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Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology Division of Invertebrate Paleontology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History. (U.S.) Division of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Dinosaurs, Past and Present (Exhibition) (1987: National Museum of Natural History)  Search this
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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 1"'w X 1 3.7"h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Slide
Person, candid
Washington (D.C.)
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.
C. Lewis Gazin was named Assistant Curator in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Smithsonian Institution in 1932. Ten years later, in 1942 he became Associate Curator, and in 1946, a Curator of the Division. In 1948, he served on a Sub-Committee on Exhibits Modernization to produce a report outlining a program to update the exhibitions in the United States National Museum. He was named Senior Paleobiologist in 1967, and when his retirement came in 1970, he was given the title of Paleobiologist Emeritus. Twelve years later in 1982 he became a Curator Emeritus. He wrote ninety-nine works on vertebrate paleontology, most of which were focused on mammalian paleontology. Gazin led field expeditions almost every summer between 1934 and 1969.
For other images of C. Lewis Gazin, see negative numbers SIA2013-03934 and SIA2013-03936.
In the Hall of Dinosaurs in the National Museum of Natural History, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) Gazin (1904-1995) of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology stands to the right of an Eremotherium (giant ground sloth) skeleton looking over it. He holds a piece of paper and pen in his right hand.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier
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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Bones  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
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Museum curators  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Skeleton  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Vertebrate Paleontology Exhibit  Search this
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