Chairmen's Records,
1965-1987

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 382
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Dates:
1965-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.2 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of records of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology, primarily under the chairmanships of George E. Watson and Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., with additional material from the tenures of Philip S. Humphrey, George R. Zug, W. Ronald Heyer, and Richard W. Thorington, Jr. The records include memoranda, correspondence, and subject files relating to committee, council, and professional society meetings; budget; annual reports; computerization; security; building renovations; space planning; collections management; division activities and staffing; international relations; relations with Congress; and information on professional societies and programs of interest to the Department. Subject files of special interest focus on the growing emphasis on computers in the Department, national and international information exchanges, space problems and the establishment of the Museum Support Center at Silver Hill, construction of the Osteo-Prep Laboratory in the east courtyard, appointment of Porter M. Kier as Director of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and involvement in international research programs in the Caribbean and Brazil.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Philip S. Humphrey, the first Chairman of the Department, served from 1964 to 1968. He was succeeded by George E. Watson, 1968 to 1972; Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., 1972 to 1978; George R. Zug, 1978 to 1983; and W. Ronald Heyer, 1984 to 1987. In September of 1987, Richard W. Thorington, Jr. took the post.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 382, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Chairmen's Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Gibbs, Robert H., Jr Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Humphrey, Philip Strong, 1926- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watson, George E. (George Elder), 1931- 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
Kier, Porter M. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thorington, Richard W. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Museum Support Center. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoology -- Vertebrates Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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