Hahn William Capps Papers,
1939-1964
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Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7399
Creators:
Capps, Hahn William, 1903-
Dates:
1939-1964
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
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
The papers of Hahn William Capps document his career with the USDA and his research on Lepidoptera. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, publication of papers, and professional activities; notes, lists, manuscripts, and bibliographical references from his research; newsletters of The Lepidopterist's Society, 1959-1964; and annual reports which he submitted to the USDA, 1939-1952.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Hahn William Capps (1903- ), an entomologist, received his B.S. degree from the University of Kansas in 1929. Capps joined the staff of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1930 when he was appointed Plant Quarantine Inspector with the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. He was made Assistant Entomologist in 1938, and Entomologist in 1940, a position he held until his retirement in 1964. Capps specialized in the study of Lepidoptera in both their larval and adult stages.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7399, Hahn William Capps Papers

Keywords
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Lepidopterists' Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Department of Agriculture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. B ureau 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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