Barnard D. Burks Papers,
1948-1974

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7368
Creators:
Burks, B. D. (Barnard DeWitt)
Dates:
1948-1974
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage 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 consist of incoming and outgoing professional correspondence mostly concerned with the identification of entomological specimens. Also included is correspondence relating to Burks' term as Associate Editor for American Midland Naturalist.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Barnard D. Burks (1909-1990) studied at the University of Illinois and received his B.A. in 1933, M.A. in 1934, and Ph.D in entomology in 1937. From 1935 until 1942, he worked for the State Natural History Survey in Urbana, Illinois, as Assistant Entomologist. During World War II, he worked for the United States Army Sanitary Corps from 1942 to 1946. He then returned to the State Natural History Survey in 1946 as Associate Taxonomist, but resigned three years later to accept a position as Entomologist at the Division of Insect Identification, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), located in the Natural History Building in Washington, D.C. After 1972, the Division became the Systematic Entomology Laboratory. In 1964, his title was changed to Collaborative Scientist, and he continued the study of parasitic Hymenoptera until his retirement from the USDA in 1974. Burks also served as Associate Editor of American Midland Naturalist from 1954 to 1967, reviewing entomology papers for the journal.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7368, Barnard D. Burks Papers

Keywords
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Systematic Entomology Laboratory (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Department of Agriculture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Department of Agriculture. Division of Insect Identification Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illinois. Natural History Survey Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Sanitary Corps Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Midland Naturalist (Serial) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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