Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sayre, Reginald J., 1909-2000
Reginald J. Sayre Papers, 1947-1988 and undated
This accession consists of materials created by Reginald J. Sayre (1909-2000), preparator and model maker for exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), 1959-1980s. He participated in an expedition to British Guiana in 1962 to collect specimens and make molds and drawings of the site for the rainforest section of an exhibit in the Hall of Plant Life at NMNH. Much of this collection consists of slides of several of his trips and projects as well as techniques for drawing and model making. Materials also include correspondence, postcards, notes, illustrations, clippings, photographs, exhibition drawings, and audiovisual materials.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Picture postcards
- Color transparencies
- Black-and-white photographs
- Color photographs
- Motion pictures (visual works)
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-104, Reginald J. Sayre Papers