Frank C. Whitmore papers, 1937-2001

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This accession consists of papers documenting the career of Frank C. Whitmore, Geologist with the United States Geological Survey and Smithsonian Research Associate. Materials cataloged in this registry span from 1950-1994 and include correspondence, reports, photographs, and other papers associated with Whitmore's paleontological research in Big Bone Lick, Kentucky; Florida; Hawai'i; Maryland; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Peru; Japan; Ecuador; China; Mexico; Guam; and other locations. Many of the items within this collection are related to marine and terrestrial mammal paleontological specimens from the Miocene and other periods. Items within this collection that do not include field notes or field research material are not cataloged in this registry. Some of the materials not cataloged in this database may provide supplemental information to field notes within this collection. These materials include reports, memoranda, invoices, catalog lists, research notes, correspondence, photographs, maps, pamphlets, news articles and clippings, and other materials, all of which are described within the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) finding aid for the Frank C. Whitmore papers, 1937-2001. A link to the SIA finding aid is available under the "Related Materials" section of this record.

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  • Mammalia
  • Animalia
  • Mammals
  • Miocene


  • North Carolina
  • Ecuador
  • United States
  • Kentucky
  • Hawaii
  • Florida
  • South Carolina
  • China
  • Guam
  • Mexico
  • Virginia
  • Peru
  • Maryland


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Accession #

SIA Acc. 01-245


5 folders

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