Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7288
Schantz, Viola Shelly, 1895-1977
Viola Shelly Schantz Collection, 1961-1962 and undated
Viola Shelly Schantz (1895-1977) served as a Biological Aide, Biologist, and Systematic Zoologist with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and its predecessor, the Bureau of Biological Survey, from 1918 to 1961. During her career she served as Curator of the North American mammal collection of the Bird and Mammal Laboratories housed in the National Museum of Natural History.
This collection consists primarily of material concerning Schantz's retirement from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service including a citation for distinguished service presented to her by the Department of the Interior, 1962, and letters written to Schantz on her retirement in July 1961. Also included are photographs, including portraits and a group photograph taken at the annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, 1962.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Schantz, Viola Shelly, 1895-1977
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- United States. Department of the Interior
- American Society of Mammalogists
- United States. Bureau of Biological Survey
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bird and Mammal Laboratories
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7288, Viola Shelly Schantz Collection