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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 99-139

National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Chairmen's Records, 1982-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology
Title: Chairmen's Records
Dates: 1982-1992
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection: Accession 99-139
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of Chairman's records pertaining to research, special projects, and collections management in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence with Smithsonian administration, departmental staff, and outside museums and organizations; research proposals; divisional memoranda concerning funding requests and collection policies; divisional reports; and curatorial meeting agendas, memoranda, and minutes. Most of the records were created and maintained by Richard W. Thorington during his tenure as Department Chairman (1987-present). Some materials date back to past Chairmen, including George R. Zug (1978-1983), and W. Ronald Heyer (1984-1987).

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This accession consists of Chairman's records pertaining to research, special projects, and collections management in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence with Smithsonian administration, departmental staff, and outside museums and organizations; research proposals; divisional memoranda concerning funding requests and collection policies; divisional reports; and curatorial meeting agendas, memoranda, and minutes. Most of the records were created and maintained by Richard W. Thorington during his tenure as Department Chairman (1987-present). Some materials date back to past Chairmen, including George R. Zug (1978-1983), and W. Ronald Heyer (1984-1987).

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-139, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Chairmen's Records

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Container List

Box 1

Animal Care and Use Committee, 1990

Box 1 of 2

Affirmative Action - Minority Hire, 1988-1989

Box 1 of 2

Bocas Islands Research, 1987-1991

Box 1 of 2

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1987-1989

Box 1 of 2

Gifts, 1987-1989

Box 1 of 2

Highton Collection, 1982-1990

Box 1 of 2

Island Ecosystems, 1987-1990

Box 1 of 2

Marine Mammals Research, 1983-1990

Box 1 of 2

Proposals, 1987-1992

Box 1 of 2

Shark Attacks

Box 1 of 2

General Correspondence, A-O, 1987-1992 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

General Correspondence, P-Z, 1987-1992 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

Collection Management, Division of Birds, 1987-1991

Box 2 of 2

Collection Management, Division of Fishes, 1987-1991

Box 2 of 2

Collection Management, Division of Mammals, 1987-1991

Box 2 of 2

Collection Management, Division of Amphibians and Reptiles, 1987-1991

Box 2 of 2

Collection Management, Osteo Preparatory Laboratory, 1987-1991

Box 2 of 2

Vertebrate Zoology Curators Meetings, 1983-1989

Box 2 of 2