Mammal Identification Service Records, 1966-1976

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Consists of records documenting the history of the Mammal Identification Service, which was directed by Principal Investigator Charles O. Handley, and by Curators Gary L. Ranck, 1966-1967, and Ronald Herbert Pine, 1967-1973. Materials include correspondence concerning the creation of the project, the identification of mammal specimens, professional activities, and administrative matters; proposals submitted to the National Institutes of Health to provide funding for the Service; annual reports and final report of the project; and administrative records.


  • Ranck, Gary L (Gary Laval) 1933-
  • Pine, Ronald H
  • Handley, Charles O (Charles Overton) 1924-2000


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1966
  • 1966-1976


  • Vertebrates
  • Animals
  • Mammalogy
  • Mammals
  • Vertebrate zoology



Local number

SIA RS00069

Physical description

1 cu. ft. processed holdings

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