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Whitmore, Frank C., Jr.

Collection Creator::
Geological Survey. Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7425, Records
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Whitmore, Frank C., 1979

Collection Creator::
Geological Survey. Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7425, Records
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Whitmore, Frank C., Jr.

Collection Creator::
Geological Survey. Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7425, Records
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Whitmore, Frank C.

Collection Creator::
Geological Survey. Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7425, Records
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Whitmore, Frank C.

Collection Creator::
Geological Survey. Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy  Search this
Container:
Box 20 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7425, Records
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Whitmore, Frank C.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Fellowships and Internships  Search this
Container:
Box 24 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2028. These records contain sensitive information and will be redacted by SIA before use by researchers. Boxes 6-11 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 8/19/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Murphy; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-076, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Fellowships and Internships, Program Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Whitmore, Frank C., Jr., 1973-1980

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Container:
Box 14 of 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-060, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Curatorial Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 21 Whitmore, Frank C., Jr., 1960-1967

Collection Creator::
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 47
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Notebooks (6), 1970, 1972, 1975-1977

Collection Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-012, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
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Frank C. Whitmore Papers

Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Journals (accounts)
Date:
1950-1986 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of notebooks documenting Frank C. Whitmore's travels and research. Whitmore was a research geologist for the Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Research Associate of the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), specializing in the systematics of Tertiary Cetacea.
Topic:
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Journals (accounts)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-012, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
Identifier:
Accession 02-012
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Frank C. Whitmore Papers

Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1940s-1980s
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and various administrative records documenting the college career, professional activities, and research of Frank C. Whitmore, a vertebrate paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey.
Restrictions:
These records contain sensitive information and will be redacted by the Archives before use by researchers; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 89-107, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
Identifier:
Accession 89-107
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Frank C. Whitmore Papers

Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1937-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of papers documenting the career of Frank C. Whitmore, Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Smithsonian Research Associate. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, examinations and reports, photographs, and other papers associated with Whitmore's paleontological research.
Topic:
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-245, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
Identifier:
Accession 01-245
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Frank C. Whitmore Papers

Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1942-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of correspondence, manuscript notes, photographs and some plates and drawings pertaining to Frank C. Whitmore's paleontological research. Whitmore is a Research Associate with the United States Geological Survey.
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-013, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
Identifier:
Accession 99-013
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Personal (Whitmore) - Correspondence, 1944-1999 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-245, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
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Frank C. Whitmore, Jr, Interview

Creator:
Whitmore, Frank C. interviewee  Search this
Extent:
2 audiotapes (reference copies).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1989
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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 interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Frank C. Whitmore, Jr., was interviewed for the Oral History Collection by Cain because of his involvement with the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology from its inception to the late 1930s.
Descriptive Entry:
The Frank C. Whitmore, Jr., Interview was conducted in 1989 by Smithsonian Archives visiting fellow, Joseph A. Cain, as part of a research project on the history of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Cain was a graduate student in history of science at the University of Maryland. The interview consists of 2.0 hours of audiotape, 55 pages of transcript, and occupies 0.07 linear meters of shelf space. The Frank C. Whitmore, Jr., Interview discusses his education and career as a vertebrate paleontologist, especially his recollections of the founding of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, reminiscences of colleagues such as Alfred Sherwood Romer and William Berryman Scott, and reflections on the history of the field of vertebrate paleontology in the United States in the twentieth century. Box 1 contains the transcript and cassette copies of the original reel-to-reel recordings, which are in security storage.
Historical Note:
Frank C. Whitmore, Jr., (1915- ), research geologist for the United States Geological Survey [USGS], specialized in the systematics of fossil mammals. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 17 November 1915, he received the A.B. from Amherst College in 1938. He was awarded the M.S. in invertebrate paleontology in 1939 from Pennsylvania State University. He completed his graduate training in vertebrate paleontology at Harvard University, under Alfred Sherwood Romer, receiving the A.M. in 1941 and Ph.D. in 1942. In 1939, he married Martha Burling Kremers, and they had four children, Geoffrey Mason, John Kremers, Katherine Burling and Susan Hale Whitmore.

After graduation, Whitmore taught geology at Rhode Island State College from 1942 to 1944. He was appointed a Geologist at the USGS in 1944, but was detailed as a scientific consultant to the U.S. Army in the Philippines, Japan and Korea from 1945 to 1946. In 1946, he became Chief of the Military Geology Branch of the USGS, a position he held through 1959. He then transferred to the USGS Paleontology and Stratigraphy located in the Natural History Building [NHB] where he worked as a research geologist on the systematics of fossil mammals, especially Tertiary Cetacea. His field work focused on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast Plain, Panama, Kentucky and Alaska. He was also appointed a research associate of the National Museum of Natural History [NMNH] during his tenure in the museum.

An active member of the paleontological community since the 1930s, Whitmore joined the Geological Society of America [GSA] while a graduate student, serving as vertebrate paleontology section chair in 1972. He was present at the formative meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology [SVP] in 1938 and remained active in that society, as well as the Paleontological Society [PS], the Geological Society of Washington, as President in 1970, and the Paleontological Society of Washington, as President in 1950.
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
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Records of meetings, organizations, and professional societies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9557, Whitmore, Frank C. interviewee, Frank C. Whitmore, Jr, Interview
Identifier:
Record Unit 9557
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Folder 9 Whitmore, Frank C., Jr.

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Public Information Officer  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 416, National Museum of Natural History, Public Information Officer, Records
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Box 1

Collection Creator:
Whitmore, Frank C. interviewee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9557, Whitmore, Frank C. interviewee, Frank C. Whitmore, Jr, Interview
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Interview 1: 8 August 1989

Collection Creator:
Whitmore, Frank C. interviewee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9557, Whitmore, Frank C. interviewee, Frank C. Whitmore, Jr, Interview
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Box 6

Collection Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-245, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-012, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
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