Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 249
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1952-1973
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
11 cu. ft. (22 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit contains records of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, 1964-1972, as well as records created by its predecessor, the Department of Zoology, 1952-1964. Most of the latter records document the Department of Zoology under Head Curators Herbert Friedmann, 1957-1961; Fenner A. Chace, Jr., acting head curator, 1961-1962; and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr., 1962-1964. A small amount of records were created during the head curatorship of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 1947-1957. For administrative histories of the Department of Zoology see Record Units 143 and 243. Included in the record unit is general correspondence of the Department of Zoology, 1952-1964 and the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, 1964-1973; files of the chairman of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, 1964-1973; annual reports, 1956-1972; and administrative records, 1954-1972.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Department of Invertebrate Zoology was created in 1964 when the Department of Zoology was divided into three new departments: Vertebrate Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, and Entomology. The Divisions of Marine Invertebrates and Mollusks were under administrative control of the newly created Department. On July 1, 1965, the Division of Marine Invertebrates was abolished and three new divisions were formed--Crustacea, Echinoderms, and Worms--and were joined with the existing Division of Mollusks to form the Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Chairmen of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology have included Donald F. Squires, 1964-1965; Joseph Rosewater, acting chairman, 1966; Raymond B. Manning, 1967-1971; David L. Pawson, 1971-1976; and W. Duane Hope, 1976- .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 249, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Chace, Fenner Albert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hobbs, Horton H. (Horton Holcombe), 1914-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Friedmann, Herbert, 1900-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosewater, Joseph, 1928-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manning, Raymond B. (Raymond Brendan), 1934-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Squires, Donald Fleming Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pawson, David L. (David Leo), 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Zoology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mollusks Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Marine Invertebrates Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Crustacea Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Echinoderms Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Worms Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invertebrate zoology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crustacea Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Worms Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Echinodermata Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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