Departmental Records, 1948-2019, with related records from 1918

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Consists of records documenting the research and activities of the Department of Botany under Head Curators and Chairmen Ellsworth Paine Killip, 1947-1950; Jason Richard Swallen, 1950-1965; William Louis Stern, 1965-1967; Mason E. Hale, 1967-1970; Edward S. Ayensu, 1970-1976; Dieter C. Wasshausen, 1976-1982; Mark M. Littler, 1982-1987; Laurence E. Skog, 1987-1992; Warren Lambert Wagner, 1992-1997; W. John Kress, 1997- ; and Laurence J. Dorr, 2015-2019. Materials predating 1947 were created by the Division of Plants. Materials include correspondence; research proposals; research reports; curator evaluations; research notes; photographs; obituaries; film; information concerning staff recruitment and visiting scientists, fellows, and research associates; departmental annual reports; Herbarium Services Unit records; greenhouse records and other records documenting research activities; grants; departmental involvement in the International Association for Plant Taxonomy; professional activities; and administrative matters.

Subject

  • Killip, Ellsworth Paine 1890-
  • Swallen, Jason R (Jason Richard) 1903-1991
  • Stern, William Louis 1926-
  • Littler, Mark M (Mark Masterton)
  • Skog, Laurence E
  • Wagner, Warren Lambert
  • Hale, Mason E
  • Ayensu, Edward S
  • Wasshausen, Dieter C
  • Kress, W. John
  • Dorr, Laurence J
  • International Association for Plant Taxonomy
  • Smithsonian Institution Herbarium Services Unit
  • United States National Museum Division of Plants
  • United States National Museum

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Alphabetic by subject and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1918
  • 1918-2019
  • 1948-2019, with related records from 1918

Topic

  • Botany
  • Museums
  • Plants
  • Botanists
  • Museums--Administration
  • Research

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Clippings

Local number

SIA RS00205

Physical description

  • 12.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 16.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings