Richard H. (Richard Hall) Benson

ID: SIA2013-03869

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: 1975

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

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Summary

Richard H. Benson (1929-2003), 1964-1978, curator at the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology, with a geographical map of the world behind him, points to a place in Europe with his right hand. Benson holds papers in his left hand. An image of an invertebrate fossil specimen is displayed on an easel to his left.

Subject

  • Benson, Richard H (Richard Hall) 1929-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • See Record Unit 000328, National Museum of Natural History, Box 5, for a list of research reports by Richard H. Benson.
  • The paleontological collections of the Smithsonian Institution were a part of the Department of Geology, United States National Museum (USNM) from 1880 until its dissolution in 1963. The Department of Paleobiology was created in 1963 as part of a reorganization in the Museum of Natural History. At that time, the Department of Geology was divided into two departments, with the Divisions of Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleobotany and Vertebrate Paleontology joined to form the Department of Paleobiology.
  • See image numbers SIA2013-03867, SIA2013-03868, SIA2013-03870, SIA2013-03871, SIA2013-03872, and SIA2013-03873 for additional photos.
  • 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.

Contained within

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

Contact information

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

Date

1975

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No restrictions

Topic

  • Paleobiologists
  • Paleontologists
  • Paleoontology
  • Personnel management
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Paleontology
  • Paleobiology
  • Museums--Employees
  • Maps
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Person, candid
  • Slide

ID Number

SIA2013-03869

Physical description

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

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