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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 209

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Echinoderms and Lower Invertebrates

Records, 1920-1953

Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at
Creator:National Museum of Natural History. Division of Echinoderms and Lower Invertebrates
Quantity:1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection:Record Unit 209
Language of Materials:English

Historical Note

Austin H. Clark (1880-1954) came to the Smithsonian in 1908 as a collaborator in the Division of Marine Invertebrates. In 1910 he became assistant curator of Marine Invertebrates. In 1920 the collection of Echinoderms was removed from Marine Invertebrates to form a new Division of Echinoderms, with Clark as curator, a position he held until his retirement in 1950. From 1950 to 1954 he was an associate in Zoology. The Division of Echinoderms, which ceased to exist as an administrative entity after Clark's retirement, was reestablished in 1966.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of annual and quarterly reports of the Division together with some official correspondence.

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



Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 209, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Echinoderms and Lower Invertebrates, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Annual Reports, FY 1920-FY 1946

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Annual Reports, FY 1947-FY 1951, FY 1953 (6 folders)

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Quarterly Reports, 1929-1945, undated. Some missing.

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Institution Centenary Files, c. 1939. Document Clark's work as a member of a committee appointed by the Secretary for the purpose of making a report on staff suggestions regarding the 100th anniversary celebration of the Smithsonian in 1946. Include summaries of staff suggestions.

Box 2 of 2

Statements by Clark re: Echinoderms.

Box 2 of 2

Suggestion for fish exhibit and invertebrate exhibit.

Box 2 of 2

Files documenting aspects of the Smithsonian's work in support of the war effort, c. 1942-1943.

Box 2 of 2