Consists of records documenting the activities of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology under Chairmen Philip Strong Humphrey, 1964-1968; George E. Watson, 1968-1972; Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., 1972-1978; George R. Zug, 1978-1983; W. Ronald Heyer, 1984-1987; Richard W. Thorington, 1987-1992; G. David Johnson, 1992-1999; Lynne R. Parenti, 1999-2004; and Richard P. Vari, 2005- . Most of the records date from the creation of the Department in 1964, but they include material from the divisions of the Department of Zoology which later became the Department of Vertebrate Zoology. Materials include internal correspondence concerning travel, departmental committees, hiring of curators, fiscal matters, and special projects of departmental interest.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520