Correspondence, 1907-2000

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Consists of records concerning the identification, exchange, and distribution of specimens; collecting work, research, and expeditions; publication of manuscripts; professional activities; and administrative matters. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence. Curators represented in these records include Austin Hobart Clark, Collaborator and Assistant Curator in the Division of Marine Invertebrates, 1908-1920, and Curator, 1920-1950; David L. Pawson, Associate Curator, Curator, Research Zoologist, and Senior Research Zoologist, 1965- ; Klaus Ruetzler, Associate Curator, Curator, and Research Zoologist, 1966- ; Frederick M. Bayer, Curator, Research Zoologist, and Zoologist Emeritus, 1972- ; and Stephen Cairns, Curator and Research Zoologist, 1985- . Records predating 1920 were created by the Division of Marine Invertebrates.


  • Bayer, Frederick M
  • Clark, Austin Hobart 1880-1954
  • Cairns, Stephen
  • Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-
  • Ruetzler, Klaus
  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates


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


  • 1907
  • 1907-2000


  • Marine invertebrates
  • Echinodermata
  • Invertebrate zoology



Local number

SIA RS00099

Physical description

  • 15.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 7 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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