Letter from Herbert G. Deignan to Alexander Wetmore, December 7,1944, December 7, 1944, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, A letter from Herbert G. Deignan, Assistant Curator of Birds, to Alexander Wetmore, Assistant Secretary, Director of U.S. National Museum, and later sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, discusses Deignan's activities including collecting specimens while working as an Office of Strategic Services (OSS) agent during WWII..