Louis W. Hutchins Papers, circa 1939-1957 and undated

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The papers of Louis W. Hutchins document his work on marine fouling and his study of marine bryozoa, and consist of correspondence, manuscripts and reprints, field notes, and research data. They document his participation in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Expedition, 1948, along the northeast United States and Canada; the United States Navy Buoy Fouling Survey, 1943-1947; along coastlines of United States including the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico.

Date Range

1939-1957 and undated

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  • Gymnolaemata
  • Animalia
  • Marine Bryozoans


  • Canada
  • United States
  • Pacific
  • Texas
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Florida
  • Atlantic
  • Newfoundland and Labrador


Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007248


18 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives