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Department of Entomology records

Abstract

Title:
Department of Entomology records
Author/Creator:
Entomology
Collection number:
75-14
Size:
29 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1926-1965
Inclusive dates:
1893-1986
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Department of Entomology was established in 1859 to focus on teaching, research, regulation, extension services, and instructional aspects of entomology. The collection consists of such materials as articles, speeches, and photographs created by the department or its faculty members and documents the administration of the department as well as many of its experiments and projects.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Department of Entomology records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1417
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Department of Entomology of the University of Maryland can trace its beginning to the origins of the Maryland Agricultural College. When the college opened on October 6, 1859, the chair of Botany and Entomology was vacant, but only briefly. That fall, Townend Glover, the first entomologist of the United States government, accepted the postion. With Glover's appointment, the teaching of entomology at Maryland began. This was, probably, the first such course offered in the United States.

Entomological work at Maryland was limited largely to teaching for the next thirty years. With Glover's return to his former position in the federal government in 1863, entomology at Maryland entered a period of instability and uncertain growth. Its place within the curriculum was not always secure. From 1876 to 1881, zoology replaced entomology as a subject in the course catalog of the college. New developments in the late 1880s would stabilize the department and provide a surer path for future growth.

The Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station opened in 1888 as an adjunct to the college, and a center for agricultural research. The 16th Bulletin of the station, published in 1892, included the first report of insect research at Maryland Agricultural College. One year later, Charles V. Riley, then Entomologist of the United States, initiated a cooperative agreement with the college and the station that fully established entomological research in Maryland. Riley accepted the appointment as head of the Department of Physiology and Entomology that same year. Although Riley died in 1895, he had added a research component to the teaching of entomology at Maryland.

Insect damage to Maryland crops in the mid-1890s led state legislators to establish the State Horticultural Department in 1896. The horticultural department was empowered to control infestation by insects through regulation, field work, and education. Willis Grant Johnson, then professor of entomology at the college and the entomologist for the Agricultural Experiment Station, became the first State Entomologist. Thus entomological teaching, research, and regulation were coordinated in Maryland. This combination of the academic, experimental, and practical aspects of entomology created a department strong in economic entomology.

This program was further enhanced in 1914 with the passage of the federal law creating the Agricultural Extension Service, which was designed to coordinate local, state, and national agricultural efforts. Thomas B. Symons, a former student of Willis Johnson and since 1905 both State Entomologist and professor of entomology and zoology, left the department to head the new Agricultural Extension Service in Maryland. Ernest Cory succeeded him as both State Entomologist and head of the department at Maryland. Dr. Cory retained both positions from 1914 to 1956. With the establishment of the extension service under Symons and the double appointment of Dr. Cory, the fourth focus of entomology at Maryland was added to teaching, research, and regulation--extension services and instruction.

These four activities have characterized the entomological program at the University of Maryland ever since. Resident teaching, extension instruction and services, experimental research and publication, and field work for regulatory control are the central interests of the Department of Entomology. These interests have been pursued in concert as a coherent program emphasizing economic entomology.

During the reorganization in 1920 that resulted in the University of Maryland system, the Department of Entomology and Zoology was divided into two; the Department of Entomology became a unit of the College of Agriculture and the Department of Zoology became a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences. Under the reorganization and Dr. Cory's administration, the Department of Entomology and economic entomology at Maryland came of age and thrived. The department concentrated its efforts in three areas: the eradication of insects introduced to the United States, such as the Japanese Beetle; the study of the effective use of DDT and other pesticides; and graduate level education in entomology.

William E. Bickley succeeded Cory as Head of the Department in 1957 and served until 1971. As part of the university reorganization in 1972 to a division structure, the department title "head" was changed to "chairman". Ernest C. Bay served as chairman of the department from 1972 to 1975. Allen J. Steinhauer served as acting chairman in 1975 and has served as the chairman since 1976.

Beginning in the 1970s, the Chairman reported directly to the Provost, the Director of the Experiment Station, and the Associate Provost for Extension. The division structure was abandoned in 1986. The Department of Entomology was then transferred to the College of Life Sciences, and the chairman now reports to the dean of the College of Life Sciences. Internally, the department is organized into committees that report to the chairman. At the head of these is the Steering Committee, which is composed of the Chairman, and representatives of the teaching, extension, and research committees, and a representative of the undergraduate and graduate students. There are five standing committees that exemplify the interests of the Department. These are 1) Teaching, 2) Extension, 3) Research, 4) Graduate Affairs, and 5) Public Affairs. The last of these is the committee that since 1969 has produced the department newsletter, The Enlightening Bug to aid communication within the, by then, quite large department.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Department of Entomology span the period 1893 to 1986. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, surveys, articles, speeches, statistics, and photographs created by the department or its faculty members. The records also include conference materials, information on professional associations, institutes, the university, and other organizations with which the department has conducted joint projects. Major topics represented in the collection are shaped by the department's focus upon economic entomology and include control of introduced insects such as the European Corn Borer and the Japanese Beetle; chemical controls such as DDT, heptachlor, and chlorodane; and techniques for spraying and dusting crops. Among the chief correspondents are members of the faculty such as William E. Bickley, Theodore L. Bissell, Ernest N. Cory, George Langford, Paxton Marshall, and P. D. Saunders. Additional correspondents include corporations such as Hercules Powder; Dow-Chemical; Dorchester Fertilizer; Miller Chemical; U.S. Industrial; Niagra Chemical; and Geigy, Rohne, and Haas.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The University of Maryland Libraries received the records of the Department of Entomology from Dr. Ernest C. Bay, chairman of the department, in 1975. Additional materials were received from Drs. Davidson and Messersmith, professors emeriti of the department in 1996 and 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed: April 1976. Revised by Matthew Beacom, March 1989. Addendum incorporated and guide revised by Michelle DeMartino, June 1997

Processing note:

Four series were created from the records of the department. Duplicates were discarded; all paper clips and staples have been removed and replaced by strips of acid-free paper and inert plastic clips. The materials have been put into acid-free folders and boxes. Several addenda were added to the collection in 1997, and the guide was revised.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD databse in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Dan Schwartz, April 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administration, 1893-1986 (11 linear feet)

This series consists of files containing correspondence, conference materials, information on professional associations, institutes, the University of Maryland, and other organizations that have worked on projects with the department. These materials document the day-to-day operation of the department. The files are arranged alphabetically by name or subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Accession Catalogue (Includes Oversize), 1897-1906 series 1box 1folder 1
Addresses and Speeches, 1914-1948 series 1box 1folder 2
Addresses and Speeches, 1914-1948 series 1box 1folder 3
Addresses and Speeches, 1914-1948 series 1box 1folder 4
Agricultural Services Control, 1956 series 1box 1folder 5
E. W. Aiton, 1965-1966 series 1box 1folder 6
American Association of Economic Entomologists, 1944-1954 series 1box 1folder 7
American Cyanimid Co., 1926-1937 series 1box 1folder 8
American Mosquito Control Association, 1944-1961 series 1box 1folder 9
American Mosquito Control Association, 1944-1961 series 1box 1folder 10
American Mosquito Control Association, 1944-1961 series 1box 1folder 11
American Mosquito Control Association, 1944-1961 series 1box 1folder 12
American Mosquito Control Association, 1944-1961 series 1box 1folder 13
American Mosquito Control Association, 1962-1967 series 1box 2folder 1
American Mosquito Control Association, 1962-1967 series 1box 2folder 2
American Mosquito Control Association, 1962-1967 series 1box 2folder 3
American Mosquito Control Association -- Records and Pamphlets, 1962-1967 series 1box 2folder 4
American Society of Professional Biologists, 1947-1955 series 1box 2folder 5
Apiculture, 1961 series 1box 2folder 6
Arborists, 1942-1953 series 1box 2folder 7
W. C. Armstrong, 1930-1941 series 1box 2folder 8
W. C. Armstrong, 1930-1941 series 1box 2folder 9
W. C. Armstrong, 1930-1941 series 1box 2folder 10
Articles, 1914-1918 series 1box 2folder 11
Articles, 1921-1950 series 1box 3folder 1
Articles, 1921-1950 series 1box 3folder 2
Articles, 1921-1950 series 1box 3folder 3
Bean Ladybird Conference, 1920 series 1box 3folder 4
Beekeepers, 1953-1966 series 1box 3folder 5
Robert Berry-Field Reports, 1962-1966 series 1box 3folder 6
W. E. Bickley, 1941-1959 series 1box 3folder 7
W. E. Bickley, 1941-1959 series 1box 3folder 8
W. E. Bickley, 1941-1959 series 1box 3folder 9
W. E. Bickley, 1941-1959 series 1box 3folder 10
W. E. Bickley, 1960-March 1963 series 1box 4folder 1
W. E. Bickley, 1960-March 1963 series 1box 4folder 2
W. E. Bickley, 1960-March 1963 series 1box 4folder 3
W. E. Bickley, 1960-March 1963 series 1box 4folder 4
W. E. Bickley, 1960-March 1963 series 1box 4folder 5
W. E. Bickley, 1960-March 1963 series 1box 4folder 6
W. E. Bickley, 1960-March 1963 series 1box 4folder 7
W. E. Bickley, 1960-March 1963 series 1box 4folder 8
W. E. Bickley, 1960-March 1963 series 1box 4folder 9
W. E. Bickley, April 1963-1966 series 1box 5folder 1
W. E. Bickley, April 1963-1966 series 1box 5folder 2
W. E. Bickley, April 1963-1966 series 1box 5folder 3
W. E. Bickley, April 1963-1966 series 1box 5folder 4
W. E. Bickley, April 1963-1966 series 1box 5folder 5
W. E. Bickley, April 1963-1966 series 1box 5folder 6
W. E. Bickley, April 1963-1966 series 1box 5folder 7
W. E. Bickley, April 1963-1966 series 1box 5folder 8
T. L. Bissell, 1945-1950 series 1box 5folder 9
T. L. Bissell, 1945-1950 series 1box 5folder 10
T. L. Bissell, 1945-1950 series 1box 5folder 11
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 1
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 2
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 3
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 4
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 5
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 6
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 7
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 8
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 9
T. L. Bissell, 1951-July 1956 series 1box 6folder 10
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 1
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 2
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 3
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 4
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 5
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 6
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 7
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 8
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 9
T. L. Bissell, August 1956-December 1960 series 1box 7folder 10
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 1
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 2
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 3
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 4
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 5
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 6
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 7
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 8
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 9
T. L. Bissell, January 1961-October 1964 series 1box 8folder 10
T. L. Bissell, November 1964-1966 series 1box 9folder 1
T. L. Bissell, November 1964-1966 series 1box 9folder 2
T. L. Bissell, November 1964-1966 series 1box 9folder 3
T. L. Bissell, November 1964-1966 series 1box 9folder 4
Budgets, 1924-1945 series 1box 9folder 5
Gordon M. Cairns, 1965-1966 series 1box 9folder 6
Canning, 1922-1941 series 1box 9folder 7
Central Chemical Co., 1929-1933 series 1box 9folder 8
Chipman Chemical Co., 1926-1943 series 1box 9folder 9
Christmas Tree Inspection, 1957 series 1box 9folder 10
Class Book, 1895-1896 series 1box 9folder 11
A. B. Cochran, 1952 series 1box 9folder 12
College of Agriculture, 1899-1965 series 1box 9folder 13
College of Agriculture, 1899-1965 series 1box 9folder 14
College of Agriculture, 1899-1965 series 1box 9folder 15
Commission on Research and Education, 1941-1947 series 1box 9folder 16
Committees, 1964-1982 series 1box 9folder 17
Contracts and Leases, 1948-1965 series 1box 9folder 18
Cooperative Agreements, 1931-1958 series 1box 9folder 19
Cooperative Extension, 1935-1963 series 1box 10folder 1
Cooperative Extension, 1935-1963 series 1box 10folder 2
Cooperative Extension, 1935-1963 series 1box 10folder 3
Ernest Cory, 1916-1946 series 1box 10folder 4
Ernest Cory, 1916-1946 series 1box 10folder 5
Ernest Cory, 1916-1946 series 1box 10folder 6
Ernest Cory, 1916-1946 series 1box 10folder 7
Ernest Cory, 1916-1946 series 1box 10folder 8
Ernest Cory, 1916-1946 series 1box 10folder 9
Ernest Cory, 1947-1965 series 1box 11folder 1
Ernest Cory, 1947-1965 series 1box 11folder 2
Ernest Cory, 1947-1965 series 1box 11folder 3
Ernest Cory, 1947-1965 series 1box 11folder 4
Ernest Cory, 1947-1965 series 1box 11folder 5
Ernest Cory, 1947-1965 series 1box 11folder 6
Ernest Cory -- Insects in Advertising (Includes Oversize), 1905, 1939-1955 series 1box 11folder 7
Ernest Cory -- Mexican border trip, 1944 series 1box 11folder 8
Ernest Cory -- Writings and Illustrations, [n.d.] series 1box 11folder 9
O. K. Courtney, 1918 series 1box 11folder 10
W. E. Cranston, 1931 series 1box 11folder 11
Crop Protection Institute, 1924-1942 series 1box 11folder 12
Crop Protection Institute -- Aldecide, 1928 series 1box 11folder 13
Crop Protection Institute -- Ansect, 1928 series 1box 12folder 1
Crop Protection Institute -- Circulars, 1924-1939 series 1box 12folder 2
Crop Protection Institute -- Oriental fruit moth, 1930-1931 series 1box 12folder 3
Crop Protection Institute -- Penetrol, 1929 series 1box 12folder 4
Crop Protection Institute -- Pyrethrum, 1930-1931 series 1box 12folder 5
Crop Protection Institute -- Stomach Poisons, 1939 series 1box 12folder 6
Crop Protection Institute -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1939 series 1box 12folder 7
Crop Protection Institute -- Tests, 1925-1936 series 1box 12folder 8
S. L. Crostwaite, 1932 series 1box 12folder 9
Cumberland Shenandoah Fruit Workers Conference, 1931-1968 series 1box 12folder 10
Delmarva Vegetable Insect Research Council, 1960-1963 series 1box 12folder 11
Demonstrations, 1918 series 1box 12folder 12
Department of Entomology, 1931-1965 series 1box 13folder 1
L. P. Ditman, 1962-1966 series 1box 13folder 2
Eastern Association of Mosquito Control Workers, 1936-1943 series 1box 13folder 3
Charles P. Ellington, 1965-1966 series 1box 13folder 4
Emergency Entomological Service, 1917-1918 series 1box 13folder 5
Entoma, 1945-1956 series 1box 13folder 6
Entomology Advisory Council, 1938-1943 series 1box 13folder 7
Entomological Society of America, 1944-1966 series 1box 13folder 8
Entomological Society of America, 1944-1966 series 1box 13folder 9
Entomological Society of Washington, 1924-1962 series 1box 13folder 10
Farm Products Inspection, 1946-1950 series 1box 13folder 11
Farmer's Correspondence, 1893 series 1box 13folder 12
Forest Pest Control Conference, 1934 series 1box 13folder 13
General Biological Sciences Program, 1970-1971, 1981, 1986 and undated series 1box 14folder 1
Golf Course Superintendents, 1955-1958 series 1box 14folder 2
Graduates, 1900-1955 series 1box 14folder 3
Castello Graham, 1965-1966 series 1box 14folder 4
Greenkeepers, 1948-1949 series 1box 14folder 5
I. C. Haut, 1965-1966 series 1box 14folder 6
Elizabeth Haviland, 1956-1957 series 1box 14folder 7
History of Entomology at the University of Maryland, 1960, 1967 and undated series 1box 14folder 8
Instructional Load Comparisons, 1963 series 1box 14folder 9
Nazeer Janjua, 1952-1953 series 1box 14folder 10
W. G. Johnson, 1898-1902 series 1box 14folder 11
Warren Johnson, 1958 series 1box 14folder 12
Jack C. Jones, 1965 series 1box 14folder 13
Stanley Joseph-Field Reports, 1961-1966 series 1box 14folder 14
C. O. Kelley, 1939-1940 series 1box 14folder 15
Kilgore Development Corporation Fellowship, 1939-1940 series 1box 14folder 16
George Langford, 1926-1937 series 1box 14folder 17
George Langford, 1926-1937 series 1box 14folder 18
George Langford, 1926-1937 series 1box 14folder 19
George Langford, 1938-July 1949 series 1box 15folder 1
George Langford, 1938-July 1949 series 1box 15folder 2
George Langford, 1938-July 1949 series 1box 15folder 3
George Langford, 1938-July 1949 series 1box 15folder 4
George Langford, 1938-July 1949 series 1box 15folder 5
George Langford, 1938-July 1949 series 1box 15folder 6
George Langford, 1938-July 1949 series 1box 15folder 7
George Langford, 1938-July 1949 series 1box 15folder 8
George Langford, 1938-July 1949 series 1box 15folder 9
George Langford, August 1949-July 1953 series 1box 16folder 1
George Langford, August 1949-July 1953 series 1box 16folder 2
George Langford, August 1949-July 1953 series 1box 16folder 3
George Langford, August 1949-July 1953 series 1box 16folder 4
George Langford, August 1949-July 1953 series 1box 16folder 5
George Langford, August 1949-July 1953 series 1box 16folder 6
George Langford, August 1949-July 1953 series 1box 16folder 7
George Langford, August 1953-March 1958 series 1box 17folder 1
George Langford, August 1953-March 1958 series 1box 17folder 2
George Langford, August 1953-March 1958 series 1box 17folder 3
George Langford, August 1953-March 1958 series 1box 17folder 4
George Langford, August 1953-March 1958 series 1box 17folder 5
George Langford, August 1953-March 1958 series 1box 17folder 6
George Langford, August 1953-March 1958 series 1box 17folder 7
George Langford, August 1953-March 1958 series 1box 17folder 8
George Langford, April 1958-1966 series 1box 18folder 1
George Langford, April 1958-1966 series 1box 18folder 2
George Langford, April 1958-1966 series 1box 18folder 3
George Langford, April 1958-1966 series 1box 18folder 4
George Langford, April 1958-1966 series 1box 18folder 5
George Langford -- Articles and Speeches, 1954-1957 series 1box 18folder 6
Legislation, 1926-1943 series 1box 18folder 7
London Plane Tree Conference, 1938-1939 series 1box 18folder 8
Richard S. Lull-Notes and Correspondence, 1893 series 1box 19folder 1
Jerry Mallack-Field Reports, 1962-1965 series 1box 19folder 2
J. Paxton Marshall, 1965-1966 series 1box 19folder 3
Maryland Academy of Science, 1935 series 1box 19folder 4
Maryland Farm Bureau, 1936 series 1box 19folder 5
Maryland Fruit Growers, 1938 series 1box 19folder 6
Maryland Nurserymen's Association, 1939-1958 series 1box 19folder 7
Charles, McComb, 1958, 1965-1966 series 1box 19folder 8
McCormick & Company, 1921-1941 series 1box 19folder 9
McCormick Company Fellowship, 1927-1934 series 1box 19folder 10
Miller Chemical Company, 1942-1943 series 1box 19folder 11
Mountain Lake Biological Station, 1952-1953 series 1box 19folder 12
National Canners Association, 1941 series 1box 19folder 13
National Canners Meeting, 1949 series 1box 19folder 14
National Conference on Dutch Elm Disease, 1939 series 1box 19folder 15
National Pest Control Association Newsletter, 1937-1942 series 1box 19folder 16
National Science Foundation, 1960-1961 series 1box 19folder 17
National Shade Tree Conference, 1933-1949 series 1box 19folder 18
News Releases, 1931-1945 series 1box 19folder 19
North Central States Entomologists Meeting, 1935 series 1box 19folder 20
Northeastern Entomologists Meeting, [1930-1940] series 1box 19folder 21
Nursery Acreage, 1951-1956 series 1box 19folder 22
Nursery Inspection, 1951-1956 series 1box 19folder 23
Nursery Lists, 1919-1950 series 1box 20folder 1
Orchard Inspections, 1922-1923, 1928, 1938 and undated series 1box 20folder 2
Plan of Work, 1931-1950 series 1box 20folder 3
Plant Pest Control Branch, 1956 series 1box 20folder 4
B. G. Pratt, 1923-1935 series 1box 20folder 5
Project Contracts, 1965 series 1box 20folder 6
Pyrethrum Fellowship, undated series 1box 20folder 7
Quarantines, 1897-1956 series 1box 20folder 8
Quarantines, 1897-1956 series 1box 20folder 9
Redco, undated series 1box 20folder 10
Regulatory Work, [1926] series 1box 20folder 11
Reports, 1922-1950 series 1box 20folder 12
Reports, 1922-1950 series 1box 20folder 13
Reports, 1922-1950 series 1box 20folder 14
Reports, 1922-1950 series 1box 20folder 15
Research Projects, 1951 series 1box 20folder 16
Charles Valentine Riley, 1984 series 1box 21folder 1
P. D. Saunders, 1929-1931 series 1box 21folder 2
Scrapbook (Includes Oversize), 1897-1901 and undated series 1box 21folder 3
Select Committee on Academic Rank, 1958-1969 series 1box 21folder 4
Shipping Instructions, 1950-1952 series 1box 21folder 5
David Shriver-Field Reports, 1962-1966 series 1box 21folder 6
Societies, 1946-1950 series 1box 21folder 7
Southern Shade Tree Conference, 1947-1965 series 1box 21folder 8
Spray Service, 1925-1942 series 1box 21folder 9
State Horticultural Department, Entomological Section, 1953-1956 series 1box 21folder 10
Steering Committee, 1969 and undated series 1box 21folder 11
A. L. Steinhauer, 1961-1966 series 1box 21folder 12
Student Activities, 1957 series 1box 21folder 13
Student Union (Includes Oversize), 1947-1953 and undated series 1box 21folder 14
Subcommittee on Scientific Investigations, 1935 series 1box 21folder 15
T. B. Symons, 1954 series 1box 21folder 16
Teaching, 1939-1945 series 1box 21folder 17
Teaching Committee, 1970-1976, 1985 series 1box 21folder 18
Television, 1952 series 1box 22folder 1
Tobacco By-Products Company Fellowship, 1936 series 1box 22folder 2
Tri State Packers Association, 1945-1951 series 1box 22folder 3
U. S. D. A. [United States Department of Agriculture] Experiment Station, 1917 series 1box 22folder 4
U. S. D. A. Pest Control, 1958 series 1box 22folder 5
U. S. Public Health Service, 1944-1945 series 1box 22folder 6
University of Maryland Entomological Society, 1935-1936 series 1box 22folder 7
Victory Gardens, 1943-1944 series 1box 22folder 8
Virginia Academy of Science, 1946-1949 series 1box 22folder 9
R. D. Wagner, 1931 series 1box 22folder 10
War Food Administration, 1943-1944 series 1box 22folder 11
War Letter for Entomology, 1942-1943 series 1box 22folder 12
War Manpower Commission, 1943 series 1box 22folder 13
War Production Board, 1943-1944 series 1box 22folder 14
Warren Warren, 1951-1953 series 1box 22folder 15
Washington Academy of Sciences, 1960-1965 series 1box 22folder 16
Whitten Report, 1964-1965 series 1box 22folder 17
F. E. Wood, 1964 series 1box 22folder 18
L. H. Worthley, 1936 series 1box 22folder 19
Zoology Department, 1919 series 1box 22folder 20

Series 2: Experiments and Projects, 1897-1968 (10 linear feet)

The files in this series contain correspondence, reports, speeches, articles, surveys, and statistics that pertain to the projects and experiments conducted by the department. These materials are arranged alphabetically by project name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Agreement to Formalize the Cooperative Efforts of the Insect Identification and Benificial Insect Introduction Institute . . ., undated series 2box 1folder 1
Alfalfa Weevil, 1952-1962 series 2box 1folder 2
Alfalfa Weevil, 1952-1962 series 2box 1folder 3
Ants, 1931-1941 series 2box 1folder 4
Apple Aphis, 1933 series 2box 1folder 5
Apple Scab, 1928 series 2box 1folder 6
Arsenic Residue, 1931-1940 series 2box 1folder 7
Arsenic Residue, 1931-1940 series 2box 1folder 8
Arsenic Substitutes, 1931-1934 series 2box 1folder 9
Azaleas, 1935-1937 series 2box 1folder 10
Bait Experiments, 1940-1951 series 2box 1folder 11
Bait Formula, 1951 series 2box 1folder 12
Bait Tests, 1945-1957 series 2box 1folder 13
Black Shank, 1951 series 2box 1folder 14
Blackbirds, 1966-1968 series 2box 1folder 15
Blister Rust Control, 1934 series 2box 2folder 1
Boxwood Leaf Miner, 1928-1956 series 2box 2folder 2
Cabbage Aphis, 1926 series 2box 2folder 3
Cereal Leaf Beetle, 1962-1963 series 2box 2folder 4
Chestnut Weevil, 1957 series 2box 2folder 5
Coddling Moth, 1917-1947 series 2box 2folder 6
Coddling Moth, 1917-1947 series 2box 2folder 7
Coddling Moth, 1917-1947 series 2box 2folder 8
Co-Ral Additives, 1962 series 2box 2folder 9
Corn, 1952-1959 series 2box 2folder 10
Corn Ear Worm, 1936-1942 series 2box 2folder 11
Corn Flea Beetle, 1954 series 2box 2folder 12
Corn Trials, 1938-1942 series 2box 2folder 13
Cyclamen Mite, 1914-1919 series 2box 2folder 14
DDT, 1945-1948 series 2box 2folder 15
DDT -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1945-1948 series 2box 2folder 16
Drosophila, 1960-1962 series 2box 2folder 17
Dutch Elm Disease, 1933-1944 series 2box 2folder 18
Dutch Elm Disease, 1945 series 2box 3folder 1
European Chafer, 1954-1955 series 2box 3folder 2
European Corn Borer, 1919-1952 series 2box 3folder 3
European Corn Borer, 1919-1952 series 2box 3folder 4
European Corn Borer, 1919-1952 series 2box 3folder 5
European Corn Borer, 1919-1952 series 2box 3folder 6
European Corn Borer, 1919-1952 series 2box 3folder 7
European Corn Borer, 1919-1952 series 2box 3folder 8
European Corn Borer, 1919-1952 series 2box 3folder 9
European Corn Borer -- Inspection Reports, 1942-1947 series 2box 4folder 1
European Corn Borer -- Inspection Reports, 1942-1947 series 2box 4folder 2
European Corn Borer -- Questionnaires, 1949-1950 series 2box 4folder 3
European Corn Borer -- Reports, 1952-1953 series 2box 4folder 4
European Corn Borer -- Summer Reports, 1948 series 2box 4folder 5
European Corn Borer -- U. S. D. A. Reports, 1948-1952 series 2box 4folder 6
European Corn Borer -- U. S. D. A. Reports, 1948-1952 series 2box 4folder 7
European Corn Borer -- Weekly Reports, June-July 1948 series 2box 4folder 8
European Corn Borer -- Weekly Reports, August-September 1948 series 2box 5folder 1
European Corn Borer -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1927-1948 series 2box 5folder 2
European Corn Borer -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1927-1948 series 2box 5folder 3
European Corn Borer -- Survey, 1949-1950 series 2box 5folder 4
European Corn Borer -- Survey, 1949-1950 series 2box 5folder 5
European Red Mite, 1924 series 2box 5folder 6
Experiment Record (Includes Oversize), 1897-1907 series 2box 5folder 7
Experimental Testing, 1938-1947 series 2box 5folder 8
Experimental Work, 1941 series 2box 5folder 9
Flies, 1954-1957 series 2box 5folder 10
Fly Control, 1931-1954 series 2box 5folder 11
Fly Control, 1931-1954 series 2box 5folder 12
Fumigation, 1899 series 2box 6folder 1
Garden Pests, 1931-1938 series 2box 6folder 2
Geranium Pests, [1917?] series 2box 6folder 3
Gibson Island, 1950 series 2box 6folder 4
Gladiolus Thrips, 1933-1940 series 2box 6folder 5
Greenhouses, [1917, 1932] series 2box 6folder 6
Gypsy Moth, 1955 series 2box 6folder 7
Heptachlor, 1964-1965 series 2box 6folder 8
Hessian Fly, 1927-1946 series 2box 6folder 9
Honeydew, 1952 series 2box 6folder 10
Hydrocyanic Acid Gas, 1898 series 2box 6folder 11
Insect Breeding Survey, 1939 series 2box 6folder 12
Insect Investigations, 1928 series 2box 6folder 13
Insect Pest Survey, 1921-1941 series 2box 6folder 14
Insect Pest Survey, 1921-1941 series 2box 6folder 15
Insect Pest Survey, 1921-1941 series 2box 6folder 16
Insect Pest Survey, 1941-1950 series 2box 7folder 1
Insecticide Laws, 1937-1942 series 2box 7folder 2
Insecticide Laws, 1919-1937 series 2box 7folder 3
Insecticide Tests, 1920-1926 series 2box 7folder 4
Insecticides, 1955 series 2box 7folder 5
Insects, 1922-1956 series 2box 7folder 6
Insects, 1922-1956 series 2box 7folder 7
Iris Borer, 1930-1934 series 2box 7folder 8
Japanese Beetle, 1926-1930 series 2box 7folder 9
Japanese Beetle, 1926-1930 series 2box 7folder 10
Japanese Beetle, 1926-1930 series 2box 7folder 11
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 1
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 2
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 3
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 4
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 5
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 6
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 7
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 8
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 9
Japanese Beetle, 1933-1958 series 2box 8folder 10
Japanese Beetle, 1940-1954 series 2box 9folder 1
Japanese Beetle -- Baits and Traps, 1932-1945 series 2box 9folder 2
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 3
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 4
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 5
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 6
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 7
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 8
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 9
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 10
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 11
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1929-1945 series 2box 9folder 12
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1946-1957 series 2box 10folder 1
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1946-1957 series 2box 10folder 2
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1946-1957 series 2box 10folder 3
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1946-1957 series 2box 10folder 4
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1946-1957 series 2box 10folder 5
Japanese Beetle -- Budgets, 1946-1957 series 2box 10folder 6
Japanese Beetle -- County Reports, 1941-1954 series 2box 10folder 7
Japanese Beetle -- County Reports, 1941-1954 series 2box 10folder 8
Japanese Beetle -- County Reports, 1941-1954 series 2box 10folder 9
Japanese Beetle -- County Reports, 1941-1954 series 2box 10folder 10
Japanese Beetle -- County Reports, 1941-1954 series 2box 10folder 11
Japanese Beetle -- County Reports, 1941-1954 series 2box 10folder 12
Japanese Beetle -- Experiments, 1951 series 2box 11folder 1
Japanese Beetle -- Investigations, 1939 series 2box 11folder 2
Japanese Beetle -- Parasites, 1939-1948 series 2box 11folder 3
Japanese Beetle -- Publicity, 1932 series 2box 11folder 4
Japanese Beetle -- Press Releases, 1941-1950 series 2box 11folder 5
Japanese Beetle -- Press Releases, 1941-1950 series 2box 11folder 6
Japanese Beetle -- Quarantines, 1920-1943 series 2box 11folder 7
Japanese Beetle -- Reports, 1943-1954 series 2box 11folder 8
Japanese Beetle -- Reports, 1943-1954 series 2box 11folder 9
Japanese Beetle -- Speeches and Reports, 1933-1951 series 2box 11folder 10
Japanese Beetle -- Toron Spray, 1932-1948 series 2box 11folder 11
Japanese Beetle -- W. P. A. [Works Progress Administration], 1933-1940 series 2box 11folder 12
Japanese Beetle -- Index Cards and Record Book -- Distribution of Nematodes, 1938-1939 series 2box 12folder 1
Japanese Beetle -- Index Cards and Record Book -- Typhia Vernalis, 1938-1941 series 2box 13folder 1
Japanese Beetle -- Index Cards and Record Book -- Typhia Vernalis, 1938 series 2box 14folder 1
Japanese Beetle -- Index Cards -- Typhia Vernalis, 1939 series 2box 15folder 1
Japanese Beetle -- Index Cards -- Typhia Vernalis, 1939 series 2box 16folder 1
Malathon, 1953 series 2box 17folder 1
Mediterranean Fruit Fly, 1929-1930 series 2box 17folder 2
Mercuri-Pyro, 1947 series 2box 17folder 3
Methyl Bromide Fumigation, 1945 series 2box 17folder 4
Mexican Bean Beetle, 1928-1940 series 2box 17folder 5
Milky Disease Spore Dust, 1943-1950 series 2box 17folder 6
Milky White Disease, 1940 series 2box 17folder 7
Mosquito Control, 1932-1945, 1953-1965 series 2box 17folder 8
Mosquito Control -- Budget, 1957 series 2box 17folder 9
Mosquito Control -- Clippings, 1935-1936 series 2box 17folder 10
Mosquito Control -- Reports, 1933-1937, 1957 series 2box 17folder 11
Mosquito Control -- Reports, 1933-1937, 1957 series 2box 17folder 12
Mosquito Control -- Reports, 1933-1937, 1957 series 2box 17folder 13
Mosquito Control -- Reports, 1933-1937, 1957 series 2box 17folder 14
Mosquito Control -- Spraying, 1948-1957 series 2box 17folder 15
Mosquito Control -- Trap Summaries, 1962 series 2box 18folder 1
Mosquito Control, 1961 series 2box 18folder 2
Narcissus Bulb Fumigation, 1928 series 2box 18folder 3
Nematodes, 1939-1955 series 2box 18folder 4
Oak Wilt, 1950-1954 series 2box 18folder 5
Orchard Management Demonstration, 1916-1925 series 2box 18folder 6
Orchids, 1940 series 2box 18folder 7
Oriental Fruit Moth, 1918-1938 series 2box 18folder 8
Pea Aphis, 1924-1943 series 2box 18folder 9
Pea Aphis, 1924-1943 series 2box 18folder 10
Peach Tree Borer, 1920-1941 series 2box 18folder 11
Pennsylvania Spray Program, 1926 series 2box 18folder 12
Peonies, 1927 series 2box 18folder 13
Periodical Cicada, [1902-1936?] series 2box 18folder 14
Pesticides, [1939?, 1965?] series 2box 18folder 15
Phlox, [1926?] series 2box 18folder 16
Plum Curculio, 1930-1932 series 2box 18folder 17
Potato Insects, 1925-1954 series 2box 18folder 18
Pulvinaria, [1948?] series 2box 19folder 1
Retardation Summary, 1952-1953 series 2box 19folder 2
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, 1931-1933 series 2box 19folder 3
Rodents, 1929-1940 series 2box 19folder 4
Rose Chafer, 1921 series 2box 19folder 5
Rose Midge, [1917?] series 2box 19folder 6
Sawflies, 1938 series 2box 19folder 7
Scale Insects, 1922-1936 series 2box 19folder 8
Snapdragon, 1926 series 2box 19folder 9
Spray Formulas, 1923-1936 series 2box 19folder 10
Spray Charts, 1944 series 2box 19folder 11
Sprayers, 1942-1948 series 2box 19folder 12
Sprayers, 1942-1948 series 2box 19folder 13
Spraying, 1919-1947 series 2box 19folder 14
Spraying, 1919-1947 series 2box 19folder 15
Spraying and Dusting, 1919-1952 series 2box 19folder 16
Spraying and Dusting, 1919-1952 series 2box 19folder 17
Sprayograph, 1915-1916 series 2box 19folder 18
Stored Grain Pests, [1939?] series 2box 20folder 1
Strawberries, 1929-1951 series 2box 20folder 2
Strawberry Virus, 1949 series 2box 20folder 3
Sweet Potatoes, 1919 series 2box 20folder 4
Termites, 1949 series 2box 20folder 5
Tobacco Hornworm, 1938-1951 series 2box 20folder 6
Tomatoes, 1934-1935 series 2box 20folder 7
Town Spraying, 1949-1953 series 2box 20folder 8
Town Spraying, 1949-1953 series 2box 20folder 9
Trap Experiments, 1939 series 2box 20folder 10
Trap Statistics, 1936-1944 series 2box 20folder 11
White Pine Blister Rust, 1920-1946 series 2box 20folder 12
White Pine Blister Rust, 1920-1946 series 2box 20folder 13

Series 3: Reports, 1914-1966 (3.5 linear feet)

This series contains the annual reports of the department, its sub-divisions, the entomological section of the State Horticultural Department, and the Department of Entomology's section of the Agricultural Extension Service. Many of these annual reports include photographs. These reports are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annual Reports -- Apiculture, 1930-1941 series 3box 1folder 1
Annual Reports -- Apiculture, 1930-1941 series 3box 1folder 2
Annual Reports -- Apiculture, 1930-1941 series 3box 1folder 3
Annual Reports -- Demonstration, 1914-1920 series 3box 1folder 4
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1915-1930 series 3box 1folder 5
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1915-1930 series 3box 1folder 6
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1915-1930 series 3box 1folder 7
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1915-1930 series 3box 1folder 8
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1931-1938 series 3box 2folder 1
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1931-1938 series 3box 2folder 2
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1931-1938 series 3box 2folder 3
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1931-1938 series 3box 2folder 4
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1931-1938 series 3box 2folder 5
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1931-1938 series 3box 2folder 6
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1931-1938 series 3box 2folder 7
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1931-1938 series 3box 2folder 8
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1939-1944 series 3box 3folder 1
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1939-1944 series 3box 3folder 2
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1939-1944 series 3box 3folder 3
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1939-1944 series 3box 3folder 4
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1939-1944 series 3box 3folder 5
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1939-1944 series 3box 3folder 6
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 1
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 2
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 3
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 4
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 5
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 6
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 7
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 8
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 9
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 10
Annual Reports -- Extension, 1945-1955 series 3box 4folder 11
Annual Reports -- Mosquito Control, 1961-1962 series 3box 5folder 1
Annual Reports -- Plant Pathology, 1941-1946 series 3box 5folder 2
Annual Reports -- Plant Pathology, 1941-1946 series 3box 5folder 3
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1917-1933 series 3box 5folder 4
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1917-1933 series 3box 5folder 5
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1917-1933 series 3box 5folder 6
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1917-1933 series 3box 5folder 7
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1917-1933 series 3box 5folder 8
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1934-1944 series 3box 6folder 1
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1934-1944 series 3box 6folder 2
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1934-1944 series 3box 6folder 3
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1934-1944 series 3box 6folder 4
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1934-1944 series 3box 6folder 5
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1934-1944 series 3box 6folder 6
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1934-1944 series 3box 6folder 7
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1946-1966 series 3box 7folder 1
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1946-1966 series 3box 7folder 2
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1946-1966 series 3box 7folder 3
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1946-1966 series 3box 7folder 4
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1946-1966 series 3box 7folder 5
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1946-1966 series 3box 7folder 6
Annual Reports -- State Horticultural Department, 1946-1966 series 3box 7folder 7

Series 4: Photographs, 1897-1945 (1.5 linear feet)

The more than eight hundred photographs and negatives in this series document the activities of department faculty and students, particularly in the field and in the classroom. Machines, laboratory equipment, farm demonstrations, and experiments are shown. Some formal portraits of the faculty are also included. These material have been transferred to the photograph collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Related Material

Materials related to this collection may be found in the University Publications Collection. They include the department's newsletter, The Enlightening Bug, (1969-1977), several data sheets on insects in a series called Entomology Leaflet, and a comprehensive review of the department completed in 1977.

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