Query: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Barro Colorado Island
Records
Creators:
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island
Dates:
1918-1964
Size:
6.5 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the creation and development of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, from preliminary discussions in 1918 to the selection of a site on, and reservation of, Barro Colorado Island in 1923, and its subsequent development as a center for research into the ecology of the American tropics. The records include …

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Website Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dates:
2019
Collection ID:
Accession 20-073
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of three subsites maintained by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). The Training in Tropical Taxonomy subsite, crawled April 9, 2019, provides information about past and future training courses offered through STRI's Bocas del Toro Research Station in Panama. The website also includes information about the program, instructors, and …

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Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Oral History Interviews
Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dates:
1990
Size:
1 audiotape (Reference copy).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9580
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program …

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Gilberto Ocana Oral History Interview
Creators:
Ocana, Gilberto, interviewee
Dates:
1989
Size:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9576
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program …

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Neal Griffith Smith Papers
Dates:
circa 1925-1995
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-057
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the research materials of Neal Griffith Smith (1937-2012), an ornithologist and tropical biologist who received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1963 and then spent his entire career working for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). Particularly well documented is Smith's graduate research on Arctic birds on White …

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Research Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dates:
1981-1983
Size:
2.9 cu. ft. (5 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-025
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the 1982 census of the Barro Colorado Island forest dynamics plot. The 50 hectare plot was established in Panama in 1980 by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Princeton University. The first full census was completed in 1982, revealing a total of approximately 240,000 stems of 303 species of trees …

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Pablo Rodriguez-Martinez Oral History Interview
Creators:
Rodriguez-Martinez, Pablo, interviewee
Dates:
1990
Size:
1 audiotape (Reference copy).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9581
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program …

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Charles F. Bennett and Carole Ann Bennett Oral History Interview
Dates:
1975
Size:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9563
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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. Program …

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David B. Dill, Jr., Papers
Dates:
1930
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-145
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 31 photographs taken at Barro Colorado Island in 1930 by David B. Dill, Sr., during his scientific expedition to Panama. David B. Dill, Jr., joined his father on the trip. Materials also include typewritten excerpts from the younger Dill's letters written home to his mother and sister. The …

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Research Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Dates:
circa 1975-2001
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-067
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the research activities of ornithologist Russell Greenberg (1953-2013). Greenberg began his career in 1977 at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and was founder and first director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoological Park in 1991. His earliest records document his research as …

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