Inventory of the R.M. Bohart Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Biographical Materials 1958-1999

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1:1

Article on Bohart in the UC Davis Magazine 1999

Box 1:2

Biographical Supplement 1958-1980

Box 1:3

Clippings 1994-2000

Box 1:4

Entomologists I have known 1974-1990

Box 1:5

Pacific Coast Entomological Society Award 1993

 

Series 2. Writings 1987-1989

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains several of Bohart's writings as well as a bibliography of his publications. Additional writings may also be found in Series 4: Research Materials.
Box 1:6

Bibliography of Bohart's publications 1989

Box 1:7

A Key to Species of the Genus Primeuchroeus and Description of New Species 1987

Box 1:8-11

A Review of Gorytini in the Neotropical Region undated

 

Series 3. Correspondence 1938-2000

Physical Description: 2 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence with researchers, growers, and museums regarding the control of mosquitoes and other pests, loans and identifications of specimens, publications, and other topics.
Bohart's correspondence was acquired in two accessions. The first group of correspondence (1946-1951) contains primarily outgoing correspondence, which is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically. Five alphabetical indices, one for each year of that group of correspondence, are also included in this series.
The second group of correspondence (1952-2000) is organized alphabetically by personal name, corporate name, or subject. Bohart's folder titles have been maintained.
Box 2:1

A-O 1946-1947

Box 2:2

P-Z 1946-1947

Box 2:3

Index to correspondence 1946-1947

Box 2:4

A-M 1947-1948

Box 2:5

N-Z 1947-1948

Box 2:6

Index to correspondence 1947-1948

Box 2:7

A-L 1948-1949

Box 2:8

M-Z 1948-1949

Box 2:9

Index to correspondence 1948-1949

Box 2:10

A-J 1949-1950

Box 2:11

K-Z 1949-1950

Box 2:12

Index to correspondence 1949-1950

Box 2:13

A-Z 1950-1951

Box 2:14

Index to correspondence 1950-1951

Box 2:15

A-W 1993-1994

Box 2:16

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Wasps) 1963-1987

Box 2:17

A-B: Adelaide-Buenos Aires 1964-1996

Box 2:18

American Museum of Natural History (Wasps) 1974-1984

Box 2:19

Argentina Museum (Viana, Jose) 1965-1972

Box 2:20

Berlin Museum 1972-1980

Box 2:21

Bishop Museum 1977-1984

Box 2:22

British Museum of Natural History (Wasps) 1963-1981

Box 2:23

Brazilian National Museum, Sao Paulo 1975-1976

Box 2:24

Brussels Museum 1962

Box 2:25

Budapest Museum 1961-1980

Box 2:26

C-D: Caldwell-Dublin 1960-1996

Box 2:27

California Academy of Sciences (Wasps) 1975-1986

Box 2:28

California State Collection of Arthropods (Wasbauer, Marius) 1976-1980

Box 2:29

California State College, Long Beach (Hamton, R.J.) 1967

Box 2:30

Canadian National Collection of Insects (Wasps) 1975-1977

Box 2:31

Carnegie Museum (Wasps) 1975-1979

Box 2:32

Carrasco, Francisco (Peru) 1971-1973

Box 2:33

College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley (Wasps) 1978-1983

Box 2:34

Columbia (Eberhard) 1974

Box 2:35

Copenhagen 1975-1985

Box 2:36

Cornell University (Wasps) 1966-1983

Box 2:37

Couturier, G. 1976-1977

Box 2:38

Curitiba, University of Parana 1975

Box 2:39

Departmental, Current 1981-1995

Box 2:40

E-K: Edinburgh-Kuala Lumpur 1969-1996

Box 2:41

Eighme, Lloyd, Pacific Union College, Angwin, California 1976

Box 2:42

Evans, Howard 1974-1987

Box 2:43

Fordham University 1975-1982

Box 2:44

French, Larry 1985-1986

Box 2:45

Fritz, Manfredo 1966-1977

Box 2:46

Florida State Plant Biology Department (Wasps) 1973-1984

Box 2:47

Geneva Museum 1969-1981

Box 2:48

Gess, F.W., Albany Museum, South Africa 1974

Box 2:49

Gillaspy, J.E. 1975-1985

Box 2:50

Goeldi Museum 1969

Box 2:51

Guiglia-Genoa 1973-1981

Box 2:52

Halle 1962-1973

Box 2:53

Hope Museum, Oxford 1968-1973

Box 2:54

Horning, Don 1981-1983

Box 2:55

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1974-1976

Box 2:56

Invoices, loans, and lists 1995-1998

Box 2:57

Irwin, Mike, Natal Museum 1974-1981

Box 2:58

Kansas State University 1980

Box 2:59

Kimsey, L.S. 1978-1989

Box 2:60

Kinzelbach, Ragnar 1968-1972

Box 2:61

Kurczewski, Frank 1977-1985

Box 2:62

La-Log: Lake Placid-Logan 1954-1996

Box 2:63

Leclercq, Jean 1964-1979

Box 2:64

Leiden Museum 1977-1983

Box 2:65

Linsenmaier, W. 1962-1967

Box 2:66

Lon-Ly: London-Lyman 1963-1999

Box 2:67

Lunds Universitets, Sweden 1961-1970

Box 3:1

M-P: Manila-Pretoria 1974-1996

Box 3:2

Michigan State University (Wasps) 1974-1980

Box 3:3

Miscellaneous foreign and miscellaneous United States 1978-1985

Box 3:4

Miscellaneous 1993-2000

Box 3:5

Museum of Contemporary Zoology (Wasps) 1960-1983

Box 3:6

Museum of Natural History, Paris 1975-1981

Box 3:7

Munich 1976-1982

Box 3:8

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Wasps) 1977-1979

Box 3:9

Natural History Museum, Sweden, Uppsala and Stockholm (Wasps) 1966-1969

Box 3:10

Natural History Museum, Vienna (Wasps) 1975-1981

Box 3:11

Nevada State Department of Agriculture (Wasps) 1965-1984

Box 3:12

New Guinea 1974

Box 3:13

Ohio State University 1968-1981

Box 3:14

Oregon State University, Scullen & Davidson, (Wasps) 1966-1982

Box 3:15

Oxford 1985

Box 3:16

Parker, F.D. 1970-1983

Box 3:17

Perez-D'Angello, Vincente 1967-1968

Box 3:18

Plaumann, Fritz 1972

Box 3:19

Publication Matters 1997-1998

Box 3:20

Purdue University 1967-1968

Box 3:21

R: Reno-Rydalmere 1977-1993

Box 3:22

Riek, Edgar & Cardale, Josephine (Wasps) 1967-1977

Box 3:23

Sa: Sacramento-Sarasota 1980-1993

Box 3:24

San Diego Natural History Museum (Wasps) 1956-1983

Box 3:25

San Jose State College 1968

Box 3:26

Soika, A. & Bequaert, J.C. 1938-1985

Box 3:27

South Australian Museum 1972-1973

Box 3:28

Sphecid Wasps Book 1975-1977

Box 3:29

St-Sy: Stockholm-Syracuse 1977-1992

Box 3:30

Strepsiptera 1954-1991

Box 3:31

T: Tel Aviv-Tucuman 1959-1994

Box 3:32

Townes, Henry 1980-1986

Box 3:33

Tsuneki, K. 1969-1983

Box 3:34

United States National Museum (Menke, A.S.) 1976-1986

Box 3:35

United States National Museum (Wasps) 1957-1987

Box 3:36

University of Alabama (Cross, Earle) 1973

Box 3:37

University of Alberta (Steiner, A.L.) 1974-1983

Box 3:38

University of Arizona (Wasps) 1970-1983

Box 3:39

University of California, Riverside (Wasps) 1957-1984

Box 3:40

University of Chile (Campos & Sielfield) 1963-1981

Box 3:41

University of Colorado (Wasps) 1969-1980

Box 3:42

University of Georgia (Matthews, R.W. & Hook, Allan) 1969-1981

Box 3:43

University of Guelph (Huber, J.) 1975

Box 3:44

University of Idaho 1977

Box 3:45

University of Kansas (Wasps) 1979-1986

Box 3:46

University of Michigan 1978-1982

Box 3:47

University of Minnesota 1976-1977

Box 3:48

University of Wyoming 1976

Box 3:49

U-V: Uppsala-Vladivostok 1963-1996

Box 3:50

Utah State University (Wasps) 1975-1984

Box 3:51

van der Vecht, J. 1960-1981

Box 3:52

Yasumatsu, K. (Wasps) 1956-1972

Box 3:53

Venezuela (Yepez & Rubio) 1973-1974

Box 3:54

Villegas, Baldomero 1979-1984

Box 3:55

Washington State University 1961-1984

Box 3:56

Western Australian Museum 1977-1984

Box 3:57

Wongsiri, Sirivat 1983

Box 3:58

W-Z: Washington-Windermere 1957-1997

Box 3:59

Willink, Abraham & Stange (Wasps) 1959-1981

Box 3:60

Zurich 1960-1964

 

Series 4. Research Materials 1895-1993

Physical Description: 2 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains Bohart's research files as well as some of his correspondence and writings as it relates to particular files. Bohart's folder titles have been maintained. Also included are some photocopies of articles with Bohart's annotations.
Box 4:1

African Chrysidids 1980-1984

Box 4:2

Ammophila, Species Labels 1974

Box 4:3

Australia Chrysidae 1979-1983

Box 4:4

Austrogorytes 1984

Box 4:5

Belomicrus 1993

Box 4:6

Belomicrus undated

Box 4:7

Bembicini 1895-1982

Box 4:8

BMNH Notes 1971

Box 4:9

Catalogus Hymenopterorum undated

Box 4:10

Cercerini 1972-1982

Box 4:11

Chilean Chrysididae 1967-1973

Box 4:12

Chrysidid Lists undated

Box 4:13

Chrysidid records, recent 1985-1986

Box 4:14

Chrysidid Type Data 1959-1985

Box 4:15

Chrysididae 1951-1981

Box 4:16

Chrysididae, general 1956-1975

Box 4:17

Chrysis 1975-1980

Box 4:18

Chrysura (Horning) 1978-1979

Box 4:19

Cleptes 1978-1982

Box 4:20

Crabroninae 1956-1978

Box 4:21

Dolicopodidae Sagehen 1972

Box 4:22

Drawings, figures undated

Box 4:23

Drawings, figures undated

Box 4:24

Entomognathus (Miller) undated

Box 4:25

Eumenidae catalog and miscellaneous Australian Genera 1975

Box 4:26

Eumeniae miscellaneous descriptions 1947-1956

Box 4:27

Eumenidae, key to Genera of 1977

Box 4:28

Fauna of British India: Hymenoptera by C.T. Bingham undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box 4:29

Genera Insectorum: Fam. Chrysididae by H. Bischoff undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box 4:30

Geographical information undated

Box 4:31

Gorytini 1971-1978

Box 5:1

Hedychridium 1968-1975

Box 5:2

Hedychrum 1956-1977

Box 5:3

Holopyga 1969-1975

Box 5:4

Hymenoptera biology undated

Box 5:5

Hymenopterorum Catalogus: Palearctic Eumenidae by J. van der Vecht & R.D. Shenefelt undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box 5:6

Larropsis notes 1956-1958

Box 5:7

Life History Studies 1958-1959

Box 5:8

Lindenius undated

Box 5:9

Masaridae 1938-1988

Box 5:10

Neochrysis S.I. 1969-1980

Box 5:11

A New Genus and Two New Species of the Order Strepsiptera, thesis by Margaret R. MacKay 1938

Box 5:12

Notes on types and other notes 1956-1978

Box 5:13

Notes on types and other notes 1960-1964

Box 5:14

Nyssonini and small tribes (Trypoxylonini & Alyssonini) 1971-1975

Box 5:15

Omalus 1969-1978

Box 5:16

Oxybelus List 1990

Box 5:17

Oxybelus/Neotropical Stigmus Notes on Types 1990-1992

Box 5:18

Pemphredon Records & Cemonus 1990

Box 5:19

Pemphredoninae 1971-1979

Box 5:20

Philanthini 1956-1978

Box 5:21

Polistes notes 1944-1946

Box 5:22

Praestochrysis 1987

Box 5:23

Sapygidae notes 1944-1983

Box 5:24

Solierella, Plenoculus Type Data 1984-1988

Box 5:25

Solierella Records & Plenoculus 1988-1990

Box 5:26

Sphecidae for Exchange undated

Box 5:27

Sphecidae, Hymenopterorum Catalogus (Dalla Torre) undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box 5:28

Sphecidae, revised keys to 1965-1967

Box 5:29

Spilomena 1993

Box 5:30

Spintharina 1987

Box 5:31

Stenodynerus undated

Box 5:32

Stizini 1967-1975

Box 5:33

Strepsiptera 1967-1982

Box 5:34

Strepsiptera type drawings undated

Box 5:35

Symmorphus notes 1940

Box 5:36

Tachytini Type Notes 1970-1975

Box 5:37

Thynnidae by R.E. Turner undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box 5:38

Trachypus 1972-1975

Box 5:39

Trichrysis & Chrysidea 1961-1987

Box 5:40

Turin undated

Box 5:41

Wasp nomenclature 1937-1958

Box 5:42

Zavattari article on new species undated

Box 5:43

Zethus 1963-1965

Box 5:44

Zoo Record: Chrysididae undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box 5:45

Zoo Record: Sphecidae undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box 5:46

Zoo Record: Sphecidae undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
 

Series 5. Photographs 1938-1999

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of Bohart as well as several other entomologists. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1:12

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0001 Bailey, Stanley F. undated

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:13

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0002 Bohart, Ned and MacSwain, Johnny 1938

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:14

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0003-UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0006 Bohart, Richard 1999

Physical Description: 4 prints

Scope and Content Note

Photographs from the UC Davis Magazine article.
Box 1:15

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0007 Bohart, Richard undated

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:16

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0008 Bohart, Richard undated

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 1:17

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0009 Christmas party 1953

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:18

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0010-UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0011 Entomology Department, UC Davis, at graduation 1971

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 1:19

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0012 Entomology Department, UC Davis undated

Physical Description: 1 print

Scope and Content Note

Left to right, Jack Fowler, Merrill Wood, Ed Loomis, Tom Lauret, Dick Frolli, Herb Herms, Leon Hall, Dick Gehrhart, E. Mezger, Harry Mathis, and R.M. Bohart.
Box 1:20

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0013 Entomology group, Fresno State College 1958

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:21

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0014 Miller, D.R. & Menke, A.S. 1973 April 29

Physical Description: 1 print
Box 1:22

UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0015-UCD.PIC.D099.2010.0032 Unidentified undated

Physical Description: 18 prints & 1 transparency