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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Cryptogams  Search this
Killip, Ellsworth Paine 1890-  Search this
Hale, Mason E  Search this
Robinson, Harold Ernest 1932-  Search this
Norris, James N  Search this
Littler, Mark M (Mark Masterton)  Search this
Faust, Maria A (Maria Anna) 1930-  Search this
Zimmer, Elizabeth A  Search this
Conger, Paul S (Paul Sydney) 1897-1979  Search this
Morton, C. V (Conrad Vernon) 1905-1972  Search this
Ireland, Robert R  Search this
Norris, Richard E (Richard Earl) 1926-  Search this
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Dahl, Arthur L. 1942-  Search this
Olsen, Jeanine L  Search this
Llano, George A (George Albert) 1911-2003  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Botany  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Cryptogams  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
Mixed archival materials
1947-circa 1991
Agency History
This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
Guide to the Smithsonian Archives
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution
Annual Report of the United States National Museum
Smithsonian Year
The Division of Cryptogams was created at the time of the establishment of the Department of Botany in 1947. Around 1991, the Division ceased to be an administrative entity in the Department of Botany.
Curators and research staff of the Division of Cryptogams included Ellsworth Paine Killip, Acting Curator, 1947-1950; Paul S. Conger, Associate Curator and Botanist Emeritus, 1947-1979; George A. Llano, AssociateCurator, 1947-1951; C. V. Morton, Acting Curator, 1950-1959; Mason E. Hale, Associate Curator, Curator, and Senior Botanist, 1957-1990; Robert R. Ireland, Assistant Curator, 1958-1961; Richard E. Norris, Associate Curator, 1962-1964; Harold Ernest Robinson, Associate Curator and Curator, 1962-1991; Elmer Yale Dawson, Curator, 1965-1966; Arthur L. Dahl, Associate Curator, 1970-1974; James N. Norris, Associate Curator, 1975-1991; Mark M. Littler, Curator and Senior Botanist, 1982-1991; Maria A. Faust, Associate Curator, 1989-1991; Jeanine L. Olsen, Associate Curator, 1989-1991; and Elizabeth A. Zimmer, 1990-1991.
For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Botany  Search this
Cryptogams  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00059
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives