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Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Dates:
1873-1968
Size:
12.98 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (6 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 161
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of correspondence of the Division of Reptiles and Batrachians, a correspondence which was conducted by Yarrow, Stejneger, and Cochran. The correspondence of James A. Peters (1922-1972), who came to the United States National Museum in 1964 and was appointed Curator in Charge of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians ...

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Creators:
Cowan, Richard S., 1921-1997
Dates:
circa 1952-1985 and undated
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7356
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection documents Cowan's career as a systematic botanist at the New York Botanical Garden, USNM, and NMNH. Included are incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, the preparation of scientific papers and monographs, and professional activities; a subject file mostly documenting his research; ...

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Creators:
Moore, J. Percy (John Percy), 1869-
Dates:
1888-1965 and undated
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7265
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of John Percy Moore document his research on leeches. They include correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, his field research on Indian land leeches, and his work on the biological control of leeches. Also included are research notes, photographs, field notes, drawings, specimen lists, and manuscripts from hi...

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Creators:
Foreman, Edward R., 1808-1885
Dates:
circa 1868-1879
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7216
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers include lectures and notes on chemistry, ethnology, and natural history, especially botany; a sketch of the geology of Arkansas; and various lists of specimens.

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Creators:
International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
Dates:
1893-1945
Size:
6 cu. ft. (12 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 77
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records contain correspondence about the formation of the International Catalogue, planning and operation of the reporting system, and the circumstances of the Catalogue's demise.

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Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Smithsonian Journal of History Office
Dates:
1963-1972
Size:
6 cu. ft. (12 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 193
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records document publication of the Journal from solicitation of manuscripts to final layout. Also included are records for staff information, for example, information regarding various presses. See also: Record Unit 190.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dates:
1966-1977
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-059
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of research and reference materials related to the study of the biological impact of a proposed sea level canal through the Isthmus of Panama. In particular, many of the records focus on the sea snake. A large portion of these records were originally compiled by Ernst Mayr, Chairman of the National Research Council, ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Textiles
Dates:
circa 1947-1982
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 472
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

For the most part, this record unit documents curatorial and staff activities of the Division of Textiles after the creation of the Museum of History and Technology in 1957; however, some records also date from the time the Division was a Section of the Division of Crafts and Industries in the United States National Museum. These records cons...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1976-1994
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes the records of Jean B. Quinnette, secretary to the Director of the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), 1974-1976; Assistant Production Coordinator, 1977; Production Coordinator, 1978-1979; Telecommunications Specialist, 1980-1985; and Audio Visual Production Specialist, 1986-1994. Records document work on OTC production...

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Creators:
Weiss, Helena M., 1909-2004, interviewee
Dates:
1987
Size:
8 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9587
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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