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Fantastic Milestone!

Department of Entomology field book cataloging is complete. A total of 44 field books from the collections of August Busck, Edward A. Chapin, and Harrison G. Dyar have been cataloged. Dyar's important series of "blue books" are currently being treated for conservation issues, after which they will be digitized by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. An upcoming blog post (August 22nd) by The Center for Conservation intern Blair Bailey will discuss Dyar, the "blue books," and conservation treatment for these books.

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