A. Myra Keen Holding Shell

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A. Myra (Angeline Myra) Keen (1905-1986), invertebrate paleontologist and malacologist, was an international expert on the systematics of marine mollusks. She is seen here holding a shell with other shells on the table in front of her. She influenced her profession as a researcher and field worker, teacher and advisor, curator and exhibitor, author and public speaker. Her work was of interest both to academic scholars and to shell collectors. Her scrapbooks, diaries and photographs were donated to the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Keen, A. Myra (Angeline Myra) 1905-
  • Stanford University


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9527, Box 1, A. Myra Keen Oral History Interview

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


c. 1970s

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  • Malacologists
  • Animals
  • Women paleontologists
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  • Mollusks


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  • Person, candid

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Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and white ; Size: 4w x 6h ; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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