Frank C. Whitmore Papers
This accession consists of papers documenting the career of Frank C. Whitmore, Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Smithsonian Research Associate. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, examinations and reports, photographs, and other papers associated with Whitmore's paleontological research.
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of Natural History that were either created or collected by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor units, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998; Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996; and the Office of Public Affairs, prior to 1976. The materials document the museum, its …
This accession consists of a reference set of publications from the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, plus older publications issued by Smithsonian Institution Press and Smithsonian Books. Materials include books and serial publications.
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.
This collection contains a variety of materials documenting the lives and careers of scientists from a wide range of fields, including mammalogy, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology, botany, entomology, paleontology and geology. Also included are files on conservationists, taxidermists, historical figures, explorers, frontiersmen, and hunters. The files include biographies, news clippings, press …
Alexander Wetmore Papers
The papers of Alexander Wetmore were received in the Smithsonian Archives in several different accessions between 1978 and 1987. The Archives would like to thank Mrs. Beatrice T. Wetmore for her help in transferring her husband's papers to the Archives. We also appreciate the assistance of the staff of the Division of …
Phillip Walker papers
The Phillip Walker papers document his research and professional activities from 1969-2008 and primarily deal with his bioarchaeological research in California and his studies of primate feeding behavior and dentition. His involvement in issues surrounding the repatriation of Native American human remains, forensic work for public agencies dealing with human remains, and writings are also represented. The collection consists of research and project files, raw data and analysis, graphs and illustrations, photographs, and dental impressions.
Permanent Administrative Files
Records prior to 1907 consist mostly of incoming correspondence (outgoing correspondence can be found in record unit 112). After 1907 the records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the material consists of routine public inquiries. In addition, these records document museum accessions and Smithsonian expeditions and field trips. Other topics include …
Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers
The Spencer F. Baird Papers are the combination of several different deposits. One group was originally labeled "Private" by the Smithsonian Institution Archives at the time they were received. Another group came to the Smithsonian from Lucy Hunter Baird (Baird's daughter), or from her estate after her death.
Curators' Annual Reports
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 …