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:
10.3 linear meters.
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
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 412, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Office of the Director, Records
Access Restriction
Some files contain sensitive information and will be redacted by the Archives before use.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klein, William H. (William Harvey) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shropshire, Walter Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aldrich, Loyal Blaine, 1884-1965 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnston, Earl S. (Earl Steinford), 1889-1947 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Office of the Director. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radiation Biology Laboratory. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radiation Biology Laboratory. Division of Radiation and Organisms Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies. Radiation Biology Laboratory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies. Division of Radiation and Organisms Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Division of Radiation and Organisms. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Division of Radiation and Organisms. Radiation Biology Laboratory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eppley Foundation Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Department of Energy Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atomic Energy Commission Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Institutes of Health Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carbon-Dating Laboratory. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carbon-Dating Laboratory. Radiation Biology Laboratory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carbon-Dating Laboratory. Division of Radiation and Organisms Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Radiation Biology Laboratory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radiation Biology Laboratory. Division of Radiation and Organisms Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radiation Biology Laboratory. Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Division of Radiation and Organisms. Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Division of Radiation and Organisms Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radiation Biology Laboratory NT Carbon-Dating Laboratory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Division of Radiation and Organisms. Carbon-Dating Laboratory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Science Foundation (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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