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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Osmond Philip Breland Papers, 1938-1982



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Breland, Osmond Philip, 1910-1984
Title: Breland, Osmond Philip, papers
Dates: 1938-1982
Abstract: Osmond Philip Breland was a professor of zoology at the University of Texas at Austin. The papers document Breland's research, career, and book and article authorship.
Accession No.: 90-300
OCLC No.: 949485551
Extent: 9 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Memorial Resolution for Osmond Breland

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Breland, Osmond Philip, 1910-1984
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Zoology
Subjects
Entomology.
Zoology--Popular works.
Cytogenetics.
Mosquitoes.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Osmond Philip Breland Papers, 1938-1982, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1990.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, March 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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CDL2/L303 Books (MSS and subject files)
Animal Life and Lore
Animal Friends and Foes
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CDL2/L304 Unpublished insect book
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CDL2/L305 Unpublished insect book
Alphabetical subject files
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CDL2/L306 Alphabetical subject files
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CDL2/L307 Course material
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CDL2/L308 Course material
MS: Human Facts and Fallacies
MSS and correspondence: articles
Popular magazine articles
Published books
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CDL2/L309 Insect notes: 5x7 and 3x5 cards
Research notes: mosquito cytology
Photography: insects, etc.

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