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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 15-100

Kier, Porter M.

Porter M. Kier Papers, 1976, undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Kier, Porter M.
Title: Porter M. Kier Papers
Dates: 1976, undated
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 15-100
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of film related to echinoderm research conducted by Porter M. Kier, an invertebrate paleontologist who held various positions in the Department of Geology, the Department of Paleobiology, and the Office of the Director at the United States National Museum and the National Museum of Natural History from 1957 through 1985. Much of the footage documents the behavior of sea urchins and some was recorded as time-lapse photography. Kjell Bloch Sandved, a biological photographer in the National Museum of Natural History, Office of Exhibits, likely collaborated on some of these projects. Much of the footage was provided for possible use in an episode of the television series "Smithsonian World." Materials include originals and prints.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of film related to echinoderm research conducted by Porter M. Kier, an invertebrate paleontologist who held various positions in the Department of Geology, the Department of Paleobiology, and the Office of the Director at the United States National Museum and the National Museum of Natural History from 1957 through 1985. Much of the footage documents the behavior of sea urchins and some was recorded as time-lapse photography. Kjell Bloch Sandved, a biological photographer in the National Museum of Natural History, Office of Exhibits, likely collaborated on some of these projects. Much of the footage was provided for possible use in an episode of the television series "Smithsonian World." Materials include originals and prints.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-100, Porter M. Kier Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Urchins for "Smithsonian World," Reel 1, Originals, Echinoderms: 1) Moira Atropos; 2) Eucidaris tribuloides; and 3) Lytechinus variegatus, 16 mm

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Urchins for "Smithsonian World," Reel 2, Originals, Echinoderms: 4) Tripneustes ventricosa; 5) Echinometra lucunter; and 6) Mellita quinquiesperforata, 16 mm

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Urchins for "Smithsonian World," Reel 3, Originals, Echinoderms: 7) E. aberrans (partial) and 8) Encope michelini, 16 mm

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Porter Kier's Urchin Movie, Reel 1, Print (old copy), 16 mm

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Gastropod Predation on Echinoderms (Echinoderms II), Original, 16 mm

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"On the Side of Life," Print, 1976, 16 mm

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