Correspondence, 1826-1849, 1896, 1916, 1928, 1935-2018, and undated

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Consists of records documenting invertebrate collections under the Department's care, requests for information and publications, specimen identification, job inquiries, departmental administration, and curatorial and research activities. There are materials dated prior to 1965, when the Department of Zoology was divided to include vertebrate and invertebrate branches. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, postcards, clippings, newsletters, charts, field notes, reports, brochures, photographs, slides, negatives, transparencies, scientific illustrations, and maps. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Zoology
  • United States National Museum


Series Level Description


  • 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.


Alphabetic, chronologic, and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1826
  • 1826-2018
  • 1826-1849, 1896, 1916, 1928, 1935-2018, and undated


  • Crustacea
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Animals
  • Snails
  • Zoology
  • Invertebrate zoology
  • Mollusks
  • Gastropoda
  • Invertebrates
  • Research
  • Zoologists


  • Manuscripts
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Newsletters
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Color photographs
  • Drawings
  • Illustrations
  • Maps
  • Scientific illustrations
  • Picture postcards

Local number

SIA RS00093

Physical description

  • 5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 60.91 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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