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Records of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists

 Collection
Identifier: ARME

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.

Dates

  • 1923-1990

Creator

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.

History

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.

Extent

4.5 linear feet (3 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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

Acquisition

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.

Related Collections

The Records of the Colorado Cooperative Extension and the Records of the Colorado Experiment Station, both housed in the Colorado Agricultural Archive of the Colorado State University Libraries, also contain information concerning insects, soil, and crops.

Processing

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.

Title
Guide to the Records of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Entomologists
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Tracy Cervantes
Date
Copyright 2008
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