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Frank J. Radovsky Papers, 1957-2008

Scope and Content Note

The Frank J. Radovsky Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by Entomologist Frank Radovsky and document his acarology research on parasitic mites. The Papers include article reprints, correspondence, curriculum vitae, drawings, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, reference materials, and speeches. Radovsky's specialization was the study of parasitic mites in the family Macronyssidae and most of these materials reflect his research for articles and the book Revision of Genera of the Parasitic Mite Family Macronyssidae. Materials illustrating this research include article reprints, notes, index cards with reference citations, drawings, illustrations of mite anatomy, and published literature from other acarology researchers collected by Radovsky. The correspondence reflects Radovsky's interaction with other acarologists, his work for the Bishop Museum and the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, publication of research, collaboration with fellow OSU Entomologist Gerald Krantz, and peer review of journal articles for publication. The photographs consist of 9 prints of an unidentified conference, probably in the mid-1970s.

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