A. Myra Keen with Students

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A. Myra Keen, at Stanford University where she taught, is with students E. Reeves and Lee A. Smith. All three are seated at a table examining shell specimens and behind them on the wall are shell specimens. A. Myra (Angeline Myra) Keen (1905-1986), invertebrate paleontologist and malacologist, was an international expert on the systematics of marine mollusks. She influenced her profession as a researcher and fieldworker, teacher and advisor, curator and exhibitor, author and public speaker.


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


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Photograph included in the transcript of the A. Myra Keen Oral History Interview by Eugene Victor Coan, September 1983, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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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. 1950s

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  • Women
  • Malacologists
  • Animals
  • Women paleontologists
  • Students
  • Paleontologists
  • Teaching demonstrations
  • Shells
  • Mollusks


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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

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