Curatorial Records,
1970s-1980s

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 13-147
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds
Dates:
1970s-1980s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of approximately 3000 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of bird feathers created by Roxie C. Laybourne, a pioneering forensic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution. Her expertise in identifying bird feathers helped government agencies and jet engine manufacturers take measures to keep birds away from aircraft. All of these images have been digitized in the Division of Birds. Materials include negatives, photographs, slides, and notes.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-147, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds, Curatorial Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Laybourne, Roxie C., 1910-2003 Personal 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
Scanning electron microscopes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ornithologists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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