Ashley B. Gurney Papers,
1932-1978

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7300
Creators:
Gurney, Ashley B. (Ashley Buell), 1911-
Dates:
1932-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8 cu. ft. (16 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
These papers document Gurney's professional career and consist of correspondence, primarily with entomologists, concerning USDA work; research on orthopteroids and other insects; and Entomological Society of America business.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Ashley B. Gurney (1911-1988), an entomologist, began his career at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1935 as a Field Agent with the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. He remained at the Bureau until 1955, eventually achieving the title of Entomologist. In 1955, Gurney transferred to the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA, where he served as an Entomologist until his retirement in 1975. At that time he was made a Cooperating Scientist at the Systematic Entomology Laboratory. Gurney was a member of the Entomological Society of America and served as Executive Secretary of the Society in 1954. His primary research interest was the study of orthopteroids, chiefly grasshoppers and cockroaches.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7300, Ashley B. Gurney Papers

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