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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 417

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Worms

Records, 1965-1975, with related materials from circa 1920

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Division of Worms
Title: Records
Dates: 1965-1975, with related materials from circa 1920
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 417
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records primarily document activities of the Division of Worms from its establishment in 1965 until 1975. They include correspondence concerning the identification, exchange, and distribution of specimens, professional activities of staff members, and administrative matters; files concerning W. Duane Hope's work as an officer of the Association of Meiobenthologists; and an information file on worms, compiled by the Division of Marine Invertebrates, which contains newspaper clippings, articles, and correspondence of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt.

Historical Note

The Division of Worms was established on July 1, 1965, as a result of an administrative reorganization in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Prior to 1965, the national collection of worms was under the care of the Division of Marine Invertebrates.

Professional staff of the Division of Worms included Meredith Leam Jones, Associate Curator and Curator, 1965- ; Marian H. Pettibone, Associate Curator and Curator, 1965- ; W. Duane Hope, Associate Curator and Curator, 1965- ; and Mary E. Rice, Associate Curator and Curator, 1965- .

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Descriptive Entry

These records primarily document activities of the Division of Worms from its establishment in 1965 until 1975. They include correspondence concerning the identification, exchange, and distribution of specimens, professional activities of staff members, and administrative matters; files concerning W. Duane Hope's work as an officer of the Association of Meiobenthologists; and an information file on worms, compiled by the Division of Marine Invertebrates, which contains newspaper clippings, articles, and correspondence of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 417, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Worms, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Reading Files, April 1965-June 1975

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Reading Files, July-December 1975

Box 2 of 2

Annelids - general

Box 2 of 2

Earthworms - general

Box 2 of 2

Earthworm action on soil

Box 2 of 2

Earthworms - collecting methods

Box 2 of 2

Earthworm control

Box 2 of 2

Earthworms as crop destroyers

Box 2 of 2

Earthworms as food

Box 2 of 2

Earthworm intelligence

Box 2 of 2

Earthworm parasites

Box 2 of 2

Earthworm culture

Box 2 of 2

Earthworm physiology

Box 2 of 2

Earthworms - preservation

Box 2 of 2

Earthworm regeneration

Box 2 of 2

Earthworm giants

Box 2 of 2

Ice Worms

Box 2 of 2

Leeches - general

Box 2 of 2

Leeches - preservation

Box 2 of 2

Leeches - control

Box 2 of 2

Leeches - culture

Box 2 of 2

Polychaetes - general

Box 2 of 2

Polychaetes - preservation

Box 2 of 2

Polychaetes - "Bloodworms"

Box 2 of 2

Polychaetes - swarming

Box 2 of 2

Fresh-water oligochaetes

Box 2 of 2

Ctenophores - general

Box 2 of 2

Flatworms - general

Box 2 of 2

Bipalium kewense

Box 2 of 2

Nemerteans - general

Box 2 of 2

Rotifers - general

Box 2 of 2

Rotifers - preservation

Box 2 of 2

Nematodes - general

Box 2 of 2

"Hair Snakes" - general

Box 2 of 2

Enteropneusta - general

Box 2 of 2

Checklists

Box 2 of 2

Suggestions for Collecting and Preserving Invertebrate Animals Other than Insects and Mollusks

Box 2 of 2

Suggested General Publications on Invertebrate Animals of the Sea, Other than Mollusks

Box 2 of 2

Association of Meiobenthologists Correspondence, 1968-1970

Box 2 of 2

Association of Meiobenthologists Bank Statements

Box 2 of 2

Psammonalia Questionnaire

Box 2 of 2

Psammonalia Registry, May 1967

Box 2 of 2

Exemption Applications, Psammonalia

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence for Psammonalia - Incoming and Outgoing

Box 2 of 2

Psammonalia Issues No. 8, 21-23, 25, 27 and 29 (7 folders)

Box 2 of 2