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Includes correspondence pertaining to the taxonomic study of dragonflies; correspondence, typed reports, and printed material pertaining to the organization and administration of the Department of Entomology at Cornell; Needham's log of his trip to China (1927-1928) and papers concerning his teaching career and educational philosophy; extensive correspondence with American and foreign scientists, former students, and friends and family, concerning description and identification of insect specimens, publication of Needham's books and articles, establishment of the Okefenokee Society, attempts to get gasoline from the rationing board during World War II, tax matters, alumni activities at Knox College, accounts of friends' collecting expeditions, acknowledgments and remarks on his printed work, both scientific and literary, the purchase of land in Michigan, the establishment of Reed College, recommendations for students and friends, the creation of an Inter-American Wildlife Preserve in British Honduras (Belize), and his PLAN FOR PEACE; course outlines; class schedules; lab worksheets; field trip instructions and assignments; diaries and address book; logs of collecting expeditions; scrapbooks and photograph albums; including photographs of China; glass plate negatives; notes and manuscripts of Needham's writings; price lists of collections; lists of publications of Needham and others; pencil sketches and pen and ink drawings of insects and of a proposed limnological field station on Cayuga Lake; oversized geological survey map of East Ithaca, New York; diagrams of orchards and geodetic survey maps of pond and lake soundings; maps; and printed matter on a variety of subjects. Also included is correspondence of C.P. Alexander, George T. Atkinson, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Nathan Banks, Philip Calvert, T.D.A. Cockerell, John Henry Comstock, Thomas A. Edison, Alice Ferguson, Mrs. Leonora K. Gloyd, David Starr Jordan, Mrs. Elsie B. Klotts, M.A. Lieflinck, B. Elwood Montgomery, Edwin Mumford, Ira La Rivers, F. Ris, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Will Sargent, Ernest Robert Tinkham, Henry K. Townes, Minter Jackson Westfall, Jr., and others.

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