Correspondence,
1901-1954

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 143
Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Zoology
Dates:
1901-1954
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The correspondence in this record unit contains only a portion of the correspondence of the two Departments. Other material relating to the Department of Biology can be found in the Frederick William True Papers, record unit 7181, and the Leonhard Stejneger Papers, record unit 7074.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Department of Biology was formed in the reorganization of 1 July 1897. At that time, the various departments in the biological sciences became divisions and the Department was set up as the organizational unit controlling these divisions. The first Head Curator was Frederick W. True, who served from 1897-1911. On 1 June 1911 Leonhard Stejneger became Head Curator and he served in this position until his death in 1943. Waldo L. Schmitt was the last Head Curator of the Department and served until its reorganization in 1947. On 31 July 1947, the Department of Biology was divided into the Departments of Zoology and Botany. Schmitt continued as Head Curator of Zoology and Ellsworth Paine Killip was appointed Head Curator of Botany.

Notes
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Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 143, United States National Museum. Department of Zoology, Correspondence

Keywords
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Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
True, Frederick William, 1858-1914 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Killip, Ellsworth Paine, 1890- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Department of Biology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoologists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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