These records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, circa 1955-1974. Also included are plans of operation, circa 1947-1960; public inquiries for identification of specimens and information; and glass plate negatives which document the field work of Frederick William True and James W. Gidley …
Kjell Bloch Sandved Photographic Files
Kjell Sandved of the Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), at the commission of Porter Kier, then Director, NMNH, prepared these photographic materials to document personnel and activities of the NMNH in 1975. They also document the visit in October 1975 of Emperor Hirohito of Japan. Some of the …
These records document the video elements that comprise the "Dinosaurs" component of the "Dinosaurs/Insects" video, sold under the title, "Creatures Great and Small," of the Smithsonian Video Collection (SVC). The SVC was developed as a video series for general audiences and represented the Institution's first venture into the home …
This accession consists of curatorial records created by Nicholas Hotton, Associate Curator, Curator, and Curator Emeritus, 1959-1998. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; research notes, illustrations, proposals, and grants; exhibition files and floor plans; photographs and slides of specimens; lectures; and professional activity files.
The Archives would like to thank Frederick J. Collier and Martin A. Buzas for their assistance in the transfer of these records to the Archives.
These records document the history of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1889-1957, and to a greater extent, document the professional and administrative activities of Charles W. Gilmore when he was a staff member with the Division (1905-1945). Materials include daybooks and journals kept by Gilmore, containing the daily work activities of himself …
Correspondence and Memoranda
This accession consists of incoming and outgoing memoranda among the Department of Paleobiology and Smithsonian bureaus, offices and staff; and correspondence among departmental staff and non-Smithsonian researchers and colleagues. Chairmen of the Department during this period included G. Arthur Cooper, 1963-1967; Porter M. Kier, 1967-1972; Richard E. Grant, 1972-1977; Martin A. Buzas, 1977-1982; Ian …
This accesion consists of records that document funding awarded through the Office of Sponsored Projects for research, education and exhibitions. Materials include grant and contract information, memoranda and correspondence, authorizations, budget proposals, and financial reporting.
This accession consists of information pertaining to former Smithsonian Institution employees. Materials include newspaper clippings, press releases, notes, curricula vitae, journal articles, Smithsonian announcements, photographs, and contact sheets.
This accession consists of the papers of Donald Baird (1926-2011), paleontologist, anthropologist, geologist, and seventeenth and eighteenth century firearms authority. He became a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in 1949 (Vice President, 1983-1984; President, 1984-1985; Honorary Life Member, 1991; J. T. Gregory Award, 1996). During his career in vertebrate paleontology, Baird's employers included the …