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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 77

International Catalogue of Scientific Literature

Records, 1893-1945

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: International Catalogue of Scientific Literature
Title: Records
Dates: 1893-1945
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (12 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 77
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records contain correspondence about the formation of the International Catalogue, planning and operation of the reporting system, and the circumstances of the Catalogue's demise.

Historical Note

The International Catalogue of Scientific Literature was established by three international conferences in London in 1896, 1898, and 1900. Data collection began in 1901, and publications were issued annually until 1916; some activities, although not publication, resumed again after the First World War. The Smithsonian became the United States Bureau of the Catalogue in 1901, at first funding it by private funds and, after 1906, by special federal appropriations. Cyrus Adler, Librarian of the Smithsonian, encouraged the Smithsonian's participation and directed the Bureau's activities in the early years; he was succeeded by Leonard C. Gunnell. The titles of the Bureau's directors varied over the years, from assistant secretary to assistant-in-charge. The Smithsonian discontinued the Bureau in 1933.

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Descriptive Entry

These records contain correspondence about the formation of the International Catalogue, planning and operation of the reporting system, and the circumstances of the Catalogue's demise.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 77, International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, Records

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Container List

Box 1

International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1893-1896

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1898 (through June)

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, July-December 1898

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, January-April 1899

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, May-December 1899

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, January-August 1900

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, September-December 1900

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Box 2

International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1901

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1902

Box 2 of 12

International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1903-1905

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1906-1908

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1909-1911

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1912-1914

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1915-1917

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1918-1922

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence, 1927-1940

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature Correspondence - Miscellaneous

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Box 3

Correspondence and Cards re: Entries for the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, c. 1904

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Questionnaire, 1916

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Lists Referred to Authors, February 17, 1905-October 18, 1906

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Box 4

Lists Referred to Authors, October 18, 1906-January 31, 1907

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University of Pennsylvania Proceedings of Commencement, 1901-1903

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The Independent, March 18, 1909

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Dr. Cyrus Adler Private Letters, December 13, 1898-December 19, 1900

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Dr. Cyrus Adler Private Letters, February 1, 1901-March 21, 1904

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Box 5

Dr. Cyrus Adler Private Letters, March 29, 1904-December 19, 1905

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Dr. Cyrus Adler Private Letters, January 4, 1906-April 30, 1907

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Lists of Authors' Addresses

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Agassiz-Busck

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Box 6

International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Calvert-Dwight

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Earle-Guthe

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Hadden-Juday

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Kahlenberg-Lyman

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Maberry-Murrill

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Nelson-Osgood

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Box 7

International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Pammel-Purdue

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Ramaley-Rydberg

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Sargeant-Smyth

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Snyder-Turner

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International Catalogue of Scientific Literature - Authors' Lists of Publications, Udden-Young

Box 7 of 12

Receipts (2 folders)

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Box 8

Receipts (4 folders)

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Box 9

Receipts - Government Departments, 1919-1920

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Receipts - A-D, 1919-1920

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Receipts - E-M, 1919-1920

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Receipts - N-Z, 1919-1920

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Box 10

Reports and Publications

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Index Cards to Correspondence

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Correspondence, A-C

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Box 11

Correspondence, D-Ma

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Miscellaneous

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International Catalogue Material

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Rating Form Sheets, 1940

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L. C. Gunnell

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Salaries and Expenses, 1929-1935

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Salaries and Expenses, 1936-1940

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Box 12

Report of Final Ratings, 1932-1940 (American Ethnology)

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Report of Final Ratings, 1924-1940 (American Ethnology and Astrophysical Observatory)

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Report of Final Ratings, 1924-1940 (National Gallery of Art/National Collection of Fine Arts)

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Report of Final Ratings, 1929-1935 (National Zoological Park)

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Report of Final Ratings, 1924-1945 (International Catalogue)

Box 12 of 12

Report of Final Ratings, 1924-1940 (International Exchanges)

Box 12 of 12

Gunnell Correspondence, etc.

Box 12 of 12

Instructions Used in 1936

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