Page from James W. Eike’s Field Notes, 1931, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image # SIA2014-02377.

Collection Highlights: New Additions to the Archives’ Website

See new collection highlights posted to the Smithsonian Institution Archives website.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives continually strives to add more collections to its website. This is a periodic post highlighting new acquisitions and individual collection items.

New Finding Aids Online:

A group of collections documenting the field work of scientists who worked at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology: Ceratosaurus Nasicornis Model, 1965, Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA Acc. 16-126 [MNH-1367].

  • Accession 17-001 - National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology,  Curatorial Records, 1983 (Michael J. Sweeney field notes)
  • Accession 17-002 - National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Curatorial Records, 1936-1943 (Rendell Rhoades field notes)
  • Accession 17-004 - National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Curatorial Records, 1947-1986 (Perry C. Holt field notes)
  • Accession 17-005 - National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Curatorial Records, 1948-1972 (Denton W. Crocker field notes)

Links to Finding Aids with Newly-Digitized Material:

Collections Documenting the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, 1865-1867 (and more!)William Healey Dall Wearing his Expedition Uniform

    • Record Unit 7213, Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection, 1865-1867 (reports on the expedition)
    • Record Unit 7072, Robert Kennicott Papers, 1863-1865 (correspondence)
    • Record Unit 7073, William Healey Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927 (images of the 1867 U.S. Coastal Survey, Western Union Telegraph Expedition Reports, correspondence)
    • Record Unit 32, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Correspondence, 1843-1887 (Robert Kennicott’s plan of exploration)

Collections Containing Field Notes

Goings-On at the Young Smithsonian United States National Museum (much more to follow as digitization progresses)

    • Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports, 1881-1964

New Images Online:

  • Seventy-one images from Accession 16-126, National Museum of Natural History, Photographic Collection, 1959-1971

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