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Accession 85-186

Peters, James Arthur, 1922-1972

James Arthur Peters Papers, 1965-1971

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Peters, James Arthur, 1922-1972
Title: James Arthur Peters Papers
Dates: 1965-1971
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 85-186
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and published materials documenting James Arthur Peters' work on the Rare and Endangered Species Committee of the Bureau of Sports Fish and Wildlife, United States Department of the Interior.

Historical Note

James A. Peters (1922-1972) was born in Iowa and educated at the University of Michigan. He held teaching positions at Brown University, 1952-1958; Universidad Centrale de Ecuador, Fulbright Lecturer, 1958-1959; Southern Illinois University, 1959; and San Fernando Valley State College, 1959-1964. In 1964 Peters joined the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, United States National Museum, and served as Associate Curator, 1964-1967, and Curator, 1967-1972.

Peters' professional activities included membership in a number of scientific societies, notably the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH). He served the ASIH as Secretary, 1960-1966; Vice-President, 1967; and President, 1970. In 1965, he inaugurated the Smithsonian Herpetological Information Services which distributed material to herpetological labs and individual herpetologists.

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Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and published materials documenting Peters' work on the Rare and Endangered Species Committee of the Bureau of Sports Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 85-186, James Arthur Peters Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Endangered Species Correspondence

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Rare and Endangered Species Committee, Department of the Interior, 1965 (2 folders)

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Turtle Group

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Rare and Endangered Species - "Red Book"

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Rare and Endangered Species - 1968 Revision

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