Correspondence and Memoranda, 1941-2002, with materials from 1882 and 1885

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Consists of incoming and outgoing memoranda among the Department of Paleobiology and Smithsonian bureaus, offices and staff; and correspondence among departmental staff and non-Smithsonian researchers and colleagues. Chairmen of the Department during this period included G. Arthur Cooper, 1963-1967; Porter M. Kier, 1967-1972; Richard E. Grant, 1972-1977; Martin A. Buzas,1977-1982; Ian G. MacIntyre, 1982-1987; Jack W. Pierce, 1987-1993; William A. DiMichele, 1993-1998; and Richard H. Benson, 1998- . Materials predating 1963 were created by the Department of Geology.


  • DiMichele, William A
  • Benson, Richard H (Richard Hall) 1929-
  • Pierce, J. W (Jack Warren) 1927-
  • Macintyre, Ian G
  • Buzas, Martin A
  • Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-2000
  • Grant, Richard E. 1927-1994
  • Kier, Porter M
  • United States National Museum Department of Geology


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1882
  • 1882-2002
  • 1941-2002, with materials from 1882 and 1885


  • Geology
  • Paleoontology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleobiology



Local number

SIA RS00268

Physical description

  • 1.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 4.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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