Agency history, 1963-circa 1991

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  • Flint, Oliver S
  • Mathis, Wayne N
  • Baumann, Richard W
  • Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Neuropteroids
  • 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
  • Smithsonian Year
  • The Division of Neuropteroids was created in July 1963, when the Department of Entomology was established in the Museum of Natural History. The title of the Division was changed to Neuropteroids and Diptera in 1974, when research and transactions involving the Diptera collection were placed under the same administration as the work of the neuropterists. Around 1991, the Division ceased to be an administrative entity in the Department of Entomology.
  • Curators of the Division of Neuropteroids and Diptera included Oliver S. Flint, Associate Curator and Curator, 1963-1991; Richard W. Baumann, Associate Curator, 1972-1975; and Wayne N. Mathis, Associate Curator and Curator, 1976-1991.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1963
  • 1963-1991
  • 1963-circa 1991


  • Entomology
  • Entomologists
  • Diptera
  • Neuroptera


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00056

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