The Zest for Life or Waldo Had a Pretty Good Run: The Life of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt

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Summary

Covers Waldo LaSalle Schmitt's early life in Washington, marriage to Alvina and private life, personality, career at the United States National Museum, involvement in professional associations, and work on expeditions and systematic zoology. Also includes a chronology of Schmitt's life and a list of his publications.

Author

Blackwelder, Richard E

Subject

  • Schmitt, Alvina
  • Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1979

Topic

  • Animals
  • Professional associations
  • Classification
  • Taxonomists
  • Marine biology
  • Museums
  • Invertebrates
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Biology
  • Biography
  • Museum publications

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