SIA RU007378, Archer, W. Andrew (William Andrew) 1894-, William Andrew Archer Papers, circa 1918-1973

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Summary

Creator:
Archer, W. Andrew (William Andrew) 1894-
Title:
William Andrew Archer Papers, circa 1918-1973
Dates:
1918, 1918-1973, circa 1918-1973
Notes:
William Andrew Archer (1894-1973) was a botanist and plant collector. After serving in France during World War I, Archer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1926. Most of his professional career was spent in various positions with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including Curator of the National Arboretum Herbarium from 1938 to 1964. After his retirement from the USDA, Archer was appointed Research Associate in the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Archer's career was marked by extensive collecting trips to Central and South America, and to Africa
Summary:
This collection consists mostly of correspondence documenting Archer's role as a Research Associate in the Department of Botany, NMNH, 1964-1973. Most of the letters concern his work organizing the Department's archival collections. Archer's collecting work is documented by photographs and photographic data from trips to Colombia, 1931; Central and South America, 1934-1935; and Ethiopia, 1951. Also included are photographs of Archer, including several taken during his World War I service; employment records from his USDA career; and various notes, lists, and newspaper clippings relating to his professional work
Topics:
World War, 1914-1918, Botany
Subjects:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Botany, United States Dept. of Agriculture, National Arboretum (U.S.), University of Michigan
Form/Genre:
Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU007378
Physical Description:
0.8 linear meter

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

Record Unit 7378

Archer, W. Andrew, (William Andrew), 1894-

W. Andrew (William Andrew) Archer Papers, circa 1918-1973

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Archer, W. Andrew, (William Andrew), 1894-
Title: W. Andrew (William Andrew) Archer Papers
Dates: circa 1918-1973
Quantity: 0.8 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7378
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

William Andrew Archer (1894-1973) was a botanist and plant collector. After serving in France during World War I, Archer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1926. Most of his professional career was spent in various positions with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including Curator of the National Arboretum Herbarium from 1938 to 1964. After his retirement from the USDA, Archer was appointed Research Associate in the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Archer's career was marked by extensive collecting trips to Central and South America and to Africa.

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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

This collection consists mostly of correspondence documenting Archer's role as a Research Associate in the Department of Botany, NMNH, 1964-1973. Most of the letters concern his work organizing the Department's archival collections. Archer's collecting work is documented by photographs and photographic data from trips to Colombia, 1931; Central and South America, 1934-1935; and Ethiopia, 1951. Also included are photographs of Archer, including several taken during his World War I service; employment records from his USDA career; and various notes, lists, and newspaper clippings relating to his professional work.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7378, Archer, W. Andrew, (William Andrew), 1894-, W. Andrew (William Andrew) Archer Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Correspondence, Pre-1966

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Correspondence, 1966-1971

Folder 2 A-C

Box 1 of 1

Folder 3 D-G

Box 1 of 1

Folder 4 H-L

Box 1 of 1

Folder 5 M-R

Box 1 of 1

Folder 6 S-Z and Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 1

Folder 7 Archer Curricula Vitae

Box 1 of 1

Folder 8 Archer Personal - Civil Service Application

Box 1 of 1

Folder 9 Botanica Lecture Course, 1928-1929

Box 1 of 1

Folder 10 Clippings

Box 1 of 1

Folder 11 Bay of Manati

Box 1 of 1

Folder 12 Christmas Cards and Other Personal Correspondence

Box 1 of 1

Folder 13 Spanish-English Dictionary of Botanical Terms, 1928-1929

Box 1 of 1

Folder 14 Personal Information

Box 1 of 1

Folder 15 Book Dealers

Box 1 of 1

Folder 16 Samoan Photographs Received from Gov. C. D. Stearns

Box 1 of 1

Folder 17 Retirement - Newspaper Clippings

Box 1 of 1

Folder 18 Salary Records

Box 1 of 1

Folder 19 Professional Appointments

Box 1 of 1

Folder 20 Photographs of Archer

Box 1 of 1

Folder 21 Photographs - Columbia, 1931 (with descriptive list of photos)

Box 1 of 1

Folders 22-23 Photographs - Central and South America, 1934-1935

Box 1 of 1

Folder 24 Photographs - Ethiopia, 1951

Box 1 of 1

Folder 25 Register Volumes Examined for Palma Specimens

Box 1 of 1

Folder 26 Miscellaneous Notes

Box 1 of 1

Folder 27 Roll Film Record

Box 1 of 1

Folder 28 Address Book

Box 1 of 1

Bibliography

Folder 29 Bibliography of Orator Fuller Cook, 1950 (Accession 06-098)

Box 1 of 1

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