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Record Unit 408,  United States National Museum,  Preparators' Reports, 1881-1919 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum
Title: Preparators' Reports
Dates: 1881-1919 and undated
Quantity: 0.8 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 408
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of weekly, monthly, and annual reports of USNM staff involved with the preparation of collections for study and exhibition. The reports were submitted to the Director of the USNM, and maintained by the Division of Correspondence and Documents. Included are reports of the Taxidermist, Osteological Preparator, Preparator of the Department of Arts and Industries, Modeler, and Printer. Also included are reports of the Division (before 1897, Department) of Comparative Anatomy.

Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of weekly, monthly, and annual reports of the United States National Museum (USNM) staff involved with the preparation of collections for study and exhibition. The reports were submitted to the Director of USNM and maintained by the Division of Correspondence and Documents. Included are reports of the Taxidermist, Osteological Preparator, Preparator of the Department of Arts and Industries, Modeler, and Printer. Also included are reports of the Division (before 1897, Department) of Comparative Anatomy.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 408, United States National Museum, Preparators' Reports

Container List

Box 1

Weekly reports of the Taxidermist, William T. Hornaday and William Palmer, 1885-1890 (8 folders)

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Annual reports of the Taxidermist, Hornaday, Palmer, and William L. Brown, 1886-1919 (4 folders)

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Weekly reports of the Osteological Preparator, Frederic Augustus Lucas and J.W. Scollick, 1886-1888 (3 folders)

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Weekly reports of the Osteological Preparator, 1889-1895 (5 folders)

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Annual reports of the Osteological Preparator, 1906-1910, 1915-1916

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Notebook of prepared specimens, 1887-1903 (Accession 12-588)

Box 1 of 1

Monthly reports, Department of Comparative Anatomy, Frederic A. Lucas, Curator, 1891-1898 (3 folders)

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Annual reports, Department of Comparative Anatomy, 1886-1894, 1903-1904 (3 folders)

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Reports and correspondence of the Preparator of the Department of Arts and Industries, Edwin H. Hawley, 1881-1898 and undated (2 folders)

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Weekly reports of the Modeler, J.W. Hendley, 1885-1886

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Weekly reports of the USNM Printer, A.J.S. Curet, 1887

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