Louis G. Gentner Papers,
1920-1979 and undated

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FARU7341
Creators:
Gentner, Louis G., 1892-1980
Dates:
1920-1979 and undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Gentner's research on flea beetles. Most of the letters concern the identification and acquisition of specimens. Also included are newspaper clippings concerning Gentner, a copy of his bibliography, and sample labels from his collection.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Louis G. Gentner (1892-1980) was a coleopterist and authority on the taxonomy of flea beetles. He spent most of his professional career as an entomologist at the Southern Oregon Experiment Station. Gentner amassed a large collection of flea beetles which he donated to the National Museum of Natural History in 1979.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7341, Louis G. Gentner Papers

Keywords
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Southern Oregon Experiment Station Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Entomology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flea beetles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coleopterology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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