This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities and official travel of the Director of the Smithsonian Institution's Biodiversity Program, Don E. Wilson, 1990-2000. The bulk of the material relates to Wilson's participation in meetings regarding bat research. Records created prior to 1990 were created and transferred by Wilson upon his assumption of the Directorship. Materials include meeting and conference materials, reports, brochures, correspondence, agendas, minutes, and newsletters.
Professional organizations mentioned in these records include: the International Theriological Congress, the American Society of Mammalogists, the Colorado Bat Society, the Society for Conservation Biology, the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, the American Association for Zoological Nomenclature, the Biological Society of Washington, the North American Symposium on Bat Research, the Association for Tropical Biology, the Association of Systematics Collections, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Species Survival Commission, the Bat Conservation Trust, and the Washington Biologists' Field Club.