Correspondence,
1934-1985

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 327
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Dates:
1934-1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.9 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the professional staff of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians. Included is correspondence concerning taxonomic questions, the identification and acquisition of specimens, field work and expeditions, and divisional administration. Most of the correspondence dates from 1969, and is executed by George R. Zug and W. Ronald Heyer. A small amount of correspondence predates 1969. The majority of this material was created by James A. Peters.

Historical Note
Historical Note
James A. Peters served as Curator from 1966 until his death in 1972. George R. Zug served as Associate Curator from 1969 to 1974. In 1976 he was appointed Curator. W. Ronald Heyer was appointed Associate Curator in 1972. Since 1977 he has served as Curator.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 327, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Correspondence

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Peters, James Arthur, 1922- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zug, George R., 1938- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heyer, W. Ronald. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herpetology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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