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Record Unit 382,  National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology,  Chairmen's Records, 1965-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Title: Chairmen's Records
Dates: 1965-1987
Quantity: 3.2 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 382
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of records of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology, primarily under the chairmanships of George E. Watson and Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., with additional material from the tenures of Philip S. Humphrey, George R. Zug, W. Ronald Heyer, and Richard W. Thorington, Jr. The records include memoranda, correspondence, and subject files relating to committees and professional societies; budget; annual reports; computerization; security; building renovations; space planning; collections management; division activities and staffing; international relations; relations with Congress; and information on professional societies and programs of interest to the Department. Subject files of special interest focus on the growing emphasis on computers in the Department; national and international information exchanges; space problems and the establishment of the Museum Support Center at Suitland, Maryland; construction of the Osteo-Preparation Laboratory in the east courtyard of the Natural History Building; appointment of Porter M. Kier as Director of NMNH; and involvement in international research programs in the Caribbean and Brazil.

Historical Note

Philip S. Humphrey, the first Chairman of the Department, served from 1964 to 1968. He was succeeded by George E. Watson, 1968 to 1972; Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., 1972 to 1978; George R. Zug, 1978 to 1983; and W. Ronald Heyer, 1984 to 1987. In September of 1987, Richard W. Thorington, Jr. took the post.

Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of records of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology, primarily under the chairmanships of George E. Watson and Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., with additional material from the tenures of Philip S. Humphrey, George R. Zug, W. Ronald Heyer, and Richard W. Thorington, Jr. The records include memoranda, correspondence, and subject files relating to committee, council, and professional society meetings; budget; annual reports; computerization; security; building renovations; space planning; collections management; division activities and staffing; international relations; relations with Congress; and information on professional societies and programs of interest to the Department. Subject files of special interest focus on the growing emphasis on computers in the Department, national and international information exchanges, space problems and the establishment of the Museum Support Center at Silver Hill, construction of the Osteo-Prep Laboratory in the east courtyard, appointment of Porter M. Kier as Director of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and involvement in international research programs in the Caribbean and Brazil.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 382, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Chairmen's Records

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Administrative Council

Box 1 of 8

Folder 2 ADP (Automatic Data Processing)

Box 1 of 8

Folder 3 ADP Advisory Council

Box 1 of 8

Folder 4 ADP Budget

Box 1 of 8

Folder 5 Botany, Department of

Box 1 of 8

Folder 6 BMD (Buildings Management Division), Old Requests

Box 1 of 8

Folder 7 Chairmen's Meetings

Box 1 of 8

Folder 8 Building Manager, General

Box 1 of 8

Folder 9 Curation, Birds

Box 1 of 8

Folder 10 Curation, Mammals

Box 1 of 8

Folder 11 Curation , Fishes

Box 1 of 8

Folder 12 Curation, Reptiles

Box 1 of 8

Folder 13 Ecology Program

Box 1 of 8

Folder 14 Education and Training

Box 1 of 8

Folder 15 Fire Protection

Box 1 of 8

Folder 16 FY 1966

Box 1 of 8

Folder 17 Flashcards

Box 1 of 8

Folder 18 Foreign Currency Proposals

Box 1 of 8

Folder 19 Library

Box 1 of 8

Folder 20 Library

Box 1 of 8

Folder 21 Mudpie

Box 1 of 8

Folder 22 MHT (Museum of History and Technology)

Box 1 of 8

Folder 23 Museum Shops Committee

Box 1 of 8

Folder 24 NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Box 1 of 8

Folder 25 NFWL (National Fish and Wildlife Laboratory) Reports

Box 1 of 8

Folder 26 National Science FoundationFolder 27 NZP (National Zoological Park)

Box 1 of 8

Folder 28 OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Estimates

Box 1 of 8

Folder 29 Osborne Manuscript

Box 1 of 8

Folder 30 Peace Corps Candidates

Box 1 of 8

Folder 31 Philadelphia Centennial

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Folder 1 Product Development

Box 2 of 8

Folder 2 Programs, General

Box 2 of 8

Folder 3 Reed-Barton Contract

Box 2 of 8

Folder 4 Research, VZ (Vertebrate Zoology) General

Box 2 of 8

Folder 5 Secretarial Correspondence

Box 2 of 8

Folder 6 Ship Operations

Box 2 of 8

Folder 7 Specimen Prep Lab

Box 2 of 8

Folder 8 Summer Programs

Box 2 of 8

Folder 9 Watson Correspondence

Box 2 of 8

Folder 10 Systematics, Office of

Box 2 of 8

Folder 11 Tropical Biology

Box 2 of 8

Folder 12 Watson Miscellany

Box 2 of 8

Folder 13 Watson Miscellany

Box 2 of 8

Folder 14 Year End Requests

Box 2 of 8

Folder 15 Anacostia Neighborhood Museum

Box 2 of 8

Folder 16 Animal Welfare Act

Box 2 of 8

Folder 17 Announcements

Box 2 of 8

Folder 18 Annual Report, 1974

Box 2 of 8

Folder 19 Annual Report, 1973

Box 2 of 8

Folder 20 Archives Committee

Box 2 of 8

Folder 21 Association of Systematics Collections

Box 2 of 8

Folder 22 Belem

Box 2 of 8

Folder 23 Budget

Box 2 of 8

Folder 24 Budget, 1974

Box 2 of 8

Folder 25 Budget, 1973

Box 2 of 8

Folder 26 Docent

Box 2 of 8

Folder 27 Donations

Box 2 of 8

Folder 28 Ecology Programs

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Folder 1 HEW ADP Grant

Box 3 of 8

Folder 2 International Activities

Box 3 of 8

Folder 3 International Biological Program

Box 3 of 8

Folder 4 International Council for Bird Preservation

Box 3 of 8

Folder 5 ICOM (International Council of Museums)

Box 3 of 8

Folder 6 Mediterranean Marine Sorting Center

Box 3 of 8

Folder 7 Systematics Lab, National Marine Fisheries Service

Box 3 of 8

Folder 8 Environmental Services Advisory Council

Box 3 of 8

Folder 9 Fire Emergency ProceduresFolder 10 EDP General

Box 3 of 8

Folder 11 EDP General

Box 3 of 8

Folder 12 Information Systems in SI

Box 3 of 8

Folder 13 Budget, 1973

Box 3 of 8

Folder 14 Budget, 1972

Box 3 of 8

Folder 15 Budget, 1972

Box 3 of 8

Folder 16 Budget, 1971

Box 3 of 8

Folder 17 Budget, 1970

Box 3 of 8

Folder 18 CBS Contract

Box 3 of 8

Folder 19 CEIR Computer

Box 3 of 8

Folder 20 Center for Short-Lived Phenomena

Box 3 of 8

Folder 21 Chairmen's Meetings, 1972

Box 3 of 8

Folder 22 Chairmen's Meetings, 1970-1971

Box 3 of 8

Folder 23 Chairmen's Meetings, 1968-1969

Box 3 of 8

Folder 24 CBCES (Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies)

Box 3 of 8

Folder 25 Congressional Contacts

Box 3 of 8

Folder 26 CAL (Conservation Analytical Laboratory)

Box 3 of 8

Folder 27 Director NMNH Search Committee

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

Folder 1 Ash, John Sidney, 1971-1977

Box 4 of 8

Folder 2 Farrand, Jr., John, 1972

Box 4 of 8

Folder 3 Karnella, Charles, 1975-1979

Box 4 of 8

Folder 4 Pine, Ronald, 1967-1974

Box 4 of 8

Folder 5 Schonewald, Christine M., 1975-1976

Box 4 of 8

Folder 6 Schultz, Leonard, 1940-1967

Box 4 of 8

Folder 7 Setzer, Henry W., 1948-1978

Box 4 of 8

Folder 8 Slud, Paul, 1962-1982

Box 4 of 8

Folder 9 Correspondence, A-L, 1975-1979

Box 4 of 8

Folder 10 Correspondence, M-Z, 1971-1979

Box 4 of 8

Folder 11 Outgoing Memos, 1975-1981

Box 4 of 8

Folder 12 Outgoing Memos, 1982-1983

Box 4 of 8

Folder 13 Reading File, 1979

Box 4 of 8

Folder 14 VZ Manpower and Ceilings, 1965-1981

Box 4 of 8

Folder 15 Vertebrate Zoology Staff-Positions, 1965-1984

Box 4 of 8

Folder 16 VZ Personnel Actions, 1969-1984

Box 4 of 8

Folder 17 Translation Program, 1968-1973

Box 4 of 8

Folder 18 US/USSR Exchange Program, 1970

Box 4 of 8

Folder 19 VZ Projects, 1975-1976

Box 4 of 8

Folder 20 Archezoology, 1974

Box 4 of 8

Folder 21 Fellowships and Grants, 1972-1983

Box 4 of 8

Folder 22 Gifts and Grants, 1969-1979

Box 4 of 8

Folder 23 Public Affairs, 1972-1974

Box 4 of 8

Folder 24 Naturalist Center, 1972-1978

Box 4 of 8

Folder 25 Fellowships, Pre- and Post-Doctoral, 1969-1981

Box 4 of 8

Folder 26 Smithsonian Associates, 1972-1978

Box 4 of 8

Folder 27 Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 1969-1983

Box 4 of 8

Folder 28 Smithsonian Year Input, 1982-1983

Box 4 of 8

Folder 29 VZ Correspondence, 1980-1982

Box 4 of 8

Folder 30 General Correspondence, A-D, 1980-1983

Box 4 of 8

Folder 31 General Correspondence, D-G, 1980-1982

Box 4 of 8

Folder 32 General Correspondence, H-P, 1980-1982

Box 4 of 8

Folder 33 General Correspondence, R-Z, 1980-1982

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

Folder 1 Academic Studies, 1966-1983

Box 5 of 8

Folder 2 Amazon Ecosystem Research Program, 1978-1981

Box 5 of 8

Folder 3 Correspondence, Assistant Secretary for Science, 1970

Box 5 of 8

Folder 4 Association with Foreign Museums, 1974-1975

Box 5 of 8

Folder 5 Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1976

Box 5 of 8

Folder 6 Centennial Exhibits, 1974

Box 5 of 8

Folder 7 Chesapeake Bay Center, 1976

Box 5 of 8

Folder 8 Committees, 1976-1979

Box 5 of 8

Folder 9 Congressional Investigation, 1970

Box 5 of 8

Folder 10 Conservation, 1975-1981

Box 5 of 8

Folder 11 Endangered Species, Vol. I, 1970-1975

Box 5 of 8

Folder 12 Endangered Species, Vol. II, 1969-1983

Box 5 of 8

Folder 13 Evacuation Committee Security, 1975-1983

Box 5 of 8

Folder 14 Executive Committee Reports, 1972-1975

Box 5 of 8

Folder 15 Expeditions and Cruises, 1973-1974

Box 5 of 8

Folder 16 Freedom of Information Act Responses, 1976-1978

Box 5 of 8

Folder 17 Fort Pierce, Florida, 1970-1974

Box 5 of 8

Folder 18 Paul Greenhall, 1977

Box 5 of 8

Folder 19 Illustrators, 1975-1983

Box 5 of 8

Folder 20 Indonesian Research, 1970-1971

Box 5 of 8

Folder 21 International Agreements, 1971-1976

Box 5 of 8

Folder 22 Mammals of Nepal, 1978

Box 5 of 8

Folder 23 SI Museum Shops, 1970-1978

Box 5 of 8

Folder 24 Old Ephraim Exhibit, 1978

Box 5 of 8

Folder 25 Papua New Guinea Program, 1974-1980

Box 5 of 8

Folder 26 Mammals Identification Service, 1966-1983

Box 5 of 8

Folder 27 Kellogg Fund and Library, 1970-1973

Box 5 of 8

Folder 28 TFH Fund Committee, 1965-1978

Box 5 of 8

Folder 29 Professional Staffing, 1978

Box 5 of 8

Folder 30 Publications Advisory Committee, 1966-1976

Box 5 of 8

Folder 31 Publications, VZ Staff, 1966-1972

Box 5 of 8

Folder 32 Security, 1965-1979

Box 5 of 8

Folder 33 Senate of Scientists, 1963-1979

Box 5 of 8

Folder 34 SI Environmental Sciences Program, 1969-1972

Box 5 of 8

Folder 35 SI Magazine, 1971-1983

Box 5 of 8

Folder 36 Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center, 1965-1977

Box 5 of 8

Folder 37 Smithsonian Research Foundation, 1972-1978

Box 5 of 8

Folder 38 Supply Division, Annual Inventory, 1972-1975

Box 5 of 8

Folder 39 Symposia, Seminars, Special Meetings, 1967-1975

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Folder 1 Donations, 1969-1976

Box 6 of 8

Folder 2 Environmental Chambers, 1972-1976

Box 6 of 8

Folder 3 Osteo Prep Laboratory, 1973-1981

Box 6 of 8

Folder 4 Osteo Prep Laboratory Specifications

Box 6 of 8

Folder 5 Rabies Immunization Program, 1975-1980

Box 6 of 8

Folder 6 Space Planning, 1965-1975

Box 6 of 8

Folder 7 Space Committee, 1972-1976

Box 6 of 8

Folder 8 Space, West Basement, 1978-1979

Box 6 of 8

Folder 9 Storage, Building 3 and Silver Hill, 1969-1976

Box 6 of 8

Folder 10 Amphibians and Reptiles Curation, 1972-1975

Box 6 of 8

Folder 11 Birds Curation, 1973-1979

Box 6 of 8

Folder 12 Fishes Curation, 1972-1978

Box 6 of 8

Folder 13 Mammals Curation, 1973-1979

Box 6 of 8

Folder 14 Fumigation, 1968-1979

Box 6 of 8

Folder 15 Fish and Wildlife Service Permits: Sea Turtles, 1978-1984

Box 6 of 8

Folder 16 Fish and Wildlife Service Permits: Import/Export, 1971-1984

Box 6 of 8

Folder 17 Collection Loans, 1966-1976

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

Folder 1 Annual Report on Collections, 1981-1985

Box 7 of 8

Folder 2 Collections Management Policies, 1968-1987 (folder 1 of 2)

Box 7 of 8

Folder 3 Collections Management Policies, 1968-1987 (folder 2 of 2)

Box 7 of 8

Folder 4 Collections Advisory Committee, 1982-1986

Box 7 of 8

Folder 5 Collections Growth, 1972

Box 7 of 8

Folder 6 Collections Inventory, 1978-1982

Box 7 of 8

Folder 7 Completed Research Opportunities Fund Reports,1985-1987

Box 7 of 8

Folder 8 Donations, 1984-1986

Box 7 of 8

Folders 9-12 General Correspondence, 1983-1987

Box 7 of 8

Folder 13 Grant Proposals, 1984-1986

Box 7 of 8

Folder 14 Handbook of North American Birds, 1979-1987

Box 7 of 8

Folders 15-16 Memoranda Incoming, 1986-1987

Box 7 of 8

Folders 17-18 Memoranda Outgoing, 1986-1987

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Folder 1 Personnel, Robert H. Gibbs, Jr.

Box 8 of 8

Folder 2 Personnel, Ernest A. Lachner

Box 8 of 8

Folder 3 Personnel, William R. Taylor

Box 8 of 8

Folder 4 Research, Victor G. Springer

Box 8 of 8

Folder 5 Research Awards Program, 1976-1983

Box 8 of 8

Folder 6 Research Proposals, 1986-1987

Box 8 of 8

Folder 7 Report on Specimens and Accessions, 1970-1987

Box 8 of 8

Folder 8 Scholarly Studies Reports, 1983-1986Folder 9 SI Graduate Program in Systematic Biology, 1985

Box 8 of 8

Folder 10 SI Press Correspondence, 1983-1986

Box 8 of 8

Folder 11 SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service) Loans, 1985-1986

Box 8 of 8

Folders 12-13 Space Utilization, 1973-1985

Box 8 of 8

Folder 14 Specimen Deaccession, 1985-1987

Box 8 of 8