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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-011

Higgins, Robert P.

Robert P. Higgins Papers, 1962-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Higgins, Robert P.
Title: Robert P. Higgins Papers
Dates: 1962-1992
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 97-011
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document the research career and professional affairs of Robert P. Higgins. Materials include correspondence between Higgins and professional colleagues documenting his research on crustacea; correspondence relating to his professional activities at the Smithsonian, 1969-1977; and correspondence documenting his service as Associate Editor of "Transactions of the American Microscopical Society," 1975-1979.

Historical Note

Robert P. Higgins (1932- ) is an invertebrate zoologist and authority on the systematics and ecology of crustacea. He joined the Smithsonian in 1968 as an oceanographer. He served as Director of the Mediterranean Marine Sorting Center, 1969-1971; Director of the Oceanography and Limnology Program, 1971-1974; Acting Director, International Environmental Science Program, 1974; Senior Zoologist, 1974-1978; and Curator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, 1978- . Higgins retired in 1996.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers document the research career and professional affairs of Robert P. Higgins. They include correspondence between Higgins and professional colleagues documenting his research on crustacea; correspondence relating to his professional activities at the Smithsonian, 1969-1977; and correspondence documenting his service as Associate Editor of "Transactions of the American Microscopical Society," 1975-1979.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-011, Robert P. Higgins Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Research Correspondence - Kinorhynchs, 1962-1983 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, 1978-1982 (5 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Correspondence, 1983-1988 (9 folders)

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Correspondence, 1989-1992 (6 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Higgins Correspondence, January 1969-June 1972 (6 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Higgins Correspondence, July 1972-December 1977 (19 folders)

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Transactions of the American Microscopical Society, Associate Editor Correspondence, 1974-1980 (4 folders)

Box 5 of 5