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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 421

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mineralogy

Correspondence, 1960-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mineralogy
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1960-1989
Quantity: 14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 421
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda documenting the operation of the Division of Mineralogy primarily from 1971 to 1989. The correspondence concerns the acquisition of collections, identification of specimens, research and professional activities of the staff, requests for information, and divisional administration.

Most of the correspondence was carried out by Paul E. Desautels, Associate Curator, 1963-1973, and Curator, 1973-1983; John S. White, Jr., Museum Specialist, 1963-1974, Associate Curator, 1974-1984, and Curator, 1984- ; and Pete J. Dunn, Museum Specialist, 1973- . Smaller amounts of correspondence were created by Joel E. Arem, Crystallographer, 1971-1974; Daniel E. Appleman, Crystallographer, 1974- ; and Jeffrey E. Post, Associate Curator, 1984- .

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This record unit consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda documenting the operation of the Division of Mineralogy primarily from 1971 to 1989. The correspondence concerns the acquisition of collections, identification of specimens, research and professional activities of the staff, requests for information, and divisional administration.

Most of the correspondence was carried out by Paul E. Desautels, Associate Curator, 1963-1973, and Curator, 1973-1983; John S. White, Jr., Museum Specialist, 1963-1974, Associate Curator, 1974-1984, and Curator, 1984- ; and Pete J. Dunn, Museum Specialist, 1973- . Smaller amounts of correspondence were created by Joel E. Arem, Crystallographer, 1971-1974; Daniel E. Appleman, Crystallographer, 1974- ; and Jeffrey E. Post, Associate Curator, 1984- .

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 421, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mineralogy, Correspondence

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, 1960-1969

Box 1 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1971, A-Z (25 folders)

Box 1 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1972, A-Z (25 folders)

Box 1 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1973, A-G (7 folders)

Box 1 of 15

Box 2

Correspondence, FY 1973, H-Z (18 folders)

Box 2 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1974, A-R (23 folders)

Box 2 of 15

Box 3

Correspondence, FY 1974, S-Z (5 folders)

Box 3 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1975, A-T (21 folders)

Box 3 of 15

Box 4

Correspondence, FY 1975, U-Z (4 folders)

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1976, A-V (24 folders)

Box 4 of 15

Box 5

Correspondence, FY 1976, W-Z (4 folders)

Box 5 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1977, A-Z (30 folders)

Box 5 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1978, A-B (2 folders)

Box 5 of 15

Box 6

Correspondence, FY 1978, C-Z (23 folders)

Box 6 of 15

Will of Mrs. Shirley B. Maiwurm

Box 6 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1979, A-G (7 folders)

Box 6 of 15

Box 7

Correspondence, FY 1979, H-Z (18 folders)

Box 7 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1980, A-K (11 folders)

Box 7 of 15

Box 8

Correspondence, FY 1980, L-Z (14 folders)

Box 8 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1981, A-R (11 folders)

Box 8 of 15

Box 9

Correspondence, FY 1981, S-Z (6 folders)

Box 9 of 15

Office of the Registrar, 1981

Box 9 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1982, A-Z (24 folders)

Box 9 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1983, A

Box 9 of 15

Box 10

Correspondence, FY 1983, B-Z (24 folders)

Box 10 of 15

Inter-Office Memoranda, FY 1983

Box 10 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1984, A-H (8 folders)

Box 10 of 15

Box 11

Correspondence, FY 1984, I-Z (16 folders)

Box 11 of 15

Inter-Office Memoranda, FY 1984

Box 11 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1985, A-O (15 folders)

Box 11 of 15

Box 12

Correspondence, FY 1985, P-Z (9 folders)

Box 12 of 15

Inter-Office Memoranda, FY 1985

Box 12 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1986, A-V (22 folders)

Box 12 of 15

Box 13

Correspondence, FY 1986, W-Z (2 folders)

Box 13 of 15

Inter-Office Memoranda, FY 1986

Box 13 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1987, A-Z (24 folders)

Box 13 of 15

Inter-Office Memoranda, FY 1987

Box 13 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1988, A-B (2 folders)

Box 13 of 15

Box 14

Correspondence, FY 1988, C-Z (22 folders)

Box 14 of 15

Inter-Office Memoranda, FY 1988

Box 14 of 15

Correspondence, FY 1989, A-L (12 folders)

Box 14 of 15

Box 15

Correspondence, FY 1989, M-Z (12 folders)

Box 15 of 15

Inter-Office Memoranda, FY 1989

Box 15 of 15