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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 98-132

Sabrosky, Curtis W. (Curtis Williams), 1910-

Curtis W. Sabrosky Papers, 1928-1997

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Sabrosky, Curtis W. (Curtis Williams), 1910-
Title: Curtis W. Sabrosky Papers
Dates: 1928-1997
Quantity: 9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 98-132
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records taken from Curtis Sabrosky's home after his death and given to the Department of Entomology. Materials include personal correspondence, family photographs, photographs and documents of Sabrosky's extensive travels (both holidays and trips to professional meetings), photographs of specimens, professional correspondence, lecture slides, travel slides, journals, award certificates and diplomas, and scrapbooks. The majority of the personal letters and travel writing in this accession were written by Laurel Kingsley Sabrosky. Ms. Sabrosky was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and served with the Red Cross in India during World War II. There is also genealogical material on the Curtis, Sabrosky and Kingsley families.

Historical Note

Curtis Williams Sabrosky (1910-1997) was an entomologist who specialized in Diptera, especially Chloropidae. In 1946, Sabrosky joined the staff of the United States Department of Agriculture, first with the Bureau of Entomology and later with its Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) as a Research Entomologist, and served as Research Director from 1967 to 1973. From 1980 to 1988, he was a Cooperating Scientist at SEL, as well as a Research Associate of the Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).

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Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records taken from Curtis Sabrosky's home after his death and given to the Department of Entomology. Materials include personal correspondence, family photographs, photographs and documents of Sabrosky's extensive travels (both holidays and trips to professional meetings), photographs of specimens, professional correspondence, lecture slides, travel slides, journals, award certificates and diplomas, and scrapbooks. The majority of the personal letters and travel writing in this accession were written by Laurel Kingsley Sabrosky. Ms. Sabrosky was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and served with the Red Cross in India during World War II. There is also genealogical material on the Curtis, Sabrosky and Kingsley families.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-132, Curtis W. Sabrosky Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Career plan data

Box 1 of 9

Personal correspondence and photographs, c. 1940-1990 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Personal, c. 1930-1950

Box 1 of 9

Journal, 1932-1935

Box 1 of 9

Diploma - Kalamazoo College, 1951

Box 1 of 9

Essays by CWS (C. W. Sabrosky)

Box 1 of 9

CWS letters to editor

Box 1 of 9

Herman Sabrosky memorial book

Box 1 of 9

Numbers at congresses and history - For article

Box 1 of 9

Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 9

CWS personal publicity

Box 1 of 9

Retirement letters

Box 1 of 9

Hymenoptera catalogue

Box 1 of 9

Yearbook - numbers of insects - Population figures

Box 1 of 9

For "Quo Vadis Taxonomy"

Box 1 of 9

Christmas letters

Box 1 of 9

Mosquito survey of Michigan

Box 1 of 9

Kansas State

Box 1 of 9

Cosmos Club

Box 1 of 9

"Internationally Speaking," by Sabrosky

Box 1 of 9

CWS Personal - Entomological Society of America (ESA)

Box 1 of 9

Dancing

Box 1 of 9

Personals miscellaneous - Awards, curriculum vitae, etc.

Box 1 of 9

Arizona, 1932 - Talks

Box 1 of 9

Gaspe, 1949

Box 1 of 9

Egyptian trip, 1950

Box 1 of 9

Europe, 1951

Box 1 of 9

European trip, 1953

Box 1 of 9

Copenhagen trip, 1953 - Pictures and talk

Box 1 of 9

Norway, 1954

Box 1 of 9

Southwest trip, 1962

Box 1 of 9

Hawaiian trip, 1964 - Dedication at Bishop Museum

Box 1 of 9

Palau trip, 1957

Box 1 of 9

Travels - Sabroskys

Box 1 of 9

Russian trip, 1968 Congress

Box 1 of 9

Russian trip, 1971 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Box 2

Australia, 1972

Box 2 of 9

Postcards, 1949-1953, 1974

Box 2 of 9

USDA Danube/Adriatic tour, 1975

Box 2 of 9

Helsinki trip and Lund meeting, 1979

Box 2 of 9

Siberian adventure, 1981

Box 2 of 9

Russia/Siberia, 1981

Box 2 of 9

Amazon adventure, 1982

Box 2 of 9

Budapest Congress of Dipterology, 1986

Box 2 of 9

ESA Reno meeting, 1986

Box 2 of 9

South America, 1986

Box 2 of 9

Hamburg Congress, 1984

Box 2 of 9

Japan/Alaska/Vancouver, 1979

Box 2 of 9

English trip with Crosskeys - Hotels and letters, 1981

Box 2 of 9

Crosskey's trip, 1981

Box 2 of 9

Bryan World Tours, 1981

Box 2 of 9

Czechoslovakia and Russia, 1990

Box 2 of 9

Edmonton trip, spring 1987

Box 2 of 9

Personal correspondence - Laurel K. Sabrosky, c. 1980

Box 2 of 9

National Trust: "Island World of Britain," 1978

Box 2 of 9

North Dakota 1982 trip and Eunice

Box 2 of 9

Miscellaneous Taxonomy and Taxonomic Practice

Box 2 of 9

Common Names

Box 2 of 9

ESA Presidential address

Box 2 of 9

"On the Fly"

Box 2 of 9

Miscellaneous talks

Box 2 of 9

Southern Forest Insect Work Conference

Box 2 of 9

Talks on taxonomic methods and techniques

Box 2 of 9

California talk on zoological nomenclature and other talks

Box 2 of 9

Correspondence, notes, and slides

Box 2 of 9

Return of chloropid loans

Box 2 of 9

Professional Correspondence, 1995-1997

Box 2 of 9

Pape, Thomas

Box 2 of 9

Thompson, F. C.

Box 2 of 9

Usinger, Martha

Box 2 of 9

Wheeler, Terry A.

Box 2 of 9

Zack, Richard S.

Box 2 of 9

Zoological Society of London

Box 2 of 9

Papp, Laszlo

Box 2 of 9

Pitkin, Brian

Box 2 of 9

Pont, Adrian

Box 2 of 9

Rognes, Knut

Box 2 of 9

Serra, Armando Lewis

Box 2 of 9

South Africa

Box 2 of 9

Stuckenberg, B. R.

Box 2 of 9

Agriculture Canada

Box 2 of 9

Amorim, Dalton

Box 2 of 9

Andersson, Hugo

Box 2 of 9

Arnaud, Paul H.

Box 2 of 9

Dely-Draskovits, Agnes

Box 2 of 9

Dipterological Research, Journal

Box 2 of 9

Draber-Monko, Agnes

Box 2 of 9

Evenhuis, Neal L.

Box 2 of 9

Freidberg, Amnon

Box 2 of 9

Genaro, Julio Antonio

Box 2 of 9

Greve, Lisa

Box 2 of 9

Grimaldi, David

Box 2 of 9

Guimaraes, Jose H.

Box 2 of 9

Hanson, Will J.

Box 2 of 9

Hopla, Cluff

Box 2 of 9

Ismay, John W.

Box 2 of 9

Janzen, Daniel H.

Box 2 of 9

Kanmiya, Kenkichi

Box 2 of 9

Marshall, Steve A.

Box 2 of 9

Nartshuk, Emilia

Box 2 of 9

Oosterbroek, Pjotr

Box 2 of 9

Paganelli, Celuta

Box 2 of 9

Banks, Duncan

Box 2 of 9

Baptista - Stenomicra

Box 2 of 9

Basilewsky, P.

Box 2 of 9

Beschovski, Venelin

Box 2 of 9

Correspondence, B: Borba, Brown, Burger, Byers

Box 2 of 9

Crosskey, Roger W.

Box 2 of 9

Deeming, John C.

Box 2 of 9

Carles-Tolra, Miguel

Box 2 of 9

Chandler, Peter

Box 2 of 9

Cameron, H. D.

Box 2 of 9

Chvala, Milan

Box 2 of 9

Pitkin, Brian R.

Box 2 of 9

Poland

Box 2 of 9

Raven, Peter H.

Box 2 of 9

Ride, W. D. L.

Box 2 of 9

Steyskal material

Box 2 of 9

Personal correspondence and photographs

Box 2 of 9

Retirees' newsletter (USDA)

Box 2 of 9

Comments on draft

Box 2 of 9

Spencer, K. A.

Box 2 of 9

Diaries, 1927-1928

Box 2 of 9

Malloch library

Box 2 of 9

Dipterology Congress, Guelph, 1994

Box 2 of 9

Chloropidae, USSR

Box 2 of 9

Malloch

Box 2 of 9

Townsend type material and type designation

Box 2 of 9

Townsend card files

Box 2 of 9

Townsend collections

Box 2 of 9

Townsend types at Kansas University

Box 2 of 9

Townsend (Parker letters)

Box 2 of 9

Box 3

Rogers, Knut

Box 3 of 9

Shenefelt, Roy D.

Box 3 of 9

Silberglied, Robert

Box 3 of 9

Tierra del Fuego

Box 3 of 9

Tschirnhaus, M. von

Box 3 of 9

Valley, Karl

Box 3 of 9

Miscellaneous correspondence

Box 3 of 9

Vienna

Box 3 of 9

Personal correspondence (2 folders)

Box 3 of 9

Ireland

Box 3 of 9

Family history

Box 3 of 9

Ismay, J.

Box 3 of 9

Paganelli, Celuta

Box 3 of 9

Parker, Harry

Box 3 of 9

Types of tachinidae in USNM (United States National Museum)

Box 3 of 9

Type book

Box 3 of 9

Type collection

Box 3 of 9

Master of Science thesis and associated items

Box 3 of 9

Kanmiya, K.

Box 3 of 9

Melville, Richard V.

Box 3 of 9

Monroe, Douglas D.

Box 3 of 9

Nartshuk, Emilia P.

Box 3 of 9

Personal correspondence and photographs, 1990s

Box 3 of 9

Avian family group names

Box 3 of 9

Personal correspondence

Box 3 of 9

New correspondence (3 folders)

Box 3 of 9

Harvard

Box 3 of 9

Don Williams

Box 3 of 9

Questions on Famcatalogue

Box 3 of 9

Final notes on catalogue

Box 3 of 9

Council - International Congress of Entomology

Box 3 of 9

Old talks, book review, and manuscripts

Box 3 of 9

Belgian Congo Museum

Box 3 of 9

Loans - CWS

Box 3 of 9

Galapagos

Box 3 of 9

Miscellaneous personal correspondence and photographs

Box 3 of 9

Miscellaneous correspondence and photographs

Box 3 of 9

Miscellaneous personal photographs, notes, and correspondence (nitrate negative removed, 6/13/2007)

Box 3 of 9

Photographs (nitrate negatives removed, 6/13/2007)

Box 3 of 9

Journals, 1990s

Box 3 of 9

Box 4

Miscellaneous correspondence

Box 4 of 9

Protocalliphora - Montreal talk manuscript

Box 4 of 9

Miscellaneous Protocalliphora

Box 4 of 9

Protocalliphora - Palaearctic notes

Box 4 of 9

Personal and professional correspondence

Box 4 of 9

Correspondence to deal with

Box 4 of 9

Current correspondence

Box 4 of 9

Professional correspondence

Box 4 of 9

General on the families

Box 4 of 9

Field notes

Box 4 of 9

Correspondence and notes

Box 4 of 9

Philadelphia - The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia (ANSP) volunteer

Box 4 of 9

Current letters

Box 4 of 9

Personal letters to answer sometime

Box 4 of 9

Gode - Bionomenclature

Box 4 of 9

Entomological Foundation

Box 4 of 9

Requests - Family names

Box 4 of 9

Gender

Box 4 of 9

Galapagos Diptera

Box 4 of 9

Grimaldi

Box 4 of 9

Myrtle personal correspondence

Box 4 of 9

Reminiscences (talk)

Box 4 of 9

Ride book

Box 4 of 9

Systemic Entomology Laboratory Friends (SELF) newsletter

Box 4 of 9

Correspondence

Box 4 of 9

Von Tschirnhaus

Box 4 of 9

Melville, Richard

Box 4 of 9

Ismay, John

Box 4 of 9

Correspondence and photographs

Box 4 of 9

Journals - European trip, 1937

Box 4 of 9

Foreign travel reports

Box 4 of 9

Notes, correspondence, photographs, and slides

Box 4 of 9

Stephamostoma

Box 4 of 9

Third International Congress of Dipterology

Box 4 of 9

International Congress of Entomology, Beijing, China

Box 4 of 9

Notes and photographs

Box 4 of 9

Correspondence

Box 4 of 9

Code vol. 4 - old notes

Box 4 of 9

Correspondence - International Congress of Entomologists

Box 4 of 9

Entomological Societies - Old information

Box 4 of 9

American Entomological Society

Box 4 of 9

Collecting localities

Box 4 of 9

Biological Control course - Diptera

Box 4 of 9

Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) Council on Zoological Nomenclature

Box 4 of 9

Foreign travel

Box 4 of 9

Terminology

Box 4 of 9

Wing venation

Box 4 of 9

List of abbreviations

Box 4 of 9

Miscellaneous to sort

Box 4 of 9

Families in Diptera - Mimeographed table

Box 4 of 9

Batu Cave

Box 4 of 9

Collectors

Box 4 of 9

Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 9

Southwestern Research Station

Box 4 of 9

Speed of flies

Box 4 of 9

Megathymus

Box 4 of 9

Entomological societies - Additions and corrections

Box 4 of 9

Dysertia

Box 4 of 9

Correspondence

Box 4 of 9

Amsterdam, Zoological Museum

Box 4 of 9

Baird, Craig R.

Box 4 of 9

Borkent, Art

Box 4 of 9

Bock, Walter

Box 4 of 9

Correspondence, C

Box 4 of 9

Darlington, Johanna

Box 4 of 9

Downs, William L.

Box 4 of 9

Dysart, R. J.

Box 4 of 9

Family letters

Box 4 of 9

Fish, Durland

Box 4 of 9

Foote, B. A.

Box 4 of 9

Gold, Clifford S.

Box 4 of 9

Guimaraes, J. H.

Box 4 of 9

Hagan, Daniel V.

Box 4 of 9

Hamilton, Robert W.

Box 4 of 9

Hardy, D. Elmo

Box 4 of 9

Heppell, David

Box 4 of 9

Hoebeke, E. R.

Box 4 of 9

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Box 4 of 9

Kirk-Spriggs, A. H.; Kohn, Marian; etc.

Box 4 of 9

Lund, Sweden

Box 4 of 9

Mathis, Wayne

Box 4 of 9

McAlpine, J. F.

Box 4 of 9

Menke, Arnold

Box 4 of 9

Merrill, L. G.

Box 4 of 9

Michelsen, Verner

Box 4 of 9

O'Hara, James

Box 4 of 9

Perreira, W. D.

Box 4 of 9

Povolny, D.

Box 4 of 9

Radovsky, Frank

Box 4 of 9

Rasnitsyn, A. P.

Box 4 of 9

Revels, Mia

Box 4 of 9

Ride, W. D. L.

Box 4 of 9

Box 5

Photograph - Malaria control in war areas, Atlanta, Georgia training session

Box 5 of 9

A. N. Sabrosky Correspondence

Box 5 of 9

Saether problems

Box 5 of 9

Senckenberg Museum

Box 5 of 9

Sherman, Scott C.

Box 5 of 9

Swann, John

Box 5 of 9

Usinger, Martha

Box 5 of 9

Vaillant, F.

Box 5 of 9

Valley, Karl

Box 5 of 9

Vockeroth, J. R.

Box 5 of 9

Vogt, James T.

Box 5 of 9

Wendt, Helle

Box 5 of 9

Whitworth, Terry

Box 5 of 9

Wood, D. M.

Box 5 of 9

Zatwarnicki, T.

Box 5 of 9

Sequence of topics

Box 5 of 9

Personal and professional correspondence and photographs, c. 1985-1990

Box 5 of 9

Day book, 1929

Box 5 of 9

India Background - Laurel Sabrosky, World War II India Red Cross

Box 5 of 9

Diaries, 1928-1931

Box 5 of 9

Nottawa Women's Club scrapbook, Jennie Sabrosky, c. 1920s-1960s

Box 5 of 9

Family photo album, Jennie Sabrosky, c. 1920s-1960s

Box 5 of 9

Photographs and certificate

Box 5 of 9

Talk - Family Group Names in Diptera

Box 5 of 9

Donations of insects to USNM

Box 5 of 9

International Congress of Dipterology Council

Box 5 of 9

Christmas letters

Box 5 of 9

Laurel Kingsley Sabrosky awards and correspondence

Box 5 of 9

Protocalliphora talks

Box 5 of 9

Cuterebra - Talk at Budapest

Box 5 of 9

Letters and reports - Christmas and travel by Laurel Sabrosky

Box 5 of 9

Pictures - USDA Extension Service, Laurel Sabrosky at 4-H breakfast, etc.

Box 5 of 9

Laurel's thesis

Box 5 of 9

Butterfield Youth Services

Box 5 of 9

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) on Protocalliphora

Box 5 of 9

Collections

Box 5 of 9

Collections, value of

Box 5 of 9

Fossil Diptera

Box 5 of 9

Specimen correspondence

Box 5 of 9

Solomon's Island Lab

Box 5 of 9

Wing venation

Box 5 of 9

Land - Reprint exchange

Box 5 of 9

Michigan Diptera

Box 5 of 9

Michigan list

Box 5 of 9

Research project outline

Box 5 of 9

XVI International Congress of Zoology - Organizing committee

Box 5 of 9

Editing (Memoranda - Smithsonian)

Box 5 of 9

Endowments Committee

Box 5 of 9

Exchanges - Available

Box 5 of 9

Flight - Flies

Box 5 of 9

Hallucinations - Insect

Box 5 of 9

Hopkins numbers

Box 5 of 9

Annual reports (old)

Box 5 of 9

Manuscripts not published

Box 5 of 9

Memos

Box 5 of 9

Centennial Year Committee

Box 5 of 9

Notes

Box 5 of 9

Congress talk to Entomological Society, Washington

Box 5 of 9

Rules for combinations

Box 5 of 9

Onion maggot article

Box 5 of 9

Santee-Cooper

Box 5 of 9

Entomology section, 1944, Santee-Cooper

Box 5 of 9

Manuscript on "Area of Endemic Malaria"

Box 5 of 9

Mosquito population studies, 1945-1946

Box 5 of 9

Public Health Service

Box 5 of 9

Malaria field research data, 1945

Box 5 of 9

Taxonomy notes

Box 5 of 9

Manuscript on DDT study

Box 5 of 9

Dely-Dreskovits, Agnes

Box 5 of 9

Hamburg Congress, 1984

Box 5 of 9

R. D. (Robineau Desvoidy), 1826

Box 5 of 9

Oman project

Box 5 of 9

Rognes, Knut

Box 5 of 9

Correspondence - Mostly holiday letters

Box 5 of 9

Box 6

Kalamazoo diploma

Box 6 of 9

Family group catalog - At Bratislava

Box 6 of 9

Family photographs

Box 6 of 9

Photo album - Curtiss family, England

Box 6 of 9

Scrapbook - Sabrosky college days

Box 6 of 9

Scrapbook - Curtis family genealogy

Box 6 of 9

Photo album - Sabrosky family

Box 6 of 9

Scrapbook - Sabrosky family

Box 6 of 9

Photographs - Unidentified wedding

Box 6 of 9

Kansas State Diploma

Box 6 of 9

Photographs - Professional groups

Box 6 of 9

Sturgis High School diploma

Box 6 of 9

Photographs and memorabilia (2 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Photographs

Box 6 of 9

Family photographs - Sabrosky family

Box 6 of 9

Photograph album - Laurel Kingsley Sabrosky

Box 6 of 9

Family photographs - Kingsley family (3 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Box 7

Awards (2 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Photographs (nitrate negative removed, 6/13/2007) (2 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Travel notebooks - Includes photograph citations (3 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Photograph album - Laurel K. Sabrosky, World War II in India (2 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Memorial book for mother

Box 7 of 9

Photograph - Budapest, 1986

Box 7 of 9

Photographs - Miscellaneous and family (2 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Photographs - Diptera

Box 7 of 9

Scrapbook

Box 7 of 9

Photographs

Box 7 of 9

Scrapbook

Box 7 of 9

Box 8

Travel slides, c. 1950s

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - China, 1992; Slides of family and friends, 1993; Australia, 1993; Mexico, 1990

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - Japan, 1980; Greenland/Iceland, 1987; Iceland, 1995; "Eleanor's Country"

Box 8 of 9

Narrative, 1994

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - Chile, 1986; Siberia, 1981; England, 1978; box labeled "96-2" and other miscellaneous, including entomology staff

Box 8 of 9

Slides for talk in Chicago - "Quo Vadis Taxonomy"

Box 8 of 9

Diptera family - Group names, lecture slides

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - Italy and unidentified, 1996, 1994; Russia, 1968, and miscellaneous people

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - Mostly Russia, 1968-1971

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - Russia, 1981; France, 1994; Australia, 1972; Brazil and miscellaneous

Box 8 of 9

Slides - Personal

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - Australia, New Zealand, and miscellaneous

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - California, British Columbia, Alaska, Arizona, and other U.S. trips

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - Hawaii, Caribbean, Sao Paolo, Panama, Stensoffa, Iguacu Falls

Box 8 of 9

Slides - Entomologists

Box 8 of 9

Slides of Dipterists

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - Cuzco, Macchu Pichu, Chile, Brazil, Palau and Yap, Monaco, Paris, Columbia R. trip, Miscellaneous, Switzerland, Vienna

Box 8 of 9

Travel slides - England, Gobi, Pakistan, Yugoslavia, Newfoundland, Budapest, Greenland, Florida, Amazon, Scandinavia

Box 8 of 9

Miscellaneous personal slides

Box 8 of 9

Lecture slides

Box 8 of 9

Slides - Miscellaneous and unidentified

Box 8 of 9

Lecture slides - Diptera family group names; Meigen plates; Chloropid WS; Hippelates

Box 8 of 9

Photographs - Hippelates

Box 8 of 9

Personal photographs

Box 8 of 9

Photographs - Dancing, other personal (nitrate negative removed, 7/2007)

Box 8 of 9

Photographs from Laurel Sabrosky's wallet

Box 8 of 9

Photographs of specimens (2 folders)

Box 8 of 9

Box 9

35mm black and white film

Box 9 of 9