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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 143

United States National Museum. Department of Zoology

Correspondence, 1901-1954

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Department of Zoology
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1901-1954
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 143
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The correspondence in this record unit contains only a portion of the correspondence of the two Departments. Other material relating to the Department of Biology can be found in the Frederick William True Papers, record unit 7181, and the Leonhard Stejneger Papers, record unit 7074.

Historical Note

The Department of Biology was formed in the reorganization of 1 July 1897. At that time, the various departments in the biological sciences became divisions and the Department was set up as the organizational unit controlling these divisions. The first Head Curator was Frederick W. True, who served from 1897-1911. On 1 June 1911 Leonhard Stejneger became Head Curator and he served in this position until his death in 1943. Waldo L. Schmitt was the last Head Curator of the Department and served until its reorganization in 1947. On 31 July 1947, the Department of Biology was divided into the Departments of Zoology and Botany. Schmitt continued as Head Curator of Zoology and Ellsworth Paine Killip was appointed Head Curator of Botany.

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Descriptive Entry

The correspondence in this record unit contains only a portion of the correspondence of the two Departments. Other material relating to the Department of Biology can be found in the Frederick William True Papers, record unit 7181, and the Leonhard Stejneger Papers, record unit 7074.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 143, United States National Museum. Department of Zoology, Correspondence

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Container List

Box 1

Folders 1-3 Charles G. Abbot

Box 1 of 3

Folder 4 Robert Tucker Abbott

Box 1 of 3

Folder 5 John Merton Aldrich

Box 1 of 3

Folder 6 Appropriations by Congress for the United States National Museum, 1889

Box 1 of 3

Folder 7 Spencer Fullerton Baird Memorial Committee, 1922-1923

Box 1 of 3

Folder 8 Barton A. Bean

Box 1 of 3

Folders 9-11 James E. Benedict

Box 1 of 3

Folder 12 Marcus Benjamin

Box 1 of 3

Folder 13 Ava L. Bennett

Box 1 of 3

Folder 14 Biographies - Leonhard Stejneger

Box 1 of 3

Folder 15 Richard Eliot Blackwelder

Box 1 of 3

Folder 16 Frank N. Blanchard

Box 1 of 3

Folder 17 Pearl Lee Boone

Box 1 of 3

Folder 18 August Busck

Box 1 of 3

Folders 19-20 Austin H. Clark

Box 1 of 3

Folder 21 Theodore D. A. Cockerell

Box 1 of 3

Folder 22 Copeia

Box 1 of 3

Folder 23 James Chamberlain Crawford

Box 1 of 3

Folder 24 Joseph A. Cushman

Box 1 of 3

Folder 25 William H. Dall

Box 1 of 3

Folder 26 Harrison Gray Dyar

Box 1 of 3

Folder 27 David C. Graham

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Folder 1 Barry Hampton

Box 2 of 3

Folder 2 Harry K. Harring

Box 2 of 3

Folders 3-4 Edmund Heller

Box 2 of 3

Folder 5 Albert Spear Hitchcock

Box 2 of 3

Folder 6 Ned Hollister

Box 2 of 3

Folder 7 A. Remington Kellogg

Box 2 of 3

Folder 8 Ernest B. Marshall

Box 2 of 3

Folder 9 George Marshall

Box 2 of 3

Folders 10-11 William Ralph Maxon

Box 2 of 3

Folders 12-13 Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr.

Box 2 of 3

Folder 14 Charles E. Mirquet

Box 2 of 3

Folder 15 John A. Mirquet

Box 2 of 3

Folder 16 Miscellaneous

Box 2 of 3

Folder 17 William Palmer

Box 2 of 3

Folder 18 Mary J. Rathbun

Box 2 of 3

Folder 19 Richard Rathbun

Box 2 of 3

Folders 20-26 William deC. Ravenel

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Folder 1 Charles Wallace Richmond

Box 3 of 3

Folder 2 Robert Ridgway

Box 3 of 3

Folder 3 Sidney Dillon Ripley

Box 3 of 3

Folder 4 Joseph Nelson Rose

Box 3 of 3

Folder 5 William Schaus

Box 3 of 3

Folders 6-7 Clarence R. Shoemaker

Box 3 of 3

Folder 8 Biographical Sketch of James Smithson

Box 3 of 3

Folder 9 John Otterbein Snyder

Box 3 of 3

Folder 10 Carl I. Somdal

Box 3 of 3

Folder 11 Paul Carpenter Standley

Box 3 of 3

Folders 12-16 Leonhard Stejneger

Box 3 of 3

Folder 17 Bradshaw Hall Swales

Box 3 of 3

Folder 18 Ten Years of Smithsonian Affairs

Box 3 of 3

Folder 19 Frederick William True

Box 3 of 3

Folder 20 George B. Turner

Box 3 of 3

Folder 21 Edwin P. Upham, Historical Sketch of the Division of Prehistoric Archeology

Box 3 of 3

Folders 22-24 Charles D. Walcott

Box 3 of 3

Folder 25 Julian S. Warmbath

Box 3 of 3

Folder 26 Charles S. Washington

Box 3 of 3