Charles O. Handley Holding a Computer Print-out

ID: SIA2013-03961

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-


Date: 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 095-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

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  • Charles O. Handley, curator, Department of Vertebrate Zoology at National Museum of Natural History, is holding up a computer print-out. There is a map of Venezuela on the wall behind him.
  • Charles Overton Handley, Jr. (July 14, 1924 - June 9, 2000) was a zoologist and explorer who conducted various expeditions for the United States government. After World War II, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Alexander Wetmore, hired Handley to collect birds and mammals on a naval icebreaker expedition to the Arctic. in 1955, in he participated in expeditions to the High Arctic, Labrador, Guatemala, and the Kalahari Desert. Having described many new taxa of lemmings and Arctic hares, Handley became a curator of mammals at the Smithsonian. He later conducted extensive surveys of the mammals of Panama and Venezuela, with a particular interest in bats, which he continued to study late in his life.


  • Handley, Charles O., Jr
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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

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