F. Raymond Fosberg

ID: SIA2013-03921

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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At the National Museum of Natural History, standing before a cabinet containing folders of dried plant specimens, Dr. F. Raymond Fosberg (1908-1993) is holding a folder in his handwhich is open to show a dried plant specimen.


  • Fosberg, F. Raymond
  • Ecology Program National Museum of Natural History
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Botany
  • National Collections


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.
  • Dr. Fosberg was a botanist especially noted for his work on tropical and Pacific basin vegetation. He was also the founder and editor of Atoll Research Bulletin, a well-known and frequently consulted conservationist, and a several time organizer of major scientific conferences. He was associated at various times with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, United States Geological Survey, and Smithsonian Institution. In 1966 he joined the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in the Ecology program. In 1968 Fosberg transferred to the Department of Botany, where he became curator. In 1976 he became Senior Botanist, and in 1993 Botanist Emeritus. He published more than 600 papers on plant classification, plant distribution, ecology and conservation, and contributed to many scientific books.
  • For other images of F. Raymond Fosberg, see Neg. SIA2013-03920 at Natural History and SIA2013-03922 through SIA2013-03929 and 92-1712 in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

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

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  • Plant specialists
  • Environmental sciences
  • Natural History
  • Botany
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Employees
  • Ecology
  • Museums
  • Plants
  • Botanists
  • Ecologists
  • Museum curators
  • Natural history
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Washington (D.C.)


  • Person, candid
  • Slide

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 1"w X 1 3.7"h; Type of Image: Person, candid, Medium: Slide

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