Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1965

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 31

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Administrative offices of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Ancon Building, Panama City, December 1965. Housed in the old Ancon courthouse building, the Panama City office provided administrative and logistical support to the scientists conducting research on Barro Colorado Island located in Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal watershed. This tropical laboratory, called the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA), and later renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1946.


  • Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 31

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  • Panama City (Panama)
  • Ancon Building (Panama City)
  • Research institutes


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
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