Agency history, 1963-circa 1991

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  • Cartwright, Oscar Ling
  • Erwin, Terry L. 1940-
  • Spangler, Paul J
  • Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Entomology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Entomology


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives
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  • The Division of Coleoptera was created at the time of the establishment of the Department of Entomology in July 1963. Around 1991, the Division ceased to be an administrative entity within the Department of Entomology. Research staff of the Division of Coleoptera included Oscar Ling Cartwright, Curator and Entomologist Emeritus, 1963-1983; Paul J. Spangler, Associate Curator and Curator, 1963-1991; and Terry L. Erwin, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator, 1970-1991.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1963
  • 1963-1991
  • 1963-circa 1991


  • Beetles
  • Entomology
  • Entomologists


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00053

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