Volunteer Accused of Theft

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Calvin F. Allison, Jr., 25, a Smithsonian volunteer between 1973 and 1977, is indicted on charges of stealing a shark's tooth and a fish fossil from the "natural history division." The thefts were allegedly committed in the spring of 1977. The stolen items have a total estimated value of $10,300.


  • Allison, Calvin F., Jr
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


John Feinstein, "Washington Post," 26 April 1979.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


April, 1979


  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Ichthyology
  • National Collections
  • Volunteers
  • Theft

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