Consists of records of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology, under the chairmanships of 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; and Richard W. Thorington, 1987-1992. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, and subject files relating to committees and professional societies; budget; annual reports; computerization; security; building renovations; space planning; collections management; division activities and staffing; international relations; relations with Congress; and information on professional societies and programs of interest to the Department.


  • Watson, George E (George Elder) 1931-
  • Humphrey, Philip S (Philip Strong) 1926-2009
  • Zug, George R. 1938-
  • Heyer, W. Ronald
  • Thorington, Richard W
  • Gibbs, Robert H. Jr
  • United States National Museum


Series Level Description


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1965
  • 1965-1987
  • 1965-1992

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Vertebrates
  • Vertebrate zoology



Local number

SIA RS00048

Physical description

  • 1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 6.5 cu. ft. processed holdings

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