Chairmen's Records, 1952-1993, with related materials from 1934

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Consists of administrative subject files and professional correspondence documenting the administration and activities of the Department of Entomology during the tenures of 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; and Jonathan A. Coddington, 1992-1997. These records provide information about specimen collections; specimen acquisition, loan, and distribution; budgets; personnel; publications; professional meetings and societies; and research projects. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and planning and status reports. Materials 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
  • United States National Museum Division of Insects
  • United States National Museum


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1934
  • 1934-1993
  • 1952-1993, with related materials from 1934

Restrictions & Rights

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




  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures

Local number

SIA RS00156

Physical description

  • 19 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 1.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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