SIA RU007175, Peters, James Arthur 1922-1972, James A. Peters Papers, and Records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, 1927-1973, and 1927-1966

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Summary

Creator:
Peters, James Arthur 1922-1972
Title:
James A. Peters Papers, and Records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, 1927-1973, and 1927-1966
Dates:
1927, 1927-1973, 1927-1973, and 1927-1966
Notes:
James A. Peters (1922-1972) was born in Iowa and educated at the University of Michigan. He held teaching positions at Brown University, 1952-1958; Universidad Centrale de Ecuador, Fulbright Lecturer, 1958-1959; Southern Illinois University, 1959; and San Fernando Valley State College, 1959-1964. In 1964 Peters joined the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, United States National Museum, and served as Associate Curator, 1964-1967, and Curator, 1967-1972
Peters' professional activities included membership in a number of scientific societies, notably the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH). He served the ASIH as Secretary, 1960-1966; Vice-President, 1967; and President, 1970. In 1965, he inaugurated the Smithsonian Herpetological Information Services which distributed material to herpetological labs and individual herpetologists
The main subjects of Peters' research were the herpetology and zoogeography of Latin America, especially Ecuador. The computer analysis of biogeographic data greatly enhanced Peters' study of systematics and ecology of reptiles and amphibians. He also employed computer technology in the identification of specimens
Restrictions:
Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff
Topic:
Herpetology
Subjects:
Peters, James Arthur 1922-1972, Universidad Centrale de Ecuador, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, University of Michigan, Brown University, Southern Illinois University (System), San Fernando Valley State College, United States National Museum
Form/Genre:
Photographs, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU007175
Physical Description:
6.1 linear meters

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7175

Peters, James Arthur, 1922-

James A. Peters Papers, and Records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, 1927-1973 (Papers), 1927-1966 (Records)

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Peters, James Arthur, 1922-
Title: James A. Peters Papers, and Records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Dates: 1927-1973 (Papers), 1927-1966 (Records)
Quantity: 6.1 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7175
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

James A. Peters was born in Durant, Iowa on July 13, 1922. He developed an interest in herpetology as a teenager, which culminated in the acquisition of three academic degrees from the University of Michigan (B.S., 1948; M.A., 1950; Ph.D., 1952). While at the University of Michigan he served as a research assistant in the Museum of Zoology (1946-1952) and as a teaching assistant for the Department of Zoology (1952). After receiving his Ph.D., Peters joined the staff of Brown University (1952-1958), advancing from instructor to assistant professor. During the summer of 1956 he was a research associate at Stanford University. From 1958 to 1959 Peters was a Fulbright Lecturer at the Universidad Centrale de Ecuador; he was a visiting professor at Southern Illinois University for the summer of 1959 and accepted an associate professorship at San Fernando Valley State College (SFVSC) in the fall of that year. Peters advanced to full professor at SFVSC, remaining there until February 1964 when he accepted the position of associate curator in the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians of the United States National Museum. He assumed the title "supervisor and curator" of the Division in FY 1967, a title he held until FY 1971. He was named curator, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians in FY 1971 and held that position until his death on December 18, 1972.

James A. Peters' professional responsibilities included membership in many scientific societies. He attended his first meeting of the American Society of Icthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) in 1939. He later served on the Board of Governors and various committees. He also served as ASIH secretary (1960-1966); vice-president (1967); and president (1970). He also held advisory or elected positions with the Society of Systematic Zoology, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Biological Society of Washington. Within the Smithsonian Peters continued his professional responsibilities by service on the Zoo Research Advisory Committee (National Zoological Park), the Planning Committee for Summer Seminar in Systematics, the Steering Committee for the First International Congress of Systematic Zoology, the International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, the Reptile Group of the Survival Service Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the American Alligator Council, and the Rare and Endangered Species Committee of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife. In 1965 he inaugurated the Smithsonian Herpetological Information Services, which distributed informative material deemed useful to herpetologists but unsuitable for publication, e.g., bibliographies, indices, etc.

The herpetology and zoogeography of Latin America became main subjects of interest for Peters after he did field work on the Mexican Plateau in 1949 and in Michoacan in 1950. His concentration on Ecuador was largely due to the wide scope of biogeographical faunal comparisons available in the Andes Mountains. While completing his doctoral work on the snakes of the subfamily Dipsadinae, he embarked in 1952 upon a long-term research project on the herpetology of Ecuador that resulted in twenty-one published papers. The culmination of his Latin American work was the two-volume Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata co-authored with Braulio Orjas-Miranda and Roberto Donoso-Barrios (1970). Over 100 scientific publications are attributed to James A. Peters, including two books, Classic Papers in Genetics (ed., 1959) and Dictionary of Herpetology (1964). He described seventeen new species or subspecies and had five taxa, four Neotropical amphibians and reptiles, and one snake named for him.

The computer analysis of biogeographic data greatly enhanced Peters' study of the systematics and ecology of reptiles and amphibians. An effective use of this technique was the gathering of comparative cardiac physiology of Ecuadorian snakes and lizards using data obtained from an electrocardiograph. Identification of specimens was another field adaptable to the use of computer technology. In this area of interest Peters developed computer programs that facilitated the identification process by searching on a larger constellation of characters than had previously been employed. Eleven papers were published from 1968 to 1973 on the subject of computer usage. He also founded the newsletter MUDPIE (Museum and University Data Program and Information Exchange) which contained information about computer programs, references, grants, meetings, and related news.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers include both personal and professional correspondence and documents relating to Peters' academic and curatorial careers. Also included are files of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians maintained by Peters' predecessor, Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968). Correspondents include Jorge W. Abalos, M. Acosta-Solis, Kraig Kerr Adler, Villy Aellen, E. Ross Allen, American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Medical Association, American Museum of Natural History, American Society of Icthyologists and Herpetologists, Steven C. Anderson, Attilio Arillo, Ralph W. Axtell, James P. Bacon, Jr., Gladys C. Banks, Benjamin Harrison Banta, Avelino Barrio, J. C. Battersby, Nina Battersby, Pauline Becker, William Beebe, Beitrage Zur Neotropischen Fauna, Ronald E. Beltz, Paul A. Benson, Frederick Henry Berry, Bio Instrumentation Advisory Council, Sherman Chauncey Bishop, Richard Eliot Blackwelder, Frieda Cobb Blanchard, Ellen Gillespie Block, Charles Mitchell Bogert, James Erwin Bohlke, Werner C. A. Bokermann, Donald D. Brand, Ronald A. Brandon, Bayard Holmes Brattstrom, British Herpetological Society, Donald G. Broadley, L. D. Brongersma, Garnett Ryland Brooks, Jr., John Langdon Brooks, Bryce Cardigan Brown, Frederick Martin Brown, Brown University, Walter Creighton Brown, Maria Buchinger, W. Leslie Burger, A. C. J. Burgers, Charles Earle Burt, William Henry Burt, Robert A. Burton, R. Bruce Bury, Fred Ray Cagle, Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Society, Luis F. Capurro, Dennis S. Carlson, Nan V. Carson, Center for Tropical Studies, University of Michigan, Herman Burleigh Chase, The Chicago Herpetological Society, William M. Clay, Doris Mable Cochran, Nathan Wolf Cohen, Roger Conant, John M. Condit, Congreso Latinamericano de Zoologia, Joseph F. Copp, Robert Copping, Raymond B. Cowles, David Crane, John Davis, Paul E. P. Deraniyagala, Philip H. Derse, Michael W. Dix, James R. Dixon, Roberto Donoso-Barrios (Ref.), Armando Dugand, Roy Frederick Dulin, Jr., Ann Dunham, Emmet Reid Dunn, Delbert G. Easton, Richard A. Edgren, Jr., Lloyd C. Emmons, Francis Cope Evans, Lee C. Finneran, Harvey Irvin Fisher, Henry Sheldon Fitch, Alvin Godfrey Flury, William I. Follett, Keith E. Friedel, John W. Funkhouser, Jose M. Gallardo, Sidney Roland Galler, Carl Gans, Joseph Francis Gennaro, Jr., Howard Kay Gloyd, Coleman Jett Goin, Stanley W. Gorham, Joseph B. Gorman, Chapman Grant, Arthur Merwin Greenhall, Arnold B. Grobman, Eugene Raymond Hall, Rogers D. Hamilton, William John Hamilton, Jr., Garry P. Harned, Francis Harper, Ernest William Hartung, Norman Edouard Hartweg, Werner George Heim, Herpetologists' League, William Atwood Hilton, Richard L. Hoffman, Alphonse Richard Hoge, Theodore Huntington Hubbell, Carl Leavitt Hubbs, Richard G. Hubler, Don Hunsaker II, Victor H. Hutchinson, Robert F. Inger, Instituto Butantan, Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia, International Association For Systematic Zoology, International Biological Programme, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, International Herpetology Society, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Hernando de Irmay, David Lee Jameson, Rolf A. Jensen, Junior Herpetological Society, Brahma S. Kaushiva, Hugh Lawrence Keegan, Laurence Monroe Klauber, Robert Elroy Kuntz, Ernest Albert Lachner, Abdem Ramon Lancini, David A. Langebartel, Carlos M. Larrea, Ronald Lawson, David S. Lee, Donald L. Lehmann, Roberto Levi-Castillo, Alan E. Leviton, Lizard Ecology Symposium, Long Island Herpetological Society, Richard Biggar Loomis, Francis X. Lueth, Douglas MacGregor, Thomas J. McIntyre, Rogers McVaugh, Beni Charan Mahendra, M. Maldonado-Koerdell, Guillermo Mann, Romeo John Mansueti, Paul Schultz Martin, Kevin W. Marx, The Maryland Herpetological Society, Ernst Mayr, Giles W. Mead, John Stephen Mecham, Daniel Merriman, Robert Rush Miller, Eunice Thomas Miner, Francis J. Mitchell, Erna Mohr, John Alexander Moore, George Sprague Myers, National Geographic Society, Walter Ludwig Necker, Wilfred T. Neill, Morris Graham Netting, New York Herpetological Society, Norman Dennis Newell, Clifford Raymond Noll, Jr., Kenneth Stafford Norris, The Ohio Herpetological Society, James Arthur Oliver, The Orange County Herpetological Society, Gustavo Orces, Braulio Orejas-Miranda (Ref.), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Paris), Organization of American States, Lourdes G. Ortega, Juan Jose Parodiz, Georges Pasteur, Dennis R. Paulson, Raymond Andrew Paynter, Jr., James A. Peters, Philadelphia Herpetological Society, David Pimentel, Richard A. Pimentel, Ivo Poglayen-Neuwall, Friedrich Polz, Clifford Hillhouse Pope, Primer Congreso Sudamericano de Zoologia, George B. Rabb, A. Stanley Rand, Neil Dwight Richmond, William J. Riemer, Philip C. Ritterbush, Robert Maar Roecker, Alfred S. Romer, Douglas Anthon Rossman, Barry Rothman, Norma Rothman, Janis A. Roze, Rodolfo Ruibal, Findlay Ewing Russell, Richard W. Russell, Jay M. Savage, Scandinavian Herpetological Society, Herbert Schifter, Karl Patterson Schmidt, Waldo Lasalle Schmitt, Albert Schwartz, Frederick A. Shannon, Charles E. Shaw, Hurst Hugh Shoemaker, R. K. Shrivastava, Charles Gald Sibley, Allan J. Sloan, Paul Slud (Ref.), Hobart Muir Smith, Philip W. Smith, Richard Craine Snyder, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Society for the Study of Evolution, Society of Systematic Zoology, Paul Soderberg, The Southern California Academy of Sciences, Southwestern Herpetologists Society, James Juan Spillett, Leonhard Stejneger, Othmar Stemmler, Terry B. Stevenson, William H. Stickel, Laurence Cooper Stuart, Bogdan Sturgen, The Systematics Association, Michael J. Takos, James R. Tamsitt, Wilmer W. Tanner, Aaron M. Taub, Edward H. Taylor, The Tennessee Herpetological Society, E. Titschack, Enrico Tortonese, Robert G. Tuck, Jr., Frederick Brown Turner, Michael J. Tyler, Emil K. Urban, Thomas Marshall Uzzell, Jose Valencia, Stefan Vancea, Paulo Emilio Vanzolini, Jaime D. Villa, Virginia Herpetological Society, John Visser, Zdenek Vogel, Harold K. Voris, Helmuth O. Wagner, David Burton Wake, Charles Frederic Walker, Warren Franklin Walker, Jr., Harlan D. Walley, The Washington Biologists' Field Club, Inc., Robert G. Webb, William Weber (Ref.), John E. Werler, Heinz Wermuth, Yehudah L. Werner, Dawn Xavier Weston, Jr., Kenneth L. Williams, Richard Willnow, James Walter Wilson, Larry David Wilson, Gaston-Francois de Witte, Allyn L. Wood, Lindsay W. Wood, Albert Hazen Wright (Ref.), John W. Wright, David Zaid, William Zipperer, The Zoological Society of London, George R. Zug, Richard George Zweifel.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7175, Peters, James Arthur, 1922-, James A. Peters Papers, and Records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians

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Container List

Series 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1938-1972. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This record series is a compilation of two complete and previously separate files as well as one incomplete file. Due to the similarity in the nature and subject matter, the three files were combined into one alphabetic series. The largest volume of correspondence is incoming and outgoing Peters correspondence, both professional and personal. To a lesser extent professional and personal correspondence exists for other members of the staff - Doris Mable Cochran, Robert G. Tuck, Jr., and George R. Zug. The subject matter is largely confined to specimen identification, meetings of scientific societies, and requests for scientific papers.

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Allen, Ross

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American Institute of Biological Sciences

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Anderson, S.

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Arillo, Attilio

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Battersby, J. C.

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Berry, Frederick H.

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Bio Instrumentation Advisory Council

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Bishop, Sherman C.

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Block, Ellen Gillespie

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Brand, Donald D.

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Brandon, Ronald A.

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Brattstrom, Bayard H.

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Brill, E. J. (Book dealers)

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Brown, Bryce C.

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Werler, John

Box 18 of 49

Wermuth, Heinz

Box 18 of 49

Werner, Yehudah L.

Box 18 of 49

Weston, Dawn Xavier, Jr.

Box 18 of 49

Williams, Kenneth L.

Box 18 of 49

Willnow, Richard

Box 18 of 49

Box 19

Wilson, J. Walter

Box 19 of 49

Wilson, Larry David

Box 19 of 49

de Witte, Gaston-Francois

Box 19 of 49

Wood, Allyn L.

Box 19 of 49

Wood, Lindsay W.

Box 19 of 49

Wright, John W.

Box 19 of 49

XYZ

Box 19 of 49

Yuskiw, Tom

Box 19 of 49

Zaid, David

Box 19 of 49

Zug, George R.

Box 19 of 49

Zipperer, Bill

Box 19 of 49

Zweifel, Richard G.

Box 19 of 49

Unidentified Correpondence

Box 19 of 49

Series 2

SOCIETIES, MEETINGS, CONGRESSES, SYMPOSIUMS, ETC., 1940-1972. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Correspondence in this series pertains to scientific organizations and documents Peters' participation in these organizations. Also included are newsletters, form letters for committee members, and information brochures. Foreign societies are alphabetized utilizing the foreign language spelling.

Box 19

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Box 19 of 49

AAAS Symposia, 1966

Box 19 of 49

American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)

Box 19 of 49

American Medical Association

Box 19 of 49

Box 20

American Society of Icthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH), 1940-1963

Box 20 of 49

ASIH San Francisco, 1967

Box 20 of 49

ASIH Agenda, 1967

Box 20 of 49

ASIH, 1967-1970

Box 20 of 49

ASIH, 1969

Box 20 of 49

ASIH Agenda, 1969

Box 20 of 49

ASIH, 1969-1970

Box 20 of 49

ASIH, 1969-1971

Box 20 of 49

ASIH, 1971-1972

Box 20 of 49

ASIH Board of Governors, 1968

Box 20 of 49

ASIH Agenda, 1970

Box 20 of 49

Box 21

ASIH Monograph Series

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Manuscript Review

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Income Tax

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Conservation Committee

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Committee for Increased Participation

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Committee on Publications Secretary

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Nomenclature Committee

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Committee on Zoological Nomenclature, 1956-1960

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Committee on Zoological Nomenclature, 1964-1967

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Committee on Zoological Nomenclature, 1967-1970 (2 folders)

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Committee on Zoological Nomenclature - Papers

Box 21 of 49

ASIH Committee on Zoological Nomenclature - ZN (S) 1704, Coluber Chimetla

Box 21 of 49

ASIH - "Preserved Specimen Records and Notes on All Phases of Herpetology," by James A. Peters

Box 21 of 49

American Society of Zoologists

Box 21 of 49

Association for the Advancement of Biomedical Education

Box 21 of 49

Association for Tropical Biology (ATB) (2 folders)

Box 21 of 49

ATB Editorial Planning Committee

Box 21 of 49

Box 22

Biological Society of Washington

Box 22 of 49

British Herpetological Society

Box 22 of 49

Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Society

Box 22 of 49

Center for Tropical Studies, University of Michigan

Box 22 of 49

Chicago Herpetological Society

Box 22 of 49

Darwin-Wallace Centennial

Box 22 of 49

DATA International Assistance Corps

Box 22 of 49

Friends of the Smithsonian Institution (Senate of Scientists)

Box 22 of 49

Herpetological Digest

Box 22 of 49

Herpetologists' League

Box 22 of 49

Instituto Panamericano de Geogratia e Historia

Box 22 of 49

International Andean Year (UNESCO)

Box 22 of 49

International Association for Systematic Zoology

Box 22 of 49

International Biological Program (IBP) (2 folders)

Box 22 of 49

IBP - Blair

Box 22 of 49

IBP - Caracas, Venezuela, 1967

Box 22 of 49

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Box 22 of 49

International Conference on Systematic Biology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1967

Box 22 of 49

First International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (ICSEB)

Box 22 of 49

Box 23

ICSEB

Box 23 of 49

ICSEB Computer Revolution in Systematics Symposium, 1972

Box 23 of 49

Fifteenth International Congress of Zoology

Box 23 of 49

Sixteenth International Congress of Zoology (2 folders)

Box 23 of 49

Seventeenth International Congress of Zoology (3 folders)

Box 23 of 49

International Congress of Herpetology

Box 23 of 49

International Herpetology Society

Box 23 of 49

International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature

Box 23 of 49

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

Box 23 of 49

Investigaciones Cientificas del Tropicos

Box 23 of 49

Junior Herpetological Society

Box 23 of 49

Latin American Congress of Zoology

Box 23 of 49

Second Latin American Congress of Zoology

Box 23 of 49

Third Latin American Congress of Zoology

Box 23 of 49

Fourth Latin American Congress of Zoology

Box 23 of 49

Fifth Latin American Congress of Zoology

Box 23 of 49

Latin American Science Board

Box 23 of 49

Box 24

Symposium of Lizard Ecology

Box 24 of 49

Long Island Herpetological Society

Box 24 of 49

Marquis Biographical Library Society

Box 24 of 49

Maryland Herpetological Society

Box 24 of 49

Navy

Box 24 of 49

Near East College Association

Box 24 of 49

New York Herpetological Society

Box 24 of 49

Ohio Herpetological Society

Box 24 of 49

Orange County Herpetological Society

Box 24 of 49

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development

Box 24 of 49

Organization of American States

Box 24 of 49

Panama, 1966

Box 24 of 49

Primer Congreso Sudaamericano de Zoologia

Box 24 of 49

Philadelphia Herpetological Society

Box 24 of 49

Scandinavian Herpetological Society

Box 24 of 49

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (2 folders)

Box 24 of 49

Society for the Study of Evolution

Box 24 of 49

Society of Systematic Zoology

Box 24 of 49

Society of Systematic Zoology, Boston Meeting 1953

Box 24 of 49

Society of Systematic Zoology, IBP

Box 24 of 49

Society of Systematic Zoology Monograph Committee

Box 24 of 49

Box 25

Southern California Academy of Sciences

Box 25 of 49

Southwestern Herpetologists Society

Box 25 of 49

The Systematics Association

Box 25 of 49

Symposia on Systematics

Box 25 of 49

Tennessee Herpetological Society

Box 25 of 49

Virginia Herpetological Society

Box 25 of 49

Washington Biologists' Field Club, Inc. (2 folders)

Box 25 of 49

Zoological Society of London

Box 25 of 49

Series 3

MANUSCRIPTS, 1942-1972. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This series consists of Peters' typescripts or written notes. Included are papers written for college credit, as well as published papers, especially relative to Ecuador. The alphabetical listing is most often filed by the Latin name of the specimen rather than the correct title of the paper.

Box 25

Book Reviews

Box 25 of 49

Manuscripts

Box 25 of 49

Papers (Published)

Box 25 of 49

Alligator - Manuscript

Box 25 of 49

Alligator - Correspondence

Box 25 of 49

Ameiva - General

Box 25 of 49

Ameiva petersi

Box 25 of 49

Ameiva bridgesii

Box 25 of 49

Ameiva edracantha

Box 25 of 49

Ameiva Proof

Box 25 of 49

Ameiva septemlineata

Box 25 of 49

Ameiva septemlineata subspecies Nova

Box 25 of 49

Box 26

American Alligator Council - Report

Box 26 of 49

Anolis rhinoceros

Box 26 of 49

Biological Textbook - Manuscript

Box 26 of 49

"A New Approach in the Analysis of Biogeographic Data"

Box 26 of 49

Biographic Data

Box 26 of 49

"Biostatistical Programs in 'Basic' Language for the Time-Shared Computer," 1970

Box 26 of 49

"Use and Misuse of the Biotic Province Concept"

Box 26 of 49

"The Scientific Name of the American Puff Adder"

Box 26 of 49

"On the Proper Allocation of the Trivial Name 'Venezuelensis' in the Genus Bothrops (Viperidae, Serpentes)"

Box 26 of 49

Caecilia Electrocardiography Manuscript

Box 26 of 49

Career Opportunities in Evolution

Box 26 of 49

Ceratophrys stolzmanni

Box 26 of 49

Box 27

Classic Papers on Genetics

Box 27 of 49

Classic Papers on Genetics - Second Edition

Box 27 of 49

Clines in Herpetology

Box 27 of 49

Computadoras de Tiempo Compartido

Box 27 of 49

Symposium on Computers, Mexico City, 1967

Box 27 of 49

Computerized Loan Records for Museum Collections

Box 27 of 49

Coniophanes

Box 27 of 49

Coral Snakes

Box 27 of 49

Cyclagras

Box 27 of 49

Data Sheets on Central and South American Specimens

Box 27 of 49

Dean Bibliography of Fishes, 1968

Box 27 of 49

Dendrobates

Box 27 of 49

Diaglena

Box 27 of 49

Box 28

Dictionary of Herpetology - Permissions

Box 28 of 49

Dictionary of Herpetology - Letters

Box 28 of 49

Dipsas catesbyi

Box 28 of 49

Dipsadinae

Box 28 of 49

Dipsadinae - Supplement

Box 28 of 49

Duke, J. A. - Polyclaves

Box 28 of 49

Ecuadorian Snakes - American Museum of Natural History

Box 28 of 49

Ecuadorian Amphibians

Box 28 of 49

Ecuadorian Caecilians

Box 28 of 49

Ecuadorian Leptodactylus

Box 28 of 49

Box 29

Ecuadorian Lizards (2 folders)

Box 29 of 49

Ecuadorian Lizards - Miscellaneous Notes

Box 29 of 49

Ecuadorian Lizards - Types

Box 29 of 49

Equatorial National Park

Box 29 of 49

Ecuadorian Snakes - Stanford University

Box 29 of 49

Ecuadorian Snakes - Checklist Keys (2 folders)

Box 29 of 49

Origins and Zoogeography of the Reptile Fauna of Ecuador

Box 29 of 49

Box 30

Evolution Seminar

Box 30 of 49

Extinction: Its Causes and Results

Box 30 of 49

A Computer Program for Calculating Degree of Biogeographical Resemblance Between Areas

Box 30 of 49

Gastrotheca

Box 30 of 49

Gonyosoma / Elaphe

Box 30 of 49

Hazel, Joe - Rebuttal to the Use of Cluster Analysis in Biogeography

Box 30 of 49

Hennig, Willi - Review

Box 30 of 49

Herpetology in Modern China, 1968

Box 30 of 49

Hibernation in Terrestrial Ectotherms and the Evolution of Thermoregulation

Box 30 of 49

Holbrookia texana

Box 30 of 49

Hypsiglena

Box 30 of 49

Laemanctus serratus

Box 30 of 49

Leptotyphlopidae

Box 30 of 49

Box 31

Museum of Natural History (MNH) Exhibit Story, 1969

Box 31 of 49

Ninia atrata

Box 31 of 49

Pleurodema brachyops

Box 31 of 49

Quintana Roo - Instituto Polytechnico de Mexico

Box 31 of 49

Rana maculata ZN (S) 1750

Box 31 of 49

Reelfoot Lake Data

Box 31 of 49

Rexraod Snake Fossils - Genus Heterodon from the Pliocene of Kansas

Box 31 of 49

Roze Review

Box 31 of 49

Sierra de Coalcoman, 1950-1951

Box 31 of 49

Serpentes - Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1970

Box 31 of 49

Southwestern Michoacan

Box 31 of 49

Stejneger, Leonhard H.

Box 31 of 49

A Note on the Concept of Subspecies for VHS Bulletin

Box 31 of 49

Box 32

Systematics, 1948-1960

Box 32 of 49

Thamnodynastes

Box 32 of 49

The Role of Time-Share Computing in Museum Research

Box 32 of 49

The Time-Shared Computer as an Adjunct to Museum Exhibits

Box 32 of 49

A Report on an Experiment Combining a Time-Shared Computer and a Public Exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History

Box 32 of 49

Tropidodipsas perijanensis

Box 32 of 49

Turtle Traffic, 1972

Box 32 of 49

Type Locality Restrictions in Nomenclatorial Procedure

Box 32 of 49

The Proper Citation for Certain Species Described by Tschudi

Box 32 of 49

Typhlops

Box 32 of 49

Comments on the Valid Emendation of -ii Endings of Patronyms ZN (S) 1913

Box 32 of 49

Stability in Zoological Nomenclature, 1971

Box 32 of 49

Series 4

PUBLISHERS, 1955-1969. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Correspondence documents publication of Peters' books and scientific papers and includes general information about the various publishers.

Box 32

Publishers

Box 32 of 49

W. H. Freeman and Company - Introduction to Herpetology, Third Edition

Box 32 of 49

Hafner Publishing Company

Box 32 of 49

Johns Hopkins Press

Box 32 of 49

C. V. Mosby Company

Box 32 of 49

Box 33

Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Box 33 of 49

Series 5

PUBLICATION REQUESTS, 1946-1973. UNARRANGED.

Included are miscellaneous reprint requests for papers by Peters or other members of the staff of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians. Information on book dealers, book orders and price lists are also included in this series.

Box 33

Reprint Requests, 1957-1973

Box 33 of 49

Linnaeus Reprint, 1954-1956

Box 33 of 49

Requests - Reptiles, Vietnam, 1970-1973

Box 33 of 49

Requests - Bragg and Cochran Papers, 1969-1971

Box 33 of 49

Publications - Price list, 1946-1960

Box 33 of 49

Books - Book Dealers, 1951-1966

Box 33 of 49

Book Orders, 1962-1964

Box 33 of 49

Series 6

RESEARCH AWARDS, 1950-1970. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Correspondence documents Peters' application for awards. Grants and awards received include those from the American Philosophical Society (1954); Brown University (1954); National Academy of Science (1956); Fulbright Program - Ecuador (1958-1959); Casa de la Cultura, Ecuador (1959); Universidad Nacional, Ecuador (1959); National Science Foundation (1962-1964); National Institutes of Health (1962-1963); and the Smithsonian Research Award (1965).

Box 34

Grants / Funds / Foundations Information, 1953-1955, 1965

Box 34 of 49

American Philosophical Society Grant, 1953-1955

Box 34 of 49

Bustard Crocodile Project, 1965-1966

Box 34 of 49

Fulbright Professorship - Ecuador and Italy, 1950-1959

Box 34 of 49

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1968

Box 34 of 49

National Academy of Science, 1957

Box 34 of 49

National Institutes of Health Grant, 1957-1964

Box 34 of 49

National Institutes of Health / National Science Foundation - Expenditure Receipts for Research Project, June - September 1962

Box 34 of 49

National Institutes of Health / National Science Foundation - Ecuador, 1962-1966

Box 34 of 49

National Science Foundation - Ecuador, 1961-1962

Box 34 of 49

National Science Foundation - Ecuador (Miscellaneous), 1962, 1965

Box 34 of 49

Box 35

National Science Foundation - Grant Expenditures, 1959-1964

Box 35 of 49

Smithsonian Research Awards, 1962-1967

Box 35 of 49

Smithsonian Catalogue of Neotropical Squamata, 1966-1969

Box 35 of 49

Box 36

Smithsonian - Ecuador, 1965

Box 36 of 49

Smithsonian - Ecuador, June 1966

Box 36 of 49

Smithsonian - Ecuador Exchange Program, 1962

Box 36 of 49

Smithsonian - Ecuador, Gustavo Orces' U.S. trip, 1965-1967

Box 36 of 49

Smithsonian Research Proposals for the Investigations of the Mediterranean Using the R/V Phykos (Smithsonian Research Vessel), 1970

Box 36 of 49

Naval Medical Research Institute - Vietnam, 1967-1969

Box 36 of 49

Letters of Introduction, 1962, 1965

Box 36 of 49

Collecting Permits, c. 1950-1954

Box 36 of 49

Series 7

COMPUTERS and COMPUTER USAGE, 1960-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This series consists in the most part of computer runs for the time-share computer system. Peters established a fund for the use of computer time by Smithsonian scientists. This data is often filed under the name of the scientist involved.

Box 36

CEIR Time-Share Computer, 1966-1968

Box 36 of 49

Chain Gang, 1967-1971

Box 36 of 49

CLUSTD, 1967, 1970

Box 36 of 49

Computer Keys - Bothrops, c. 1970

Box 36 of 49

Computer Programs, 1967-1971

Box 36 of 49

Box 37

Computer Speeches, 1967

Box 37 of 49

Diagnosis Printer Program, 1970

Box 37 of 49

Heatwole and MacKenzie - Puerto Rico, c. 1967

Box 37 of 49

Lachner and Jenkins, 1970

Box 37 of 49

Multi-Access Computer Logs and Records (Time-Share Computing), 1967-1968

Box 37 of 49

Mailer, 1970

Box 37 of 49

Mathatron - IBM, 1965-1966

Box 37 of 49

Museum and University Data, Program and Information Exchange (MUDPIE), 1968-1972 (2 folders)

Box 37 of 49

Public Program (CEIR), 1968-1969

Box 37 of 49

Peru Material - Giles W. Mead, 1968-1971

Box 37 of 49

Savage - Desert Data, 1960

Box 37 of 49

Slud's Bird Data, Costa Rica, c. 1967

Box 37 of 49

Box 38

Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service - Incoming Requests, 1966-1973

Box 38 of 49

Systematic Keys [Most of these removed 6/11/1973 by L. Morse, Harvard], c. 1968

Box 38 of 49

TAXIR Demonstration Working Papers, 1968

Box 38 of 49

Theoretical Analysis, c. 1970

Box 38 of 49

Time-Share Computer Use Records, c. 1971

Box 38 of 49

William Weber Matrix (Mosses of the World), 1972

Box 38 of 49

Series 8

NON-SMITHSONIAN FILES, 1937-1966. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

The series consists of files originating before 1964 when Peters came to the Smithsonian. They appear to have been kept for Peters' personal information. The bulk of this series consists of lecture notes.

Box 38

Amphibians and Reptiles - Lecture Notes, c. 1948

Box 38 of 49

Biology Identification and Criticism (New Concept in Teaching Biology to Freshmen at Brown University), 1956-1958

Box 38 of 49

Box 39

Biology Identification and Criticism (Response to American Institute of Biological Sciences Article), c. 1953-1957

Box 39 of 49

CalBioChem (California Foundation for Biochemical Research, Undergraduate Research Grant, San Fernando Valley State College), 1961

Box 39 of 49

Examination Papers (Exams given by Peters while at San Fernando Valley State College), 1960-1964

Box 39 of 49

Generic / Suprageneric - Classification and Phylogenies, Bibliographic Notes, c. 1948-1950

Box 39 of 49

Herpetology, Class Notes, c. 1951

Box 39 of 49

Herpetology Seminar, Class Notes and Bibliography, c. 1951

Box 39 of 49

Indices ("The Osteology of Reptiles" by S. W. Williston)

Box 39 of 49

Invoices (Completed) Borrowed Material, 1951-1967

Box 39 of 49

Latin American Studies Program, San Fernando Valley State College, 1960-1961

Box 39 of 49

Leiolopisma Notes and Correspondence, c. 1937-1949

Box 39 of 49

University of Maryland (Copeia), 1963

Box 39 of 49

Peters' Master of Arts in Teaching material, Brown University, 1957-1958

Box 39 of 49

Polydactylism and Polymely, Notes

Box 39 of 49

Proctoporus, Notes

Box 39 of 49

Box 40

San Fernando Valley State College, 1959-1965

Box 40 of 49

San Fernando Valley State College, Curriculum Forums, c. 1960

Box 40 of 49

Speeches / Talks

Box 40 of 49

Value of Systematics, Articles and Notes, 1952-1966

Box 40 of 49

Teiidae (UZZ) (Correspondence with Thomas M. Uzzell, Jr.), 1958-1960

Box 40 of 49

Television Program Correspondence, 1953

Box 40 of 49

Veteran's Administration, 1945-1959

Box 40 of 49

Series 9

SMITHSONIAN-RELATED FILES, 1962-1971. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

The series consists of files originating after 1964 which document Peters' job-related duties while employed by the Institution. Curatorial and administrative functions are included.

Box 40

Peters' Smithsonian Institution Record, 1962-1973

Box 40 of 49

Biological Abstracts (Correspondence re: Peters as abstracter), 1963-1972

Box 40 of 49

New Wing of National Museum of Natural History - Space Allocation, 1964-1965

Box 40 of 49

S. Dillon Ripley Memos, 1964-1969

Box 40 of 49

Peters Travel, 1964-1972

Box 40 of 49

Travel Materials - Trip Reports, 1968-1972

Box 40 of 49

Box 41

Ralph Axtell Petition re: nomenclature, 1965

Box 41 of 49

Docents' Letters, 1965

Box 41 of 49

American Heritage Dictionary (re: Peters' capacity as consultant), 1965-1968

Box 41 of 49

Post-Doctorals (SI), 1966-1967

Box 41 of 49

Smithsonian Annual Report, Peters' draft, FY 1967

Box 41 of 49

Summer Systematics Conference - SI Committee, 1966-1971

Box 41 of 49

Open House, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, December 31, 1966

Box 41 of 49

University of Illinois Centennial Speech, October 27, 1967 (Includes correspondence and travel papers)

Box 41 of 49

Third Annual Open House, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, May 18, 1968

Box 41 of 49

SI Long-Range Planning Committee, 1970

Box 41 of 49

Unfiled Material, c. 1947-1968

Box 41 of 49

Series 10

PETERS' PERSONAL PAPERS, 1935-1969. UNARRANGED.

These papers generally do not deal with the professional aspects of Peters' career. However an exception is the existence of some research plans in Peters' "Idea" notebook.

Box 41

Personal - Miscellaneous (Includes notes, exams, identification, clippings, grade reports, photographs, and research plans), c. 1935-1971

Box 41 of 49

Correspondence - Family, 1946-1956

Box 41 of 49

Peters' Citations, Diplomas, etc., 1939-1969

Box 41 of 49

Peters' Idea Notebook, c. 1953-1964

Box 41 of 49

Box 42

Calendars with notations, 1940-1941

Box 42 of 49

Calendar with notations, 1942

Box 42 of 49
Pilot's Log Book, 1943-1944

Series 11

DIVISION OF REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS OUTGOING SHIPPING INVOICES, C. 1938-1964. ARRANGED BY SUBJECT.

These are official records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians and appear to have been originally maintained by Doris Mable Cochran.

Box 42

Specimens sent as a gift

Box 42 of 49

Specimens sent as exchange

Box 42 of 49

Specimens sent for examination at Division's request

Box 42 of 49

Return of material borrowed by Division

Box 42 of 49

Return of material sent here for identification

Box 42 of 49

Miscellaneous shipments

Box 42 of 49

Series 12

DIVISION OF REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS INCOMING SHIPPING INVOICES, C. 1938-1966. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

These are official records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians and appear to have been originally maintained by Doris Mable Cochran.

Box 43

A-Q (17 folders)

Box 43 of 49

Box 44

R-W, Z (7 folders)

Box 44 of 49

Series 13

DIVISION OF REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS CURATORIAL PAPERS (DORIS MABLE COCHRAN), 1927-1966. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

These records appear to have been information files originated and maintained by Doris Mable Cochran while employed at the Smithsonian. Files were probably used by Peters for reference.

Box 44

Annual Reports, 1927-1959 (3 folders)

Box 44 of 49

Box 45

Annual Reports, 1960-1965

Box 45 of 49

Control File (Carbons), 1961-1964

Box 45 of 49

Correspondence (re: specimens loaned and not returned), c. 1941-1957

Box 45 of 49

Data Formerly Left Inside Catalogue Books and Information About the Collection

Box 45 of 49

Data on Zoo Specimens, Casts, etc., c. 1929-1937

Box 45 of 49

Exhibits

Tentative Plans for Exhibits, Cold-Blooded Vertebrates, 1943

Box 45 of 49

Reptile Exhibit, Correspondence (Exhibit models and exhibit labels), 1948-1961

Box 45 of 49

Hall of Oceanic Life (#16), Topical outline, 1960-1964

Box 45 of 49

Old Notes on Cases for Hall #29, 1960-1964

Box 45 of 49

Hall #29, Cold-Blooded Vertebrates, 1961 renewal

Box 45 of 49

Hall #29 - Labels, exhibits, accessories, 1962-1966 (Includes correspondence, official memos, and photographs)

Box 45 of 49

Hall #29 - Old casts; New freeze-dried, c. 1964

Box 45 of 49

Box 46

Hall #30, Osteology, 1962-1964 (Includes specimen case layout of Hall #28, 1964)

Box 46 of 49

International Congress of Zoology (ICZ) Exhibit, 1963

Box 46 of 49

Library, 1943-1966

Box 46 of 49

Live Pets Kept in the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, 1955-1958

Box 46 of 49

Management Improvement Program, 1949-1954

Box 46 of 49

Manuscripts, Editors' Memos (Mainly re: Smithsonian publications), 1957-1964

Box 46 of 49

Museum Techniques (e.g., data processing), c. 1963

Box 46 of 49

President's Scientific Research Board, 1947

Box 46 of 49

Report to Committee on Geographical Exploration; also other plans for exploration and collecting, 1946-1947

Box 46 of 49

Research Programs - Completed and in progress, 1951-1962

Box 46 of 49

Scientific names not in catalogue - checking completed by Doris M. Cochran

Box 46 of 49

Work Load Reports, 1950-1964

Box 46 of 49

Series 14

NOTE CARDS AND SLIDES, C. 1956-1964. UNARRANGED.

These records were an added acquisition to the collection from the Division of Fishes after the collection had been processed. The note cards appear to have served as a personal reference source; the slides were used to illustrate talks given by Peters.

Box 47

Card Index to Specimens - Lists page reference, family, habitat, modern name, location of type, range, references to revisions, etc.

Box 47 of 49

Snake Record Cards, 1956-1964

Box 47 of 49

Anatomy of Collared Lizards - Bibliographic card file

Box 47 of 49

Hibernation - Note cards

Box 47 of 49

Box 48

Key Talk - 3 1/4"x4" glass slides

Box 48 of 49

Box 49

Talks given by Peters - Note cards, c. 1956-1958

Box 49 of 49

Zoogeography talk - 3 1/4" x 4" slides

Box 49 of 49

Series 15

FIELD NOTES, 1946-1965.

Box 49

Field Notes, 1954-1959

Box 49 of 49

Field Notes - Mexico, c. 1949 (3 folders)

Box 49 of 49

Field Notes, 1950-1965

Box 49 of 49

Herpetology Field Notes, 1946

Box 49 of 49

Field Notes of Martin Imms, 1956

Box 49 of 49

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