Aleš Hrdlička papers
The papers of Aleš Hrdlička, curator in the Division of Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, offer considerable insight into the development of physical anthropology in the first half of this century. The papers include honors bestowed on Hrdlička, autobiographical notes, correspondence with many of the leading anthropologists of the day, anthropometric and osteometric measurements and observations (forming most of the collection), extensive photographs of Hrdlička's field work, manuscripts, research materials, and "My Journeys" (essentially a diary Hrdlička kept of his field work). In addition, there is material of a personal nature. The papers date from 1875 to 1966, but the bulk of the materials date from 1903 to 1943, the time of Hrdlička's career at the USNM.
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection
This collection is primarily the work of one individual, Donald Harvey Sultner, known professionally as Donald Sultner-Welles (1914-1981). The collection forms a written and visual record of Sultner's family, life, and career from 1913-1980. Its major strength is Sultner's photographic documentation of the world during his travels, ca. 1950-1980. Work by other photographers …
This accession consists of manuscripts, notes and fossil lists created or maintained by Charles Elmer Resser of the United States National Museum, Division of Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleobotany.
This accession consists of the records of the American Arachnological Society and includes the correspondence of David B. Richman, annual meeting photographs, annual meeting programs, and slides of field trips and other functions. Of particular note are 10 engraving plates used for B. J. (Benjamin Julian) Kaston's Spiders of Connecticut, 1948. Materials …
Ellis Leon Yochelson Papers
This accession consists of professional papers of Ellis Leon Yochelson, paleontologist. Materials include project files, committee files, and files documenting his employment with the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Alexander Wetmore Papers
This accession consists of correspondence, notes, manuscripts and drawings created or used by Alexander Wetmore for various publications. Most materials relate to the birds of Panama; the Shenandoah National Park; Washington, D.C.; Haiti; and the Dominican Republic.
This accession consists of images of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) facilities, research, staff, and events. In addition, some images document Panama in general as well as the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya which STRI helped to found. Materials consist of slides, prints, and digital images. Some materials are in …
This accession consists of records documenting educational programs created or sponsored by the Conservation and Research Center (CRC) for teachers, students, and volunteers. Program topics include biodiversity, forests, amphibian monitoring, black-footed ferret pregnancy watch, bird identification, and animal diets. Materials include teacher manuals, newsletters, clippings, annual reports, flyers, teacher mailings …
Christina Patoski Holiday Photoprints
Fourteen color photographic prints by Christina Patoski, depicting front-lawn and front-porch holiday displays (primarily Christmas) in various U.S. cities.
Professional Activity Files
This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities and official travel of the Director of the Smithsonian Institution's Biodiversity Program, Don E. Wilson, 1990-2000. The bulk of the material relates to Wilson's participation in meetings regarding bat research. Records created prior to 1990 were created and transferred by Wilson upon his …