Historical Perspectives: James Chase Tyler, II


Creator: Smith, David G


Date: 2011

Citation: Copeia Vol. 2011, No. 4 (Journal)

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Biographical piece on James Chase Tyler, II, traces his childhood in Kansas and Washington, D.C., early interests in natural history, career in ichthyology, working at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, National Marine Fisheries Service and National Museum of Natural History, field work, and administrative duties at the Smithsonian.


  • Tyler, James C. 1935-
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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Author is a museum specialist in the National Museum of Natural History and conducted a series of oral history interviews of Tyler which are available at the Smithsonian Institution Archives in Record Unit 9616.

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Copeia Vol. 2011, No. 4 (Journal)

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




  • Zoology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Ichthyology
  • Museums
  • Zoologists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Museum directors

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Number of pages : 13; Page numbers : 577-589

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