Richard H. (Richard Hall) Benson

ID: SIA2013-03873

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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Richard H. Benson (1929-2003), 1964-1978, curator at the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology, leans over as he points to a piece of paper on the desk. A woman sits at a machine as she inputs data.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • 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 SIA 2013-03867, SIA2013-03868, SIA2013-03869, SIA2013-03870, SIA2013-03871, and SIA2013-03872 for additional photos.
  • See Record Unit 000328, National Museum of Natural History, Box 5, for a list of research reports by Richard H. Benson.
  • 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.

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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,



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


Washington (D.C.)


  • Person, candid
  • Slide

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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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