National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Curatorial Records, 1889-1985

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


The three volumes document the collection documenting freshwater invertebrates (e.g. copepods, cladocera, fairy shrimp) of David G. Frey. The collection as a whole is comprised of multiple collectors (colleagues) and their collections, 1889 - 1985. Collecting sites were from inland lakes and ponds, sometimes temporary pools. The collection was created under the auspices of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History. Locations are from around the world, most sites were in North America. Collectors of note include Mildred Wilson, James Lynch, and Edward Asahel Birge. The first volume is primarily from Europe. The last volume is primarily comprised of Frey's own specimens.

Date Range


Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at


  • Copepoda
  • Cladocera
  • Animalia
  • Invertebrates
  • Fairy shrimp


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-218


3 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives