Edith M. Patch Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence with naturalists, manuscripts, speeches, stories, articles, and essays by a professor of entomology, naturalist and author of children's books.
- Majority of material found within 1900-1954
Restrictions on Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
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Edith Patch was born in Worcester, Mass., in 1876 and received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1901, an M.S. from the University of Maine in 1910 and a Ph.D. from Cornell in 1911. She organized the Department of Entomology of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station at the university and was entomologist there from 1904 until her retirement in 1937. An authority on aphids, Patch was the author of numerous scientific articles and also published 15 books for children.
7 linear feet (7 boxes)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Geddes Simpson in 1970 and 1973. Additional material received from K. Elizabeth Gibbs, Hampden, Me., in 2002.
- Aphids Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Entomology -- Research Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women entomologists -- Maine -- Orono Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women naturalists -- Maine -- Orono Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Edith M. Patch Papers
- Box And Folder List Available
- February 2007
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- Finding aid written in English.