SIA Acc. 11-103, Archer, W. Andrew (William Andrew) 1894-1973, W. Andrew Archer Field Books, 1930-1957

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This collection is comprised of twelve field books created by W. Andrew Archer in his plant and fungi collecting efforts from 1930-1957. Localities are primarily in South and Central America with additional localities in the southwestern United States, the West Indies, Puerto Rico, and Ethiopia. Data includes information on the exploration for tobacco varieties in Mexico and Central America for the United States Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Exploration; research on fungi and diseases affecting plants in Venezuela; research on various crops in Ethiopia; data regarding Arachis (peanuts) in Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina; research in regards to the "Indian Drug Plant Project" in New Mexico and Nevada; and many additional botanical research subjects. Materials also include photographs, maps, and sketches.


  • Archer, W. Andrew (William Andrew) 1894-1973
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Indian Drug Plant Project


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Item List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1930
  • 1930-1957


  • Botany
  • Plants


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions
  • Scientific illustrations
  • Maps
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-103

Physical description

1 cu. ft. (1 record storage boxes)

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