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Records

Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Serials (publications)
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1918-1964
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the creation and development of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, from preliminary discussions in 1918 to the selection of a site on, and reservation of, Barro Colorado Island in 1923, and its subsequent development as a center for research into the ecology of the American tropics. The records include correspondence of Thomas Barbour, David Fairchild, Alexander Grant Ruthven, James Zetek, and others. Records of the planning stage, 1918-1923 are particularly interesting, though not so full as might be wished. Correspondence, research reports, administrative records, publications, photographs, and maps are included, in English and in Spanish. Researchers should also consult Record Unit 135 and records of the Secretary's Office, Smithsonian Institution, which contain related material, c. 1926-1964.
Historical Note:
In 1923 the Institute for Research in Tropical America, a group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council, first established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America. This arrangement continued until 1940, when the facility was renamed the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA) and, by act of Congress, placed under control of a board composed of the heads of certain executive departments and prominent scientists. In 1946 the operation was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution, a sponsor from 1923, and has been known as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) since 1966. In recent years the Institute has expanded its interests to include marine biology.
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Serials (publications)
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 134
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0134

Collected Glass Plate Negatives of Panama, circa 1927-1932 and undated

Subject:
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Physical description:
0.45 cu. ft. (3 3x5 boxes)
Type:
Lantern slides
Collection descriptions
Glass negatives
Place:
Panama
Date:
1927
1927-1932
circa 1927-1932 and undated
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Environmental laboratories  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007455
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217608

Annual Reports

Creator::
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1947, 1949-1963, 1965-1972, FY 1980, FY 1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of annual reports of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and its predecessor, the United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island.
Topic:
Research institutes  Search this
Biological stations  Search this
Research  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-201, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Annual Reports
Identifier:
Accession 14-201
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Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-201

Martin H. Moynihan Papers, 1952-1996

Creator:
Moynihan, M  Search this
Subject:
Moynihan, M  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1952
1952-1996
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Primates  Search this
Squids  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Pheasants  Search this
Animal behavior  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-096
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229182

Canal Zone Biological Area Records, 1912-1965

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Barbour, Thomas 1884-1946  Search this
Institute for Research in Tropical America  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Physical description:
14 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (26 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1912
1912-1965
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000135
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Canal Zone Biological Area Records 1912-1965 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216734

Oral history interview with George C. Wheeler 1920s, 1989

Interviewee:
Wheeler, George C (George Carlos) 1897-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Hagen, Joel B  Search this
Subject:
Wheeler, George C (George Carlos) 1897-1991  Search this
Wheeler, William Morton 1865-1937  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
William M. Rice Institute  Search this
University of North Dakota  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Physical description:
1 audiotape (Reference copies). 2 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Place:
Panama
Date:
1989
1920s, 1989
1900-1950
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Tropical biology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009560
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217728

Oral history interview with Pablo Rodriguez-Martinez 1990

Interviewee:
Rodriguez-Martinez, Pablo  Search this
Creator:
Henson, Pamela M  Search this
Subject:
Rodriguez-Martinez, Pablo  Search this
Vitola, Francisco  Search this
Bocanegra, Fausto 1926-  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Physical description:
1 audiotape (Reference copy)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1990
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
Latin American history  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Guards  Search this
Security guards  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009581
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217749

Oral history interviews with Ira Rubinoff 1989-2010

Interviewee:
Rubinoff, Ira 1938-  Search this
Creator:
Henson, Pamela M  Search this
Subject:
Rubinoff, Ira 1938-  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Physical description:
6 audiotapes (Reference copy)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Place:
Panama
Date:
1989
1989-1990
1989-2010
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009582
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217750

Oral history interview with Nicholas D. Smythe 1990

Interviewee:
Smythe, Nicholas D  Search this
Creator:
Henson, Pamela M  Search this
Subject:
Smythe, Nicholas D  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Environmental Sciences Program  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area Barro Colorado Island  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Physical description:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Place:
Panama
Date:
1990
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Education  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009585
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217753

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Oral History Collection 1990

Creator:
Rand, A. Stanley (Austin Stanley) 1932-  Search this
Bock, Brian C  Search this
Rand, Patricia  Search this
Smythe, Nicholas D  Search this
Smythe, Tanis  Search this
Henson, Pamela M  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Barro Colorado Island Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Canal Zone Biological Area  Search this
United States Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Physical description:
1 audiotape (Reference copy)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1990
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009580
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217748

Box 10

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e1356

Box 11

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e1450

Publications

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 134, Series 5
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e1606

Box 12

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e1617

Box 12

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e1651

Box 13

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e1769

Oversize

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e1839

Box 1

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e248

Box 1

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e378

Box 2

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0134-refidd1e435

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