The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Insect Biocontrol Laboratory Rose Gall Midge Photograph Collection contains approximately 100 photographs and spans the years of 1915-1976. The collection is 0.5 linear feet and occupies one box. Most of the photographs are in good condition; however, 10 folders of completely deteriorated photographs were removed from the collection. There are no restrictions on the collection at Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland.
The collection includes various sizes of black and white photographs, glass negatives, and black and white negatives. There are descriptive cards that some of the photographs are attached to that have information such as subject, office, number, locality, date, size, photographer and description of the plants and parasites used. The photographs are related to the work on the rose gall midge (Dasineura spp.) by ARS Insect Biological Control Laboratory. They cover various aspects of early pest research for various rose species from the Washington, DC area. Other divisions mentioned throughout the collection are Tropical Crops and Truck Crops, which are both part of the Agricultural Research Service.
The photographs were donated by Don Weber, Research Entomologist and Lead Scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), ARS, Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory.
This collection was partially arranged and described by Amanda Nelson in 2010. Steps involved in partial arrangement and description includes surveying materials, placing materials in new folders and boxes, and writing a container list for the collection.