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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 235

United States National Museum. Division of Marine Invertebrates

Records, 1921-1965

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Division of Marine Invertebrates
Title: Records
Dates: 1921-1965
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 235
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit includes annual reports of the Division of Marine Invertebrates, 1930-1965; examination and reports, 1921-1965; personnel records, 1947-1964; and an administrative file, 1946-1965.

Descriptive Entry

This record unit includes annual reports of the Division of Marine Invertebrates, 1930-1965; examination and reports, 1921-1965; personnel records, 1947-1964; and an administrative file, 1946-1965.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 235, United States National Museum. Division of Marine Invertebrates, Records

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Container List

Series 1

ANNUAL REPORTS, 1930-1965. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

This series consists of annual reports prepared by the curator of the Division of Marine Invertebrates. Also included are annual reports of the Division of Echinoderms, 1951 to 1955.

Box 1

Annual Reports, 1930-1965 (34 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Series 2

EXAMINATION AND REPORTS, 1921-1965.

This series consists of copies of reports on marine invertebrate specimens sent to the United States National Museum for identification. The reports are prepared by the staff of the Division of Marine Invertebrates. Apparently, the United States National Museum filing system for examination and reports was changed in 1924. Reports prior to that date are filed numerically using a six-digit number, divided between the third and fourth digits, for example, 157/071 (Box 1). Beginning in 1924, the reports are filed using either an accession file number or permanent administrative file number (Record Unit 192). These reports are found in boxes 1-3. The reports follow a loose chronologic order.

Box 1

#154/061 - #164/000

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

#83323 - #102981

Box 2 of 4

#103004 - #120948

Box 2 of 4

#121048 - #141778

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

#142021 - #159996

Box 3 of 4

#160080 - #182991

Box 3 of 4

#217076 - #260508 (8 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Series 3

PERSONNEL RECORDS, 1947-1964. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This series consists of inactive personnel files maintained by the Division of Marine Invertebrates.

Box 3

Bayer, Frederick Merkle, 1947-1961

Box 3 of 4

Holthuis, Lipke B., 1960

Box 3 of 4

Illg, Paul Louis, 1947-1952

Box 3 of 4

Pretzmann, Gerhard, 1964

Box 3 of 4

Series 4

ADMINISTRATIVE FILE, 1946-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This series consists of records relating to Division and Museum administration, personnel matters, research conducted by Division staff members, congressional bills regarding oceanography, the National Oceanographic Data Center, and the Society of Systematic Zoology.

Box 4

Administrative bulletins, 1947-1954

Box 4 of 4

Congressional bills concerning oceanography, 1961

Box 4 of 4

International Exchange Service

Box 4 of 4

National Oceanographic Data Center, 1960-1963 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Office memoranda, 1956-1964

Box 4 of 4

Personnel: applications, resumes, and correspondence from candidates for positions in the Division of Marine Invertebrates. Correspondents include Lucius G. Eldredge, Robert R. Given, Arthur G. Humes, Roman Kenk, Daniel E. Shier, Eugene B. Small, Harrison R. Steeves, III, and Austin B. Williams.

Box 4 of 4

Plan of Operation, 1946-1965 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Preservation, 1947, 1951

Box 4 of 4

Records Management Program, 1951-1957

Box 4 of 4

Research conducted by the staff of the Division of Marine Invertebrates, 1948-1963 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian Institution Manual, memoranda, 1958-1961 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian Institution, procedures, 1949

Box 4 of 4

Society of Systematic Zoology, 1946-1952, 1963

Box 4 of 4

Space requirements and estimates, 1949-1964

Box 4 of 4

U. S. Civil Service Commission: Systematic Zoology Series, 1947-1948, 1962

Box 4 of 4

Vacancies in the Division of Marine Invertebrates, 1947-1959

Box 4 of 4