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
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Desautels, Paul E.
- White, John Sampson, 1933-
- Switzer, George S. (George Shirley), 1915-2008
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Mineral Sciences
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Gem and Mineral Hall
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 336, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mineralogy, Records