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Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
1881-1919 and undated
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 408
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of weekly, monthly, and annual reports of the United States National Museum (USNM) staff involved with the preparation of collections for study and exhibition. The reports were submitted to the Director of USNM and maintained by the Division of Correspondence and Documents. Included are reports of the Taxidermist, ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Dates:
1875-1902
Size:
16.5 cu. ft. (33 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 201
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of two of the special files maintained by the Department of Correspondence and Documents. In 1902 a new system for maintaining records was established. Descriptions of the records are included as part of the series descriptions.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Dates:
circa 1887
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 219
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of descriptive labels prepared for the collection by Edwin H. Hawley, preparator in the Department of Arts and Industries.

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Division of Correspondence and Documents
Dates:
1890-1907
Size:
2.25 cu. ft. (4 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 133
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of logbooks documenting publications and publication distribution.

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United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy
Dates:
1885-1917 and undated
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 203
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records of the division include memoranda for the divisional reports, lists of specimens, records of divisional operations, material concerning the Ohio Valley and Central States Exhibition of 1888, and the daily calendar of Frederic A. Lucas for 1886-1895 and 1898-1899.

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United States National Museum. Division of Plants
Dates:
1870-1893
Size:
11 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (25 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 220
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Most of these records are the official files of George Vasey as botanist of the United States Department of Agriculture and curator of the United States National Herbarium from 1872 to 1893. They include incoming and occasional outgoing correspondence, mostly to Vasey, but sometimes to Jeremiah M. Rusk, secretary of Agriculture; Edwin Willits,...

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United States National Museum. Division of Birds
Dates:
1930-1961
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 151
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of reports prepared by the Curator of the Division of Birds and sent to the Head Curator of the Department of Zoology (prior to 1917, the Head Curator of the Department of Biology). The report for 1957-1958 includes some parts of the departmental report in additional to the divisional report, probably because at t...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Administrative Assistant
Dates:
1902-1909, 1917-1919, 1928-1929
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 folder oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 80
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records, together with record units 79, 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 Erected ...

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Creators:
United States National Museum. Department of Biology
Dates:
1897-1943
Size:
9.51 cu. ft. (17 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (1 folder oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 242
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the administration of the Department of Biology under Head Curators True, 1897-1911, and Stejneger, 1911-1943. Records include correspondence of the Department, 1897-1943; quarterly reports, 1910-1940; annual reports, 1901, 1911-1941; and plans of operation, 1911-1940. For other material relating to the Department o...

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Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
1881-1964
Size:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to ...

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