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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

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Title: Belém Ecological Project Records
Dates: 1967-1971
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 534
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records primarily document the administration of the Belem 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.

Historical Note

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.

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Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 534, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Belém Ecological Project Records

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Belém Correspondence, 1970

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Folder 2 Belém Financial Statements (Fund 65580), 1970-1971

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Folder 3 Belém Financial Statements (Fund 165670), 1970

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Folder 4 Belém Financial Statements (Fund 165760), 1970-1971

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Folder 5 Belém Requisitions, 1968-1971

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Folder 6 Belém - Personnel

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Folder 7 Belém - Travel, 1968

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