Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds
Curatorial Records, 1970s-1980s
This accession consists of approximately 3000 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of bird feathers created by Roxie C. Laybourne, a pioneering forensic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution. Her expertise in identifying bird feathers helped government agencies and jet engine manufacturers take measures to keep birds away from aircraft. All of these images have been digitized in the Division of Birds. Materials include negatives, photographs, slides, and notes.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-147, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds, Curatorial Records