Personnel Records,
1892-1952

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 05-123
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
1892-1952
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10.75 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of early personnel records. Notable staff include C. G. (Charles Greeley) Abbot, Carl Whiting Bishop, John Wesley Powell, Mary Jane Rathbun, Richard Rathbun, William Jones Rhees, Robert Ridgway, Thomas W. Smillie, Leonhard Stejneger, Charles Doolittle Walcott, and Mary Vaux Walcott. Materials include offer letters, letters of dismissal, payroll records, correspondence from employees, biographies, death notices, and, for some personnel, identification photographs used for employee badges.
These records were transferred to the National Archives prior to the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, where they became part of Record Group 106. While there, the records were titled, Personnel Records of Deceased Employees, 1892-1952. On March 18, 2005, these records were returned to the Smithsonian Institution and were added to the Archives collections.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-123, Smithsonian Institution, Personnel Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rathbun, Mary Jane, 1860-1943 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smillie, Thomas William, 1843-1917. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Personnel records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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