SIA Acc. 11-096, Cinchona Missions Expedition (1942-1944), Cinchona Project Field Books, 1938-1965


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This collection is comprised of field notes, correspondence, specimen labels, annotated manuscripts, and specimen determination lists collected during the Cinchona Missions Expedition (1930s-1960s). It includes documents pertaining to research done by a variety of organizations on the Rubiaceae family of plants. These organizations include but are not limited to: the American Quinine Company; the United States Foreign Economic Administration; the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Administration within the Bureau of Plant Industry; the Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum, and the Herbarium of the National Arboretum. The collection also includes an inventory of collections transferred to the National Herbarium in 1952.


Cinchona Missions Expedition (1942-1944)


  • National Arboretum (U.S.)
  • United States National Herbarium
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Bureau of Plant Industry
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • American Quinine Company
  • United States Foreign Economic Administration
  • Field Book Project (Washington, D.C.)
  • Cinchona Missions Expedition (1942-1944)


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


  • 1938
  • 1938-1965

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted. Records located at the National Museum of Natural History. Contact reference staff for details


  • Cinchona
  • Rubiaceae
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-096

Physical description

2.8 cu. ft. (2.8 non-standard size boxes)