliconiinae (incl. Acraeini) and Libytheinae data sheets and notes

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Folder 4 GBS - Nymphalinae (and Melitaeinae) data sheets and notes

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Folder 5 GBS - Coloburni, Marpesiini, Apaturinae data sheets and notes

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Folder 6 GBS - Limenitini data sheets and notes

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Folder 7 GBS - Eurytelini data sheets and notes

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Folder 8 GBS - Charaxinae data sheets and notes

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Folder 9 GBS - Morphinae/Brassolinae data sheets and notes

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Folder 10 GBS - Satyrinae data sheets and notes

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Folder 11 GBS - Ithomiinae/Danainae data sheets and notes

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Folder 12 GBS - Ithomiinae in United States National Museum (USNM)

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Folder 13 GBS - Bibliography and miscellaneous notes

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Folder 14 GBS - Nymphalidae miscellaneous notes

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Folder 15 Nymphalids - general

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Folder 16 Incorporated data sheets - MA 207 Fall 1971

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Folder 17 Butterfly Talk

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Folder 18 Butterfly Trapping

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Folder 19 Butterfly Lists

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Folder 20 Riodinid Perching Times

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Folder 21 Lepidoptera - Miscellaneous

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Folder 22 Checklist of Panamanian and Costa Rican Butterflies

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Folders 23-24 Epstein, Marc

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Folder 25 Platt, Bob

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Folders 26-27 Durden, Lance

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Folder 28 Griswold, Charles

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Folders 29-30 Gentili, Patricia

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Folders 31-32 Lycaeninae, 1977

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