Richard H. (Richard Hall) Benson

ID: SIA2013-03872

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, is seated next to a desk as he watches a woman input data.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • 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 Record Unit 000328, National Museum of Natural History, Box 5, for a list of research reports by Richard H. Benson.
  • See image numbers SIA2013-03867, SIA2013-03868, SIA2013-03869, SIA2013-03870, SIA2013-03871, 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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Topic

  • Computers
  • Women
  • Paleoontology
  • Data processing
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Office equipment and supplies
  • Paleontology
  • Paleobiologists
  • Computer systems
  • Paleontologists
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • Personnel management
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Electronic data processing
  • Museums--Employees
  • Museum curators
  • Paleobiology
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Person, candid
  • Slide

ID Number

SIA2013-03872

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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