Program Records, 1983-2004

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Consists of records documenting the planning for and administration of the Biodiversity Program at the National Museum of Natural History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Don E. Wilson, Director, and Robert S. Hoffmann, Chairman of the Advisory Planning Board; conference and workshop programs; grant and research proposals; fellowship applications; mission statements; correspondence and memoranda; database information; memoranda regarding research, exhibitions, and outreach functions; lists of specimens; reports on environmental programs; clippings; personnel records; tax forms; meeting minutes; budget reports; brochures and pamphlets; agreements; planning information; photographs; maps; curricula vitae; and other administrative material. Records predating 1990 were compiled and maintained by the Program for administrative and reference use.


  • Wilson, Don E
  • Hoffmann, Robert S


Series Level Description


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1983
  • 1983-2004

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Natural history museums
  • Biodiversity


  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures
  • Maps
  • Color photographs
  • Clippings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Floppy disks
  • Newsletters
  • Pamphlets
  • Color transparencies
  • Audiotapes

Local number

SIA RS00275

Physical description

53 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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