Chief Taxidermist Records, c. 1970-1999

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The bulk of the records document the work of Frank M. Greenwell, Taxidermist, 1957-1999. Greenwell reitired in 1999 having achieved the title of Chief, Taxidermy/Conservation, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Exhibits. There is considerable material regarding the mounting of the "Fenykovi" Elephant (displayed in the rotunda of the National Museum of Natural History); the "Hasinger" Bengal Tiger (displayed in the National Museum of Natural History); and the mounting of "Mungo" a baby elephant, by William Temple Hornaday, Nineteenth Century Smithsonian taxidermist. ured Materials include articles, brochures, correspondence, drawings, formulas, informational files, memoranda, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, and sketches.


  • Greenwell, Frank M
  • Hornaday, William T (William Temple) 1854-1937


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


  • 1970
  • 1970-1999
  • c 1970-1999

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Animals
  • Tigers
  • Elephants


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA RS00358

Physical description

3 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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