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Dates:
1853-1862
Size:
3 cul. ft. (6 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7200
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of 112 logbooks maintained by various New England fishing schooners during voyages conducted from 1852 to 1862. The logbooks contain data regarding weather conditions, number of fish caught, and, to a lesser degree, types of fish caught. The ports represented are: Barnstable, Chatham, Dennis, Harwich, Provincetown, Tru...

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Creators:
Fish, Farnum T., 1896-1978
Dates:
Circa 1912
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0876
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Farnum T. Fish (1896-1978) was an early aviator who flew his Wright (Co) Model B biplane in numerous air meets. This collection consists of five photographic post cards showing Fish and his aircraft as well as handwritten technical notes.

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Fishes
Dates:
1943-1987
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-530
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence with the United States Navy concerning the naming of submarines after fishes. Much of the correspondence provides descriptions of the fish to that particular submarine's commander. Information comes from various curators within the Division of Fishes as well as Alexander Wetmore at the time when he ...

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Creators:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dates:
circa 1877-1948
Size:
14.73 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (3 12x17 boxes) (10 tall document boxes) (7 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7184
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include original logbooks for the Fish Commission vessels Albatross, Fish Hawk, Grampus, Halcyon, Yvonne, and Danglade containing hydrographic and dredging data; transcribed records of some of that data; accession records, transmittal records, lists, and correspondence concerning specimens taken by the Commission; material co...

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Creators:
Sagra, Ramón de la, 1798-1871
Dates:
1798-1871
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 84-189
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of an album of original drawings of Cuban fishes by Ramon de la Sagra, 1798-1871, and a few photographs of the drawings (black and white).

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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Fishes
Dates:
1950-1984
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities and research of William Ralph Taylor, Curator, 1956-1979, and Curator Emeritus, 1979-1990. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as research reports and daily diaries. Some materials pre-date Taylor's career in the Division of Fishes.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Fishes
Dates:
1874-1903 and undated
Size:
3 oversize folders.
Collection ID:
Accession 86-058
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a group of maps found in the Division of Fishes, and a watercolor painting of Unalaska by Henry Wood Elliott, 1874, marked as a gift to Mary Helen Churchill Baird (Mrs. Spencer F. Baird).

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Dates:
2003-2004
Size:
37 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9616
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Fishes
Dates:
1865-1941
Size:
7 cu. ft. (14 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 213
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit includes correspondence of the division, 1865-1941; accession and distribution record books, 1882-1936; invoices on specimens, ca. 1895, 1911-1923; and related notes, lists and materials on fishes.

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Creators:
Fish, Janet, 1938-
Shikler, Barbara
Dates:
1988 Jan. 30-Mar. 2
Size:
4 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
173 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.fish88
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Janet Fish conducted 1988 Jan. 30-Mar. 2, by Barbara Shikler, for the Archives of American Art. Fish discusses her family background, her education at Yale Art School, her techniques, the evolution of her work, feminism, and discrimination in the art world. She recalls Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Jill Kornblee, Alex Katz, and Esteba...

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