Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 1"w x 1 3/8"h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Slide
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Kjell Bloch Sandved of the Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), at the commission of Porter Kier, then Director, NMNH, prepared these photographic materials to document personnel and activities of NMNH in 1975.
The Department of Paleobiology was created in 1963 as part of a reorganization in the National Museum of Natural History. At that time the Department of Geology was divided into two departments, with the Divisions of Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleobotany and Vertebrate Paleontology joined to form the Department of Paleobiology, a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms .
See Negatives SIA2013-03883 through SIA2013-03892 for additional photos of Fred Collier.
Standing in front of an open drawer holding fossil specimens, Fred (Frederick J.) Collier, Collection Manager in the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, holds a fossil, preserved remains or traces of an animal, plant, and other organism found in rock formations and sedimentary layers.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier