Gift to the Museum from Capt. J. N. Belkin, 20th Malaria Survey Unit

ID: SIA2010-0984

Creator: Belkin, John N

Form/Genre: Document

Date: 1945

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 899, Folder: 170298 J. N. Belkin

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Summary

Documentation of a gift to the United States National Museum (now known as the National Museum of Natural History) from Capt. John N. Belkin, 20th Malaria Survey Unit, APO 709. Capt. Belkin was a mosquito specialist in the Malaria Survey detachment of the U.S. Army Sanitary Corps in the Solomon Islands from 1943-45. These units helped identify how to keep troops from contracting malaria, which was a large problem during World War II. For over 20 months Belkin collected more than 20,000 adult mosquito specimens and even more larvae on Guadalcanal Island. Handwritten on the paper is: "70 adults 37 slides Guadalcanal."

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • United States Sanitary Commission
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Entomology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Entomology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Insects

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 899, Folder: 170298 J. N. Belkin

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1945

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Insects
  • Accessions
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Science
  • Specimens
  • Gifts
  • World War, 1939-1945

Place

  • Oceania
  • Solomon Islands

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0984

Physical description

Number of Images:1; Color: Color; Size: 5w x 3h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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