Viola Shelly Schantz (1895-1977)

ID: SIA RU007288 [SIA2009-2121]


Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7288, Image No. SIA2009-2121

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Assistant Secretary of the Interior Frank P. Briggs (1894-1992) presents a citation for distinctive service to Viola Shelly Schantz (1895-1977). She also received the Gold Medal at the Interior Auditorium on that date. Schantz served as a Biological Aide, Biologist, and Systematic Zoologist with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and its predecessor, the Bureau of Biological Survey, from 1918 to 1961. During her career she served as Curator of the North American mammal collection of the Bird and Mammal Laboratories housed in the National Museum of Natural History.


  • Briggs, Frank P. 1894-1992
  • Schantz, Viola Shelly 1895-1977
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7288, Image No. SIA2009-2121

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Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007288 [SIA2009-2121]

Physical description

9.5w x 7 5/8h

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