Agency history, 1947-c.1991

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Creator

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Phanerogams

Subject

  • Morton, C. V (Conrad Vernon) 1905-1972
  • Wurdack, J. J
  • Shetler, Stanwyn G
  • Nicolson, Dan H (Dan Henry) 1933-2016
  • Wasshausen, Dieter C
  • Skog, Laurence E
  • Faden, Robert B
  • Funk, V. A (Vicki A.) 1947-
  • Kress, W. John
  • Wagner, Warren Lambert
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro
  • Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997
  • Ernst, Wallace Roy 1928-
  • Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993
  • Kirkbride, Joseph H
  • Leonard, Emery C
  • Rudd, Velva E
  • Sachet, Marie-Hélène
  • Simpson, Beryl Brintnall
  • Smith, Albert C (Albert Charles) 1906-1999
  • Smith, Lyman B
  • Walker, Egbert H (Egbert Hamilton) 1899-1991
  • Read, Robert W. 1931-

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
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution
  • Annual Report of the United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Year
  • The Division of Phanerogams was created at the time of the establishment of the Department of Botany in 1947. Around 1991, the Division ceased to be an administrative entity within the Department of Botany.
  • Curators and research staff of the Division of Phanerogams included Albert C. Smith, Curator, 1947-1956; Emery C. Leonard, Associate Curator, 1947-1962; Conrad Vernon Morton, Associate Curator, 1947-1948; Egbert H. Walker, Associate Curator, 1947-1959; Lyman B. Smith, Associate Curator, Curator, and Senior Botanist, 1947-1974; Velva E. Rudd, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator, 1948-1973; Richard S. Cowan, Associate Curator, Curator, and Senior Botanist, 1957-1962, 1973-1985; J. J. Wurdack, Associate Curator and Curator, 1960-1991; Stanwyn G. Shetler, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator, 1962-1991; Wallace Roy Ernst, Associate Curator and Curator, 1963-1971; Dan H. Nicolson, Associate Curator and Curator, 1964-1991; Dieter C. Wasshausen, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator, 1969- ; and F. Raymond Fosberg, Curator and Senior Botanist, 1970-1978.
  • Staff have also included Marie-Helene Sachet, Associate Curator, 1970-1986; Beryl Britnall Simpson, Associate Curator, 1972-1979; Robert W. Read, Associate Curator, 1973-1989; Laurence E.Skog, Associate Curator and Curator, 1973-1991; Joseph H. Kirkbride, Associate Curator, 1976-1979; Robert B. Faden, Associate Curator, 1979-1991; V. A. Funk, Associate Curator and Curator, 1982- ; W. John Kress, Associate Curator, 1988-1991; Warren Lambert Wagner, Associate Curator, 1988-1991; and Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez, Associate Curator, 1989-1991.
  • 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
  • 1947-1991
  • 1947-c1991

Topic

  • Phanerogams
  • Plants
  • Botany

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00060