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A Guide to the Roland Fountain Hussey Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hussey, Roland Fountain, 1896-
Title: Roland Fountain Hussey Papers
Dates: 1924-1963
Abstract: Correspondence with entomologists and research notes on Hemiptera, an order containing 35,000 species.
Extent: 0.8 Linear feet. 2 boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 85
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Roland Fountain Hussey was born on November 16, 1896. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Michigan in 1918, an MS degree from Harvard University in 1921, and a Sc.D. degree also from Harvard University in 1923. He taught at the University of Michigan (1918), the University of Minnesota (1918-20), and then at New York University (1923-26). From 1926 to 1947 he pursued a business career in New York City and worked as an assistant comptroller as well as at other administrative jobs. During this time he spent a year (1931-32) in Paraguay doing entomological reconnaissance. In 1947 he resumed his teaching career at Florida Southern College where he taught biology as an assistant professor (1947-51), an associate professor (1951-52 and a professor (1952-53). In the summers of 1950, 1952, and 1953 he was associate curator of insects in the Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan. In 1953 he came to the University of Florida where he was an instructor in Biological Sciences until 1954, then an assistant professor (1954-58), an associate professor and professor of biology (1959-1960), and a full professor and professor of biology (1961-67).

Scope and Content

The papers consist mainly of correspondence with other entomologists from other countries and the United States. His notes from Paraguay (1931-32) are in a folder and there are two folders with materials regarding his application and acceptance of grants to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Roland F. Hussey studied Hemiptera, an order containing 35,000 species. It means "half wing" in which the first part of the first pair of wings is hardened and the rest of the first pair of wings and the second pair of wings are membrane like. Dr. Hussey wrote about fifty articles many of which were on the subject of Hemiptera.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roland Fountain Hussey Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Barber (Harry G.)
1 Carayon (J.)
1 Carvalho (Jose C.M.)
1 Chapman (Harold C.)
1 China (W.E.)
1 Cummins (Robert B.)
1 Decarlo (Jose A.)
1 Elkins (Joe C.)
1 Froeschner (Richard C.)
1 Herring (Jon L.)
1 Hoberlandt (Ludvik)
1 Hungerford (H.B.)
1 Hobbell (Theodore H.)
1 Izzard (R.J.)
1 Jaczewski (Tadeusz)
1 Kannowski (P.B.)
2 Kelton (L.A.)
2 Knight (Harry H.)
2 Kormilev (Nicolas A.)
2 Metaptarus elkinsi
2 NSF. GB-112
2 NSF. GB 4872
2 Misc. Entomologists
2 Paraguay, 1931-32. Notes
2 Ruckes (Herbert)
2 Sailer (Reece I.)
2 Slater (James A.)
2 Stehlik (Jaroslav L.)
2 Usinger (Robert L.)
2 Wygodzinsky (Petr)
2 Young (Frank N.)

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