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Accession 04-056,  National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds,  Correspondence, 1962-2003

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1962-2003
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 04-056
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials documenting the career of Roxie C. Laybourne, a pioneering forensic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution whose expertise in identifying bird feathers helped government agencies and jet engine manufacturers take measures to keep birds away from aircraft. Laybourne worked in the Division of Birds for more than 40 years before retiring in 1988 as curator emeritus. In later years, she served as a consultant to the division of law enforcement of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and taught biology at George Mason University as an adjunct professor. Materials include correspondence, awards and certificates, articles and biographical materials about Laybourne, law enforcement files, and research materials.

Historical Note

This accession documents the career of Roxie C. Laybourne, a pioneering forensic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution whose expertise in identifying bird feathers helped government agencies and jet engine manufacturers take measures to keep birds away from aircraft. Laybourne worked in the Division of Birds for more than 40 years before retiring in 1988 as curator emeritus. In later years, she served as a consultant to the division of law enforcement of the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory and taught biology at George Mason University as an adjunct professor.

Descriptive Entry

Records consist of correspondence, awards and certificates, articles and biographical materials about Laybourne, law enforcement files, and research materials.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-056, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds, Correspondence

Container List

Box 1

Awards and Certificates:

Meredith Alumnae

Box 1 of 1

George Washington University Alumnae

Box 1 of 1

Miscellaneous Awards and Certificates

Box 1 of 1

Public Relations Files:

Books and Forwards

Box 1 of 1

Pamphlets and Newsletters

Box 1 of 1

Newspaper Articles (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Bill Adair Articles

Box 1 of 1

Magazine Articles

Box 1 of 1

Miscellaneous Articles

Box 1 of 1

Resumes - Laybourne History

Box 1 of 1

Obituaries

Box 1 of 1

Talks and Exhibits

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence:

Correspondence - Professional, 1964-1990

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, 1962-1985

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence - Lester Short, 1965-1972

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence - Tom Burleigh, 1962-1972

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence - Dan Tallman, 1967-1997

Box 1 of 1

Letters of Thanks and Acknowledgment

Box 1 of 1

Law Enforcement:

Miscellaneous Law Enforcement Cases, 1987-1996

Box 1 of 1

Parrot Eggs

Box 1 of 1

Law Enforcement Correspondence, 1964

Box 1 of 1

Law Enforcement Articles, 1992

Box 1 of 1

Incoming Evidence Log, 1980-1988 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Trials

Box 1 of 1

Research Files:

Birds of Paradise

Box 1 of 1

Pigeons

Box 1 of 1

Goura Pictures (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Gynandromorphic House Sparrow

Box 1 of 1

Hybria Warbler

Box 1 of 1