This collection contains a variety of materials documenting the lives and careers of scientists from a wide range of fields, including mammalogy, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology, botany, entomology, paleontology and geology. Also included are files on conservationists, taxidermists, historical figures, explorers, frontiersmen, and hunters. The files include biographies, news clippings, press releases, correspondence, and photographs. The amount of documentation varies with the individual.
Of particular note is extensive material on United States National Museum taxidermist William L. Brown. Included are reminiscences of his fifty-one year career at the Museum; photographs taken on the Beach Anglo-Egyptian Sudan Expedition, 1937; and correspondence concerning the Fenykovi elephant.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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