Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Society for Marine Mammalogy
This accession consists of records that document the formation and activities of the Society for Marine Mammalogy. The papers cover the activities of the first four presidents: Kenneth S. Norris, James G. Mead, W. F. Perrin, and Robert L. Brownell. Materials include information on board meetings (minutes, constitution, bylaws, animal protection and captivity issues, regulations for voting for board members, ballots, and results of elections); examples of the Society newsletter that was produced before the Society's journal, Marine Mammal Science, came into existence; manuscripts for articles and book reviews; and budget information (tax forms, summaries of expenses, and dues). Records also include correspondence, membership mailing lists, phone logs, and information on biennial conferences.
Box 3 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Brownell, Robert L.
- Mead, James G.
- Norris, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Stafford)
- Perrin, W. F.
- Marine mammal science (Serial)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-123, Society for Marine Mammalogy, Records