Dr. Edward S. Ayensu

ID: SIA2013-03865

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Slide

Date: 1975

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

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Dr. Edward S. Ayensu, Ghanaian economist, scientist, and Director and Senior Scientist, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., is seated in front of a microscope. Shelving in front of him holds books.


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


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  • 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 SIA2013-03860, SIA-2013-03861, SIA2013-03862, SIA2013-03863, and SIA2013-03864 for additional photos of Dr. Ayensu.
  • 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 together with 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.

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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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  • Equipment
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Botany
  • Employees
  • Scientists
  • Microscopes
  • Biologists
  • Research--Equipment and supplies
  • Africans
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Botanists


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  • Person, candid

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

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