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Louis G. Gentner Papers, 1829-1980

Louis and Lillian Gentner flanked by vigorous plants of Fritillaria gentneri in their garden at 22 S. Groveland Avenue, Medford, Oregon, April 19, 1950.

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MSS Gentner

These papers were generated by Louis G. Gentner, entomologist, alumnus and faculty member at Oregon State College. They document his coursework at Oregon Agricultural College, species identification and his field research regarding insect damage to vegetation.

Biographical Note 

Scope and Content Note


2.2 cubic feet, including 100 photographs; 8 boxes


This collection is organized into six series: I. Biographical Information; II. Correspondence; III. School Records and Materials; IV. Entomology Field Work and Research Notes; V. Organizations; and VI. Photographs.

Related Papers

Other materials relating to the Entomology Department can be found in the Agricultural Experiment Station (RG 025) and Entomology Department (RG 027) Records. Other entomological collections held by the OSU Archives are the papers of Ralph Berry, John D. Lattin, Merton Lane, Charles H. Martin, James McIver, Hugh E. Morrison, Paul W. Oman, Paul Ritcher, Robert G. Rosenstiel, and Herman A. Scullen and the A.B. Cordley Entomological and Horticultural Scrapbook. Materials relating to Gentner's research on flea beetles are held by the Smithsonian Institution Archives ( Louis G. Gentner Papers, RU 7341).

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