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Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Echinoderms and Lower Invertebrates  Search this
Subject:
Ruetzler, Klaus  Search this
Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M  Search this
Clark, Austin Hobart 1880-1954  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Echinoderms  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Echinoderms  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
Physical description:
16 cu. ft. (32 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1907
1907-1982
Notes:
From 1880 until 1920, the study and curation of the United States National Museum collection of Echinoderms was under the administrative direction of the Division of Marine Invertebrates. In 1920 the collection of Echinoderms was removed from Marine Invertebrates to form a new Division of Echinoderms. Austin H. Clark, who had served since 1908 as Collaborator and Assistant Curator in the Division of Marine Invertebrates, was appointed Curator and remained in the position until his retirement in 1950. At that time, the Division of Echinoderms ceased to exist as an administrative entity, and the collections reverted to the care of the Division of Marine Invertebrates. On July 1, 1965, the Division of Echinoderms was reformed as a division of the newly created Department of Invertebrate Zoology. Professional staff of the present Division of Echinoderms includes David L. Pawson, Associate Curator and Curator, 1965- ; Klaus Ruetzler, Associate Curator and Curator, 1965- ; and Frederick Merkle Bayer, Visiting Curator and Curator, 1972- .
For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Addl. KW Subjects:
Berde, Stuart (RU 209)
Organization:
(1) General correspondence, 1907-1980; (2) annual reports, 1966-1982
Summary:
These records consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the curatorial staff of the Division of Echinoderms. Most of the correspondence dates from the creation of the new Division of Echinoderms in 1965 and concerns the identification, exchange, and distribution of specimens; collecting work and expeditions; publication of manuscripts; professional activities; and administrative matters. Also included are divisional annual reports, 1966-1982.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Echinodermata  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000325
See more items in:
Correspondence 1907-2000 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Echinoderms and Lower Invertebrates]
Quarterly and Annual Reports 1920-1982 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Echinoderms and Lower Invertebrates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216893