Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7462
Zetek, James, 1886-1959
James Zetek Papers, circa 1921-1951
James Zetek (1886-1959) was an entomologist and authority on the natural history of Panama. From 1923 to 1956, he served as Resident Manager of the Canal Zone Biological Area on Barro Colorado Island in Panama. Zetek's primary research interest was the study of termites and termite control.
This collection consists primarily of an index card file documenting Zetek's research on the insects of Panama and his insect collection. The file contains information on insects collected, their identification, and their effect on native vegetation. Also included is a file of bibliography cards relating to the natural history of Panama.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7462, James Zetek Papers