The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Adventures of an Ecologist
Our new Flickr set honors one of our own, ecologist Helmut Buechner (1918-1975). Buechner joined the Smithsonian in 1965 as its first Director of the Office of Ecology. From 1969 to 1972, Buechner was Senior Ecologist for the Office of Environmental Sciences and from 1972 to 1975, for the National Zoological Park.
These images document his field work while he was a professor of zoology and botany at Washington State College (now University) from 1948 to 1965. Images were taken during his field work in the Pacific Northwest and Wyoming during 1949-1954. To learn more about Helmut Buechner, please reference the finding aid for the archival collection: Record Unit 7279 - Helmut Buechner Papers, 1939-1975.
- Record Unit 7279 - Helmut Buechner Papers, 1939-1975, Smithsonian Institution Archives
- Helmut Buechner Set on Flickr Commons