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Records, 1969-1973

Creator:
International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology
Subject:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997
Stafleu, Frans Antonie
International Association for Plant Taxonomy
Society of Systematic Zoology (U.S.)
International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology
Physical description:
1.2 linear meters
Culture:
Portraits
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Classification
Date:
1969
1969-1973
Topic:
Biology
Local number:
SIA RU007141
Notes:
The First International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (ICSEB) met in Boulder, Colorado, August 4-12, 1973. The idea for the meeting was conceived by Richard Sumner Cowan, National Museum of Natural History, and Frans Antonie Stafleu, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. The International Association for Plant Taxonomy and the Society of Systematic Zoology sponsored the meeting
Summary:
These records include steering committee minutes and correspondence, program development and plans, keynote speaker correspondence, symposia organizer correspondence, abstracts of contributed papers, and photographs of the steering committee members
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records, 1971-1973

Creator:
Systematic Biology Resource Management Project
Subject:
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Association of Systematics Collections
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Belmont Conference Center (Elk Ridge, Md.)
Systematic Biology Symposium
Conference of Directors of Systematics Collections
Physical description:
0.8 linear meter
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Classification
Date:
1971
1971-1973
Topic:
Biology
Local number:
SIA RU007142
Notes:
In 1971, at the invitation of the Smithsonian, systematists and administrators representing seven scientific institutions, including the Smithsonian, convened to discuss a national program for systematics collections and their management. The participants recommended that further studies be undertaken and a report be presented to a national conference. Six committees were established and their findings presented to the Conference of Directors of Systematics Collections meeting at Gainesville, Florida, in April 1972. The meeting revised the reports and they were again reviewed in July 1972, at the Systematic Biology Symposium sponsored by the Smithsonian, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Science Foundation. The findings were then turned over to a committee of systematists and administrators, meeting at the Smithsonian's Belmont Conference Center, who were responsible for drafting a national plan for the coordination of national systematic resources. The Association of Systematics Collections, which replaced the Conference of Directors of Systematics Collections, received the draft and was charged with the responsibility to write, publish, and distribute the final report
Summary:
These records consist of materials of the Systematic Biology Symposium and the Belmont Conference concerning their discussion of the work of the six committees. They include general correspondence and the correspondence of the six committees; financial records; travel vouchers; position papers of the six committees; drafts of a national plan for systematics resources; a pre-publication draft of America's Systematic Collections: A National Plan; transcripts and tapes of the Systematic Biology Symposium; and correspondence, constitution, and by-laws of the Association of Systematics Collections
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Local Arrangements Records, 1971-1973

Creator:
International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology
Subject:
Löve, Doris
Pennak, Robert W (Robert William)
Rogers, David J (David James) 1918-
Shushan, Sam
Physical description:
0.7 linear meter
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Classification
Date:
1971
1971-1973
Topic:
Biology
Local number:
SIA RU007145
Summary:
For the most part, these records originated with Robert W. Pennak, executive committee and steering committee member of the International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (ICSEB), and Doris Love, Chairman of the local arrangements committee, Boulder, Colorado. The first meeting of ICSEB was held on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder
Records relate to local arrangements including financial matters, organization of field trips, providing room and board for participants, providing space and equipment for sessions, and other activities
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records, circa 1880-1972

Creator:
Biological Society of Washington
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
Physical description:
2 linear meters
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Classification
Date:
1880
1880-1972
circa 1880-1972
Topic:
Biology
Zoology
Local number:
SIA RU007185
Notes:
The Biological Society of Washington was founded on December 3, 1880. Its original purpose was the furtherance of biological scholarship by providing a forum for the presentation of scientific papers. Later modifications limited the purpose to the furtherance of taxonomic study and the diffusion of taxonomic knowledge, mainly through the publication of the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. It was also one of the eight founding organizations of the Washington Academy of Sciences
The governing council of the Society includes the elected officers and selected local members. The first president was George Brown Goode and the first recording secretary was Richard Rathbun. A number of other Smithsonian Institution and United States National Museum staff have been active members of the Society, as have staff from other federal government scientific agencies, particularly the Departments of Agriculture and Interior
Summary:
The records of the Society include mailing and membership lists, officers' reports, financial material, minutes of meetings, and official correspondence. There is a sizeable amount of correspondence and related material concerning the publication of manuscripts in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Oral history interviews with Curtis W. Sabrosky 1988

Interviewee:
Sabrosky, Curtis W (Curtis Williams) 1910-
Creator:
Henson, Pamela M
Subject:
Sabrosky, Curtis W (Curtis Williams) 1910-
Bradley, J. Chester (James Chester) b. 1884
Brown, Roland W (Roland Wilbur) 1893-1961
Muesebeck, Carl F. W (Carl Frederick William) b. 1894
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) 1905-
Systematic Entomology Laboratory (U.S.)
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
Department of Entomology (NMNH)
Bureau of Entomology (USDA) United States Department of Agriculture
United States Bureau of Entomology
United States Department of Agriculture Systematic Entomology Laboratory (USDA)
Physical description:
5 audiotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Classification
Audiotapes
Oral history
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
Topic:
Entomology
Biology
Records of meetings, organizations, and professional societies
Museum curators
Local number:
SIA RU009583
Notes:
Curtis W. Sabrosky (1910-1997), an entomologist specializing in Diptera, received the A.B. in biology from Kalamazoo College in 1931, the M.S. in zoology from Kansas State College in 1933, and the Sc.D. from Kalamazoo College in 1966. He taught at Michigan State College from 1936 to 1944 and served in the Public Health Service during World War II. In 1946, he joined the staff of the United States Department of Agriculture, first with the Bureau of Entomology and later with its Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) as a Research Entomologist, serving as Research Director from 1967 to 1973. From 1980 to 1988, he was a Cooperating Scientist at SEL, as well as a Research Associate of the Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). A specialist on issues of taxonomic nomenclature, from 1963 to 1985 he served as a member of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN)
Summary:
These interviews of Sabrosky by Pamela M. Henson cover his education; career at the USDA; work with the National Entomological Collection maintained by the NMNH; interests in issues of taxonomic nomenclature, especially his work with the ICZN; and reminiscences of colleagues, notably J. Chester Bradley, Roland Wilbur Brown, John Frederick Gates Clarke, and Carl Frederick William Muesebeck
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records, c. 1972-1992

Creator:
Association of Systematics Collections
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Classification
Manuscripts
Date:
1972
1972-1992
c 1972-1992
Topic:
Biology
Professional associations
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-037
Summary:
This accession consists of correspondence documenting Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) activities; publications; newsletters; records related to the ASC Council, workshops, and grant opportunities promoted by ASC; files concerning projects; records documenting relations between ASC and sister organizations; and membership records
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Administrative Records, 1993-2005

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Classification
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Date:
1993
1993-2005
Topic:
Biology
Natural history museums
Research
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-211
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Dept. of Systematic Biology. The primary purpose of the department was outreach and the improvement of the image of research. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, surveys, strategic goals, organizational charts, budgets, funding information, brochures, and related materials. Some materials pre-date the establishment of the department and some materials are in electronic format
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Administrative Records 1993-2005 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Program Records, 1993-2005

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Classification
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Floor plans
Date:
1993
1993-2005
Topic:
Biology
Natural history museums
Special events
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-212
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting programs and events organized, hosted, and sponsored by the Dept. of Systematic Biology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, agendas, schedules, floor plans, invitation lists, registration information, brochures, reports, clippings, and related materials. Some materials pre-date the establishment of the department and some materials are in electronic format
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Program Records 1993-2005 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950)

Subject:
Fernald, M. L (Merritt Lyndon) 1873-1950
Harvard University Gray Herbarium
Harvard University
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Botany
Plants
Natural history
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0578]
Summary:
Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950) worked at Gray Herbarium all his life, beginning as a student in 1891 and serving as director, 1937-1947; Professor of Natural History at Harvard, 1915-1947
Cite as:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950)

Subject:
Fernald, M. L (Merritt Lyndon) 1873-1950
Harvard University Gray Herbarium
Harvard University
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Botany
Plants
Natural history
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0579]
Summary:
Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950) worked at Gray Herbarium all his life, beginning as a student in 1891 and serving as director, 1937-1947; Professor of Natural History at Harvard, 1915-1947
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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950)

Subject:
Fernald, M. L (Merritt Lyndon) 1873-1950
Harvard University
Harvard University Gray Herbarium
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Plants
Natural history
Botany
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0580]
Summary:
Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950) worked at Gray Herbarium all his life, beginning as a student in 1891 and serving as director, 1937-1947; Professor of Natural History at Harvard, 1915-1947
Cite as:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950)

Subject:
Fernald, M. L (Merritt Lyndon) 1873-1950
Harvard University Gray Herbarium
Harvard University
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Plants
Natural history
Botany
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0581]
Summary:
Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950) worked at Gray Herbarium all his life, beginning as a student in 1891 and serving as director, 1937-1947; Professor of Natural History at Harvard, 1915-1947
Cite as:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748-1836)

Subject:
Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de 1748-1836
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Botany
Plants
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0958]
Summary:
French botanist Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748-1836) is known for the development of a major plant classification system
Cite as:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1963-1968

Creator:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Subject:
Berry, Frederick Henry
Whitehead, Peter James Palmer
United States Bureau of Commercial Fisheries
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Classification
Date:
1963
1963-1968
Topic:
Ichthyology
Fishes
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-528
Summary:
This accession consists of correspondence of Frederick Henry Berry (1927-2001). He specialized in systematic ichthyology with the United States Bureau of Commercial Fisheries from 1956-1969. The majority of this correspondence is with Peter J. P. Whitehead
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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W. Ronald Heyer Papers, 1949-2011

Creator:
Heyer, W. Ronald
Subject:
Heyer, W. Ronald
Peters, James Arthur 1922-
IUCN/SSC Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
World Congress of Herpetology
Physical description:
4.69 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Classification
Picture postcards
Electronic records
Compact discs
Illustrations
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1949
1949-2011
Topic:
Amphibians
Biogeography
Biology
Evolution (Biology)
Herpetology
Research
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-534
Summary:
This accession consists of papers documenting the career of W. Ronald Heyer, curator in the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles at the National Museum of Natural History. Heyer's research focuses on the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Neotropical amphibians. There is also a small amount of materials created by James Arthur Peters, also a curator in this division. In addition, there are records relating to Heyer's work with the World Congress of Herpetology and the IUCN/SSC Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and postcards; meeting notes; divisional materials; data; illustrations; manuscript materials; and photographs, slides, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic format
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Pickfordiateuthis bayeri, a new species of squid (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) from the western North Atlantic Ocean discovered by submersible

Author:
Roper, C.F.E
Vecchione, M
Type:
Citations
Date:
2001
Topic:
Bahamas, Abaco
Systematics--new species
Taxonomy:
Cephalopoda--Cephalopods
Cephalopoda--Pickfordiateuthidae--Pickfordiateuthis--bayeri
Data Source:
Cephalopod Bibliography
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The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds

Author:
Lewis, Daniel
Subject:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929
United States National Museum
United States National Museum Dept. of Birds
American Ornithologists' Union
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Zoology
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology
Edition:
First
Physical description:
Number of pages : 373; Page numbers : 1-346
Type:
Classification
Place:
North America
United States
Date:
2012
Topic:
Ornithologists
Museum curators
Ornithology
Ornithology--History
Scientific illustration
Biology
Animals
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Publisher:
New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press
Category:
Smithsonian History Bibliography
Summary:
Biography of Robert Ridgway (1850-1929), ornithologist and curator of birds at the Smithsonian Institution's United States National Museum. Ridgway was a talented scientific illustrator and known for his work on color standardization in natural history. The work traces the development of systematic ornithology in the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, and Ridgway's role in professionalizing and standardizing ornithological research. It also addresses the creation of the American Ornithologists Union and Ridgway's influence on its journal, The Auk
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Records, circa 1972-1988

Creator:
Association of Systematics Collections
Subject:
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States Dept. of Energy
United States National Park Service
United States Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Physical description:
13.9 linear meters
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Classification
Date:
1972
1972-1988
circa 1972-1988
Topic:
Biology
Local number:
SIA RU007459
Restrictions:
(1) Restricted; (2) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff
Notes:
The Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) is an international, non-profit organization of institutions that maintain biological collections. It was established on July 7, 1972 ... To foster the care, management, preservation, and improvement of systematics collections and to facilitate their utilization in science and society. The ASC is responsible for coordinating development and implementation of plans to improve the condition and availability of biological collections. It fulfills its mission by providing representation for institutions housing systematics collections, encouraging interaction among those concerned with systematics collections and their use, and providing a forum for consideration of mutual problems. The ASC publishes a bimonthly ASC Newsletter and booklets on a variety of topical issues. It is governed by a Board of Directors and a permanent Secretariat
Summary:
These records document the establishment and programs of the ASC. They include records and audiotapes of annual meetings and Board of Directors meetings, circa 1972-1987; outgoing correspondence of the ASC Secretary and Executive Director, 1972-1983, which contains extensive documentation on the founding of the organization; correspondence with member institutions; files concerning ASC committees and councils; records concerning an ASC sponsored survey of systematics collections, circa 1976-1977; files regarding the ASC project Development of a Center for Biosystematics Resources, which was supported by a contract with the United States Department of Energy, circa 1978-1981; records documenting ASC participation in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; records of ASC conferences and symposia; records of the ASC project Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States and the United States Territories, circa 1980; files regarding an ASC survey of endangered and protected species in the United States, circa 1978-1980; records documenting ASC projects under contracts with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and other organizations; and copies of the ASC Newsletter
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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British butterflies and their transformations : arranged and illustrated in a series of plates by H.N. Humphreys ; with characters and descriptions by J.O. Westwood

Author:
Humphreys, Henry Noel 1810-1879
Westwood, J. O (John Obadiah) 1805-1893
Physical description:
xii, 138, [2] p., 42 [i.e. 43] leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Classification
Identification
Pictorial works
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1841
Topic:
Butterflies
Lepidoptera
Call number:
QL543 .H92
QL555.G7 H86 1841
Notes:
Added illustrated half title
Plates are hand-colored lithographs
"London: Bradbury and Evans, printers"--Verso of t.p
"Addenda and corrigenda"--P. [137]-138
Originally issued in 14 pts, 1840 to 1841
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Cistula entomologica

Physical description:
v
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1869
1885
Topic:
Insects--Classification
Call number:
QL461 .C579
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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