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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 13-147

National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds

Curatorial Records, 1970s-1980s

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1970s-1980s
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 13-147
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Descriptive Entry

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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-147, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Birds, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Container 1 - Negatives

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Box 1 of 5

Brambling

Box 1 of 5

Crested Lark

Box 1 of 5

Hooded Crow

Box 1 of 5

Crow

Box 1 of 5

Rook

Box 1 of 5

Swift

Box 1 of 5

Black Swift

Box 1 of 5

Chimney Swift

Box 1 of 5

White Wagtail

Box 1 of 5

Water Pipit

Box 1 of 5

Wood Pigeon

Box 1 of 5

Mourning Dove

Box 1 of 5

Gyrfalcon

Box 1 of 5

Jackdaw

Box 1 of 5

Rock Dove

Box 1 of 5

Black Hawk

Box 1 of 5

American Kestrel

Box 1 of 5

Double-Crested Cormorant

Box 1 of 5

Peregrine Falcon

Box 1 of 5

Mute Swan

Box 1 of 5

Whooper Swan

Box 1 of 5

Brant

Box 1 of 5

Canada Goose

Box 1 of 5

White-Fronted Goose

Box 1 of 5

Greylag Goose

Box 1 of 5

Golden Eagle

Box 1 of 5

Bald Eagle

Box 1 of 5

Mallard

Box 1 of 5

White-Tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle

Box 1 of 5

Container 2 - Negatives

Tawny Eagle

Box 1 of 5

African Fish Eagle

Box 1 of 5

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Box 1 of 5

Gray-Headed Fish Eagle

Box 1 of 5

Black Eagle

Box 1 of 5

Bonelli's Eagle

Box 1 of 5

Whistling Swan

Box 1 of 5

Trumpeter Swan

Box 1 of 5

Pied-Billed Grebe

Box 1 of 5

Northern Oriole

Box 1 of 5

Red Crossbill

Box 1 of 5

White-Winged Crossbill

Box 1 of 5

Parrot Crossbill

Box 1 of 5

Scarlet Finch

Box 1 of 5

Container 3 - Negatives

Brahminy Kite

Box 1 of 5

Fishing Buzzard

Box 1 of 5

Short-Toed Eagle

Box 1 of 5

Black Kite

Box 1 of 5

Red-Tailed Hawk

Box 1 of 5

Plumbeous Kite

Box 1 of 5

Mississippi Kite

Box 1 of 5

Red Junglefowl

Box 1 of 5

Container 4 - Negatives

Great Spotted Kiwi

Box 1 of 5

Common Emu

Box 1 of 5

Bennett's Cassowary

Box 1 of 5

Single-Wattled Cassowary

Box 1 of 5

Common Rhea

Box 1 of 5

Ostrich

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Container 5 - Negatives

Darwin's Rhea

Box 2 of 5

Moa

Box 2 of 5

Black Tinamou

Box 2 of 5

Elegant Tinamou

Box 2 of 5

Container 6 - Negatives

Laughing Gull

Box 2 of 5

Black-Tailed Gull

Box 2 of 5

Mew Gull

Box 2 of 5

Ring-Billed Gull

Box 2 of 5

Container 7 - Negatives

Great Black-Backed Gull

Box 2 of 5

Kelp Gull

Box 2 of 5

Herring Gull

Box 2 of 5

Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Box 2 of 5

Brown-Hooded Gull

Box 2 of 5

Black-Headed Gull

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Container 8 - Negatives

Little Blue Heron

Box 3 of 5

Green Heron

Box 3 of 5

American Coot

Box 3 of 5

Sunbittern

Box 3 of 5

Container 1 - Polaroids

Turkey Vulture

Box 3 of 5

Plumbeous Kite

Box 3 of 5

Mississippi Kite

Box 3 of 5

Black Kite

Box 3 of 5

Brahminy Kite

Box 3 of 5

African Fish Eagle

Box 3 of 5

White-Tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle

Box 3 of 5

Bald Eagle

Box 3 of 5

Gray-Headed Fish Eagle

Box 3 of 5

Short-Toed Eagle

Box 3 of 5

Marsh Hawk

Box 3 of 5

Black Hawk

Box 3 of 5

Fishing Buzzard

Box 3 of 5

Red-Tailed Hawk

Box 3 of 5

Black Eagle

Box 3 of 5

Tawny Eagle

Box 3 of 5

Golden Eagle

Box 3 of 5

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Box 3 of 5

Miscellaneous

Box 3 of 5

Container 2 - Polaroids

Bonelli's Eagle

Box 3 of 5

American Kestrel

Box 3 of 5

Gyrfalcon

Box 3 of 5

Peregrine Falcon

Box 3 of 5

Sunbittern

Box 3 of 5

American Coot

Box 3 of 5

Miscellaneous

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Container 3 - Polaroids

Mute Swan

Box 4 of 5

Trumpeter Swan

Box 4 of 5

WhooperSwan

Box 4 of 5

Whistling Swan

Box 4 of 5

White-Fronted Goose

Box 4 of 5

Greylag Goose

Box 4 of 5

Canada Goose

Box 4 of 5

Brant

Box 4 of 5

Mallard

Box 4 of 5

Red Junglefowl

Box 4 of 5

Chicken

Box 4 of 5

Wild Turkey

Box 4 of 5

Laughing Gull

Box 4 of 5

Black-Tailed Gull

Box 4 of 5

Mew Gull

Box 4 of 5

Ring-Billed Gull

Box 4 of 5

Great Black-Backed Gull

Box 4 of 5

Kelp Gull

Box 4 of 5

Herring Gull

Box 4 of 5

Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 5

Container 3B - Polaroids

Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Box 4 of 5

Brown-Hooded Gull

Box 4 of 5

Black-Headed Gull

Box 4 of 5

Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 5

Container 4 - Polaroids

Rock Dove

Box 4 of 5

Stock Dove

Box 4 of 5

Wood Pigeon

Box 4 of 5

Mourning Dove

Box 4 of 5

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Box 4 of 5

Black Swift

Box 4 of 5

Chimney Swift

Box 4 of 5

Alpine Swift

Box 4 of 5

Swift

Box 4 of 5

Crested Lark

Box 4 of 5

Skylark

Box 4 of 5

Horned Lark

Box 4 of 5

White Wagtail

Box 4 of 5

Water Pipit

Box 4 of 5

Jackdaw

Box 4 of 5

Rook

Box 4 of 5

Crow

Box 4 of 5

Hooded Crow

Box 4 of 5

Starling

Box 4 of 5

Northern Oriole

Box 4 of 5

Common Grackle

Box 4 of 5

Brambling

Box 4 of 5

Scarlet Finch

Box 4 of 5

Parrot Crossbill

Box 4 of 5

Red Crossbill

Box 4 of 5

White-Winged Crossbill

Box 4 of 5

Cardinal

Box 4 of 5

Snow Bunting

Box 4 of 5

House Sparrow

Box 4 of 5

Pigeon

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Container 5 - Polaroids

Hispaniolan Trogon

Box 5 of 5

White-Mantled Barbet

Box 5 of 5

Antillean Piculet

Box 5 of 5

Rufous Piculet

Box 5 of 5

White-Barred Piculet

Box 5 of 5

Speckler Piculet

Box 5 of 5

Chestnut Piculet

Box 5 of 5

Hispaniolan Woodpecker

Box 5 of 5

Miscellaneous

Box 5 of 5

Container 6 - Polaroids

Pied-Billed Grebe

Box 5 of 5

Double-Crested Cormorant

Box 5 of 5

Black Tinamou

Box 5 of 5

Elegant Tinamou

Box 5 of 5

Great Spotted Kiwi

Box 5 of 5

Bennett's Cassowary

Box 5 of 5

Single-Wattled Cassowary

Box 5 of 5

Common Emu

Box 5 of 5

Common Rhea

Box 5 of 5

Darwin's Rhea

Box 5 of 5

Ostrich

Box 5 of 5

Dinoris

Box 5 of 5

Moa

Box 5 of 5

Little Blue Heron

Box 5 of 5

Green Heron

Box 5 of 5