Paul Oman Papers,
circa 1930-1972

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7346
Creators:
Oman, Paul
Dates:
circa 1930-1972
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence mostly documenting Oman's career as a research entomologist at the USDA and his study of leafhopper systematics. Most of the letters were exchanged between Oman and professional colleagues and concern the identification of specimens. Correspondence after 1950 was created primarily by David A. Young, Jr., and James P. Kramer, two USDA Homopterists who assumed responsibility for taxonomic studies after Oman's work became more administrative in nature.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Paul Wilson Oman (1908-1996), an entomologist and specialist on leafhopper taxonomy, was educated at the University of Kansas (A.B., 1930; A.M., 1935) and the George Washington University (Ph.D., 1941). In 1930, Oman joined the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a Junior Entomologist with the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. He remained with the USDA, in various research and administrative posts, until 1967 when he retired to join the faculty of Oregon State University. Oman served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War, conducting studies on medical entomology and the biological control of insects.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7346, Paul Oman Papers

Keywords
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Young, David A., Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kramer, James P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Department of Agriculture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Kansas Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George Washington University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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