Dr. Edward S. Ayensu

ID: SIA2013-03860

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

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Dr. Edward Ayensu, Ghanaian economist and scientist, and Chairman, Department of Botany (from 1976 Smithsonian Institution Phone Directory), National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., is pictured in his office. A map of Africa is on the wall.


  • Ayensu, Edward S
  • Office of Biological Conservation
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Endangered Species Program
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Botany


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • In 1978, the Smithsonian Office of Biological Conservation was established with Edward S. Ayensu as director. The responsibility of this office is to coordinate the various environmental conservation activities already in progress in the Institution and encourage a variety of new projects related to environmental conservation, especially within the area of staff interest. In 1978, he and Robert DeFlipps authored a Smithsonian Institution reference book entitled "Endangered and Threatened Plants of the United States."
  • Ayensu received a doctoral degree in the biological sciences from the University of London and is the author of numerous books and articles on science, technology, and the social and economic development of developing countries.
  • Kjell Bloch Sandved of the Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), at the commission of Porter Kier, then Director, NMNH, prepared these photographic materials to document personnel and activities of NMNH in 1975.
  • See image numbers SIA2013-03861, SIA-2013-03862, SIA2013-03863, SIA2013-03864, SIA2013-03865 for additional photos of Dr. Ayensu.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

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



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  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Botany
  • Authors
  • Employees
  • Ecology
  • Scientists
  • Biologists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Botanists
  • Maps
  • Africans




  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 1 3/8w x 1h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Slide

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