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Inventory of the R.M. Bohart Papers
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  • Creator: Bohart, R. M. (Richard Mitchell), 1913-
    Title: R.M. Bohart Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1895-2000
    Extent: 4.4 linear feet
    Abstract: Richard M. Bohart (1913-2007) served as Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis from 1946 to 1979. His Papers contain biographial materials, writings, research materials, and correspondence with researchers, growers, and museums regarding the control of mosquitoes and other pests, loans and identifications of specimens, publications, and other topics.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-099
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Richard Mitchell Bohart was born in Palo Alto, California on September 28, 1913. He received a B.S. in Entomology and Parasitology (1934), M.S. in Entomology (1935), and PhD in Entomology (1938) from the University of California, Berkeley.
    After receiving his PhD, Bohart taught and studied sod pests at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1938 to 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in 1941, serving as lieutenant commander of the Pacific Area and Washington D.C. He joined the University of California, Davis faculty in 1946 and taught general entomology, medical entomology, systematics, and agricultural entomology. Bohart retired in 1980. In 1983, the UC Davis Entomology Museum was dedicated as the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
    His research focused on collecting, identifying, and classifying Strepsiptera mosquitoes and wasps, the twisted-wing parasites (Order Strepsiptera), and the taxonomy of wasps in the families Sphecidae, Chrysididae, and Vespidae.
    Bohart passed away on February 1, 2007 in Berkeley, California at the age of 94.
    Source:
    Kimsey, Lynn S., Smith, Norman, and Washino, Robert K. "Richard M. Bohart." In Memoriam. Academic Senate, "Richard M. Bohart." In Memoriam. Academic Senate,   Accessed October 22, 2010.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains biographial materials, writings, and several photographs. The majority of the collection is divided into Bohart's research materials and his correspondence with researchers, growers, and museums regarding the control of mosquitoes and other pests, loans and identifications of specimens, publications, and other topics.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in five series: 1. Biographical Materials, 2. Writings, 3. Correspondence, 4. Research Materials, 5. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bohart, R. M. (Richard Mitchell), 1913--Archives
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    Entomology--Research
    Wasps--Research

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Jane Oh in the processing of this collection.

    Acquisition Information

    The R.M. Bohart Papers were donated in two accessions. The initial accession contained one box of correspondence (1946-1951). In 2005, the Bohart Museum of Entomology transferred the second group of materials to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], R.M. Bohart Papers, D-099, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.