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Record Unit 202,  United States National Museum, Section of Corals,  Annual Reports, 1931-1962

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum, Section of Corals
Title: Annual Reports
Dates: 1931-1962
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 202
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Historical Note

The United States National Museum's collection of corals was originally entrusted to the care of the Department of Marine Invertebrates. Of particular importance in that collection were the corals collected by the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. In 1914, Marine Invertebrates was merged with the Division of Mollusks to form a single Division of Marine Invertebrates. In 1921, the Division of Mollusks was reestablished and the coral and helminthological collections were turned over to it.

Descriptive Entry

The Curator of the Division of Mollusks, Paul Bartsch, began to refer to a Section of Corals in his annual reports although there was never a curator for the Section. This practice continued, with the reports in this record unit forming a separate section of the Division of Mollusks annual report, until the coral collection was transferred to the Division of Marine Invertebrates about 1962.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 202, United States National Museum, Section of Corals, Annual Reports

Container List

Box 1

Folders 1-30 Section of Corals, Annual Reports, FY 1931- FY 1947, FY 1949-FY 1961

Box 1 of 1

Folder 31 Donald F. Squires, Report on Research Program, FY 1962

Box 1 of 1