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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 364

National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director

Professional Society Records, 1969-1982

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director
Title: Professional Society Records
Dates: 1969-1982
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 364
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records chiefly document the role of NMNH in the organization and programs of the Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) during the tenures of Directors Richard Sumner Cowan, 1969-1973; Porter M. Kier, 1973-1979; and Richard S. Fiske, 1980-1982. The ASC was established on July 7, 1972 ... to foster the care, management, preservation, and improvement of systematics collections and to facilitate their utilization in science and society. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting materials, constitution and by-laws, and publications. They concern the initial discussions for a national program for systematics; the organization and incorporation of ASC; meetings and symposia of ASC; and Kier's service as ASC Vice-President. Also included are a few files documenting NMNH relations with the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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These records chiefly document the role of NMNH in the organization and programs of the Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) during the tenures of the Directors Richard Sumner Cowan, 1969-1973; Porter M. Kier, 1973-1979; and Richard S. Fiske, 1980-1982. The ASC was established on July 7, 1972 to foster the care, management, preservation, and improvement of systematics collections and to facilitate their utilization in science and society.

The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting materials, constitution and by-laws, and publications. They concern the initial discussions for a national program for systematics; the organization and incorporation of ASC; meetings and symposia of ASC; and Kier's service as ASC Vice-President. Also included are a few files documenting NMNH relations with the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 364, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Professional Society Records

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Container List

Box 1

Association of Systematics Collections, Constitution and Bylaws, 1972-1973

Box 1 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections Newsletter, 1975-1977

Box 1 of 2

National Registry, 1974

Box 1 of 2

Council on Standards, 1972-1975

Box 1 of 2

Budget and Meeting, 1977

Box 1 of 2

Symposia, 1972-1975

Box 1 of 2

Workshop, 1975

Box 1 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1973 - I

Box 1 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1972

Box 1 of 2

Executive Committee Meetings and Minutes, 1972, 1974, 1976

Box 1 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections Budget, 1973-1975

Box 1 of 2

Growth of Collections Report, undated

Box 1 of 2

Natural History Museum and Users, 1972

Box 1 of 2

Trends and Prospects Report, 1972

Box 1 of 2

National Plan, 1973 - I

Box 1 of 2

National Plan, 1973 - II

Box 1 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1973 - II

Box 1 of 2

Incorporation and Status, 1972-1975

Box 1 of 2

Systematic Botany Resources, 1974

Box 1 of 2

Importance of Systematics Collections Reports, 1969-1971

Box 1 of 2

Committees, 1972-1975

Box 1 of 2

Importance of Systematics Collections, 1969

Box 1 of 2

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1981-1982

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1982

Box 2 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1978-1981 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections Newsletter, 1978-1981

Box 2 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1977-1978

Box 2 of 2

Index to U.S. Federal Wildlife Regulations, 1977

Box 2 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1976-1977 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1975 - II

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Association of Systematics Collections, 1974

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Association of Systematics Collections, 1973-1974

Box 2 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1974-1976 (2 folders)

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Association of Systematics Collections Meeting, 1976

Box 2 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1974-1975

Box 2 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1973-1976

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Association of Systematics Collections, 1971-1977

Box 2 of 2

Association of Systematics Collections, 1973-1977

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