Schultz, Leonard P. (Leonard Peter), 1901-1986 Search this
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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Leonard Peter Schultz Papers