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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 391

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds

Records, 1958-1986

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds
Title: Records
Dates: 1958-1986
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 391
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists primarily of correspondence and memoranda. Correspondence documents the Division's interaction with the public and ornithologists from universities, professional societies, and museums worldwide. Correspondence also concerns research, publications, professional societies, and the exchange of specimens. Memoranda document administrative matters such as collecting permits, asbestos removal, personnel, collections management and expansion, space planning, parking, Division meetings, and construction of the Osteo-Preparation Laboratory. Also included are forms and lists documenting the loan of specimens and equipment from the Division to individuals within the Smithsonian and to other museums and universities. Additional subject files include documentation of research funding, computerization, divisional policy, exhibit work, and drafts of annual reports.

Descriptive Entry

This colleciton contains invoices for specimens and equipment on loan to and from the division of birds, within the Smithsonian, and with outside museums and universities. Also included is correspondence relating to the transfer and extension of these loans. Most folders contain a list of loan recipients, date of transfer, and number and type of specimens loaned.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 391, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Irretrievable loans

Box 1 of 6

Folder 2 FY 1958-1961 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 3 FY 1961-1962 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 4 FY 1962-1963 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 5 FY 1963-1964 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 6 FY 1964-1965 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 7 FY 1965-1966 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 8 FY 1966-1967 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 9 FY 1967-1968 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 10 FY 1968-1969 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 11 FY 1969-1970 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 12 FY 1970-1971 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 13 FY 1971-1972 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 14 FY 1972-1973 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 15 FY 1973-1974 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 16 FY 1974-1975 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Folder 17 FY 1975-1976 Closed

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Folder 1 FY 1976-1977 Closed

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Folder 1 Notes on Disposition of Records, undated

Box 3 of 6

Folder 2 Correspondence A-F, 1974-1976

Box 3 of 6

Folder 3 Correspondence G-P, 1974-1976

Box 3 of 6

Folder 4 Correspondence R-Z, 1974-1976

Box 3 of 6

Folder 5 Incoming Memoranda, 1969-1974, 1976-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 6 Incoming Memoranda, 1972, 1974-1976

Box 3 of 6

Folder 7 Incoming Memoranda, 1976, 1978-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 8 Incoming Memoranda, 1976-1980

Box 3 of 6

Folder 9 Outgoing Memoranda: Division, 1980

Box 3 of 6

Folder 10 Outgoing Memoranda: Storrs L. Olson, 1976-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 11 Outgoing Memoranda: Paul Slud, 1971-1976

Box 3 of 6

Folder 12 Outgoing Memoranda: George E. Watson, 1972-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 13 Outgoing Memoranda: J. Phillip Angle, empty

Box 3 of 6

Folder 14 Outgoing Memoranda: Richard L. Zusi, 1971-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 15 Outgoing Memoranda, 1972-1980 and undated

Box 3 of 6

Folder 16 Office Memoranda, 1975, 1977-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 17 Correspondence Reading File: John W. Aldrick, 1977-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 18 Correspondence Reading File: Storrs L. Olson, 1977-1979 and undated

Box 3 of 6

Folder 19 Correspondence Reading File: J. Phillip Angle, 1977-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 20 Correspondence Reading File: Paul Slud, 1978-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 21 Correspondence Reading File: Richard Zusi, empty

Box 3 of 6

Folder 22 Correspondence Reading File: George E. Watson, 1981

Box 3 of 6

Folder 23 Correspondence Reading File: Bonnie Farmer,1977-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 24 Correspondence Reading File: Katherine L. Pruitt, 1978-1979

Box 3 of 6

Folder 25 Correspondence Reading File: John C. Barber, 1976-1980 and undated

Box 3 of 6

Folder 26 Correspondence Reading File: Charles A. Meister,1977-1980

Box 3 of 6

Folder 27 Memoranda and Correspondence, 1973-1975, 1977, 1980

Box 3 of 6

Folder 28 Correspondence, 1970, 1973-1977

Box 3 of 6

Folder 29 Correspondence, 1973, 1975, 1979-1981 and undated, includes curriculum vitae of George E. Watson

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Folders 1-22 Alphabetic Correspondence Files: A-Z, 1977-1979

Box 4 of 6

Folder 23 Private Funds and Fluid Research Information, 1976-1980

Box 4 of 6

Folder 24 Computer File: Selgem, undated

Box 4 of 6

Folder 25 Policy: Collection Reorganization

Box 4 of 6

Folder 26 D. C. Exhibit Work, 1977-1979 and undated

Box 4 of 6

Folder 27 Natural History Building (NHB) Attic Asbestos, 1979

Box 4 of 6

Folder 28 Plan of Operations, 1962-1968 and undated

Box 4 of 6

Folder 29 Policy, Division of Vertebrate Zoology (VZ), 1980

Box 4 of 6

Folder 30 Policy, Division of VZ: Visitors, undated

Box 4 of 6

Folder 31 Policy, Division of VZ: Proposed Loan Guidelines, undated

Box 4 of 6

Folder 32 Policy, Division of VZ: Naturalist Center, 1979

Box 4 of 6

Folder 33 Policy, Division of VZ: Use of Bird Collection, ca. 1976-1979

Box 4 of 6

Folder 34 Policy, Division of VZ: Specimens, General, undated

Box 4 of 6

Folder 35 Policy, Division of VZ: Library, 1976-1977, 1981, and undated

Box 4 of 6

Folder 36 Exchanges Pending, Loans Wanted, 1962, 1965-1967

Box 4 of 6

Folder 37 Accessions Pending, 1962, 1964-1967

Box 4 of 6

Folder 38 Intramural Transfer, 1966, 1970, 1972-1976,1978-1980

Box 4 of 6

Folders 39-56 Annual Reports, 1965-1982,

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Folder 1 Correspondence: Requests for the A. C. Bent series, Life Histories of North American Birds, U. S. National Museum Bulletin 237, 1982, 1985

Box 5 of 6

Folder 2 Memoranda, 1984-1985

Box 5 of 6

Folder 3 Memoranda, 1980-1983

Box 5 of 6

Folder 4 Outgoing Correspondence: Division, 1983

Box 5 of 6

Folder 5 Outgoing Correspondence: Division, 1982

Box 5 of 6

Folder 6 Outgoing Correspondence: Division, 1984

Box 5 of 6

Folder 7 Alphabetic Correspondence File: A, 1984

Box 5 of 6

Folder 8 Alphabetic Correspondence File: B, 1981-1982, 1984

Box 5 of 6

Folders 9-14 Alphabetic Correspondence Files: B-I, 1981-1984

Box 5 of 6

Folder 15 Alphabetic Correspondence File: I-L, 1981-1983

Box 5 of 6

Folder 16 Alphabetic Correspondence File: J-L, 1984

Box 5 of 6

Folders 17-18 Alphabetic Correspondence File: Mc-P, 1981-1984

Box 5 of 6

Folder 19 Alphabetic Correspondence File: Misc., 1978-1985

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Folders 1-5 Alphabetic Correspondence Files: R-V, 1981-1984

Box 6 of 6

Folder 6 Alphabetic Correspondence Files: W, 1981-1985

Box 6 of 6

Folder 7 Alphabetic Correspondence File: X-Z, 1981-1984

Box 6 of 6

Folder 8 Correspondence Reading File: Martha B. Hays, 1982-1984

Box 6 of 6

Folder 9 Correspondence Reading File: Katherine L. Pruitt, 1978,1980-1984

Box 6 of 6

Folder 10 Correspondence Reading File: Charles A. Ross, 1983-1984

Box 6 of 6

Folder 11 Correspondence Reading File: William D. Vanko, 1982-1981

Box 6 of 6

Folder 12 Correspondence Reading File: Richard L. Zusi, 1981-1985

Box 6 of 6

Folder 13 Correspondence Reading File: George E. Watson, 1983

Box 6 of 6

Folder 14 Correspondence Reading File: James Dean, 1981-1984

Box 6 of 6

Folder 15 Correspondence Reading File: Bonnie Farmer, 1978, 1980-1984

Box 6 of 6

Folder 16 Correspondence Reading File: Freida Austin Gentry (Hancock),1982

Box 6 of 6

Folder 17 Correspondence Reading File: Jeremy F. Jacobs, 1984

Box 6 of 6

Folder 18 Correspondence Reading File: Storrs L. Olson, 1980-1984

Box 6 of 6

Folder 19 Correspondence Reading File: John W. Aldrich, 1980-1984,1986

Box 6 of 6

Folder 20 Correspondence Reading File: J. Phillip Angle, 1980-1984

Box 6 of 6