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E. Yale Dawson Papers, 1934-1966

Creator:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Subject:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Charles Darwin Foundation  Search this
San Diego Natural History Museum  Search this
University of Southern California  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Allan Hancock Foundation  Search this
Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research  Search this
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Date:
1934
1934-1966
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007097
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217255

Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966

Alternate Name:
Dawson, E. Yale  Search this
Forename:
Elmer  Search this
Middle Initial:
Yale  Search this
Surname:
Dawson  Search this
Occupation:
Botanists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1918
Death Date:
1966
See more records related to affiliations:
San Diego Natural History Museum
Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Isles
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Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP809

E. Yale Dawson Papers

Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Field notes
Date:
1934-1966
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains papers documenting the professional and personal life of E. Yale Dawson, with most of the collection consisting of correspondence with colleagues. There are, in addition, a few segments of field notes and manuscript and typescript copies and drafts of some of his later publications. The collection generally does not include research and field notes, or publications.
Historical Note:
Elmer Yale Dawson (1918-1966) came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1965 to accept the newly established position of curator of Cryptogamic Botany in the National Museum of Natural History. Dawson received his A.B. degree in 1940 from the University of California at Berkeley. Two years later he received his Ph.D. from the same institution. The research for his doctoral dissertation he conducted as a member of Captain Allan Hancock's expedition with the Velero III to the Gulf of California. The dissertation was published in 1944 as The Marine Algae of the Gulf of California (A. Hancock Pac. Exped. 3:189-464). After a term of service in the U. S. Army, Dawson was a research associate at the Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California, from 1945 to 1955. In 1956 he was appointed professor of biology at University of Southern California, a position which he held, with some interruptions, until 1964. From 1958 to 1962 he served as research director of the Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research, in 1964 he was director of the San Diego Natural History Museum, and from 1964 until his death he served as secretary of the Americas for the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Dawson's research specialities included benthic marine algae, especially Rhodophyta of the tropical and subtropical Pacific; and Cactaceae. He published 165 books and papers, 96 of which were related to marine algae, the others mostly to cacti and succulents. Dawson's books include: How to Know the Seaweeds (1956), How to Know the Cacti (1963), The Cacti of California (1966), Seashore Plants of Southern California (1966), Seashore Plants of Northern California (1966), and Marine Botany: An Introduction (1966). On June 22, 1966 Dawson was drowned while diving for seaweeds in the Red Sea.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7097
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7097
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San Diego Natural History Museum, 2001

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-103, Smithsonian Affiliations (Program), Program Records
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa14-103-refd1e269

San Diego Natural History Museum

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 502, Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0502-refd1e14993

San Diego Natural History Museum Library

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-038, Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-038-refd1e1130

San Diego Natural History museum problems

Collection Creator::
Association of Systematics Collections  Search this
Container:
Box 34 of 34
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7459, Association of Systematics Collections, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7459-refidd1e13304

Richard C. Banks Papers

Creator::
Banks, Richard C.  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Field notes
Clippings
Picture postcards
Date:
1954-2012
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of papers documenting the career of ornithologist Richard C. Banks of the United States Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Materials that date prior to 1966 relate to his service with the United States Army Medical Service Corps; his graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley; and his position at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, research data, field books, news clippings, reports, a color postcard, and related materials.
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Birds  Search this
Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Clippings
Picture postcards
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-093, Richard C. Banks Papers
Identifier:
Accession 14-093
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Richard C. Banks Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-093

San Diego, Natural History Museum

Collection Creator::
Sabrosky, Curtis W. (Curtis Williams), 1910-  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 88-174, Curtis W. Sabrosky Papers
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Curtis W. Sabrosky Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa88-174-refidd1e2612

This Kangaroo Rat Was Just Spotted For the First Time in 30 years

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 01 May 2018 16:24:06 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_4b94572bedceffe59ecdb9e488e7aa29

Folder 17 San Diego Natural History Museum

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Container:
Box 24 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 272, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0272-refidd1e4548

California: Cabrillo National Monument; Calaveras County Historical Museum; California Academy of Sciences; California Department of Parks and Recreation; California Historical Society; California Institute of Technology; California State Archives; Cal...

Collection Creator::
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-217, Joseph Henry Papers Project, Depository Files
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Depository Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-217-refidd1e331

Huge New Spider Species Discovered in Mexican Cave

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:06:29 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_b2ebf19f200256a1bb5cc2f26463c27b

Remarkable New Evidence for Human Activity in North America 130,000 Years Ago

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:16 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_e1ea96acbea26e1225616115e98b286a

Plant portraits : the California legacy of A.R. Valentien / Margaret N. Dykens ... [et al.] ; with introductions by Joan Irvine Smith, Michael W. Hager

Author:
Valentien, Albert R. 1862-1925  Search this
Dykens, Margaret N  Search this
San Diego Natural History Museum  Search this
Subject:
Valentien, Albert R. 1862-1925  Search this
San Diego Natural History Museum  Search this
Physical description:
212 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Botanical illustration  Search this
Botany  Search this
Call number:
ND1839.V35 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_742524

Two eagles : the natural world of the United States-Mexico borderlands = Dos aguilas / photographs by Tupper Ansel Blake ; text by Peter Steinhart

Author:
Blake, Tupper Ansel  Search this
Steinhart, Peter  Search this
Nature Conservancy (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 202 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 33 x 37 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexican-American Border Region
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Desert biology--Pictorial works  Search this
Natural history--Pictorial works  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471418

Contributions in marine mammal paleontology honoring Frank C. Whitmore, Jr. / edited by Annalisa Berta and Thomas A. Deméré

Author:
Berta, Annalisa  Search this
Deméré, Thomas A  Search this
Whitmore, Frank C  Search this
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meeting (51st : 1991 : San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
268 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1994
Topic:
Marine mammals, Fossil--Congresses  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE881 .C764 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476510

Environment West : natural history of the western United States / San Diego Natural History Museum

Author:
San Diego Society of Natural History  Search this
San Diego Natural History Museum  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1989
C1989-
Topic:
Ecology--Periodicals  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Call number:
QH104.5.W4 E62
QH104.5.W4E62
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_384115

Environment Southwest

Author:
San Diego Society of Natural History  Search this
San Diego Natural History Museum  Search this
Physical description:
v. ill. 28-31 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1967
1989
Topic:
Ecology--Periodicals  Search this
Natural history--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
QH104.5.S6 E62
QH104.5.S6E62
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_102147

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