Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology
Chairmen's Records, 1958-1993
These records document the activities of the Office of the Chairman, Department of Entomology, 1958-1993. Chairmen who served during this time period include: J.F. Gates Clarke (Curator, Division of Insects, Department of Zoology, 1958-1964; and Chair, Department of Entomology, 1964-1966); Karl V. Krombein (1966-1970); Paul David Hurd (1970-1976); Donald R. Davis (1976-1981); Richard C. Froeschner (Acting Chair, 1981); Wayne N. Mathis (1982-1987); Ronald J. McGinley (1987-1992); and Jonathan A. Coddington (1992-present).
Materials consist primarily of internal correspondence; inter-departmental and inter-museum policy memoranda; budget, planning and status reports; and membership records with various scientific associations. Of note are large amounts of documents concerning collection and space management, the Insect Zoo exhibit, and the Sabah, Malaysia, collection expedition.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates), 1905-1990
- Coddington, Jonathan A.
- Davis, Donald R. (Donald Ray)
- Froeschner, Richard C.
- Hurd, Paul David, 1921-
- Krombein, Karl V.
- Mathis, Wayne N.
- McGinley, Ronald J.
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Insect Zoo
- Museums -- Administration
- Natural history museums
- Scientific expeditions
- Museums -- Collection management
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-114, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Chairmen's Records