Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7445
United States National Museum. Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Collected Notes, Photographs, and Graphic Illustrations on Turtles, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, 1853-1953
This collection, which probably began to be assembled in the 1930s, comprises an information file on turtles, containing a high proportion of visual material: chiefly photographs (often only negatives) and graphic illustrations, many in watercolor. Several of these are by illustrator Antonio Zeno Shindler, and one is by Spencer F. Baird. Working notes and correspondence pertaining to turtles make up the balance of the collection. Leonhard Stejneger appears initially to have collected the material, and Doris Mable Cochran continued the task.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899
- Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
- Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943
- Cochran, Doris M. (Doris Mable), 1898-1968
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Scientific illustrations
- Black-and-white photographs
- Black-and-white negatives
- Nitrate materials
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7445, United States National Museum, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Collected Notes, Photographs, and Graphic Illustrations on Turtles, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians