Page Links

Narrow Your Results

Filter Your Results

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.

Building Water Tank on Barro Colorado

Building Water Tank on Barro Colorado
Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
c. 1940s
James Zetek, director of the Canal Zone Biological Area, Francisco "Chi Chi" Vitola, chief of the labor force, and Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore standing in front of construction of a new water tank on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal watershed. The CZBA is now the Smithsonian Tropical Research. Institute.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, IHD Photo File
No restrictions
Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory, Construction, Secretaries, Entomologists
Vitola, Francisco, Wetmore, Alexander 1886-, Zetek, James b. 1886, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Panama, Barro Colorado Island (Panama), Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Photographic print, Group, candid
Local Number:
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!9997~!0#focus
Building Water Tank on Barro Colorado

Using the Archives' Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. Please cite the Smithsonian Institution Archives as the source of the content, and when possible, link to the Smithsonian Archives website ( Please let us know how you are using our collections for your projects. If you would like to see a collection in person, please note that most records and special collections are stored off-site, so researchers should contact the Reference Team at least one week prior to visiting to ensure that records can be made available in the Archives Reading Room. For information on commercial licensing or other uses, visit Rights and Reproductions. More information available within the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use policy.

Note: In order to access PDFs, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software which is available free of charge.