Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 120
United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar
Specimen Records, 1853-1920
These records consist of the record books of specimens distributed by the Smithsonian Institution to individuals and institutions throughout the world. One volume includes distributions from Spencer Fullerton Baird's personal collections. These materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; and Herbert S. Bryant, Chief, Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1917-1948. See also Transmission of Specimens and Specimen Distribution Records, Record Units 115 and 186.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Museums -- Collection management
- Museums -- Public relations
- Museums -- Administration
- Museum registrars
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 120, United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar, Specimen Records