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Special Collections Research Center

Entomology Collections

Manuscript Collections | Manuscripts | University Archives

The Special Collections Research Center holds extensive unpublished collections entomological material in both manuscripts and the University Archives. Guides to the papers and records of noted entomologists appear below.

Printed books spanning over five centuries, ranging from incunabula to modern press books support entomological research. The NCSU Libraries was fortunate to acquire the entire research collections of Zeno P. Metcalf and Friedrich Tippmann, two twentieth century entomologists. Metcalf, an entomologist first with the North Carolina State Department of Agriculture, and then on the faculty of NC State University, is known for his comprehensive bibliography of Homoptera. In addition, two works by E. A. Seguy, Insectes and Papillons, are noteworthy for their stylized Art Deco depiction of insects.

Manuscript Collections relating to Entomology

Number Title Dates Finding Aids
MC 00285 Entomology Department Drawing collection 1966-2000 CatalogWeb page XML
MC 00123 Farrier (Maurice Hugh) Papers 1889-1979 CatalogWeb page XML
MC 00359 McMahan (Elizabeth) Entomological Research Films and Manuscripts 1986-2005 CatalogWeb page XML
MC 00220 Metcalf (Zeno P.) Papers 1741-1982 CatalogWeb page XML
MC 00183 Mitchell (Theodore B.) Papers 1918-2008 CatalogWeb page XML
MC 00221 Smith (Clyde F.) Papers 1950-1960 CatalogWeb page XML
MC 00156 Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America 1940-2004 CatalogWeb page XML

Manuscripts relating to Entomology

Number Title Dates Finding Aids
MSS 00086 Fulton (Bentley Ball) Journal Index 1928 CatalogWeb page XML

University Archives Collections relating to Entomology

Number Title Dates Finding Aids
UA 100.017 Entomology (Department of) Records 1932-2001 CatalogWeb page XML
UA 021.453 North Carolina State University Entomology Club Records 1959-1969 CatalogWeb page XML

Additional Resources

Research Collections in Entomology at NCSU

Seguy's papillonsSeguy's Insectes and Papillons
Digitized versions of two extremely rare portfolios created by Eugene Alain (E. A.) Séguy. Produced using the pochoir technique, which entails hand coloring each plate through a large number of stencils. Portfolios consist of 23 pages each, including 16 plates and 4 pattern pages. Published 1920s.

Dr. Metcalf: A Resource on Cicadas, Leafhoppers, Planthoppers, Spittlebugs, and Treehoppers

Metcalf Digitization Project

Entomological Society of America Southeastern Branch