Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 534
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Belém Ecological Project Records, 1967-1971
The Belém Ecological Project was a multidisciplinary study of environmental conditions of the Amazon delta in the vicinity of Belém, Brazil. The purpose of the project was to improve knowledge of tropical delta forest environments and determine the influence of human activities on those environments. The project was funded through a grant from the Army Research Office and ran from 1967 to 1971. Philip S. Humphrey, Chairman, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, was Principal Investigator.
These records primarily document the administration of the Belém Ecological Project. They consist of correspondence and memoranda between Philip S. Humphrey, Smithsonian administrators, and project staff including Thomas E. Lovejoy III; financial reports and fiscal records; and files on project personnel.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Humphrey, Philip S. (Philip Strong), 1926-2009
- Lovejoy, Thomas E.
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Vertebrate Zoology. Belém Ecological Project
- United States. Army Research Office
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 534, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Belém Ecological Project Records