Records,
1965-1986, with related records from circa 1903

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 412
Creators:
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Office of the Director
Dates:
1965-1986, with related records from circa 1903
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
19.85 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (9 3x5 boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records primarily document the research programs and administration of the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL), 1965-1983, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), 1983-1986, under Director William H. Klein. Also included are smaller amounts of material created by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and the Division of Radiation and Organisms (R&O).
The records include incoming and outgoing correspondence of Klein, and Assistant Director, Walter Shropshire, Jr., 1965-1986; correspondence, proposals, and reports documenting research conducted under contracts with the Eppley Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States Department of Energy, the Atomic Energy Commission, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health; files concerning the establishment of RBL in 1965, its facilities in the Smithsonian Institution Building, and the move to the Rockville building in 1970; records relating to the merger of RBL and the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies to form SERC in 1983; correspondence, memoranda, and reports concerning the Carbon-Dating Laboratory; correspondence with equipment suppliers; requests for information from the general public; staff reviews of scientific manuscripts; budget files of R&O, RBL, and SERC; a manuscript by Earl S. Johnston on sunlight and plants; photographs of SAO, R&O, and RBL personnel including Charles G. Abbot, Loyal B. Aldrich, and Klein; photographs of equipment and facilities; glass plate negatives of SAO expeditions to Chile, 1918, and Africa and India, 1925; and glass plate negatives containing solar radiation data.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 412, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Office of the Director, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Klein, William H. (William Harvey) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shropshire, Walter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnston, Earl S. (Earl Steinford), 1889-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aldrich, Loyal Blaine, 1884-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radiation and Organisms Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eppley Foundation for Research Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of Energy Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Science Foundation (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Institutes of Health (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Carbon-Dating Laboratory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Environmental protection -- Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Environmental sciences Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chile Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Glass negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lantern slides Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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