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Series 2: Correspondence, 1909-1959

Identifier: Mss .S748

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The items in this collection reflect Stevens’ academic correspondence between the years of 1909 and 1959. The majority of the topics center on his collection of bee and wasp specimens, their proper naming, and their research value to other amateur and professional entomologists. Some correspondence also touches on his botanical and ornithological pursuits, including several letters between Myron H. Swenk, Stevens’ long time correspondent and co-author of the highly regarded paper entitled “The Harris’s Sparrow and the study of it by trapping.”

Due to the volume of individual letters and their relative original disorder, the correspondence in this collection is organized alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically therein. Date ranges of the correspondence are included on the folder tab for easier searching.


  • 1909-1959

Access Conditions and Restrictions

Requests to use the collection should be made in advance to the Special Collections Librarian, who may be contacted at 212-769-5420 or at [email protected]


From the Collection: 0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


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
(212) 769-5420