This accession consists of the papers of Donald Baird (1926-2011), paleontologist, anthropologist, geologist, and seventeenth and eighteenth century firearms authority. He became a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in 1949 (Vice President, 1983-1984; President, 1984-1985; Honorary Life Member, 1991; J. T. Gregory Award, 1996). During his career in vertebrate paleontology, Baird's employers included the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the University of Colorado Museum, Harvard University, the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, Princeton University, and the Museum of Natural History at Princeton University. Materials include correspondence and postcards; field notebooks; clippings and articles; illustrations, floor plans, exhibit drawings, and sketches; photographs, slides, and transparencies; and a few latex casts.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-107, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Records
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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