Curatorial Correspondence, 1936-2011

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Consists of correspondence documenting curatorial research and activities in the Department of Botany, and concern the examination, identification, and loan of botanical specimens; nomenclature; collecting expeditions; collaborations with United States and foreign botanists; publications; and other research-related activities. Curators represented in these records include Richard H. Eyde, Jason Richard Swallen, Stanwyn G. Shetler, and Joan W. Nowicke. Materials predating 1947 were created by Swallen while he was employed by the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture.


  • Eyde, Richard H
  • Swallen, Jason R (Jason Richard) 1903-1991
  • Nowicke, Joan W
  • Shetler, Stanwyn G
  • United States Bureau of Plant Industry


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1936
  • 1936-2011


  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Field notes
  • Color transparencies
  • Brochures
  • Black-and-white negatives

Local number

SIA RS00214

Physical description

  • 5.75 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 22.69 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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