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Charles Harbison
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Junior Naturalist

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Charles "Harbie" Harbison (1904–1989)


Baker, Naomi. Tribune-Sun, July 10, 1944. "Go to the Ant, Thou Sluggard: Boys Find Instruction, Amusement in Life of Insects."

Daily Journal, October 13, 1944. "Budding Scientists Study Sea-life: Mammals, Plants, and Minerals." Engstrand, Iris and Anne Bullard. Inspired By Nature: The San Diego Natural History Museum after 125 Years, San Diego: 1999.

Environment Southwest, July 1, 1968. "Ants by Telephone."

Faulkner, David K. "Harbie - Museum Naturalist", Environment Southwest. San Diego. Summer: 1987, pp. 13-16.

"Harbie", Environment Southwest. San Diego. January 1, 1969, p. 1.

Ham, Joey. Star-News, March 18, 1965, "Meet Charles Harbison: 'Bug Man'

Huey, L. M. field trip journals. 1916-1947. SDNHM Research Library Archives.

Morrison, Ed. San Diego Journal, March 3, 1949. "War, Epidemics Don't Stop His Work: Curator of Natural Museum Carries On."

Museum Work: Insects. Website: New Deal Network-Research and Study. The New Deal Network.

San Diego Natural History Museum Bulletin, June 1, 1949.

San Diego Natural History Museum Bulletin, April 1, 1947

San Diego Union, June 17, 1945. "Nature Study Classes Planned."

San Diego Union, November 30, 1958, "Entomologist Will Tell About Insects."

San Diego Union, January 20, 1969. "Children Get the Answer."

San Diego Union, May 1, 1947, "Museum Curators Obtain Exhibits"

Letters from Arthur F. Fischer to Santiago A. Campbell of the Consul of Mexico, dated February 29, 1952; September 4, 1952; October 27, 1952; August 11, 1953; September 8, 1953; October 7, 1953; December 3, 1953. SDNHM Research Library Archives.