SIA Acc. 19-145, Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978, Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1892-1987

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This accession consists of materials found in the systematic files of Alexander Wetmore, ornithologist at the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds; Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, 1925-1945; and Secretary, 1945-1952, of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence, postcards, holiday cards, notes, data, reports, news clippings, maps, scientific illustrations, sketches, plates, photographs, negatives, slides, transparencies, film, currency, a patch, and a bird band. Some materials were added after Wetmore's tenure.


  • Folder List in accession file.
  • Electronic List in accession file.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1892
  • 1892-1987
  • circa 1892-1987


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Classification
  • Picture postcards
  • Clippings
  • Maps
  • Plates (illustrations)
  • Scientific illustrations
  • Sketches
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Lantern slides
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Artifacts

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-145

Physical description

6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)