Agency history, 1947-1964

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Creator

United States National Museum Department of Zoology

Subject

  • Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
  • Chace, Fenner Albert
  • Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
  • Hobbs, Horton Holcombe 1914-1994

Category

Agency History

Notes

  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives
  • The Department of Zoology was established on July 31, 1947, as part of a general reorganization of the United States National Museum. At that time, the Department of Biology was divided into the Departments of Zoology and Botany. The Department of Zoology was abolished during 1963-1964 with the creation of the Departments of Entomology, Vertebrate Zoology, and Invertebrate Zoology.
  • Head Curators of the Department of Zoology included Waldo L. Schmitt, 1947-1957; Herbert Friedmann, 1957-1961; Fenner Albert Chace, Acting Head Curator, 1961-1962; and Horton Holcombe Hobbs, Jr., 1962-1964.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1947
  • 1947-1964

Topic

Zoology

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00038