Records,
1963-1990, with related records from 1942

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 427
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Division of Lepidoptera
Dates:
1963-1990, with related records from 1942
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 cu. ft. processed holdings.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of professional correspondence and administrative files documenting the activities and research of the Division of Lepidoptera. The correspondence for the most part concerns the loan, acquisition, identification, and distribution of insect specimens. A small amount of the correspondence dates to before the 1963 establishment of the Department of Entomology; the earliest letter is dated 1942. This early correspondence comes from either the Department's predecessor, the Division of Insects, or from lepidopterists working for the United States Department of Agriculture within the United States National Museum.
The administrative records include files describing various private collections of Lepidoptera specimens, reading lists and information sheets for amateur entomologists, memoranda and correspondence, and statistical information about the Division's specimen collection.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 427, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Lepidoptera, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates), 1905- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Donald R. (Donald Ray) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duckworth, W. Donald. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field, William Dewitt, 1914- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of Agriculture Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Division of Lepidoptera (NMNH). Division of Neuropteroids (NMNH) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lepidoptera Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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