This accession consists of files created and maintained by Frederick M. Bayer, Zoologist Emeritus. Bayer came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1947 as a research zoologist specializing in taxonomy, zoogeography, and mineralogy of Octocorallia (soft corals). These materials consist of correspondence, subject files, field notes, photographs, negatives, and glass slides.
Frederick M. Bayer photographs from the Scientific Investigations of Micronesia survey of Ifalik Atoll
Bayer, Frederick M.
122 Negatives (acetate)
0.58 Linear feet
The collection consists of 122 photographs of people and marine life made by Bayer while on the SIM survey of Ifalik Atoll in 1953, as well as 68 aerial photographs of the Atoll. The aerial photographs are stamped on verso as official Navy photographs. Bayer's marine life photographs include underwater images of coral …
Permanent Administrative Files
Records prior to 1907 consist mostly of incoming correspondence (outgoing correspondence can be found in record unit 112). After 1907 the records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the material consists of routine public inquiries. In addition, these records document museum accessions and Smithsonian expeditions and field trips. Other topics include …