Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 272
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Dates:
1885-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
14.66 cu. ft. (27 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of a variety of record and ledger books documenting loans, accessions, requisitions, and the mounting of specimens; annual and quarterly reports; files relating to World War II problems of loans and storage; exchange files including correspondence with other institutions; a botanical reference file of replies to public inquiries; and an administrative subject file maintained by William L. Stern.

Historical Note
Historical Note
For an administrative history of the Department of Botany, see Record Units 220 and 226.
Jason Richard Swallen succeeded Ellsworth Paine Killip as head curator of the department and served from 1950 to 1964. In 1964, the administrative title was changed to chairman; chairmen represented in these records include William L. Stern, 1965-1967, and Mason E. Hale, 1968-1970.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 272, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Stern, William Louis, 1926- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swallen, Jason R. (Jason Richard), 1903-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Killip, Ellsworth Paine, 1890- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hale, Mason E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Plants Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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