Correspondence,
1922, 1927-1965

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 234
Creators:
United States National Museum, Division of Fishes
Dates:
1922, 1927-1965
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.3 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of correspondence of the members of the staff of the Division of Fishes, 1922, 1927-1965. Most of the correspondence is from domestic and foreign ichthyologists, aquarists, collectors, colleges and universities, museum officials, and the general public. The correspondence generally concerns the identification, exchange, and distribution of specimens; collecting work; publications; requests for information; professional societies; and museum administration. Most of the correspondence is directed to the curatorial staff of the Division of Fishes, with lesser amounts to scientific and museum aids. Subjects of special interest that are documented in the correspondence include: Robert Rush Miller's work on the Fish and Wildlife Survey of Guatemala, 1946-1947; Miller's work on the Smithsonian Arnhem Land Expedition, 1948; and Leonard Peter Schultz's activity as a member of the Bikini Scientific Survey, 1946, and Resurvey, 1947. A small amount of correspondence directed to George Sprague Myers and Leonard Peter Schultz predates their careers at the United States National Museum.
Curators and other staff members of the Division of Fishes represented by correspondence in those records include Earl D. Reid, aid, 1925-1938, and senior scientific aid, 1939-1945; George Sprague Myers, assistant curator in charge, 1933-1936; Leonard Peter Schultz, assistant curator in charge, 1936-1938, curator, 1938-1965, and senior scientist and associate, 1965- ; Robert Rush Miller, associate curator, 1944-1948; Marie Poland Fish, scientific aid, 1944-1946; Donald S. Erdman, scientific aid, 1947-1949; Loren P. Woods, associate curator, 1947-1948; William T. Leapley, scientific aid, 1947-1953; Robert H. Kanazawa, museum aid and museum specialist, 1951- ; William Ralph Taylor, associate curator, 1956- ; Victor G. Springer, associate curator, 1963-1967, and curator, 1967- ; Robert H. Gibbs, associate curator, 1963-1969, and curator, 1969- ; and Stanley H. Weitzman, associate curator, 1963-1968, and curator, 1968- .

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Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 234, United States National Museum, Division of Fishes, Correspondence
Access Restriction
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Gibbs, Robert H., Jr Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Erdman, Donald S. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fish, Marie Poland, 1902- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kanazawa, Robert H. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leapley, William T. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Robert Rush, 1916- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reid, Earl D. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schultz, Leonard P. (Leonard Peter), 1901- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Springer, Victor Gruschka, 1928- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, William Ralph, 1919-2004 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weitzman, Stanley H. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woods, Loren P. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bikini Scientific Resurvey (1947) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bikini Scientific Survey (1946) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fish and Wildlife Survey of Guatemala (1946-1947) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution- Commonwealth of Australia Expedition to Arnhem Land (1948) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ichthyology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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