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A Guide to the Osmond Philip Breland Papers, 1938-1982
Professor Osmond Philip Breland was born on September 17, 1910, in Decatur, Mississippi. He earned a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University in 1931 and a PhD from Indiana University in 1936. He joined the UT Austin faculty in 1938 as an instructor, was promoted to assistant professor in 1942, to associate professor in 1946, and to professor in 1950. During World War II he worked with the medical entomology branch of the U.S. Army in Panama and began a career-long interest in the biology of mosquitoes. He served as departmental graduate advisor for UT after withdrawing from active research, and was president of the Texas Mosquito Control Association.
Breland was a fellow of the Entomological Society of America and a member of the Sigma Xi honorary organization, among other scientific societies. In addition, he authored the textbook Manual of Comparative Anatomy, the taxonomic work "Keys to the Larvae of Texas Mosquitoes", and numerous articles. He died in 1984.
The Osmond Philip Breland Papers, 1938-1982, contain manuscripts, subject files, course materials, correspondence, articles, published books, insect notes, and research that document Breland's research, career, and book and article authorship. Additionally, the papers contain photographs of insects and other zoologic subjects.
This collection is open for research use.
These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
Osmond Philip Breland Papers, 1938-1982, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff, 1990.
Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, March 2016.