SIA Acc. 04-086, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds, Curatorial Records, 1972-2000

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Summary

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds
Title:
Curatorial Records, 1972-2000
Dates:
1972, 1972-2000
Summary:
This accession consists of materials documenting the career of Roxie C. Laybourne, a pioneering forensic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution whose expertise in identifying bird feathers helped government agencies and jet engine manufacturers take measures to keep birds away from aircraft. Laybourne worked in the Division of Birds for more than 40 years before retiring in 1988 as curator emeritus. In later years, she served as a consultant to the division of law enforcement of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and taught biology at George Mason University as an adjunct professor. Materials include correspondence, articles and publications, law enforcement files, research materials, video and audio cassettes, and photographs (prints and digital images)
Topics:
Feathers, Forensic sciences, George Mason University, Ornithology
Subjects:
Laybourne, Roxie C, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Form/Genre:
Compact discs, Collection descriptions, Black-and-white photographs, Color photographs, Audiotapes, Videotapes, Manuscripts
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 04-086
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 04-086

National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds

Curatorial Records, 1972-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1972-2000
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 04-086
Language of Materials: English

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of materials documenting the career of Roxie C. Laybourne, a pioneering forensic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution whose expertise in identifying bird feathers helped government agencies and jet engine manufacturers take measures to keep birds away from aircraft. Laybourne worked in the Division of Birds for more than 40 years before retiring in 1988 as curator emeritus. In later years, she served as a consultant to the division of law enforcement of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and taught biology at George Mason University as an adjunct professor.

These records consist of correspondence, articles and publications, law enforcement files, research materials, video and audio cassettes, and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-086, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Letters, 1980

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1983

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1984 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1985

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1986-1987

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1987

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1988

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1993

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Identifications and Correspondence, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Current Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Old Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Alan Knox

Box 1 of 2

Roxie/Dave Plant Specimens

Box 1 of 2

Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Ripley Letter, 1999

Box 1 of 2

Ken Goddard

Box 1 of 2

Paul Sykes

Box 1 of 2

Judy Shamoun

Box 1 of 2

Parrot Feathers - England

Box 1 of 2

Falconiforme

Box 1 of 2

Goura - Josie

Box 1 of 2

Grey-cheeked Thrush

Box 1 of 2

Duck Carcass Identification

Box 1 of 2

Hybrid Gull/Post

Box 1 of 2

Crossbill - Ottawa

Box 1 of 2

Passer Domesticus/Gynander

Box 1 of 2

Evening Grosbeak

Box 1 of 2

Redwing Data

Box 1 of 2

Florida Redwing Data Sheets - Non-breeding

Box 1 of 2

Crane Sex

Box 1 of 2

Roxie - "Cranes"

Box 1 of 2

Garrett - Foreign Object Ingestion

Box 1 of 2

Audubon Magazine Feather Identification

Box 1 of 2

Ben MacKenzie - Radome Photos (Starling Bird Strike on Radome)

Box 1 of 2

Identified Pellets From Vancouver Island, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Problem of Shrinkage in Museum Specimens

Box 1 of 2

Sandhill Crane Morphology

Box 1 of 2

Cranes

Box 1 of 2

Carcass Project

Box 1 of 2

Migratory Game Carcasses Project

Box 1 of 2

Ageing Albatross

Box 1 of 2

RCL Manuscripts

Box 1 of 2

Law Enforcement Reports, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Law Enforcement, 1990

Box 1 of 2

Law Enforcement, 1991

Box 1 of 2

Fish and Wildlife, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Law Enforcement, 1993

Box 1 of 2

Law Enforcement Identifications, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Virginia State Victim Gooden v. Lam and Holloway, 1973

Box 1 of 2

South Dakota - Law Enforcement

Box 1 of 2

FBI - Montana and Florida

Box 1 of 2

Michigan

Box 1 of 2

Utah

Box 1 of 2

Blakemore - Game Carcass Case

Box 1 of 2

Oklahoma - Law Enforcement, 1974

Box 1 of 2

Maine

Box 1 of 2

FBI - Newport, Rhode Island

Box 1 of 2

FBI, 1974

Box 1 of 2

Customs, 1972

Box 1 of 2

Woodward Case - Detroit, July 1985

Box 1 of 2

Travel Vouchers

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Publications

Box 2 of 2

Roxie - Video/Radio/TV Appearances

Box 2 of 2

Give Science a Hand #5: "For the Birds" (28 minute VHS Tape)

Box 2 of 2

Recitation of Rabbi Ben Ezra by Roxie Laybourne, October 2000 (VHS Tape); and Radio Smithsonian (audio cassette)

Box 2 of 2

Photographs (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 2

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