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Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens, 1868-1872

Creator:
United States General Land Office  Search this
Subject:
United States General Land Office  Search this
Physical description:
0.43 cu. ft. (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1868
1868-1872
Topic:
Minerals  Search this
Geology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 84-178
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_255808

Photographs relating to natural history collections

Names:
Blackmore Museum (Salisbury, England)  Search this
Ewbank, Thomas, 1792-1870  Search this
Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888  Search this
Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Libraries  Search this
Photographer:
Lewis, R. A.  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Ulke, Julius  Search this
Extent:
12 mounted prints (albumen)
1 Stereograph (albumen)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Stereographs
Photographs
Date:
circa 1860s-1870s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries that depict animal specimens, the Blackmore Museum in Salisbury England, and portraits of Thomas Ewbank, Ephraim George Squier, and Jose Sabino Uc. The collection also includes a stereograph depicting plantlife and a landscape, probably in San Diego, California.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-114
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the Ephraim George Squier collection of negatives and photographs.
Correspondence from Thomas Ewbanks held in the National Anthropological Archives in American Ethnological Society records.
Additional photographs of the Blackmore museum held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4801 and MS 4689.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 76-114, Photographs relating to natural history collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-114
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76-114

Negative Log Book Number 1, Natural History (1-2556)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Smithsonian Photographic Services  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Ink on paper
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1959
1959-1971
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-001 [SIA_10-001_NLB01]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367098

Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens

Extent:
0.43 cu. ft. (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1868-1872
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a one volume catalogue of minerals, rocks, and natural history specimens from Western and Midwestern territories maintained by the General Land Office.
Topic:
Minerals  Search this
Geology.  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-178, , Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens
Identifier:
Accession 84-178
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Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa84-178

National Museum of Natural History 100th Anniversary Interviews

Extent:
15 digital audio files; 42 digital video files
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Oral history
Sound recordings
Date:
2009-2011
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also reminiscences and interviews recorded by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

As part of the celebration of the Centennial of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), oral history interviews were conducted with museum staff members from an array of professions and subject areas, by SIA Institutional History Division staff, American University students, and volunteers from 2009 to 2011. Interviewees were nominated by NMNH staff and the project was coordinated by Heather P. Ewing. Interviews were recorded in digital audio and digital video, and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Collection.
Descriptive Entry:
These interviews discuss their careers at the NMNH, work with collections, research, scientific illustration, exhibits, taxidermy, museum security, interaction with the public and staff.

The NMNH Centennial Interviews consist of c. 38.75 hours of interview with 21.25 hours of digital audio recordings, 17.5 hours of digital video recordings, and c. 500 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
National Museum of Natural History interviewees include Andre R. Bell, Protection Services, NMNH; Audrey Butler, Food Services; Alan H. Cheetham, Curator of Paleobiology; R. "Chip" Clark, museum photographer; Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Curator of Meteorites; Donald Davis, Curator of Entomology; Elizabeth Dietrich, Supervisory Museum Specialist, Museum Support Center; Nathan Erwin, manager, Insect Zoo; Frank M. Greenwell, taxidermist; Kristofer M. Helgen, Curator of Mammals; Gary F. Hevel, Museum Specialist, Department of Entomology; David Hunt, Museum Specialist, Department of Anthropology; James J. Krakker, Museum Specialist, Department of Anthropology; Storrs L. Olson, Curator of Birds; David L. Pawson, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology; Paul W. Pohwat, Museum Specialist, Department of Mineral Sciences; Paul D. Rhymer, exhibits specialist; Mary E. Rice, director Emeritus, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce; Martha Rosen, Natural History Branch Librarian for Smithsonian Institution Libraries; George F. "Rusty" Russell, Supervisory Museum Specialist, Department of Botany; and George Venable, scientific illustrator, Department of Entomology.

Interviewers included Inci Bowman, Mignon Davis, and Mark White from NMNH, Lauren Dare and Pamela M. Henson from Smithsonian Institution Archives, Emma Lang, John Minks, James Nelson, Cigdem Pakel, William Stapleton, and Bridget Sullivan from American University, and Courtney Shaw and Mary A. Thomas from Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Topic:
Anniversaries  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Oral history
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9622, National Museum of Natural History 100th Anniversary Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9622
See more items in:
National Museum of Natural History 100th Anniversary Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9622

Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections

Creator:
Génin, Auguste, 1862-1931  Search this
Extent:
37 mounted prints (Album :, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Aztecs  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Huichol Indians  Search this
Matlatzinca Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Nayarit (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to a Mexican natural history collection, including archeological, ethnographic, physical, entomological, ornithological, conchological, and paleontological collections. The photographs are mounted in an album entitled "Collections de Auguste Genin," where they are divided according to discipline and have accompanying typewritten descriptions by Genin. There are images of Huichol Indians; a diorite yoke from Jalapa; Aztec, Zapotec, Matlatlzinca, Huichol, and Tarahumara arms, tools, urns, vases, and idols; statuettes from Nayarit and statuettes of musicians and musical instruments; a wooden instrument from Hidalgo; ancient and modern musical instruments; terra cotta Spanish objects; coins and medals; skulls from Guerrero and the Valley of Mexico; a shell collection; and mastodon bones.
Biographical/Historical note:
Auguste Genin (1862-1931) was a a Franco-Mexican writer, poet, photographer, ethnologist. He was a resident of Mexico and director of the Mexican National Company of Dynamite and Explosives.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-25B
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Digital surrogates for most of the photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4523, a duplicate album sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Ornithology.  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Music -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-25B, Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-25B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-25b

Country Files, 1976-2004

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Center for Biological and Cultural Diversity  Search this
Subject:
Sitnik, Marsha E  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biodiversity Program  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Center for Biological and Cultural Diversity  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Systematic Biology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
Physical description:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Brochures
Newsletters
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Date:
1976
1976-2004
Topic:
Biodiversity  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-213
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 9/21/2007 memorandum, Wright to Sitnik; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Country Files 1976-2004 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Center for Biological and Cultural Diversity]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273013

Belem Ecological Project Records, 1967-1971

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology  Search this
Subject:
Lovejoy, Thomas E  Search this
Humphrey, Philip S (Philip Strong) 1926-2009  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology Belem Ecological Project  Search this
United States Army Research Office  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1967
1967-1971
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000534
See more items in:
Belem Ecological Project Records 1967-1971 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217098

Subject Files, 1955-1999

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Assistant Director for Collections  Search this
Subject:
Gomon, Janet R  Search this
Physical description:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Date:
1955
1955-1999
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-244
See more items in:
Subject Files 1955-1999 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Assistant Director for Collections]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_250916

Special Projects Records, 1983-1984

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects  Search this
Subject:
Kerby, Catherine  Search this
Harbor Branch Foundation  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Special Assistant to the Director  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Marine Station at Link Port  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1983
1983-1984
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 95-030
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2000; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Special Projects Records 1960-1999 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229059

Program Records, 1993-1994

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biodiversity Program  Search this
Subject:
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biodiversity Program Advisory Planning Board  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1993
1993-1994
Topic:
Biodiversity  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-198
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2010; Transferring office; 9/21/2007 memorandum, Wright to Sitnik; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Program Records 1983-2004 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biodiversity Program]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282604

Program Records, 1980-2004

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biodiversity Program  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Floppy disks
Date:
1980
1980-2004
Topic:
Biodiversity  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-209
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 9/21/2007 memorandum, Wright to Sitnik; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Program Records 1983-2004 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biodiversity Program]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273009

Special Projects Records, 1985-1987

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Special Assistant to the Director  Search this
Subject:
Osterweis Selig, Ruth  Search this
Hoffmann, Robert S  Search this
McKinsey and Company  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Development and Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1985
1985-1987
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Guidebooks  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000425
See more items in:
Special Projects Records 1985-1987 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Special Assistant to the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216992

Special Projects Records, 1977-1991

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects  Search this
Subject:
Hart, C. W  Search this
Kerby, Catherine  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Collection Management Task Force  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1977
1977-1991
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000384
See more items in:
Special Projects Records 1960-1999 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216951

Registrarial Records, 1976-1989, with related records from circa 1960

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
Subject:
Santiago, Margaret A  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Registrarial Council  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
African American Museums Association  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Color photographs
Date:
1960
1960-1989
1976-1989, with related records from circa 1960
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000566
See more items in:
Registrarial Records 1976-1989 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Registrar]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217130

Special Projects Records, 1981-1995

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects  Search this
Subject:
Kerby, Catherine  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Date:
1981
1981-1995
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-066
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2011; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Special Projects Records 1960-1999 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229075

Special Projects Records, 1973-1997

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects  Search this
Subject:
Kerby, Catherine  Search this
Wilcox, U. Vincent  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1973
1973-1997
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-175
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2013; Transferring office; 1/17/2001 memorandum, Peters to Dietrich; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Special Projects Records 1960-1999 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251748

Special Projects Records, 1960-1964, 1979-1999

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects  Search this
Subject:
Kerby, Catherine  Search this
Wilcox, U. Vincent  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1960
1960-1964
1960-1964, 1979-1999
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-096
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 1/17/2001 memorandum, Peters to Dietrich; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Special Projects Records 1960-1999 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Special Projects]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_256421

Subject Files, circa 1989-1997

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Science  Search this
Subject:
Behrensmeyer, Anna K  Search this
Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-  Search this
Appleman, Daniel E  Search this
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Date:
1989
1989-1997
circa 1989-1997
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 98-093
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2013; Transferring office; 5/29/1998 memorandum, Peters to Putnam; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1965-2000 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Research and Collections]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229064

Subject Files, circa 1990-1998

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Science  Search this
Subject:
Behrensmeyer, Anna K  Search this
Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-  Search this
Appleman, Daniel E  Search this
Simons, Ross B  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1990
1990-1998
circa 1990-1998
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-056
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2014; Transferring office; 5/29/1998 memorandum, Peters to Putnam; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1965-2000 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Associate Director for Research and Collections]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229072

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