Records of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists
Scope and Contents
The Records of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists consists of documents dated 1923 to 1990. The collection features typewritten proceedings of each meeting, printed reports of topics presented by speakers, correspondence, and financial records in the form of receipts, bank statements and treasurers' reports. The collection also includes attendance records, photographic materials, phonograph recordings, and a gavel.
- Creation: 1923-1990
- Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, it is stored off-site, so advance notice is required.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
The Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists meets annually to hold informal discussions about their current research on insects, as it pertains to soil and crops. Two men who played prominent roles in creating the organization were Dr. C.P. Gillette, chairman during the first sixteen conferences, and George M. List, who served as secretary during the first twenty-seven conferences, until 1956. Attendance has grown from only twenty entomologists in 1923 to a peak attendance of 223 entomologists and family members in 1970. Except for the period during World War II from 1942 to 1946, conferences have been held nearly every year since 1923.
4.5 linear feet (3 record cartons)
Language of Materials
The Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists, a group of graduate students, entomology professors and researchers, meets annually in Colorado to discuss current research on the topic of insects, as related to soil and crops. Attendance at the annual meetings has grown from twenty entomologists in 1923 to a peak of 223 entomologists and family members in 1970. The collection includes conference proceedings and reports, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, photographic materials, phonograph recordings, and a gavel.
The collection consists of seven series in three record cartons:
Series 1: Proceedings and annual conference reports, 1923-1990
Series 2: Correspondence, 1928-1987 and undated
Series 3: Financial records, 1952-1956 and 1981-1983
Series 4: Membership and attendance lists, 1923-1985 and undated
Series 5: Photographic materials, 1923-1958 and undated
Series 6: Phonograph recordings, undated
Series 7: Artifacts, undated
The Records of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists was transferred from the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University to the Colorado State University Libraries on 21 May 2008.
The collection was re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes. Metal paper clips were replaced with plastic clips, and duplicate copies of printed reports beyond a second copy were removed. Photographs and slides were placed in archival enclosures.
Note: Title information supplied by the archivist is bracketed.
- Guide to the Records of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Tracy Cervantes
- Copyright 2008
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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