Fenner A. (Albert) Chace, Jr

ID: SIA2013-03874

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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Fenner A. Chace, Jr., (1908-2004), carcinologist and a senior zoologist research scientist, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, sits at a desk with a pipe in his mouth holding an illustration of an invertebrate. Other illustrations lie on the table. A map of an island leans against a wall. Chace specialized in the taxonomy, morphology, and distribution of decapod Crustacea.


  • Chace, Fenner Albert
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology
  • United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • 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 SIA2013-03875 and SIA2013-03876 for additional photos.
  • Fenner A. Chace was appointed Curator of the Division of Marine Invertebrates of the United States National Museum (USNM) in 1946 and, during his tenure, oversaw the growth of the Division, the move into the West Wing of the Natural History Building, and the modernization of exhibits. In 1963, Chace was appointed Senior Zoologist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and after his retirement in 1978, continued his work as a Research Associate of the Museum.
  • A carcinologist is a scientist who studies crustaceans or is otherwise involved in carcinology (the science of crustaceans).

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

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  • Zoology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Invertebrates
  • Invertebrate Zoologists
  • Carcinology
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Zoologists
  • Maps


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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