Barro Colorado Island Field Station Celebrates 70th Anniversary

ID: SIA2011-1168

Creator: Hansen, Carl C

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1993

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-016, Box 1, Folder: Research Reports Spring 1993

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Summary

Aerial view of Barro Colorado Island shows the docks with boats tied up to them, and new dormitory facilities for students and visiting scientists. For 70 years, the 3,600-acre island has been one of the leading field stations for research in tropical biology. In 1924 the Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory officially opened in the Panama Canal Zone. More than thirty scientists from the United States worked at the island laboratory during its first year of operation. The laboratory later came under Smithsonian Institution aegis as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Author

Hansen, Carl C

Subject

  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Panama Canal Zone

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Research Reports, Spring 1993

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-016, Box 1, Folder: Research Reports Spring 1993

Contact information

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

Date

1993

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Boats and boating
  • Landscapes
  • Field Stations
  • Transportation
  • Aerial photography
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Facilities

Place

Panama

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

SIA2011-1168

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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