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Professional Activity Files, 1967-1999

Creator:
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of the Registrar  Search this
Uniform title:
International Zoo Yearbook  Search this
Subject:
Block, Judith  Search this
Association of Zoo Registrars  Search this
Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1967
1967-1999
Topic:
Zoos--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 02-241
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Professional Activity Files 1967-1999 [National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of the Registrar]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_247108

Records, circa 1963-1986

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Subject:
Challinor, David  Search this
Simons, Ross B  Search this
Research Institute for Immigration and Ethnic Studies  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Biological Conservation  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Grants  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Environmental Sciences Program  Search this
International Environmental Sciences Program  Search this
Smithsonian Science Information Exchange  Search this
Center for the Study of Man (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce  Search this
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources  Search this
Endangered Species Scientific Authority (U.S.)  Search this
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Convention Advisory Commission  Search this
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Marine Station at Link Port  Search this
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna  Search this
Physical description:
114 cu. ft. (228 document boxes)
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Collection descriptions
Maps
Manuscripts
Date:
1963
1963-1986
circa 1963-1986
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000329
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Budget Records 1960-1976 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for the Sciences]
Subject Files 1963-1993 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for the Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216897

Professional Activity Files

Creator:
National Zoological Park, Office of the Registrar  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1967-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents the professional activities of the National Zoological Park, Office of the Registrar, during the tenure of Judith Block, Registrar, 1977-present. The records primarily document the Office's participation in Smithsonian and U.S. councils and regulatory bodies, including the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the CITES International Convention Advisory Commission (ICAC), the Association of Zoo Registrars (AZR), and the International Zoo Yearbook, as well as in Smithsonian Registrar's groups and councils. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, meeting materials and related records.
Topic:
International Zoo Yearbook  Search this
Zoos -- Collection management.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-241, National Zoological Park, Office of the Registrar, Professional Activity Files
Identifier:
Accession 02-241
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Professional Activity Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-241

Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Extent:
29.6 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1963-1986
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the administration, under David Challinor, of the science bureaus of the Smithsonian Institution, c. 1975-1985. Also included are a few records from 1971-1974 and 1986.

Series 1 consists of records of the offices reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Science, including the Center for the Study of Man and the National Anthropological Film Center, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Biological Studies, the Office of Biological Conservation, the Office of Fellowships and Grants, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, the Radiation Biology Laboratory, the Fort Pierce Bureau, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Science Information Exchange, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Changes which occurred during the period include the termination of the Office of Biological Conservation and the Research Institute for Immigration and Ethnic Studies, the assignment of the Office of Fellowships and Grants to the Assistant Secretary for Science, the combination of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies and the Radiation Biology Laboratory into the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and the renaming of the Ft. Pierce Bureau as the Marine Station at Link Port. Records pertaining to environmental and other activities in foreign countries have been brought together in this series under the International Environmental Sciences Program and the Environmental Science Program; however, scientists from most of the other bureaus participated in these programs.

Series 2 consists of administrative subject files. Budget and personnel records of the bureaus, particularly 1976, the "Transition Quarter, " and 1977 are particularly well represented, as are collections management and collection inventories. Also found in this series are records dealing with the Endangered Species Scientific Authority, the International Convention Advisory Commission, the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, and the Charles Darwin Research Station.

Due to the volume and the nature of the records, the goal of processing was to bring together many accessions for easier access rather than to perfect the arrangement. Dates and folder titles were used as found and may contain inconsistencies. Certain documents, such as budget, personnel, and records relating to the environmental activities of Smithsonian offices, are like to appear in both series.

Further material on the bureaus, programs, and projects covered in these records can be found in the records of the individual offices and museums which reported to the Assistant Secretary for Science (now Research).
Historical Note:
David Challinor served as Assistant Secretary for Science from 1971 until 1988. In1985 the name of the position was changed to Assistant Secretary for Research. Ross B. Simons served as Program Manager, 1976-. The period documented in these records was one of expansion of facilities and extensive participation by the Smithsonian in local, national, and international environmental activities. Smithsonian scientists played an active part in the environmental movement through such projects as the study of the Rhode River ecosystem in Maryland, the coral reefs of Albadra in the Indian Ocean, and the soils of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. At the same time, many of the science bureaus embarked on or completed ambitious projects in the museums.

The National Zoo completed the modernization of many of its animal quarters during this time, including the Great Ape House, the Lion-Tiger House, and the Monkey House. Important expansion included the acquisition of land at Front Royal, Virginia, in 1975, which culminated in the completion of the Conservation Research Center in 1983, where the Zoo can conserve and propagate exotic wildlife.

The National Museum of Natural History began the period with the establishment of a twenty-year plan for exhibitions. Projects completed included the Naturalist Center in 1976, the exhibition of a living coral reef in 1980, the Evans Gallery in 1981, and "Magnificent Voyagers,"concerning the Wilkes Expedition of 1838, in 1985. An on-line inventory of sixty million items in collections was completed in 1983 in connection with the opening of the Museum Support Center in Maryland. Other events included the initiation of the Handbook of North American Indians in 1975, the establishment of the National Anthropological Film Center in 1976, and the75th anniversary of the museum in 1985.

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory participated in such joint ventures as the building of the infra-red telescope, and the study of the 6,000 pound Old Woman Meteorite. The Multiple Mirror Telescope was built at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona.

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) enjoyed a period of modernization of facilities and intense use by scientists under the Environmental Sciences Program to measure climatic and biological changes on Barro Colorado Island and obtain baseline data for future studies. The signing of the Panama Canal Treaties in 1977 solidified the position of the Institute.

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) opened in 1976 and quickly became the most visited museum in the world. By 1984, the 75th millionth visitor had arrived. Projects undertaken by NASM's scientists and historians included the Quetzalcoatlus Project, the Space Telescope History Project, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, and a series on the history of aviation. The annual Frisbee Festival began in 1977 and millions of visitors viewed the popular IMAX movies in the museum.

Other environmental activities included the Nepal Tiger Ecology Project, the Smithsonian Institution Peace Corps Environmental Program, the Coral Reef Symposium, and the Brazil and Amazon Ecosystems Project.
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 329
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0329

Folder 4 International Convention Advisory Commission (ICAC), 1979-1980

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0329-refd1e4079

Folders 1-4 International Convention Advisory Commission, 1980-1981

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0329-refd1e4089

Folders 1-4 International Convention Advisory Commission, 1980-1981

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0329-refd1e4099

Folders 1-4 International Convention Advisory Commission, 1980

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0329-refd1e4109

Folders 1-4 International Convention Advisory Commission, 1979-1980

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0329-refd1e4119

Folders 1-2 International Convention Advisory Commission, 1979-1981

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0329-refd1e4129

7651, Ten Illustrations of Threatened Plants, Ayensu, International Convention Advisory Commission

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 470, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0470-refd1e2198

Plants protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora : a list of plants reported in trade, including common names and synonyms / report by the International Convention Advisory Commission ; prepared by Linda McMahan

Author:
McMahan, Linda  Search this
International Convention Advisory Commission  Search this
Physical description:
207 p., 2 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
Topic:
Plants, Protection of  Search this
Rare plants  Search this
Call number:
QK86.A1 M167
QK86.A1M167
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_146168

The appendices arranged in taxonomic sequence and alphabetically by common and scientific names / Prepared by the staff of the International Convention Advisory Commission

Author:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Convention Advisory Commission  Search this
Physical description:
[121 p.] : tables ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
Topic:
Rare animals--Indexes  Search this
Endangered plants--Indexes  Search this
Call number:
QH83 .C76
QH83.C76
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_177894

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