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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 186

United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar

Specimen Distribution Records, 1853-1920

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar
Title: Specimen Distribution Records
Dates: 1853-1920
Quantity: 44.00 cu. ft. (88 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 186
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of correspondence and specimen listings and provide supplemental information to the entries maintained in the Specimen Distribution Record Books, record unit 120. Records which did not provide additional information were culled and discarded. Material concerns the distribution of specimens to schools, museums, public institutions, and individual scientists throughout the United States and overseas. Registrars during this time period included Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; and Herbert S. Bryant, Chief of the Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1918-1948.

Descriptive Entry

These records consist of correspondence and specimen listings and provide supplemental information to the entries maintained in the Specimen Distribution Record Books, record unit 120. Records which did not provide additional information were culled and discarded. Material concerns the distribution of specimens to schools, museums, public institutions, and individual scientists throughout the United States and overseas. Registrars during this time period included Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; and Herbert S. Bryant, Chief of the Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1918-1948.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 186, United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar, Specimen Distribution Records

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Container List

Box 1

Distributions ("D")

DO1 - DO134

Box 1 of 88

Box 2

DO136 - DO277

Box 2 of 88

Box 3

DO357 - DO378

Box 3 of 88

Box 4

DO379 - DO543

Box 4 of 88

Box 5

DO544 - DO664

Box 5 of 88

Box 6

DO665 - DO775

Box 6 of 88

Box 7

DO776 - DO878

Box 7 of 88

Box 8

DO880 - DO983

Box 8 of 88

Box 9

DO984 - DO1094

Box 9 of 88

Box 10

DO1098 - DO1198

Box 10 of 88

Box 11

DO1199 - DO1233

Box 11 of 88

D0-D157

Box 11 of 88

Box 12

D158 - D706

Box 12 of 88

Box 13

D710 - D1169

Box 13 of 88

Box 14

D1171 - D1430

Box 14 of 88

Box 15

D1432 - D1859

Box 15 of 88

Box 16

D1860 - D2393 1/2

Box 16 of 88

Box 17

D2404 - D2730

Box 17 of 88

Box 18

D2886 - D3005

Box 18 of 88

Box 19

D3006 - D3237

Box 19 of 88

Box 20

D3239 - D3399

Box 20 of 88

Box 21

D3401 - D3599

Box 21 of 88

Box 22

D3601 - D3894

Box 22 of 88

Box 23

D3917 - D4047

Box 23 of 88

Box 24

D4055 - D4262

Box 24 of 88

Box 25

D4277 - D4561

Box 25 of 88

Box 26

D4562 - D4729

Box 26 of 88

Box 27

D4730 - D4866 [Note: D4801A in 2 folders]

Box 27 of 88

Box 28

D4880 - D5070

Box 28 of 88

Box 29

D5073 - D5247

Box 29 of 88

Box 30

D5253 - D5425

Box 30 of 88

Box 31

D5426 - D5562

Box 31 of 88

Box 32

D5590 - D5790

Box 32 of 88

Box 33

D5797 - D5965

Box 33 of 88

Box 34

D5972 - D6114

Box 34 of 88

Box 35

D6119 - D6316

Box 35 of 88

Box 36

D6436 - D6600

Box 36 of 88

Box 37

D6602 - D6720

Box 37 of 88

Box 38

D6725 - D6984

Box 38 of 88

Box 39

D6986 - D7310

Box 39 of 88

Box 40

D7450 - D7632

Box 40 of 88

Box 41

D7853 - D8027

Box 41 of 88

Box 42

D8028 - D8398

Box 42 of 88

Box 43

D8421 - D8715

Box 43 of 88

Box 44

D8719 - D8885

Box 44 of 88

Box 45

D8896 - D9065

Box 45 of 88

Box 46

D9066 - D9320

Box 46 of 88

Box 47

D9329 - D9595

Box 47 of 88

Box 48

D9605 - D9951

Box 48 of 88

Box 49

D9952 - D10459

Box 49 of 88

Box 50

D10464 - D10929

Box 50 of 88

Box 51

D10931 - D11405

Box 51 of 88

Box 52

D11407 - D11798

Box 52 of 88

Box 53

D11799 - D12128

Box 53 of 88

Box 54

D12130 - D12422

Box 54 of 88

Box 55

D12431 - D12855

Box 55 of 88

Box 56

D12906 - D13293

Box 56 of 88

Box 57

D13297 - D13543

Box 57 of 88

Box 58

D13554 - D13952

Box 58 of 88

Box 59

D13979 - D14401

Box 59 of 88

Box 60

D14402 - D14786

Box 60 of 88

Box 61

D14792 - D15304

Box 61 of 88

Box 62

D15309 - D15799

Box 62 of 88

Box 63

D15817 - D16376

Box 63 of 88

Box 64

D16382 - D17012

Box 64 of 88

Box 65

D17031 - D17516

Box 65 of 88

Box 66

D17520 - D18213

Box 66 of 88

Box 67

D18230 - D19048

Box 67 of 88

Box 68

D19088 - D19678

Box 68 of 88

Box 69

D19733 - D20689

Box 69 of 88

Box 70

D20713 - D21791

Box 70 of 88

Box 71

D21856 - D22600

Box 71 of 88

Box 72

D22602 - D23564

Box 72 of 88

Box 73

D23566 - D24933

Box 73 of 88

Box 74

D24964 - D26351

Box 74 of 88

Box 75

D26438 - D27385

Box 75 of 88

Box 76

D27396 - D28402

Box 76 of 88

Box 77

D28439 - D29120

Box 77 of 88

Box 78

D29121 - D29424

Box 78 of 88

Box 79

D29426 - D29777

Box 79 of 88

Box 80

D29779 - D29870

Box 80 of 88

Box 81

D29872 - D30192

Box 81 of 88

Box 82

D30212 - D30591

Box 82 of 88

Box 83

D30601 - D30989

Box 83 of 88

Box 84

D31008 - D31353

Box 84 of 88

Box 85

D31359 - D31717 [Note: D31453 contains D31452 material but within D31453 original envelope]

Box 85 of 88

Box 86

D31735 - D32121

Box 86 of 88

Box 87

D32125 - D32465

Box 87 of 88

Box 88

D32474 - D32679

Box 88 of 88