Professional Society Records,
1969-1982

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 364
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1969-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records chiefly document the role of NMNH in the organization and programs of the Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) during the tenures of the Directors Richard Sumner Cowan, 1969-1973; Porter M. Kier, 1973-1979; and Richard S. Fiske, 1980-1982. The ASC was established on July 7, 1972 to foster the care, management, preservation, and improvement of systematics collections and to facilitate their utilization in science and society.
The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting materials, constitution and by-laws, and publications. They concern the initial discussions for a national program for systematics; the organization and incorporation of ASC; meetings and symposia of ASC; and Kier's service as ASC Vice-President. Also included are a few files documenting NMNH relations with the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 364, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Professional Society Records

Keywords
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Cowan, Richard S., 1921-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kier, Porter M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiske, Richard S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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American Association for the Advancement of Science Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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