Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Blackwelder, Richard E.
Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964
Richard E. Blackwelder received a doctorate in entomology from Stanford University in 1934. The following year he received the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, which enabled him to conduct field work on the beetles of the West Indies from 1935 to 1938. These papers consist of journals from Blackwelder's field work in the West Indies while he was recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship (1935-1938); journals of his wife, Ruth M. Blackwelder, from the same period; notebooks from his research in museums in the United States and England; a notebook listing species in his personal collection; a notebook containing recollections on entomologists met by Blackwelder; a journal kept on field trips to the American west, 1960, 1962, 1964; and an album of photographs from his field work in the West Indies. For field notes from Blackwelder's West Indies work see Record Unit 7156.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Blackwelder, Richard E.
- Blackwelder, Ruth M.
- Walter Rathbone Bacon Travelling Scholarship Expedition (1928-1930: West Indies)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-099, Richard E. Blackwelder Papers