Porter M. Kier

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Dr. Porter M. Kier: Associate Curator, Department of Geology, Division of Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleobotany, 1957-1963; Associate Curator, Department of Paleobiology, 1963-1967; Chair, Department of Paleobiology, Division of Invertebrate Paleontology, 1967- 1973; Director, National Museum of Natural History, January 14, 1973 - May 30, 1979. Dr. Kier is standing in South Yard with specimens from his museums - a large fossil bone and a basket.


  • Kier, Porter M
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology


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Torch April 1979

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: April 1979

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


later 1970s

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  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Geology
  • Paleoontology
  • Museums
  • Paleontological Society
  • United States National Museum
  • Museum directors
  • Paleobiology


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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