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Charles Howard Curran correspondence, 1928-1960.

Identifier: DR 171

Scope and Contents

Curran's papers consist primarily of correspondence reflecting his scientific interest in Diptera as well as other orders of insects. Correspondence refers to Curran's research, loan of specimens, publications, exchange of scientific information and related curatorial responsibilities. Colleagues with whom he corresponded include: Mont A. Crazier, 1947-1958; Charles L. Fluke, 1929-1959; Frank M. Hull, 1929-1958; Cornelius P. Philip, 1941-1958; and Frederick Snyder, 1944-1957. In addition, worksheets sent to Curran and correspondence regarding a weed control program at Bear Mountain State Park, 1945-1959. Other correspondence concerning the use of DDT and other chemicals as pesticides. Also correspondence, manuscripts, and notes Curran wrote for inclusion in articles in encyclopedias and popular journals. The collection also includes some materials pertaining to Curran's personal affairs.


  • 1928 - 1960


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



Mostly correspondence, personal and general.

Rebecca Morgan and Molly Treangen
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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024 USA
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