Records,
1963-1984, with related records from 1949

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 418
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Hemiptera
Dates:
1963-1984, with related records from 1949
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of incoming and outgoing professional correspondence of the Division of Hemiptera concerning the identification, acquisition, distribution, and loan of specimens from 1963 to 1984. Related correspondence created between 1949 and 1963 by Louise M. Russell, Entomologist at the Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Branch, United States Department of Agriculture, is also included. Russell gave her correspondence concerning insects of the order Homoptera to Richard Froeschner when he became responsible for that order in the United States National Museum (USNM). These records also include annual reports for the Division of Hemiptera written by Froeschner and administrative memoranda of the Division. A small amount of correspondence created by Froeschner before he came to the USNM is also included.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Division of Hemiptera was created when the Department of Entomology was established in July 1963. The Department was organized by discipline into five divisions: Neuropteroids, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Myriapoda and Arachnida, and Hemiptera.
For administrative purposes, the Division of Hemiptera also processed transactions relating to Hymenoptera, until a separate division could be created. Since Hymenoptera did not separate from Hemiptera until 1984, the title Division of Hemiptera and Hymenoptera was frequently used during the 1960's and 1970's. Curators represented in these records include Richard Charles Froeschner, Karl V. Krombein, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., and Gerald I. Stage.
Froeschner was appointed Associate Curator in 1963, a position he still held as of 1993. Krombein was Chairman of the Department from 1966 to 1970, and a Senior Entomologist from 1971 to 1980, at which time his title was changed to Senior Scientist. Hurd succeeded Krombein as Chairman in 1970, and in 1977 he became a Curator in the Division of Hemiptera and Hymenoptera. Hurd's title was changed to Senior Scientist in 1980, and he remained with the Division until his death in 1982. Stage was an Assistant Curator from 1966 to 1970.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 418, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Hemiptera, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Russell, Louise M. (Louise May), 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Froeschner, Richard C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Krombein, Karl V. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hurd, Paul David, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stage, Gerald Irving, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Department of Agriculture. Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction Research Branch Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Entomology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hemiptera Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hymenoptera Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Public Relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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