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Record Unit 7428

Erdman, Donald S.

Donald S. Erdman Papers, 1948

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Erdman, Donald S.
Title: Donald S. Erdman Papers
Dates: 1948
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7428
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document Erdman's field work in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea and include a journal and account book; notes, lists, and collection data; and color photographs, slides, and negatives.

Historical Note

Donald S. Erdman served as a Scientific Aid in the Division of Fishes, United States National Museum (USNM), from 1947 to 1950. In 1948, Erdman participated in a fisheries survey of the Persian Gulf and Red Sea under the auspices of the Arabian American Oil Company, on which he collected nearly 5,000 fishes for the USNM.

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These papers document Erdman's field work in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea and include a journal and account book; notes, lists, and collection data; and color photographs, slides, and negatives.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7428, Donald S. Erdman Papers

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