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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-114, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Chairmen's Records
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