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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 415

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Fishes

Records, circa 1885-1978

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Division of Fishes
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1885-1978
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 415
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence compiled by the Division of Fishes, circa 1965-1978. Most of the correspondence is from ichthyologists, collectors, donors, and students and concerns the identification, exchange and distribution of specimens; collecting work; and requests for publications. Also found in the records are written copies of annual report submissions, circa 1891-1972, and budget estimates, circa 1885-1974.

Curators and other staff members of the Division of Fishes represented by correspondence in these records include Ernest A. Lachner, Curator in Charge, 1965-1966, Supervisor and Curator, 1967, and Curator, 1968-1978; Victor G. Springer, Associate Curator, 1965-1966, and Curator, 1967-1978; William Ralph Taylor, Associate Curator, 1965-1978; Stanley H. Weitzman, Associate Curator, 1965-1967, Supervisor and Curator, 1968-1969, and Curator, 1970-1978; and Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., Associate Curator, 1965-1968, Curator, 1969, Supervisor and Curator, 1970, and Curator, 1971-1978.

Descriptive Entry

These records consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence compiled by the Division of Fishes, circa 1965-1978. Most of the correspondence is from ichthyologists, collectors, donors and students and concerns the identification, exchange and distribution of specimens, collecting work and requests for publications. Also found in the records are manuscript copies of annual report submissions, circa 1891-1972, and manuscript budget estimates, circa 1885-1974.

Curators and other staff members of the Division of Fishes represented by correspondence in these records include Ernest A. Lachner, Curator in Charge, 1965-1966, Supervisor and Curator, 1967, and Curator, 1968-1978; Victor G. Springer, Associate Curator, 1965-1966, and Curator, 1967-1978; William Ralph Taylor, Associate Curator, 1965-1978; Stanley H. Weitzman, Associate Curator, 1965-1967, Supervisor and Curator, 1968-1969, and Curator, 1970-1978; and Robert Henry Gibbs Jr., Associate Curator, 1965-1968, Curator, 1969, Supervisor and Curator, 1970, and Curator, 1971-1978.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 415, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Fishes, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, 1965-1967, A-N

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Correspondence, 1965-1967, O-Z

Box 2 of 6

Correspondence, 1968-1975, A-C

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Correspondence, 1968-1975, D-Q

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Correspondence, 1968-1975, R-Z

Box 4 of 6

Correspondence 1976-1978, A-R

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Correspondence, 1976-1978, R-Z

Box 5 of 6

Annual Reports, 1885-1957

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Annual Reports, c. 1958-1977

Box 6 of 6

Budget, c. 1885-1977

Box 6 of 6