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Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1961-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists primarily of alphabetical correspondence maintained by Richard H. Eyde, Curator in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany. Eyde's primary research centered on the identification and classification of dogwoods. Also included are lectures given by Eyde, photographs, and negatives.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-144, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Records
Identifier:
Accession 98-144
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Place:
Antarctica
Date:
circa 1947-1990, with related records from 1926
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily document the operation of the Department of Botany under Head Curators Ellsworth Paine Killip, 1947-1950, and Jason Richard Swallen, 1950-1964, and Chairmen William L. Stern, 1965-1967, Mason E. Hale, Jr., 1967-1970, Edward S. Ayensu, Dieter C. Wasshausen, Mark M. Littler, and Laurence E. Skog. Records created prior to the formation of the Department of Botany in 1947 are those of its predecessor, the Division of Plants. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence with United States and foreign botanists, curators of museums and herbaria, Smithsonian staff, and botanical collectors concerning the identification, acquisition, loan, and exchange of specimens; research and publications; professional affairs; and administrative matters.

Also included are administrative and program files concerning collection management, exhibitions, space and facilities, budget and fiscal matters, grant proposals, and departmental reviews; correspondence documenting Hale's field work in Antarctica, 1981; records concerning the death of E. Yale Dawson in 1966; records and audio tapes from memorial services for Hale, Thomas R. Soderstrom, and Richard H. Eyde; annual reports, circa 1960-1989; plans of operations, circa 1950-1960; and records of the Department's Herbarium Services Unit, 1970-1980, which mostly concern collection management and the identification of specimens.
Historical Note:
Edward S. Ayensu became Chairman of the Department of Botany in 1970. He served until 1976, when he was succeeded by Dieter C. Wasshausen, who directed the Department until 1982. Mark M. Littler was appointed Chairman in 1982. He was succeeded by Laurence E. Skog in 1987.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 428, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 428
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Place:
Cameroon
Date:
1992-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of seven field books documenting botanical collecting in southeast Cameroon during 1992-1993 by Jefferson S. Hall.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Research  Search this
Scientific surveys  Search this
Fieldwork  Search this
Plants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-023, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-023
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Curatorial Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1969-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of correspondence documenting the work of Joan W. Nowicke, Curator. Nowicke's research interests include studies of pollen morphology and exine structure. She has conducted extensive research on Boraginaceae, Caryophyllales, Euphorbiaceae, and Araliaceae.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Pollen  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-062, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Curatorial Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 03-062
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-062

Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1963-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence maintained by Curator of Ferns, David B. Lellinger. Lellinger's research interests were the taxonomy of New World pteridophytes and the development and management of relational databases for scientific societies.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Pteridophyta  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-012, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 04-012
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-012

Curatorial Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1955-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the career of Stanwyn G. Shetler. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, exhibition files, symposia and conference records, biographical information, lectures, writings, project files, photographs, field notes and lists, clippings and brochures.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-267, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Curatorial Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 09-267
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-267

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