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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1897-1918
Size:
2.9 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 55
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and various other records compiled during Rathbun's career as Assistant Secretary. Descriptions of the records are included as part of the series descriptions. For other records of Richard Rathbun see record units 79, 80, 189, 192, 201, and 7078.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1860-1908
Size:
19.6 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Most of the correspondence is directed to Goode, with lesser amounts to True, Walcott, and Rathbun. Also, a small amount of correspondence is addressed to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, (Baird, 1878-1887; and Samuel P. Langley, 1887-1906) but is generally referred to the Assistant Secretary for response. Much of the material is routine cor...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1879-1907
Size:
10 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records comprise the primary outgoing correspondence of the officer in immediate charge of the United States National Museum from the appointment of George Brown Goode as Assistant Director in 1880. Volumes are numbered sequentially with the prefix "L." Records from the years 1879-1881 mostly pertain to the United States Fish Commission,...

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Creators:
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Dates:
1870-1918 and undated
Size:
7.9 cu. ft. (15 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 3x5 box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7078
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Richard Rathbun document his early investigations in geology and paleontology; his college career at Cornell University, 1871-1872; his work as geologist on the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1875-1878; and his scientific and administrative careers with the United States Fish Commission and United States National Museum. O...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1890, 1901-1916, 1923
Size:
6.1 cu. ft. (11 document boxes) (4 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 79
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, together with record units 80, 81, and 187 contain full documentation of construction of the 1911 National Museum Building, from internal planning and contracts to construction details and costs. Rathbun prepared a history of the museum construction, which was published as A Descriptive Account of the Building Recently Erec...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1877-1896
Size:
0.7 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 54
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence compiled by Goode and concerns both the USNM and USCFF. Descriptions of the records are included as part of the series descriptions. For other records of George Brown Goode see record units 70, 189, 201, and 7050.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Dates:
1948-1970
Size:
48 cu. ft. (48 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records are the administrative files of the Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History. Most of the records date from the late-to-mid 1950s. Those records created prior to 1959 are the records of the Director of the United States National Museum, although they are records relating primarily to that segment of the U. ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1883-1907
Size:
2 linear meters.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 113
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of memoranda from the office in immediate charge of the United States National Museum, usually the Office of the Assistant Secretary, to staff of the Museum and other divisions of the Smithsonian. Most memoranda originate from subordinates. A volume list follows.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1897-1898
Size:
0.1 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 56
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of outgoing correspondence written by Walcott.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1936-1948
Size:
0.1 linear meter.
Collection ID:
Record Unit 214
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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