Aldrich Entomology Club records, 1961-1987

Overview of the Collection

Aldrich Entomology Club
Aldrich Entomology Club records
1961-1987 (inclusive)
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 153
This collection contains materials associated with the Aldrich Entomology Club at the University of Idaho (1961-1987)
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Aldrich Entomology Club at the University of Idaho (AECUI) was founded in the fall semester of 1961 by Dr. William F. Barr (1920-2011) and Arthur R. Gittins (1926-1999). The club was named after John Merton Aldrich (1866-1934), a professor of Zoology, and founder of entomological studies at the University of Idaho, from 1893-1913. While at Idaho, Aldrich began work on his most notable contribution to entomology, Catalogue of the North American Diptera, published by the Smithsonian in 1905. Unfortunately, Aldrich was terminated from the University after twenty years of teaching. By this time, he had a national reputation for his talent in entomology and was able to quickly find jobs at places such as the USDA Bureau of Entomology in 1913, as well as the United States National Museum in 1919.

The Aldrich Entomology Club was named in honor of his life and the work he contributed to Entomology. The club's purpose is to promote knowledge and stimulate interest in entomology and the study of insects, and their relationships and impacts to the environment, humans, and other organisms.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Aldrich Entomology Club records consists of a variety of materials and documentation. In this collection you can find the club's by-laws, meeting notes, business documents, event advertisements, and materials that pertain to the Aldrich Entomology Club Newsletter. All materials date from 1961 to 1987.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[DESCRIPTION OF ITEM], Aldrich Entomology Club records, MG 153, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, ID.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Materials received from Edward Bechinski and Luc Leblanc in 2010 and 2017 respectively (MA 2010-11 and MA 2017-36).


J.M. Aldrich Diaries. UA 53.14. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M .Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7305, John Merton Aldrich Papers.

Special Collections & Archives. "Entomology Club." Idaho Harvester, Special Collections & Archives, University of Idaho Library, 17 Jan. 2018,

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Aldrich Entomology Club, 1961-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
By Laws of the Aldrich Entomology Club
7 items
1 2
Aldrich Entomology Club Journal
1 item : Meeting attendance journal
1 3
Business & Minutes
4 items
1 4
Business & Minutes
18 items
1 5
Business & Minutes
10 items
1 6
Business & Minutes
16 items
1 7
Aldrich Entomology Club Newsletters
1 item : DVD
1 8
Newsletter Documents
106 items : Alumni questionaire's; Autobiography froms & responses; Misc. newsletter documents
1 9
Business Documents
62 items : Memo's & meeting notes; Order forms & receipts; Officer elections
1 10
Fred P. Roullard
3 items : Fresno Bee newspaper clippings
1 11
Extracurricular activities, functions & events
29 items : Posters; Event documents (memos & correspondence)
1 12
Aldrich Entomology Club Newsletter Vol. 12 (Draft)
1 item : Newsletter draft
1 13
Library Newsletter Requests
7 items : Serials database entry; Library correspondence

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Alumni and alumnae
  • By-laws
  • Corporate minutes
  • Elections
  • Meetings
  • Memorandums
  • Newsletters
  • Posters
  • Questionnaires

Corporate Names

  • University of Idaho

Geographical Names

  • Clubs