Smithsonian Libraries is heading up a new challenge -- the field books of Harrison Dyar.
Harrison Dyar was a entomologist who primarily studied Lepidoptera. His colorful personal life (which included a hobby of digging tunnels under his home) sometimes overshadowed his impressive professional achievements. Here is your chance to dig in and see his work firsthand.
From now until May 20th, we encourage everyone to #DigIntoDyar. Watch for blog posts about his life and work on the Smithsonian Libraries' website as well as blogs of Smithsonian Institution Archives and Biodiversity Heritage Library. There will be a live Google Hangout on May 17th (2:30, EDT). Both will feature National Museum of Natural History research a. Wathssociate and Dyar biographer, Marc Epstein. Marc, who recently published Moths, Myths and Mosquitos: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr., will help us understand Dyar’s work, his sordid personal life, and his legacy.
H. G. Dyar - Bluebook 401- 414, 1893-1894 | https://transcription.si.edu/project/8144
H. G. Dyar - Bluebook 415-435, 1893-1894 | https://transcription.si.edu/project/8145
H. G. Dyar - Bluebook 436-450, 1893-1894 | https://transcription.si.edu/project/8146
H. G. Dyar - Bluebook 451-473, 1894 | https://transcription.si.edu/project/8147
H. G. Dyar, Bluebook 474-491, 1894-1897 | https://transcription.si.edu/project/8148