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:
12.50 cu. ft. (25 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 Gruschka 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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Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 234, United States National Museum, Division of Fishes, Correspondence

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Miller, Robert Rush, 1916-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schultz, Leonard P. (Leonard Peter), 1901-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reid, Earl D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fish, Marie Poland, 1902- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Erdman, Donald S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woods, Loren P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leapley, William T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kanazawa, Robert H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, William Ralph, 1919-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Springer, Victor Gruschka, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gibbs, Robert H., Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weitzman, Stanley H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fish and Wildlife Survey of Guatemala (1946-1947) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bikini Scientific Resurvey (1947) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bikini Scientific Survey (1946) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution-Commonwealth of Australia Expedition to Arnhem Land (1948) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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