Correspondence and Memoranda
These records include correspondence from the Registrar to United States National Museum staff and others, mostly regarding transportation of specimens, and the annual report of the Registrar to the Assistant Secretary, including a statement of specimen distributions. The materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919.
These are records of shipments received by the Office of the Registrar and usually contain only scant information about specimens or objects. The materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; and Herbert S. Bryant, Chief, Division of Correspondence and Documents, United States National Museum, 1917-1948.
This record unit consists of miscellaneous records relating to accessions, contained in 16 microfilm reels. The materials are arranged in the following order: Index to donors, circa 1875, 1 volume; index to donor names, accessions through circa 1886, 14 volumes; index to accession records checked out from the Office of the Registrar, undated, partially filled …
The Registrar recorded information about specimens received by the United States National Museum and assigned each unit a control number, which is the accession number for those items which were retained. This record lists the specimens by control number and the name of the curator who was assigned to examine …
Specimen Distribution Records
These records consist of correspondence and specimen listings and provide supplemental information to the entries maintained in the Specimen Distribution Record Books, record unit 120. Records which did not provide additional information were culled and discarded. Material concerns the distribution of specimens to schools, museums, public institutions, and individual scientists throughout …
Correspondence and Memoranda
These records concern the operation of the Office of the Registar and do not include accession records for museum objects. The materials were created and maintained by Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919. Most of the correspondence pertains to office policies and procedures, and other administrative matters.
This is a record of specimens and objects stored and controlled by the Registrar's office. Information on contents is usually very limited. The materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919.
These records include a list of packages announced as being sent to the Smithsonian Institution, listed and numbered in order of their announcement, and containing the following information when complete: transportation number, sender, origin, address sent to, how sent, date received, and expenses. The purpose was to control shipments of …
Temporary accession books list temporary accessions of the United States National Museum in order of receipt for the years 1886-1907. The materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919. Permanent accession record books are included in Record Unit 110. A volume list follows.
These records include the files of the Registrar relating to budgets, personnel, organization, procedures, and policy. They do not contain accession records. The materials document the work of Helena M. Weiss, Registrar.