Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 307
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Crustacea
Dates:
circa 1908-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
41.50 cu. ft. (83 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the curatorial staff of the Division of Crustacea, 1965-1979, and its predecessor, the Division of Marine Invertebrates, 1908-1965. Most of the correspondence dates from 1937, with a small amount created before that date. A few photographs and manuscripts are included in the records and are noted in the folder listing. The correspondence concerns the identification, exchange, and distribution of specimens; collecting work and expeditions; the publication of manuscripts; professional activities; and museum and divisional administration. Subjects of special interest that are documented in the correspondence include several Arctic expeditions conducted by Robert A. Bartlett, 1925-1935; the proposed Pacific Islands Scientific Expedition under the auspices of the National Geographic Society and the University of Virginia, 1939-1940; Smithsonian participation on the Pacific Science Board of the National Research Council, 1953; the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska King Crab Investigation, 1940; and special research conducted by the Division as part of the Smithsonian war effort, circa 1941-1945.
Curators represented by correspondence in these records include Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, Curator, 1920-1947; Clarence R. Shoemaker, Assistant and Associate Curator, 1921-1944; Mildred S. Wilson, Assistant Curator, 1944-1946; Fenner A. Chace, Jr., Curator, 1946-1963; Paul Louis Illg, Associate Curator, 1947-1952; Frederick Merkle Bayer, Assistant and Associate Curator, 1947-1961; Thomas E. Bowman, Assistant and Associate Curator, 1954- ; Charles E. Cutress, Jr., Associate Curator and Curator, 1961-1965; Marian H. Pettibone, Associate Curator, 1963-1965; Raymond B. Manning, Associate Curator and Curator, 1963- ; David L. Pawson, Associate Curator, 1964-1965; Meredith Leam Jones, Associate Curator, 1964-1965; W. Duane Hope, Associate Curator, 1964-1965; J. Laurens Barnard, Associate Curator and Curator, 1964- ; Roger F. Cressey, Jr., Associate Curator and Curator, 1965- ; and Louis S. Kornicker, Associate Curator and Curator, 1965- .

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Division of Crustacea was established on July 1, 1965, as a result of an administrative reorganization in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Prior to that time, the national collection of crustacea was under the care of the Division of Marine Invertebrates. For administrative histories of the Division of Marine Invertebrates and the Department of Invertebrate Zoology see Record Units 233 and 249 respectively.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 307, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Crustacea, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Manning, Raymond B. (Raymond Brendan), 1934-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cressey, Roger F., 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chace, Fenner Albert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kornicker, Louis S., 1919- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bowman, Thomas E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnard, J. Laurens (Jerry Laurens), 1928-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bartlett, Bob, 1875-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shoemaker, Clarence R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Mildred S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illg, Paul L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bayer, Frederick M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cutress, Charles E., Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pettibone, Marian H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pawson, David L. (David Leo), 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Meredith L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hope, W. Duane, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Marine Invertebrates Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Geographic Society (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Virginia Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Research Council (U.S.). Pacific Science Board Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Invertebrate Zoology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Proposed Pacific Islands Scientific Expedition (1939-1940) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alaska King Crab Investigation (1940) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crustacea 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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Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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