Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7413
Rosewater, Joseph, 1928-1985
Joseph Rosewater Papers, 1928-1985
Joseph Rosewater (1928-1985), a malacologist, was educated at the University of New Hampshire (B.S., 1950; M.S., 1955) and Harvard University (Ph.D., 1960). In 1960, he joined the Division of Mollusks, United States National Museum (USNM), and served as Associate Curator, 1960-1965, Curator-in-Charge, 1965-1968, and Curator, 1968-1985. Rosewater's research specialty was the systematics and evolutionary biology of the mollusk family Littorinidae. He participated on several major collecting expeditions, mostly to the Indo-Pacific region. Rosewater served as President of the American Malacological Union in 1969.
These papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, and related materials documenting Rosewater's curatorial career at the USNM; malacological research; collecting expeditions, especially a trip to Eniwetok Atoll, 1963, the Te Vega Expedition to Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1963, and the Pele Expedition to Indonesia, 1970; and professional activities.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Rosewater, Joseph, 1928-1985
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mollusks
- University of New Hampshire
- Harvard University
- American Malacological Union
- United States National Museum. Division of Mollusks
- Eniwetok Atoll Expedition (1963)
- Te Vega Expedition (1963)
- Pele Expedition (1970)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7413, Joseph Rosewater Papers