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Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology

Abbreviated Name:
MCZ
Record type:
Organization name
From:
1859
Parent Organization:
Harvard University
Description:
The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University is a center for research and education focused on the comparative relationships of animal life. The MCZ was founded in 1859 by an act, signed into law, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts primarily through the efforts of Louis Agassiz, a brilliant lecturer and scholar from Switzerland. The museum established and served as a training ground for professional zoologists and influenced many budding US museums through this new generation. Research at the MCZ continues to follow Agassiz’s vision to illuminate the structures of living things, their natural classification and relationship with their surroundings, while remaining a leading institution for modern zoological research. The present-day MCZ collections are comprised of approximately 21 million extant and fossil invertebrate and vertebrate specimens, which continue to be a focus of research and teaching for MCZ, Harvard and outside students and researchers.
Source:
Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology. (2011). "About MCZ." Retrieved from http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/about/index.html.
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Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:auth_org_fbr_EACO7

Contributions - Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Zoological Laboratory

Author:
Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Zoological Laboratory
Physical description:
v
Type:
Periodicals
Call number:
QL1.H33X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_190908

Alexander Agassiz

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Author:
Notman Photographic Co. (Boston)
Subject:
Unknown
Agassiz, Alexander
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Portraits
Date:
c. 1900
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Alexander Agassiz(1835-1910), marine biologist, oceanographer, and industrial entrepreneur, was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the son of Louis Agassiz. In 1860 Agassiz began a lifetime occupation of administering the business affairs of the Harvard museum, a task made difficult by his father's penchant for excessive collecting and expenditures. After Louis's death in 1873, Agassiz succeeded to the directorship of the Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology and completed the physical plan of the building. While a museum administrator, Agassiz was able to do significant research and publications in marine biology, especially in the study of Echinoderms (starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins, sea lilies, and related forms).
The great energy Agassiz brought to all his endeavors was most evident in his oceanographic work. He pioneered in the 1870s and 1880s several highly useful technological improvements for dredging marine specimens. Sir John Murray, scientific director of the world-renowned British expedition of HMS Challenger, and a scientific confidant and biographer of Agassiz, affirmed in 1911 that all contemporary knowledge of "the great ocean basins and their general outlines" was due to Agassiz's work and his inspiration to others. In ships of the U.S. Coast Survey, and in private vessels he rented or bought, Agassiz traveled hundreds of thousands of miles over the oceans of the world in the period from the mid-1870s through the early 1900s, each trip planned with meticulous care. Agassiz corresponded extensively with colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 1, Folder 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Marine biologists
Museums--Employees
Museum directors
Oceanography
Oceanography--Research
Standard number:
MAH-24815
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11390

Hubert Lyman Clark (1870-1947)

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Creator:
Orchard, F. P
Subject:
Clark, Hubert Lyman 1870-1947
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
March 1933
Summary:
Hubert Lyman Clark (1870-1947) was Curator of Echinoderms, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
Cite as:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Echinodermata
Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0129]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290654

Frank Morton Carpenter (1902-1994)

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Creator:
Fuller, Wesley
Subject:
Carpenter, F. M (Frank Morton)
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1936
Summary:
Entomologist Frank Morton Carpenter (1902-1994) was at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Cite as:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Entomology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0360]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290831

Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910

Alternate Name:
Agassiz, A.
Alexander Agassiz
Forename:
Alexander
Surname:
Agassiz
Occupation:
Marine biologists
Oceanographers
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1835
Death Date:
1910
Biographical History:
Alexander Agassiz(1835-1910), marine biologist, oceanographer, and industrial entrepreneur, was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the son of Louis Agassiz. In 1860 Agassiz began a lifetime occupation of administering the business affairs of the Harvard museum, a task made difficult by his father's penchant for excessive collecting and expenditures. After Louis's death in 1873, Agassiz succeeded to the directorship of the Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology and completed the physical plan of the building. While a museum administrator, Agassiz was able to do significant research and publications in marine biology, especially in the study of Echinoderms (starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins, sea lilies, and related forms). The great energy Agassiz brought to all his endeavors was most evident in his oceanographic work. He pioneered in the 1870s and 1880s several highly useful technological improvements for dredging marine specimens. Sir John Murray, scientific director of the world-renowned British expedition of HMS Challenger, and a scientific confidant and biographer of Agassiz, affirmed in 1911 that all contemporary knowledge of "the great ocean basins and their general outlines" was due to Agassiz's work and his inspiration to others. In ships of the U.S. Coast Survey, and in private vessels he rented or bought, Agassiz traveled hundreds of thousands of miles over the oceans of the world in the period from the mid-1870s through the early 1900s, each trip planned with meticulous care. Agassiz corresponded extensively with colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution.
Related entities:
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology: Agassiz was the director of the Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.
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Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
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Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP216

Brewster's warbler. By Walter Faxon. With one plate

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Author:
Faxon, Walter 1848-1920
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
1 p. l., 57-78 p. col. pl. 31 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1911
Notes:
"January, 1911."
Extracted from Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College, v. 11, no. 2
Plate preceded by leaf with descriptive letterpress.
Topic:
Wood warblers
Call number:
QL696.P2618 F28 1911
QL696.P2618F28 1911
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419667

Brewster's warbler (Helminthophila leucobronchialis) A hybrid between the golden-winged warbler (Helminthophila chrysoptera) and the blue-winged warbler (Helminthophila pinus). By Walter Faxon

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Author:
Faxon, Walter 1848-1920
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
1 p. l., [311]-316 p. 31 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1913
Notes:
"August, 1913."
Extracted from Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College, v. 11, no. 6
Topic:
Wood warblers
Call number:
QL696.P2618 F28b 1913
QL696.P2618F28b 1913
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419668

A revision of the Astacidæ. By Walter Faxon

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Author:
Faxon, Walter 1848-1920
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
v. plates. 30 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1885
1885-
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
Pt. 1. The genera Cambarus and Astacus
Topic:
Crayfish
Astacidae
Call number:
QL444.M33 F28 1885
QL444.M33 F28 1885
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_346051

A contribution to the zoögeography of the East Indian islands / by Thomas Barbour. With eight plates

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Author:
Barbour, Thomas 1884-1946
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
203 p., 8 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
East Indies
Date:
1912
Notes:
Each plate preceded by leaf with descriptive letterpress.
"November, 1912."
Topic:
Reptiles--Geographical distribution
Amphibians--Geographical distribution
Zoogeography
Call number:
QL661.I4 B23 1912
QL661.I4B23 1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444486

On West Indian Iguanidae and on West Indian Scincidae in the collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A. / by Samuel Garman

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Author:
Garman, Samuel 1843-1927
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
29 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
West Indies
Date:
1887
Notes:
Cover title.
"From the Bulletin of the Essex Institute, vol. XIX, 1887."
Topic:
Iguanas
Skinks
Call number:
QL666.L25 G23
QL666.L25G23
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_134867

Jean Louis Agassiz

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873
Board of Regents
Harvard University
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1840s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original in small print file
Summary:
Professor Louis Agassiz, 1807-1873, a citizen of Massachusetts, was appointed a member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents February 21, 1863. He was a leading nineteenth century biologist, opponent of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and founder of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 1, Folder: 23
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
SI, Early History
Biologists
Biology
Regents
Museum directors
Portraits
Standard number:
79-10451
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9582

Ludlow Griscom (1890-1959)

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Subject:
Griscom, Ludlow 1890-1959
American Museum of Natural History
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Notes:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Summary:
Ludlow Griscom (1890-1959) was an ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History, from 1916 to 1927, and then Research Curator of Zoology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, until he retired in 1955.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image #SIA2008-2112
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Ornithology
Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2112]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384491

Ludlow Griscom (1890-1959)

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Subject:
Griscom, Ludlow 1890-1959
American Museum of Natural History
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Notes:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Summary:
Ludlow Griscom (1890-1959) was an ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History, from 1916 to 1927, and then Research Curator of Zoology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, until he retired in 1955.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image #SIA2008-2113
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Ornithology
Zoology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2113]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384492

Nikolai Andreevich Borodin (1861-1937)

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Subject:
Borodin, N. A (Nikolai Andreevich) 1861-1937
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Petrograd Agricultural College
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Summary:
Before his exile in the United States, Nikolai Andreevich Borodin (1861-1937) worked at Petrograd Agricultural College in Russia, where he was a Professor and the Chief Specialist in Fish Culture in the Department of Agriculture. He later became Curator of Fishes at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
Cite as:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Ichthyology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0314]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290367

Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930)

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Subject:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Summary:
A marine biologist by training, Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930) initially worked on invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard. In 1895, after working in the American Southwest, he became interested in ethnology and began working for U.S. Bureau of Ethnology, serving as its chief in 1918.
Cite as:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Ethnology
Marine biology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0593]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290975

Joseph Charles Bequaert Papers, circa 1922-1949

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Creator:
Bequaert, Joseph C (Joseph Charles) 1886-1982
Subject:
Bequaert, Joseph C (Joseph Charles) 1886-1982
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. (16 document boxes)
Type:
Scientific illustrations
Collection descriptions
Date:
1922
1922-1949
circa 1922-1949
Notes:
Joseph Charles Bequaert (1886-1982), entomologist and botanist, spent most of his professional career as a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School and as Curator of Insects at the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
None.
Organization:
Unarranged
Summary:
These papers consist mostly of manuscripts, drawings, research notes and bibliographical citations documenting Bequaert's study of wasps, especially the family Vespidae.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Entomology
Botany
Local number:
SIA RU007302
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217459

Notes on the crayfishes in the United States National Museum and the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy, with descriptions of new species and subspecies, to which is appended a catalogue of the known species and subspecies. By Walter Faxon. With thirteen plates

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Author:
Faxon, Walter 1848-1920
United States National Museum
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
2 p. l., [351]-427 p., 1 l. 13 pl. (part col.) 31 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1914
Notes:
Each plate preceded by leaf with descriptive letterpress.
Topic:
Crayfish
Call number:
QL444.M33 F28 1885
QL444.M33 F28 1885
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_346052

Report on the Florida reefs, by Louis Agassiz. Accompanied by illustrations of Florida corals

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Author:
Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology
Physical description:
2 l., 61 p. 23 plates, incl. fold. map, 29 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Florida
Florida Keys (Fla.)
Date:
1880
Notes:
Spine title: Florida reefs.
Each plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress.
Topic:
Coral reefs and islands
Corals
Call number:
QE565 .A26 1880
QE565.A26 1880
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_353792

Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 509, Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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