Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7456
Sandhouse, Grace A.
Grace Sandhouse Papers, 1924-1940
Grace Sandhouse (1896-1940) graduated from the University of Colorado in 1920, where she worked with Theodore D. A. Cockerell, who led her to the study of bees. She later earned her A.M. degree from the University of Colorado and the Ph.D. from Cornell University. In 1926, Sandhouse joined the United States Department of Agriculture as a Junior Entomologist in the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. She remained with the USDA until her death, eventually reaching the rank of Associate Entomologist. Her specialty was the taxonomy of the order Hymenoptera, especially the superfamily Apoidea.
This collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence between Sandhouse and professional colleagues. Most of the correspondence concerns the identification of specimens and her research on insects of the order Hymenoptera.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Cockerell, Theodore D. A. (Theodore Dru Alison), 1866-1948
- Sandhouse, Grace A.
- University of Colorado
- Cornell University
- United States. Department of Agriculture
- United States. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7456, Grace Sandhouse Papers