Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 336
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mineralogy
Dates:
1958, 1964-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Mineralogy, 1964-1970. Most of the correspondence was conducted by Desautels and White, with lesser amounts by George S. Switzer in his capacity as Chairman of the Department of Mineral Sciences. It concerns the acquisition of collections, identification of specimens, and professional activities of the staff. Also included are records concerning the opening of the Gem and Mineral Hall in the National Museum of Natural History in 1958.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 336, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mineralogy, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Desautels, Paul E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, John Sampson, 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Switzer, George S. (George Shirley), 1915-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Mineral Sciences Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Gem and Mineral Hall Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mineralogy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings 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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