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Accession 95-169

National Museum of Natural History. Assistant Director for Automatic Data Processing

Program Records, 1965-1990

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Assistant Director for Automatic Data Processing
Title: Program Records
Dates: 1965-1990
Quantity: 14.5 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 95-169
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the development of automated data management systems for the collections of NMNH and other museums, the establishment of data handling and storage standards, and the consolidation of administrative structures to control automation policy at the Smithsonian. They include documentation of the Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) Project, consisting of contract notes, quarterly technical progress reports from October 1967 through the interim report in January 1969, and the final report, issued in July 1970. The records also contain files of correspondence, memoranda, meetings, and reports created by Mello from 1968 through 1973, and as recently as 1983. The materials document Mello's involvement with several projects, including Flora North America (FNA), a tracking system for botanical loans and exchanges among institutions; and the Systematic Biology Collections Questionnaire, many of which were completed and returned to Mello in 1968.

The records also describe the evolution of the ADP Program through administrative files dating from 1971 through 1987; budget files for 1980, 1986, and 1987; memoranda files for 1981, 1982, 1988, and 1989; correspondence files from 1977 to 1980; and chronologic files from 1980 to 1985. In addition, the records contain collections inventory documentation dating from 1972 to 1982, which includes files and reports on data management in the different departments and divisions of NMNH, and files on techniques and procedures. The records also include subject and project files dating from 1967 to 1990, which document the development of SELGEM from 1970 to 1978; planning for the Smithsonian Institution Network (SINET); ADP's involvement with the Museum Computer Network (MCN); planning materials for data processing space at the Museum Support Center (MSC), 1979 to 1986; and ADP's interaction with OCS, later the Office of Information Resource Technology (OIRM).

The records also contain files on a project done in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML) in Hamilton, Montana, during which data on a tick collection belonging to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was stored on a Smithsonian database. These materials, dating from 1976 to 1980, include program codes and microfiche. In addition, the records contain Museum Data Standards files from 1967 through 1977; the "Museum Data Bank Research Report," numbers 1 through 12, November 1974 through November 1976; the NMNH Records Manual, dated 1969; unidentified slides; and undated reel to reel recordings of speakers at various symposia.

Historical Note

In 1963 the Director of the National Museum of Natural History formed a committee to explore the possibilities of data processing in a museum context. In July 1967 the museum received a three-year grant from the Office of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and with the assistance of the Smithsonian's Information Systems Division, later renamed the Office of Computer Services (OCS), it began developing the Smithsonian Institution Information Retrieval System (SIIRS), also known as the Natural History Information Retrieval system (NHIR). By December 1969 several thousand records from representative collections in NMNH had been entered, and groundwork had been laid for the establishment of data standards.

After the grant ended in 1970 a central organization named the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Program was formed at NMNH under the direction of James F. Mello to develop and coordinate permanent data-processing services for the museum. Soon after the Program was established it began working closely with OCS to develop a new system to replace SIIRS. Named SELGEM, for "SElf GEnerating Master," it became the basic data processing system at NMNH and at several other museums, universities, and government agencies. In January 1973 Mello was appointed Assistant Director of the museum, but he remained in charge of the ADP Program until May, when T. Gary Gautier became Acting Chief. Gautier was later named Chief, and by 1980 he was the Museum's Information Systems Manager in charge of the ADP Program. In 1985 he was named Assistant Director in charge of the ADP Office.

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Descriptive Entry

These records document the development of automated data management systems for the collections of NMNH and other museums, the establishment of data handling and storage standards, and the consolidation of administrative structures to control automation policy at the Smithsonian. They include documentation of the Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) Project, consisting of contract notes, quarterly technical progress reports from October 1967 through the interim report in January 1969, and the final report, issued in July 1970. The records also contain files of correspondence, memoranda, meetings, and reports created by Mello from 1968 through 1973, and as recently as 1983. The materials document Mello's involvement with several projects, including Flora North America (FNA), a tracking system for botanical loans and exchanges among institutions; and the Systematic Biology Collections Questionnaire, many of which were completed and returned to Mello in 1968.

The records also describe the evolution of the ADP Program through administrative files dating from 1971 through 1987; budget files for 1980, 1986, and 1987; memoranda files for 1981, 1982, 1988, and 1989; correspondence files from 1977 to 1980; and chronologic files from 1980 to 1985. In addition, the records contain collections inventory documentation dating from 1972 to 1982, which includes files and reports on data management in the different departments and divisions of NMNH, and files on techniques and procedures. The records also include subject and project files dating from 1967 to 1990, which document the development of SELGEM from 1970 to 1978; planning for the Smithsonian Institution Network (SINET); ADP's involvement with the Museum Computer Network (MCN); planning materials for data processing space at the Museum Support Center (MSC), 1979 to 1986; and ADP's interaction with OCS, later the Office of Information Resource Technology (OIRM).

The records also contain files on a project done in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML) in Hamilton, Montana, during which data on a tick collection belonging to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was stored on a Smithsonian database. These materials, dating from 1976 to 1980, include program codes and microfiche. In addition, the records contain Museum Data Standards files from 1967 through 1977; the "Museum Data Bank Research Report," numbers 1 through 12, November 1974 through November 1976; the NMNH Records Manual, dated 1969; unidentified slides; and undated reel to reel recordings of speakers at various symposia.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-169, National Museum of Natural History. Assistant Director for Automatic Data Processing, Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Library of Congress Summaries and Proceedings on Machine-Readable Cataloging

Box 1 of 15

Smithsonian Science Information Exchange Newsletters

Box 1 of 15

Information Systems Division Reports and National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Bibliographies

Box 1 of 15

Typetronic

Box 1 of 15

Correspondence and Information Pertaining to Automated Systems

Box 1 of 15

PIME Report

Box 1 of 15

Report and Papers on NMNH Systems

Box 1 of 15

System Procedures and Programs

Box 1 of 15

Data Processing Literature (Non-Smithsonian) (2 folders)

Box 1 of 15

Quarterly Reports

Box 1 of 15

Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) Grant Proposals and Reports (3 folders)

Box 1 of 15

Correspondence Re: SELGEM

Box 1 of 15

Data Processing Literature

Box 1 of 15

NMNH Records Manual, 1969 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 15

Early Data Standards - Mello Notes

Box 1 of 15

Memos, Reports - Museum Support Center (MSC) Move (Folders 1-2 of 3)

Box 1 of 15

Box 2

Memos, Reports - Museum Support Center (MSC) Move (Folder 3 of 3)

Box 2 of 15

CI Data Standards

Box 2 of 15

CI Procedures Problems to Solve

Box 2 of 15

CI Procedures Data Standards

Box 2 of 15

CI Operating Requirements

Box 2 of 15

CI Introduction Initial Premise

Box 2 of 15

CI Procedures Def. of Collection

Box 2 of 15

CI Procedures Data Elements

Box 2 of 15

Collection Space

Box 2 of 15

Inventory Control

Box 2 of 15

Invertebrate Zoology (IZ) - Crustacea

Box 2 of 15

Mineral Sciences

Box 2 of 15

Entomology

Box 2 of 15

Botany

Box 2 of 15

Anthropology

Box 2 of 15

Vertebrate Zoology (VZ) - Reptiles & Amphibians

Box 2 of 15

VZ - Birds

Box 2 of 15

VZ - Mammals

Box 2 of 15

IZ - Echinoderms

Box 2 of 15

IZ - Mollusks

Box 2 of 15

VZ - Fishes

Box 2 of 15

Development "SEL"

Box 2 of 15

Mesh - SELGEM Seminar Papers

Box 2 of 15

FY 1976 Map Coordinates

Box 2 of 15

ISD Correspondence (Kovy, Creighton)

Box 2 of 15

Kansas University Workshop, 8/1/1976-8/7/1976

Box 2 of 15

Bob Chenhall - Arkansas Archeological Survey

Box 2 of 15

External Correspondence - ADP

Box 2 of 15

Computer Systems at the Smithsonian - 1975 Final Report

Box 2 of 15

Museum Computer Network, Inc.

Box 2 of 15

General Administrative

Box 2 of 15

FY 1975 ADP Internal Correspondence

Box 2 of 15

ADP External Correspondence USA (A through G)

Box 2 of 15

ADP External Correspondence USA (H through L)

Box 2 of 15

ADP Correspondence External USA (M through R)

Box 2 of 15

ADP External Correspondence USA (S through Z)

Box 2 of 15

Flow Charts

Box 2 of 15

Report - Original

Box 2 of 15

Allotment

Box 2 of 15

Griphos

Box 2 of 15

Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) - Proposal

Box 2 of 15

Association of Systematics Collections - B (T. G. Gautier)

Box 2 of 15

Mesh Roster

Box 2 of 15

SEL Development

Box 2 of 15

SEL Development Overflow

Box 2 of 15

Box 3

Fiscal Year-1987 Budget

Box 3 of 15

FY 1987 Administrative

Box 3 of 15

Museum Support Center

Box 3 of 15

FY 1986 Budget

Box 3 of 15

MSC Credentials

Box 3 of 15

Data Processing Managers Roundtable

Box 3 of 15

Minutes

Box 3 of 15

FY 1980 Budget/Proposal

Box 3 of 15

Reports, 1980

Box 3 of 15

Inventory Progress Report

Box 3 of 15

Collection Inventory Auditors

Box 3 of 15

FY 1980 Budget

Box 3 of 15

Collection Inventory - Baseline Inventory

Box 3 of 15

Collections Inventory, FY 1979

Box 3 of 15

Collection Inventory

Box 3 of 15

Inventory Systems

Box 3 of 15

Collection Inventory Expenditures

Box 3 of 15

SINET File

Box 3 of 15

Museum Support Center

Box 3 of 15

OCS, 1982

Box 3 of 15

Memorandum, FY 1988

Box 3 of 15

Minutes, FY 1987

Box 3 of 15

Memorandum, FY 1989

Box 3 of 15

OIRM Files

Box 3 of 15

Box 4

ADP (Duties)

Box 4 of 15

McKinsey Files

Box 4 of 15

Museum Support Center

Box 4 of 15

Administration File

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External A-G

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External H-L

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External M-R

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External S-Z

Box 4 of 15

ADP Priorities Group File

Box 4 of 15

Collection Policy & Management Committee, NMNH

Box 4 of 15

UNESCO

Box 4 of 15

ADP Priorities Group File

Box 4 of 15

Summer Employment, FY 1980

Box 4 of 15

Forms

Box 4 of 15

ADP Chronological Files, Beginning October 1, FY 1980

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External A-G

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External H-L

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External M-R

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External S-Z

Box 4 of 15

General Correspondence

Box 4 of 15

Administration File

Box 4 of 15

Collection Management

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence Between Internal

Box 4 of 15

Memoranda

Box 4 of 15

FY 1980 Computer Budget

Box 4 of 15

Association of Systematics Collections

Box 4 of 15

Computer Users

Box 4 of 15

Collection Management - ADP Advisory Group

Box 4 of 15

Data Entry

Box 4 of 15

Museum Documentation Association (MDA)

Box 4 of 15

FY 1980 OCS File

Box 4 of 15

National Bureau of Standards

Box 4 of 15

NMNH Senate of Scientists

Box 4 of 15

Registrarial Council

Box 4 of 15

Russian Mammalogists Visit

Box 4 of 15

US-USSR Joint Committee

Box 4 of 15

Administration File

Box 4 of 15

FY 1976 Index to Filling System

Box 4 of 15

SELGEM File

Box 4 of 15

ASC Committee on Standards

Box 4 of 15

Collections Computer Users

Box 4 of 15

Collection Inventory

Box 4 of 15

Museum Computer Network - David Vance

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence Between Smithsonian (SI) and ADP

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External A-G

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External H-L

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External M-R

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence External S-Z

Box 4 of 15

Registrarial Council - S.I. Level Seminar Group Chairman Phil Leslie

Box 4 of 15

Correspondence Foreign Countries

Box 4 of 15

Academy of Natural Sciences G. Davis

Box 4 of 15

Senate of Scientists

Box 4 of 15

Mapping the Distribution of Plants by Machine, J. H. Soper, Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Box 4 of 15

New SELGEM User

Box 4 of 15

Paleopathology File

Box 4 of 15

Registrar File

Box 4 of 15

OCS File

Box 4 of 15

Report to Chairmen, November 1977

Box 4 of 15

"What is Entrex System"

Box 4 of 15

Remote Job Entry, FY 1977

Box 4 of 15

Entrex Terminal Schedule

Box 4 of 15

Instructions for Entrex Data Input for SELGEM

Box 4 of 15

Senate of Scientists, FY 1977

Box 4 of 15

Registrar File, FY 1977

Box 4 of 15

General Correspondence

Box 4 of 15

Field Museum

Box 4 of 15

Entomology - Insecta Directory

Box 4 of 15

Entrex Terminal Schedule

Box 4 of 15

ADP Chronological File, Beginning October 1, FY 1978

Box 4 of 15

Box 5

Inventory File

Box 5 of 15

Office of Computer Services (Kovy, Creighton) Formerly ISD

Box 5 of 15

Inventory Statistics

Box 5 of 15

Entomology - MSC

Box 5 of 15

Collection Inventory Progress Report File

Box 5 of 15

ADP Chronological Files, FY 1985

Box 5 of 15

Administration File, FY 1985

Box 5 of 15

Collection Management

Box 5 of 15

ADP Chronological Files, Beginning October 1, FY 1981

Box 5 of 15

Internal Memos

Box 5 of 15

General Correspondence

Box 5 of 15

Memorandum

Box 5 of 15

Internal Memos

Box 5 of 15

ADP Program Unit Fund Record

Box 5 of 15

Correspondence External A-G

Box 5 of 15

Correspondence External S-Z

Box 5 of 15

Correspondence Between Internal

Box 5 of 15

Honeywell Education Courses

Box 5 of 15

Office Space (ADP)

Box 5 of 15

Space

Box 5 of 15

(ASC) Association of Systematics Collections

Box 5 of 15

Collection Management File

Box 5 of 15

Museum Computer Network

Box 5 of 15

NMNH Entrex Formats

Box 5 of 15

Museum Documentation Association (MDA)

Box 5 of 15

National Bureau of Standards

Box 5 of 15

Museum Collection Policy

Box 5 of 15

Nixdorf Computer Survey

Box 5 of 15

Registration System

Box 5 of 15

Registration Study

Box 5 of 15

Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM)

Box 5 of 15

Anthropology Project

Box 5 of 15

Dr. Chenhall's Lexicon

Box 5 of 15

Physical Anthropology

Box 5 of 15

Department of Anthropology

Box 5 of 15

Anthropology Project File, Folder 2

Box 5 of 15

Anthropology Inventory, 1/9/1976

Box 5 of 15

Collection Committee

Box 5 of 15

Echinoderm Collection

Box 5 of 15

Worms Collection

Box 5 of 15

Department of Mineral Sciences

Box 5 of 15

Collection Inventory - Mineral Sciences - Petrology

Box 5 of 15

Gem & Mineral Collection Verification

Box 5 of 15

Department of Paleobiology

Box 5 of 15

Stratigraphic Collection

Box 5 of 15

Archives (National Anthropological Archives)

Box 5 of 15

Ethnology/Archaeology

Box 5 of 15

Collection Inventory - Physical Anthropology Inventory

Box 5 of 15

Box 6

Botany Inventory

Box 6 of 15

Algal Inventory

Box 6 of 15

Type Register

Box 6 of 15

Collection Inventory - Botany Preprocessed Plants

Box 6 of 15

Entomology Inventory

Box 6 of 15

Collection Inventory - Vertebrate Zoology

Box 6 of 15

Mammals

Box 6 of 15

Collection Inventory - Birds

Box 6 of 15

Fish Collection

Box 6 of 15

Collection Inventory - Reptiles & Amphibians

Box 6 of 15

Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center

Box 6 of 15

Naturalist Center

Box 6 of 15

ADP

Box 6 of 15

Legal Action, 1977

Box 6 of 15

Endangered Threatened Plants

Box 6 of 15

Invertebrate Zoology - Crustacea General

Box 6 of 15

Invertebrate Zoology - General

Box 6 of 15

Invertebrate Collections: Trash or Treasure - American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Box 6 of 15

Invertebrate Zoology - Echinoderms

Box 6 of 15

Invertebrate Zoology

Box 6 of 15

Crustacea

Box 6 of 15

IZ Amphipods - J. Barnard

Box 6 of 15

Nematodes

Box 6 of 15

Mollusks

Box 6 of 15

Pectins

Box 6 of 15

Littorinids

Box 6 of 15

Invertebrate Zoology - Mollusks Pectin

Box 6 of 15

Crustacea and Worms

Box 6 of 15

Bureau of Land Management

Box 6 of 15

Volcano Reference File (VRF), FY 1975

Box 6 of 15

Department of Mineral Sciences

Box 6 of 15

Mineral Sciences - Volcano Catalog

Box 6 of 15

Volcano Reference Project

Box 6 of 15

Minerals - General I and II

Box 6 of 15

Economic Collection

Box 6 of 15

Petrology File

Box 6 of 15

Mello Project File

Box 6 of 15

Data Sheets and Card Layouts

Box 6 of 15

Paleobiology

Box 6 of 15

Mammals

Box 6 of 15

Paleobiology (3 folders)

Box 6 of 15

Grant Faunal List

Box 6 of 15

R. E. Grant

Box 6 of 15

NSF Meetings FY 1974 - Paleobiology Project at Berkeley & AMNH

Box 6 of 15

Paleobiology - Woods Hole Sediments

Box 6 of 15

IDOE Bibliographic Master File, 1974

Box 6 of 15

Paleobiology - Conodonts

Box 6 of 15

Paleobiology - Brachiopoda Types

Box 6 of 15

Glass Mountains Locality F

Box 6 of 15

Burgess Shale

Box 6 of 15

Paleobiology - Literature

Box 6 of 15

Paleobiology - Mammals

Box 6 of 15

Jack Pierce

Box 6 of 15

Sediment Collection

Box 6 of 15

Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Box 6 of 15

Vertebrate Zoology, FY 1975

Box 6 of 15

Birds

Box 6 of 15

Birds General

Box 6 of 15

"Fish Loans" Project File

Box 6 of 15

Box 7

Bedette Project - Paleobiology

Box 7 of 15

Benson Project(s) - Paleobiology

Box 7 of 15

Department of Paleobiology

Box 7 of 15

Paleobiology Comp. Doc.

Box 7 of 15

Fishes

Box 7 of 15

Fish - General

Box 7 of 15

Fish Types

Box 7 of 15

Mammals (2 folders)

Box 7 of 15

Vertebrate Zoology - Fish General

Box 7 of 15

Vertebrate Zoology - Sea Birds

Box 7 of 15

Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Primates

Box 7 of 15

Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Marine

Box 7 of 15

Mammals General File

Box 7 of 15

Division of Fishes - Geography

Box 7 of 15

SELGEM - Data Entry

Box 7 of 15

Archeology File - Anthropology

Box 7 of 15

Bibliography of Human Paleopathology

Box 7 of 15

Ethnology Collections (Pilot Study)

Box 7 of 15

Registry of Human Skeletons

Box 7 of 15

Pilot Study for Inventorying Ethnology Collections

Box 7 of 15

Culling Study

Box 7 of 15

Department of Botany

Box 7 of 15

Botany - Airbase Flora

Box 7 of 15

Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Box 7 of 15

Mollusks Collection

Box 7 of 15

Map of SELGEM Users

Box 7 of 15

SI, Honeywell 2015 Computer Hardware and Operating Systems Configuration, November 1973

Box 7 of 15

Mammals Skull Vial Labels

Box 7 of 15

Most Frequently Executed SELGEM Programs by the ADP Program, NMNH, FY 1975

Box 7 of 15

U. S. Reptiles & Amphibians File 44

Box 7 of 15

Common Program Strings

Box 7 of 15

Worksheet for Computerized Map Program

Box 7 of 15

A Guide to Computation at the Smithsonian Institution Part-I: Resources

Box 7 of 15

Major Functional Areas of ADP Program

Box 7 of 15

Overview of SELGEM Capabilities "SELGEM:" A Generalized Storage & Information

Box 7 of 15

Data Capture Sheets (Forms Files - Example of)

Box 7 of 15

SELGEM

Box 7 of 15

Generalized Data Flow - Mammals

Box 7 of 15

Hatton, Lester

Box 7 of 15

New Procedure in Recording Specimen Related Data on Fossils

Box 7 of 15

Paleobiology - Tape Control Log

Box 7 of 15

SELGEM

Box 7 of 15

Mesh Number 3

Box 7 of 15

Correspondence Folder for T. J. McIntyre, Museum Specialist - Vertebrate Zoology

Box 7 of 15

Vertebrate Zoology - Reptiles & Amphibians

Box 7 of 15

Reptiles and Amphibians

Box 7 of 15

U. S. Reptiles and Amphibians

Box 7 of 15

Computerization of Visitor Information

Box 7 of 15

Naturalist Center

Box 7 of 15

Endangered Species

Box 7 of 15

Botany - Lellinger Manuscript Typing

Box 7 of 15

Botany, FY 1975

Box 7 of 15

Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML)

Box 7 of 15

Box 8

RML

Box 8 of 15

Global Vulcanism Project

Box 8 of 15

Entomology

Box 8 of 15

Hymenoptera Catalogue

Box 8 of 15

Department of Entomology

Box 8 of 15

Entomology - Mosquitoes

Box 8 of 15

Entomology

Box 8 of 15

OIRM

Box 8 of 15

ISSG Planning

Box 8 of 15

OIRM (2 folders)

Box 8 of 15

NMNH - FSS Copy 1

Box 8 of 15

Mumps Project

Box 8 of 15

Nixdorf Replacement Project

Box 8 of 15

SELGEM Files, 1970's

Box 8 of 15

Standards, 1970's (3 folders)

Box 8 of 15

Comments on Standards: Bridge/Mello/Gautier Standards, 1970's

Box 8 of 15

GRC Standards

Box 8 of 15

ASC Committee on Standards - Association of Systematics Collections Committee Studying Data Standards and Conservation Standards, FY 1977

Box 8 of 15

Management Committee Review of OIRM 1985

Box 8 of 15

Museum Data Bank Research Reports, Numbers 1-12

Box 8 of 15

Registration System

Box 8 of 15

Box 9

ASC Newsletter, 1/1975

Box 9 of 15

SELGEM

Box 9 of 15

Sorting Center

Box 9 of 15

SIE - Science Information Exchange

Box 9 of 15

Flora North America

Box 9 of 15

Paleontologic Information

Box 9 of 15

Statistical Methods Seminar - Roth and Others

Box 9 of 15

Statistics Course - Roth

Box 9 of 15

Pan American Petroleum Corporation

Box 9 of 15

Geological Society of Washington

Box 9 of 15

John Cuthill

Box 9 of 15

Safety

Box 9 of 15

SHANK Appraisal Committee

Box 9 of 15

SCOR/ACMRR Conference on Oceanographic Data, April 7-10, 1970

Box 9 of 15

ING - Index Nominum Genericorum

Box 9 of 15

Research - Correspondence and Miscellaneous

Box 9 of 15

HEW System: Memos, Correspondence, Literature

Box 9 of 15

HEW Consultation, March 19-20, 1970

Box 9 of 15

EDP Advisory Committee

Box 9 of 15

National Oceanographic Data Center

Box 9 of 15

Systematics Institute, 1971

Box 9 of 15

Conference of Directors of Systematic Collections Report, 1971

Box 9 of 15

Conference of Directors Working File, through October 1971

Box 9 of 15

Working Group III Systematics Symposium, January-July 1972

Box 9 of 15

McElroy Letter

Box 9 of 15

Flora North America

Box 9 of 15

Box 10

Flora North America

Box 10 of 15

Literature on Museums

Box 10 of 15

Meadow-Mello Conferences

Box 10 of 15

Geoscience Information Committee (2 folders)

Box 10 of 15

Flora North America (3 folders)

Box 10 of 15

Comments on Museum Proposal

Box 10 of 15

Conference of Directors of Systematic Collections

Box 10 of 15

Hershey Estate Meeting

Box 10 of 15

Watson - Task Force

Box 10 of 15

Museum Director's Study on S&R, May 1970

Box 10 of 15

Clearinghouse Proposal

Box 10 of 15

Standards Work

Box 10 of 15

Strata Data

Box 10 of 15

Miscellaneous EOP Thoughts - Books

Box 10 of 15

Mammals Paper

Box 10 of 15

International Geological Congress - Canada, 1972 (Montreal)

Box 10 of 15

Mello Address Book (?)

Box 10 of 15

International Fund for Concerned Photography, Inc. (ICP)

Box 10 of 15

Belmont Writing Committee, FY 1973

Box 10 of 15

Box 11

Working Group - Belmont File III

Box 11 of 15

Systematic Biology Collections Questionnaire (4 folders)

Box 11 of 15

Audio Tapes (2 folders)

Box 11 of 15

General Administrative Matters - FY 1971, EDP Projects

Box 11 of 15

Invertebrate Zoology - EDP, FY 1971

Box 11 of 15

Division of Fishes, General, FY 1971

Box 11 of 15

Botany - EDP for FY 1971

Box 11 of 15

Archeology - EDP, FY 1971

Box 11 of 15

Vertebrate Zoology - EDP for FY 1971

Box 11 of 15

1972 Botany - EDP General

Box 11 of 15

Botany - Herbarium Transactions

Box 11 of 15

FNA - Flora North America, 1972

Box 11 of 15

1972 Anthropology EDP General

Box 11 of 15

1972-1973 Paleopathology - Ortner

Box 11 of 15

Mineral Sciences - Mineral Collection

Box 11 of 15

Entomology - General

Box 11 of 15

Entomology - EDP

Box 11 of 15

Entomology - Hymenoptera Catalog

Box 11 of 15

Entomology - Carabid Faunal Study

Box 11 of 15

Mineral Sciences - General

Box 11 of 15

Mineral Sciences - Ores

Box 11 of 15

Paleobiology - Field Worms (Kauffman)

Box 11 of 15

F.M.N.H. Card Trans. - Paleobiology/Mammals

Box 11 of 15

Smithsonian Venezuelan Project (SVP)

Box 11 of 15

Mammal Division - Header, Partial - Flexowriter Copy

Box 11 of 15

EDP-IR Index of Projects in Systematics, 1973

Box 11 of 15

Box 12

Challinor Presentation

Box 12 of 15

Educom, 1973

Box 12 of 15

'Future Book File'

Box 12 of 15

Abigail Booth - NCFA

Box 12 of 15

Insect Identification and Parasite

Box 12 of 15

Conference of Directors of Systematic Collections

Box 12 of 15

Co-Data Conference File

Box 12 of 15

Co-Data

Box 12 of 15

Geologic Codes

Box 12 of 15

SELGEM-Cidex

Box 12 of 15

SELGEM

Box 12 of 15

Botanical Type Specimen Register

Box 12 of 15

FY 1975 ADP File MDBCC

Box 12 of 15

Microfilm, FY 1971

Box 12 of 15

Bits & Chad

Box 12 of 15

The Use of SELGEM System in Support of Systematics, J. F. Mello, 3/1/1974

Box 12 of 15

Fact Sheet: ADP Project

Box 12 of 15

Super-Constant Concept, FY 1972

Box 12 of 15

New Leadership for ADP, FY 1973

Box 12 of 15

Conventions for Recording Depth

Box 12 of 15

Mudpie

Box 12 of 15

Automatic Data Processing Applications in the National Museum of Natural History, J. F. Mello

Box 12 of 15

MSC Vax, 1985-1986

Box 12 of 15

PDP

Box 12 of 15

Bridge-Offline Data Entry, 1986-1987

Box 12 of 15

Small Computer Fund, 1987

Box 12 of 15

Recital

Box 12 of 15

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) System-Project

Box 12 of 15

HNAI Project, 1989-1990

Box 12 of 15

Ethnology

Box 12 of 15

Chin and CCI Issues Paper on Revenue Generation

Box 12 of 15

Fees Task Force

Box 12 of 15

Press Releases

Box 12 of 15

Notes - Reports of Project Collection, etc.

Box 12 of 15

Graphs Info DRB

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Histories Divisions

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Finished Flow Charts

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An Information Storage and Retrieval System for Biological and Geological Data

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HEW Contract Report Personnel List - Name, Title, Source, Salary, Support

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Quarterly Report #1, 6/21/1967-9/12/1967

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Quarterly Report #2, 9/21/1967-12/21/1967

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Quarterly Report #3, 12/21/1967-3/21/1968

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Quarterly Report #4, 3/21/1968-6/21/1968

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Quarterly Report #5, 6/21/1968-9/21/1968

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Quarterly Report #6, 9/21/1968-12/21/1968

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Quarterly Report #7, 12/21/1968-3/21/1969

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Quarterly Report #8, 3/21/1969-6/21/1969

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Quarterly Report #9, 6/21/1969-9/21/1969

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Quarterly Report #10, 9/21/1969-12/21/1969

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Interim Report, January 1969

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Report on Conference on DP Applied to Museum Collections, October 28-30, 1968

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Cost Studies

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Cost Analysis

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Joint Committee on Micropaleontological Information

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Mexico Symposium

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Collections and the Computer - DFS, 1968

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Museums Today

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Gipsy

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Scientific Information Notes

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N.O.D.C. (2 folders)

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Costs and Benefits of Museum Collections - Ritterbush Study

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Old Letters, Notes, Memos - N. K. Ebbs, 1967-1968

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Old Letters, Memos and Notes - David Bridge, 1968-1969

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General Paper - Bridge & Mello

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Smithsonian Information Systems Innovations

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"Hew Report Final Typing" (9 folders)

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HEW Final Report Copy 1

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HEW Report Miscellaneous

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HEW Final Report

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Concept of a System

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Outline

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Photographs from Lab for Report

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Report Specifications

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Front Matter, Cover, etc.

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Introduction

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Resources of Museums

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History of Project

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Working Tools NMNH

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NHIR System

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Data Prep - Birds

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Data Prep - Crustacea

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Data Prep - Geographic Location LIIT

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Numericlature Code

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System Utility Components

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Name Randomization

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Global Reference Code

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Program Description

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Cost Study

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Computer Cost Study

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Abstracts Done by DRB on Manning's Museum Computerization Reprints

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Appendix A: Participants in Project

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Appendix B: Visitors for Project

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Appendix C: Museum Procedures Flow Charts - Final Copy

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Appendix D: Organization Charts MNH

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Appendix E: Visitor Questionnaire

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Appendix F: Resident Survey (questions, etc.)

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Appendix H: Press Releases

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Appendix I: Graphs Museum Facts-Procedures

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Appendix J: Program Descriptions

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Appendix K: File Description

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Appendix L: Record Layouts

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Appendix M: Bibliography Reprints

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Appendix N: Evaluations of Report

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Appendix O: A Report for Numerical Coding for Biological Names

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Appendix P: Chapter 3 of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, and Co.

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Collection Inventory Chronological Files

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Collection Inventory (2 folders)

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Reports and Listings

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Administration

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ADP Chronological File, FY 1983

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The Micro Glitch

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Correspondence External A-I

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Bishop Museum

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Memorandum

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NMNH Inventory Plan, 1980

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OIRM Files

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Forms and Flow Charts

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NMNH Data Standards and Information Retrieval Systems

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Division of Crustacea Record Book on Project

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"Project Documention" (3 folders)

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FY 1974 - File Statistics

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Flow Charts - Birds

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Flow Charts - Crustacea

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Flow Charts - Petrology

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Flow Charts

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Slides - Unidentified

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Slides - SELGEM

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Slides - Mello

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Slides - ADP Room, Paleobiology (Watson), November 1972

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