Smithsonian-Roebling Expedition to Cuba 1937 Search this
9.75 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (17 document boxes) (1 half document box) (oversize materials)
Terrestrial Mollusks of the Family Urocoptidae in the Island of Cuba
Albatross Philippine expedition, 1907-1909
Tomas Barrera expedition to Cuba, 1914
Paul Bartsch (1871-1960) was a zoologist with the United States National Museum, 1896-1946, Professor of Zoology at George Washington University, and Director of the Histological and Physiological Laboratory at the Medical School of Howard University. He was in charge of the pearl mussel inquiry, 1907; Smithsonian representative on the Albatross Philippine Expedition, 1907-1909; Director, Tomas Barrera expedition to Cuba, 1914; recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship to explore the West Indies, 1928-1930; Director, first Johnson-Smithsonian Deep-Sea Expedition to the Puerto Rico Trench, 1933; and a member of the Smithsonian-Roebling Expedition, 1937.
(1) Biographical materials, 1952-1963; (2) correspondence, 1907-1946; (3) field notes on birds, 1912-1927; (4) research expedition materials, 1907-1933; (5) bibliography and publications, 1904-1950; (6) draft articles and monographs; (7) notes, speeches, and specimen lists; (8) student theses, reports, and examinations, 1915-1936; (9) photographs and prints; (10) newspaper clippings, 1907-1909, 1933; (11) gazetteers of Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic; (12) field notes and journals, 1907-1937; (13) publications with card index, 1901-1955
These papers include Bartsch's field notes based on his ornithological investigations in Haiti, the Florida Keys, and the West Indies; field notes pertaining to the Albatross Philippine expedition; field notes regarding the Tomas Barrera expedition to Cuba; extensive field notes, manuscripts, financial accounts, and correspondence regarding his explorations to the West Indies on the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, and the first Johnson-Smithsonian Deep-Sea Expedition to the West Indies; papers relating to the Bartsch process for the preservation of wood and fibres; student theses and reports done under Bartsch's guidance; publications, draft articles, and monographs including the text of Bartsch and Carlos de la Torre y de la Huerta, The Terrestrial Mollusks of the Family Urocoptidae in the Island of Cuba, with two supplementary reports, 1943-1950, unpublished; photographs of Bartsch and de la Torre, as well as of birds, mollusks, and research activities in Florida and the Caribbean.
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