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SHARK RESEARCH MATERIAL, 1958-1969; WITH RELATED DATA AND MATERIAL, 1899, 1913, CIRCA 1919-1965.

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Collection Creator::
Schultz, Leonard P. (Leonard Peter), 1901-1986  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series contains material accumulated by Schultz in his research on sharks and shark attacks. Schultz was secretary of the Shark Research Panel set up by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) in 1958. The panel attempted to guide and coordinate research on sharks and shark attacks and to aid in the development of an effective shark repellant. Schultz's duties for the panel included the documentation of international shark attack incidents. Questionnaires were filled out for each case, and a cross-referenced file was maintained in the Division of Fishes until its transfer to the Mote Marine Laboratory in 1968. This series contains Schultz's records from the Shark Research Panel including notes, correspondence, minutes, and publications; statements, contracts, and correspondence on Office of Naval Research contracts; correspondence with scientists, victims, observers, and others on shark attacks; scientific notes and material on sharks; and a microfilm copy of the Shark Attack Questionnaire File. The series is arranged by type of material, i.e., clippings and articles, correspondence, data and notes, illustrations, Shark Research Panel records, records on U.S. Navy contract NONR 1354 (07), and microfilm.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Leonard Peter Schultz Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7222, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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