Curatorial Correspondence and Memoranda, 1930-2017

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Consists of records documenting curatorial activities within the Department of Paleobiology and, prior to 1963, the Department of Geology. Curators represented in these records include Richard S. Boardman, Kenneth McCarn Towe, Francis M. Hueber, Richard H. Benson, Sergius H. Mamay, William A. Oliver, Ian G. Macintyre, Michael K. Brett-Surman, and Alan H. Cheetham. Materials include correspondence and memoranda concerning supply and service requests, committee reports, training reports, personnel matters, program development, space problems, budget, staff publications, professional societies, manuscript reviews, exhibitions, scientific research, and collections management. Also included are notes; meeting agendas and minutes; proposals; agreements; information about conferences, committees, symposiums, and workshops; articles and newspaper clippings; book reviews; speech papers and presentation material; survey information; Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) photomicrographs and negatives; field notebooks and data; photographs, slides, and negatives; drawings; maps; brochures; and audiotapes. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Hueber, Francis M
  • Boardman, Richard S
  • Towe, Kenneth McCarn
  • Benson, Richard H (Richard Hall) 1929-
  • Mamay, Sergius H
  • Oliver, William Albert 1926-2005
  • Macintyre, Ian G
  • Brett-Surman, M. K. 1950-
  • Cheetham, Alan H
  • United States National Museum Department of Geology


Series Level Description


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Chronologic, alphabetic, and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1930
  • 1930-2017


  • Sedimentology
  • Natural history museums
  • Geology
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Publications
  • Paleoontology
  • Committees
  • Paleobotany
  • Museums
  • Scanning electron microscopes
  • Paleontology
  • Professional associations
  • Coral reefs and islands
  • Paleobiology
  • Museum curators
  • Speeches, addresses, etc


  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Field notes
  • Audiotapes
  • Maps
  • Drawings
  • Compact discs
  • Floppy disks
  • Electronic records
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color negatives
  • Picture postcards
  • Serials (publications)
  • Scientific illustrations
  • Posters
  • Electronic images
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Electronic mail

Local number

SIA RS00271

Physical description

  • .25 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 53.52 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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