Doris M. Cochran Working on Collections

ID: SIA2009-0711 or 96-951

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1954

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7151, Box 8, Folder: 2

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Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968) herpetologist in the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians of the United States National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural History), measuring a turtle shell, September 1954. The table she is working at is filled with glass specimen jars and books. Cochran was appointed an aide to Leonhard Stejneger in 1919, Assistant Curator in 1927, Associate Curator in 1942, and Curator in 1956. She retired in 1968.


  • Cochran, Doris Mable
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7151, Box 8, Folder: 2

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  • Women
  • Herpetology
  • Laboratories
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Turtles
  • Employees
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  • History
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Women--History
  • Museum curators


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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SIA2009-0711 or 96-951

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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