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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 336

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mineralogy

Records, 1958, 1964-1970

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mineralogy
Title: Records
Dates: 1958, 1964-1970
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 336
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Mineralogy, 1964-1970. Most of the correspondence was conducted by Desautels and White, with lesser amounts by George S. Switzer in his capacity as Chairman of the Department of Mineral Sciences. It concerns the acquisition of collections, identification of specimens, and professional activities of the staff. Also included are records concerning the opening of the Gem and Mineral Hall in the MNH in 1958.

Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the operation of the Division of Mineralogy, 1964-1970. Most of the correspondence was conducted by Desautels and White, with lesser amounts by George S. Switzer in his capacity as Chairman of the Department of Mineral Sciences. It concerns the acquisition of collections, identification of specimens, and professional activities of the staff. Also included are records concerning the opening of the Gem and Mineral Hall in the National Museum of Natural History in 1958.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 336, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mineralogy, Records

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Container List

Box 1

General Correspondence, A-Z, 1964-1965 (27 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

General Correspondence, A-Z, 1966 (26 folders)

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

General Correspondence, A-Z, 1967 (25 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Statement of Funds

Box 3 of 5

Rocca

Box 3 of 5

Roebling Fund Purchase

Box 3 of 5

Chamberlain Fund Purchase

Box 3 of 5

Canfield Fund Purchase

Box 3 of 5

Bosch Collection

Box 3 of 5

Ontonagon Copper Boulder

Box 3 of 5

Loans Returned

Box 3 of 5

Crystal Ball

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

This box contains 37 folders

General Correspondence, A-Z, 1968

Box 4 of 5

General Correspondence, A-M, 1969

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

This box contains 40 folders

General Correspondence, Mc-Z, 1969

Box 5 of 5

Memorandums

Box 5 of 5

General Correspondence, A-Z, 1970

Box 5 of 5

Opening of Gem and Mineral Hall, 1958

Box 5 of 5