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Papers of Richard W. Holland

 Collection
Identifier: MRWH

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Richard W. Holland consists of materials dated 1958 to 2007, with the bulk falling from 1970 to 1980. The collection consists primarily of photograph albums and slides organized by Holland. The photographs and slides feature images of moths, butterflies, flowers, scenic landscapes and land features, as well as historical sites. Two framed scenic photographs, correspondence, reprints of scholarly articles, and distribution records of Lepidoptera, plants, and animals in the southwestern United States are also included.

Dates

  • 1958-2007

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Biography

Richard W. Holland (1940-2013) was an electrical engineer and noted lepidopterist. He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Holland moved to New Mexico in 1964 while completing his Ph.D. While advancing in his profession at the Sandia National Laboratory and as an independent consultant, he also researched in the field of Lepidoptera. His focus was on butterfly and moth species in the American Southwest, northern Mexico, and Baja California, as well as several islands globally. Dr. Holland published many papers both in the field of engineering and in Lepidoptera. Throughout this time, Holland collected species of butterflies and moths and compiled an extensive collection. He collaborated frequently with the staff of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity at Colorado State University (CSU) in the 2000s. Upon his death in 2013, his extensive Lepidoptera collection was transferred to the museum at CSU.

Extent

13 linear feet (2 record cartons, 1 document case, 9 flat boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Richard W. Holland (1940-2013) was an electrical engineer and a noted lepidopterist. His focus was on butterfly and moth species in the American Southwest, northern Mexico, and Baja California, as well as several islands globally. Dr. Holland collaborated frequently with the staff at the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity at Colorado State University where his extensive Lepidoptera collection resides. The collection consists of photograph albums, framed photographs, slides of areas where Holland traveled, correspondence, reprints of scholarly articles, and distribution lists of Lepidoptera, plants, and animals in the southwestern United States.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 2 series in 2 record cartons, 1 document case, and 9 flat boxes:

Photographs and slides, 1970-1980 and undated

Subseries 1.1: Photographs, 1970-1980 and undated

Subseries 1.2: Slide carousels, undated

Series 2: Distribution lists, correspondence, and publications, 1958-2007 and undated

Custodial History

Following his death, the Papers of Richard W. Holland was given to Dr. Paul Opler, Assistant Director of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity at Colorado State University.

Acquisition

The Papers of Richard W. Holland was transferred from the C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity to the Colorado State University Archive in August 2016. A second transfer from the museum occurred in June 2018.

Related Collections

The University Archives holds the Records of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity,the Papers of Paul A. Opler, and the Papers of Ray E. Stanford.

Processing

Processing was completed in November 2016. The collection was rehoused in acid-free boxes and the papers were rehoused in acid-free folders. Some of the photographs were resleeved in archival sleeves.

Processing of the accrual was completed in August 2018. Papers were rehoused in acid-free folders and the slide carousels and index card boxes remain in their original containers, placed in acid-free boxes.

Title
Guide to the Papers of Richard W. Holland
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Natalie Pace; revised by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Date
Copyright 2016, 2018
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844