Correspondence,
1962-2003

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 04-056
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds
Dates:
1962-2003
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
Records consist of correspondence, awards and certificates, articles and biographical materials about Laybourne, law enforcement files, and research materials.

Historical Note
Historical Note
This accession documents the career of Roxie C. Laybourne, a pioneering forensic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution whose expertise in identifying bird feathers helped government agencies and jet engine manufacturers take measures to keep birds away from aircraft. Laybourne worked in the Division of Birds for more than 40 years before retiring in 1988 as curator emeritus. In later years, she served as a consultant to the division of law enforcement of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and taught biology at George Mason University as an adjunct professor.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-056, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds, Correspondence

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Laybourne, Roxie C., 1910-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George Mason University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forensic science Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ornithology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feathers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ornithologists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspapers Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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