Departmental Records, 1948-2002

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Department of Entomology under Chairmen J.F. Gates Clarke, 1963- 1965; Karl V. Krombein, 1965-1971; Paul David Hurd, 1971-1976; Donald R. Davis, 1976-1981; Wayne N. Mathis, 1981-1987; Ronald J. McGinley, 1987-1992; Jonathan A. Coddington, 1992-1997; and Robert K. Robbins, 1997-2000. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, news clippings, photographs, floor plans, and other administrative materials. Some records are in electronic format. Records predating 1963 were created by the Division of Insects.


  • Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) 1905-1990
  • Davis, Donald R (Donald Ray)
  • Krombein, Karl V
  • Hurd, Paul David 1921-
  • Mathis, Wayne N
  • McGinley, Ronald J
  • Coddington, Jonathan A
  • Robbins, Robert K
  • United States National Museum Division of Insects
  • United States National Museum


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.


Alphabetic and unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1948
  • 1948-2002

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Natural history museums
  • Entomology
  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Floor plans
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records
  • Floppy disks
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA RS00153

Physical description

  • 7.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 15.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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