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Record Unit 423,  National Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology,  Departmental Records, circa 1965-1989, with related records from 1945

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology
Title: Departmental Records
Dates: circa 1965-1989, with related records from 1945
Quantity: 5 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 423
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists primarily of correspondence and administrative records created by the Chairman of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, circa 1965-1989. The records document the research, exhibition, and outreach functions of the Department. Also included are various record books created by the Division of Marine Invertebrates and the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, circa 1945-1974. The record books include a record of manuscripts reviewed by the staff, 1948-1974, and the administration of the Rathbun Memorial Fund, 1955 and 1965. In addition, there is a guest book, 1945-1965, and a day book, 1948-1949. For an administrative history of the Division of Marine Invertebrates, see Record Unit 233.

Most of the records were created by Department Chairmen David L. Pawson, Curator of Echinoderms, 1971-1976; W. Duane Hope, Curator of Worms, 1976-1981; Clyde F. E. Roper, Curator of Mollusks, 1981-1987; Roger F. Cressey, Jr., Curator of Crustacea, 1987-1988; and C. W. Hart, Curator of Crustacea, 1989. The period 1965-1971 is not well represented by administrative records.

Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists primarily of correspondence and administrative records created by Chairmen of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, circa 1965-1989. The records document the research, exhibition, and outreach functions of the department. Also included are various record books created by the Division of Marine Invertebrates and the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, circa 1945-1974.

The record books include a record of manuscripts reviewed by the staff, 1948-1974 (2 volumes); and the administration of the Rathbun Memorial Fund, 1955 and 1965. Also included are a guest book, 1945-1965, and a day book, 1948-1949.

Most of the records were created by Department Chairmen David L. Pawson, 1971-1976; W. Duane Hope, 1976-1981; Clyde F. E. Roper, 1981-1987; Roger F. Cressey, 1987-1988; and Charles W. Hart Jr., 1989. The period 1965-1971 is sparsely represented by administrative records.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 423, National Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology, Departmental Records

Container List

Box 1

Five record books from the Division of Marine Invertebrates (now part of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, NMNH)

2 Books: Record of manuscripts reviewed by staff members. Include information such as the title and author, length of the work, and its status after review.

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1 Book: Details the amount of money available and expenses made from the Rathbun Memorial Fund in the years 1955 and 1965.

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1 Book: Has signatures of guests who visited the division and sometimes mentions the reason for the visit.

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1 Book: Is a kind of daybook, recording the number of hours worked by staff members, accessions made, and various other daily activities.

Box 1 of 14

Box 2

General Correspondence of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology during the tenures of Chairmen David L. Pawson, 1971-1976, and W. Duane Hope, 1976-1981

Ab - Jo

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Box 3

Ka - Ro

Box 3 of 14

Box 4

Ru - Z

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Administrative Records

Administrative Files, c. 1965-1973

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Box 5

(NO LONGER EXISTS)

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Box 6

Accession Information, 1967; Accounting, 1976 and 1982; Museum Acquisitions Policy, 1973

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ADP, 1977-1980

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ADP Cataloguing and Inventory, 1971-1983

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American Museum of Natural History; Animal Resources Review Committee, 1983; Archives Committee, 1972

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ASC (Association of Systematics Collections)

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Biological Oceanography Bureaucrats; BLM

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Chairman's Office, 1982

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Chairman's Office, 1983

Box 6 of 14

Chairman's Office, 1984

Box 6 of 14

Chairmen's Meeting Notes

Box 6 of 14

China; Collections Management

Box 6 of 14

Box 7

Committees; Computers; Conservation Survey; CONICIT; Crustacea

Box 7 of 14

Departmental Data

Box 7 of 14

Departmental Review, 1982

Box 7 of 14

Director's Office - NMNH

Box 7 of 14

Diving; Dominican Republic Natural History Museum; Docent (Zoology)

Box 7 of 14

Echinoderms Division

Box 7 of 14

Electron Microscope

Box 7 of 14

Environmental Science Program

Box 7 of 14

Exhibits; Fellowships & Grants

Box 7 of 14

Foreign Currency Program; Fort Pierce

Box 7 of 14

Galapagos Islands Projects; IMSWE

Box 7 of 14

Indian Ocean Project; Intern Programs

Box 7 of 14

Inventory - ADP

Box 7 of 14

Box 8

IZ Book Lists; IZ Staff Meeting Notes; James Smithson Society

Box 8 of 14

Library - Museum; Program Reports

Box 8 of 14

Museum Support Center (MSC)

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National Museum Act; National Science Foundation; Naturalist Center

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MSC, 1978-1980

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MSC, 1981-1982

Box 8 of 14

Panama Canal; Personnel

Box 8 of 14

SI-36's from IZ publications

Box 8 of 14

Publications Committee

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Safety Committee; SI Secretary; SI Council

Box 8 of 14

SI Natural Awareness Program; SI Press

Box 8 of 14

Box 9

Tumor Registry

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Horton H. Hobbs, Jr. Correspondence, 1983

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IZ Chairman's Office Correspondence, 1978-1981

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IZ Chairman's Office Correspondence, 1978

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IZ Chairman's Office Correspondence, FY 1977

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IZ Chairman's Office Correspondence, FY 1976

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IZ Chairman's Office Correspondence, FY 1975

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IZ Chairman's Office Correspondence, FY 1974

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IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Crustacea Correspondence, FY 1973-1976; IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Mollusk Correspondence, FY 1972-1976

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Box 10

IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Echinoderms Correspondence, FY 1973-1978; IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Worms Correspondence, FY 1972-1976

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IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Fenner A. Chace Correspondence, 1978-1981

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IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Horton H. Hobbs, Jr., Correspondence, 1978-1980

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IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Horton H. Hobbs, Jr., Correspondence, 1981

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IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Horton H. Hobbs, Jr., Correspondence, 1982

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IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Curator Correspondence, B - Hi

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IZ Chairman's Office - Typed Curator Correspondence, Ho - R

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Research Proposals, FY 1977

Box 10 of 14

Research Proposals, FY 1975

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Foreign Currency Program

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Honorary Appointments

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IZ Brochure photos and text from SI Press

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Box 11

Use of Museum Specimens for Past Pollutant Documentation, 1975

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PAEC

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Position Descriptions

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Box 12

Automated Data Processing

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Bacon Scholarship

Box 12 of 14

Biological Survey of the United States

Box 12 of 14

Botany

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Brooks Award

Box 12 of 14

Cape Verde Project

Box 12 of 14

Earthwatch

Box 12 of 14

Cephalopod Bibliography

Box 12 of 14

Invertebrate Zoology

Box 12 of 14

Conchologists of America (COA)

Box 12 of 14

Crustacea Division

Box 12 of 14

Cuba

Box 12 of 14

Echinoderms Division

Box 12 of 14

Endangered Species

Box 12 of 14

Enewetok

Box 12 of 14

Environmental Sciences Program

Box 12 of 14

Fumigation

Box 12 of 14

Indo-U.S. Marine Bioactive Substances Program

Box 12 of 14

National Science Foundation

Box 12 of 14

SI Regents

Box 12 of 14

ROF, FY 1985

Box 12 of 14

ROF, FY 1986

Box 12 of 14

ROF, FY 1987

Box 12 of 14

Scholarly Studies

Box 12 of 14

SI Council

Box 12 of 14

SI Publishing Council

Box 12 of 14

Sources Directory

Box 12 of 14

Swamp

Box 12 of 14

Chairman's Office Correspondence, 1988

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Chairman's Office Correspondence, 1987

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Chairman's Office Correspondence, 1986

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Chairman's Office Correspondence, 1985

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Chairman's Office Correspondence, 1985

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Box 13

Ft Pierce Lab

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Invertebrate Zoology Budget Data, FY 1979

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Invertebrate Zoology Budget Data, FY 1980

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Invertebrate Zoology Budget Data, FY 1981

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Invertebrate Zoology Budget Data, FY 1982

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Invertebrate Zoology Budget Data, FY 1983

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Invertebrate Zoology Budget Data, FY 1984

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Invertebrate Zoology Budget Data, FY 1985

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Old IZ Information Files (2 folders)

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Box 14

Old IZ Information Files (3 folders)

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