'Uncle Waldo' Still Hears the Call of Crustaceans

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Work is an anecdotal discussion of the life and career of Waldo L. Schmitt. Explores his relationship with colleagues, including Mary Jane Rathbun and Leonhard Stejneger. Examines his work in the Department of Marine Invertebrates.


  • Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
  • Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943
  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates


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Includes photographs of Schmitt, Mary Jane Rathbun, and Leonhard Stejneger.

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The Washington Star (Newspaper)

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


Tuesday, January 11, 1977


  • Women
  • Invertebrates
  • History
  • Women--History

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