Annual Reports,
1931-1962

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 202
Creators:
United States National Museum. Section of Corals
Dates:
1931-1962
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The Curator of the Division of Mollusks, Paul Bartsch, began to refer to a Section of Corals in his annual reports although there was never a curator for the Section. This practice continued, with the reports in this record unit forming a separate section of the Division of Mollusks annual report, until the coral collection was transferred to the Division of Marine Invertebrates about 1962.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The United States National Museum's collection of corals was originally entrusted to the care of the Department of Marine Invertebrates. Of particular importance in that collection were the corals collected by the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. In 1914, Marine Invertebrates was merged with the Division of Mollusks to form a single Division of Marine Invertebrates. In 1921, the Division of Mollusks was reestablished and the coral and helminthological collections were turned over to it.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 202, United States National Museum, Section of Corals, Annual Reports

Keywords
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Bartsch, Paul, 1871-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Department of Marine Invertebrates Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Mollusks Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marine invertebrates Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invertebrate Zoology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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