SIA Acc. 19-132, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Entomology, Curatorial Correspondence, 1924, 1952-2017, and undated


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This accession consists of correspondence created or maintained by Donald R. Davis, Curator, 1961-, and Chair, Department of Entomology, 1976-1981. Topics covered include Lepidoptera (moths, butterflies) research, specimen identification and loans, and professional activities. Some materials predate 1963, when the department was the Division of Insects. Materials include correspondence, transparencies, proposals, photographs, notes, memoranda, postcards, videotapes, DVDs, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Entomology


  • Davis, Donald R (Donald Ray)
  • United States National Museum Division of Insects


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1952
  • 1952-2017
  • 1924, 1952-2017, and undated


  • Natural history museums
  • Insects
  • Entomology
  • Lepidoptera
  • Entomologists


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Videotapes

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-132

Physical description

8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)