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Record Unit 7413

Rosewater, Joseph, 1928-1985

Joseph Rosewater Papers, 1928-1985

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Rosewater, Joseph, 1928-1985
Title: Joseph Rosewater Papers
Dates: 1928-1985
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7413
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, and related materials documenting Rosewater's curatorial career at the USNM; malacological research; professional activities; and 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.

Historical Note

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.

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Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7413, Joseph Rosewater Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence re: Pleurocera, 1958-1961

Box 1 of 5

Pallidula Research Notes

Box 1 of 5

Lacuna Research Notes, 1956

Box 1 of 5

Family Lacunidae

Box 1 of 5

Littorina Mini-symposium and Workshop, 1981

Box 1 of 5

Choupati Beach (Bombay, India)

Box 1 of 5

Littorea Research Notes, 1979-1980

Box 1 of 5

Littorina Punctata Gmelin

Box 1 of 5

Striata Research Notes

Box 1 of 5

Miliaris Research Notes

Box 1 of 5

Edgardo Ortiz Corp's: Correspondence, 1984

Box 1 of 5

Mollusca of Panama, 1975-1977

Box 1 of 5

Littorina Atheana Research Notes

Box 1 of 5

Ascension Island Trip, 1976

Box 1 of 5

Littorina Aleutica Research Notes

Box 1 of 5

Littorina Squalida Research Notes, 1984

Box 1 of 5

Recent and Fossil Littorinids: West Africa and Mediterranean

Box 1 of 5

Periploma Orbicularis Research Notes, 1968-1984

Box 1 of 5

Erycinidae Research Notes

Box 1 of 5

Litigiella in the Western Atlantic

Box 1 of 5

South American Cali Group, 1979

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence re: Itrat Zehra, 1981

Box 1 of 5

Amr Mounib, 1977

Box 1 of 5

Mollusk Division Cataloging Procedures, 1980-1981

Box 1 of 5

Arthur Loveridge: Correspondence, 1963-1979

Box 1 of 5

Freshwater Gastropods, 1976-1978

Box 1 of 5

Mollusks Collected from Miraflores Lock, Panama Canal, 1972

Box 1 of 5

Panama Canal Shells Collected, 1967-1968

Box 1 of 5

Charles R. Williams: "Marine Molluscs of Panama Bay"

Box 1 of 5

Panama Canal Survey: Mollusks of Gatan Locks, 1974

Box 1 of 5

Committee on Ecological Effects of a Sea Level Canal, 1977

Box 1 of 5

Interoceanic Canal Studies: Annex V - Study of Engineering Feasibility, 1970

Box 1 of 5

Marine Ecological Research for the Central American Interoceanic Canal, 1970

Box 1 of 5

Lithophaga from Panama, 1972

Box 1 of 5

Opisthobranchia List, 1972

Box 1 of 5

Mollusk Photographs and Slides, c. 1976

Box 1 of 5

Mollusk Negatives

Box 1 of 5

Council of Systematic Malaeologists, 1972-1973

Box 1 of 5

EDP Data Storage and Retrieval System, 1971-1973

Box 1 of 5

Caledomella [?] Photographs

Box 1 of 5

Association of Island Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean Meeting, 1975

Box 1 of 5

Alexania, 1974-1975

Box 1 of 5

Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1973

Box 1 of 5

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington: Illustrations

Box 1 of 5

A Partial Bibliography of the Indian Ocean Mollusca, 1962

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Periploma Margaritaceum Research Notes, 1977

Box 2 of 5

Correspondence re: Tridacna, 1979-1980

Box 2 of 5

Tridacna Photographs

Box 2 of 5

IIOE Mollusks, 1969

Box 2 of 5

American Malacological Union, 1980

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Schmitt Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Correspondence re: Specimens of Littorina Scutulata, 1978-1980

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Varia Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

The University of Liverpool, 1979

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Penicillata Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Peruviana Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Mexican Littorina, 1978

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Pullata Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Zebra Nodula, 1978

Box 2 of 5

Correspondence re: Littorina Saxatilis, 1969-1974

Box 2 of 5

Pacific Coast of North America Research, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Aberrans Research Notes, 1982

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Araucana Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Aspera Research Notes, 1978

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Atrata Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Excavata Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Fasciata Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Fernandezensis Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Nodilitanina Galapagiensis Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Modesta Research Notes, 1982

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Newcombiana Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Paytensis Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Scabra Research Notes, 1978

Box 2 of 5

Pacific Littovinidae

Box 2 of 5

Fernando de Noronha Population

Box 2 of 5

Nubiair Belevae [?] Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Neritoides Research Notes, 1968

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Acutispira Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Sitkana Philippi Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Burch-Thorson Hawaiian Pinna Exquisita, 1978-1982

Box 2 of 5

Mollusks Research Lists: Panama Canal, 1975-1978

Box 2 of 5

Littorina Lineolate Orbigny

Box 2 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: Research Diary, 1968, 1977

Box 2 of 5

William B. Marshall

Box 2 of 5

Correspondence (general), 1978-1980

Box 2 of 5

Adak Island Collecting Trip, 1979

Box 2 of 5

Cuba Research Trip, 1980-1981

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Tridacna Aquaurosa Laurarck

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Fossil Tridacnidae

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Pinna Cumingii

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Pinna Sanquinolenta

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Tridacna Aquaurosa (Elongatissiwa Piauconi)

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Tridacna Giga Holotyne

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Hippopus Brassica

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Tridacna Gigas Linne

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Tridacna Obesa Sowerby Type

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Tridacna Maxima Roding

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Tridacna Derasa Roding

Box 2 of 5

Tridacnidae Negatives, 1962

Box 2 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: "An Effective Anesthetic for Giant Clams and Other Mollusks" (1963)

Box 2 of 5

Oyster: Specimens Index

Box 2 of 5

Tridacna Research Notes, 1963-1964

Box 2 of 5

Caledoniella Research Notes

Box 2 of 5

Conchylien Research

Box 2 of 5

Correspondence re: Rectification in the Nomenclature of Indo-Pacific Littorinidae, 1980-1981

Box 2 of 5

Joseph Rosewater and Geerat J. Vermeij: "The Amphi-Atlantic Distribution of Littorina Meleagris" (1972)

Box 2 of 5

Correspondence re: Hippopus Hippopus Linne, 1979-1981

Box 2 of 5

Photographs: Hippopus Hippopus Linne

Box 2 of 5

Bessie H. Arnold and Carlton Beal, 1970-1971

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Joseph Rosewater: "An Ecological Study of the Rough Periwinkle, Littorina Saxatilis Olivi" (1956)

Box 2 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: "A Study of Variation in the Dog Whelk, Thais Lapillus Linnaeus" (1957)

Box 2 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: "Notes on the Development of Amphibian Eggs and their Larvae" (1950)

Box 2 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: "A Survey of Some Aquarium Gadgets"

Box 2 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: "A Discussion on the Phylum Brachiata"

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Field Notes, 1958

Box 3 of 5

International Indian Ocean Expedition (Te Vega), 1962-1965

Box 3 of 5

Salt River Expedition (Kentucky), 1959

Box 3 of 5

New Hampshire Freshwater Shells Expedition, 1950-1955

Box 3 of 5

Embryology Lecture and Notes

Box 3 of 5

Ascension Island Expeditions, 1964-1974

Box 3 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: "Problems of Species Analogues in World Littorinidae" (1963)

Box 3 of 5

American Malacological Union: Lecture Paper "Problems of Species Analogues in World Littorinidae" (1963)

Box 3 of 5

Lecture Paper re: Littorina

Box 3 of 5

Littorina Neritoides in Holland, 1968

Box 3 of 5

Littorina Research Notes, 1962

Box 3 of 5

Product Development Committee, 1972-1973

Box 3 of 5

Littorina Photographs and Negatives, 1971

Box 3 of 5

Research Proposals, 1962-1976 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Mollusks Advisory Committee, 1965-1984 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center, 1967

Box 3 of 5

National Science Foundation Proposal, 1980

Box 3 of 5

Periploma Schumacher

Box 3 of 5

Hawaiian Pinnidae

Box 3 of 5

Photographs: Periploma

Box 3 of 5

Victor L. Loosanoff: Articles, 1936-1939

Box 3 of 5

Katsuhiro Okada: Articles, 1935-1936

Box 3 of 5

R. Denison Purchon: "Biology and Relationships of the Lamellibranch, Xylophaga Dorsalis" (1941)

Box 3 of 5

Daniel B. Quayle: Paphia Bifurcata Article, 1938

Box 3 of 5

William C. Tepe: "Hermaphroditism in Carunculina Parva, a Fresh Water Mussel" (1943)

Box 3 of 5

Cecil R. Monk: "The Anatomy and Life-History of a Fresh-Water Mollusk of the Genus Sphaerium" (1928)

Box 3 of 5

W. R. Coe: Sex in Mollusks, 1932-1940

Box 3 of 5

Photographs: Indo-Pacific Pinnidae

Box 3 of 5

Negatives: Indo-Pacific Pinnidae

Box 3 of 5

Littorina Radula Research Notes

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Littorina Research Notes, 1962

Box 4 of 5

Fossil Littorinidae Research Notes

Box 4 of 5

Littorina Embryology, 1963

Box 4 of 5

Littorina Types, 1963

Box 4 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: "The Family Littorinidae in the North East Pacific" (1985)

Box 4 of 5

Pinnidae Lecture

Box 4 of 5

10th Pacific Science Congress (University of Hawaii), 1961-1962

Box 4 of 5

Travel Reports, 1960-1961

Box 4 of 5

Pleuroceridae Nervous System, 1961

Box 4 of 5

Pinnidae Research Notes

Box 4 of 5

Woods Hole Embryology Course, 1957

Box 4 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: Curriculum Vitae, 1974

Box 4 of 5

Application for Study at the Enietok Marine Biological Laboratory, 1962

Box 4 of 5

I. E. Wallen: Oceanography, 1960-1965

Box 4 of 5

Facuna Vincta Research Notes

Box 4 of 5

Family Veneridae Research Notes

Box 4 of 5

Proposed Biological Survey of Dominica, 1963

Box 4 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: Correspondence, 1963

Box 4 of 5

U.S.-Japan Committee on Scientific Cooperation, 1964

Box 4 of 5

Anton Bruun Biological Program, 1965

Box 4 of 5

Automatic Data Processing Committee, 1963-1964

Box 4 of 5

Research Annual Report, 1961-1965

Box 4 of 5

Indo-Pacific Mollusks Seminar Lecture

Box 4 of 5

New Scientific Programs, 1964-1965

Box 4 of 5

National Museum of Natural History - Senate of Scientists: Publications Committee, 1965

Box 4 of 5

Education Programs, 1965-1966

Box 4 of 5

Meeting Minutes, 1965-1966

Box 4 of 5

Smithsonian Institution in Systematics, 1967

Box 4 of 5

National Capital Shell Club, 1965-1966

Box 4 of 5

Eniwetok Atoll Expedition (Marshall Islands), 1962-1963

Box 4 of 5

Mariel King Memorial Expedition, 1970 (4 folders)

Box 4 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: Lectures, 1958-1974

Box 4 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: Correspondence, 1957-1959

Box 4 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: "Mollusk" (1969)

Box 4 of 5

Supervisor: Division of Mollusks, 1977-1979

Box 4 of 5

Correspondence re: Publications Reviewed, 1971-1973

Box 4 of 5

Specimen for the Emperor of Japan, 1975-1979

Box 4 of 5

Family Tradaenidae Research Notes

Box 4 of 5

Professional Societies, 1967-1968

Box 4 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography, 1979

Box 4 of 5

Kenneth J. Boss, 1968-1969

Box 4 of 5

Colloquium on Molluscan Phylogeny (Bedford College, London), 1974

Box 4 of 5

Class Outlines of Mollusca, 1958-1966

Box 4 of 5

International Indian Ocean Expedition (Te Vega): Itinerary, 1963

Box 4 of 5

Division of Mollusks, 1964-1967

Box 4 of 5

Council of the Senate of Scientists: Meeting Minutes, 1964-1965

Box 4 of 5

Second Summer Institute in Systematics

Box 4 of 5

Diver Safety Committee, 1967

Box 4 of 5

Systematics and Evolution Lecture, 1956

Box 4 of 5

International Indian Ocean Expedition (Te Vega): Mollusks Collected during Auxiliary Cruise "A," 1965

Box 4 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: Interview, 1973

Box 4 of 5

Emergency Plan for National Museum of Natural History, 1968

Box 4 of 5

Review, 1980

Box 4 of 5

Correspondence re: Publications, 1965-1973

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Doctoral Committee, 1967-1969

Box 5 of 5

Joseph Rosewater: Harvard University Final Exams, 1956-1957

Box 5 of 5

Sources of Information on Mollusks, 1962-1972

Box 5 of 5

Department of Invertebrate Zoology: Staff Meetings, 1966-1967

Box 5 of 5

National Science Foundation Program for Systematic Biology, 1972

Box 5 of 5

Tridacna Research and Photographs, 1961-1962

Box 5 of 5

Zoogeography of West African Littorinidae, 1977

Box 5 of 5

Review, 1964-1976

Box 5 of 5

Correspondence re: Grants, 1966-1979

Box 5 of 5

Committees (general), 1967-1979

Box 5 of 5

Correspondence (general), 1967-1978

Box 5 of 5