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16.36 cu. ft. (32 document boxes) (1 5x8 box)
circa 1915-1970, with related papers from 1899
These papers concern Schultz's personal and professional life and include notes, correspondence, research data, sketches, manuscripts, meeting programs, clippings,
and published works concerning general ichthyology; ichthyological nomenclature; sharks and shark attacks; professional societies; expeditions, particularly the Bikini survey
and resurvey program in conjunction with the atomic bomb tests; Schultz's teaching, curatorial, and research careers; and books and articles he published.
Correspondents include: Tokihara Abe, G. Adam, Armonia S. Alonso, Dayton Lee Alverson, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Fisheries Society,
American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists, American Scientific Congress (8th), American Society of Fish Prevaricators, American
Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Chuichi Araga, Arctic Institute of North America, Mahlon Ashford, Atlantic Estuarine
Research Society, James Wade Atz, Herbert R. Axelrod, Richard H. Backus, Spencer F. Baird (Ref.), Keppel Harcourt Barnard, Marie-Louise Bauchot, Barton A. Bean, L. F. De Beaufort,
L. Bertin, Henry Bryant Bigelow, M. Blanc, Marinus Boeseman, James Erwin Bohlke, Rolf Ling Bolin, Cecil von Bonde, Paul Bonnot, Hubrand Boschma, Charles Marcus Breder, Jr.,
John Carmon Briggs, Vernon E. Brock, Merrill W. Brown, Jorge Brum Do Canto, Jose Manuel Castello, Paul Chabanaud, Wilbert McLeod Chapman, B. S. Chauhan, J. Howard Choat, Eugenie
Clark, Frances Naomi Clark, Wilbert Amie Clemens, Bruce Baden Collette, Ralph S. Collier, C. M. Cooke, III, Victor M. Coppleson, Cosmos Club, D. R. Crawford, William H. Dall
(Ref.), Jeanette D'Aubrey, John Richardson Dymond, (Capt.) P. Ellingsen, Rolande Esteve, Alexander G. Fairchild, L. J. Farley, Mrs. John Fletcher, Claude Flock, William I.
Follett, Henry Weed Fowler, Thomas Gaerste, Sidney Roland Galler, John Andrew Frank Garrick, Jacques Gery, Perry Webster Gilbert, Raymond Maurice Gilmore, Nick Gorshenin,
William A. Gosline, Leo M. Grace, John Enos Graf, P. H. Greenwodd, Herbert E. Gregory, Eugene Willis Gudger, Janet Haig, Bruce W. Halstead, T. L. Hankinson, Robert R. Harry,
Daniel Lyman Hazard, (Ref.), Gene Helfman, Francis Hemming, Arthur W. Henn, Earl S. Herald, Albert W. Herre, W. S. Hiser, Sunder Lal Hora, Masayuki Hoshina, Carl Leavitt Hubbs,
Laura C. Hubbs, Robert Franklin Hutton, International Indian Ocean Expedition, K. C. Jayaram, Eldridge R. Fenimore Johnson, S. Jones, David Starr Jordan, Wolfgang Klausewitz,
F. P. Koumans, Vicko Krunic, William A. Kyburz, Francesca R. Lamonte, Henry Landes, Thomas Large, William Leapley, Michael Lerner, Conrad Limbaugh, Limnological Society of
America, Robert Livingstone, Jr., George Albert Llano, Martin L. Loftus, William D. Longest, Norman Barry Marshall, D. Ryle Masson, Gerald E. Maul, Hermann Meinken, Daniel
Merriman, Cecil Miles, Erna Mohr, John F. C. Morgans, James Edwin Morrow, Jr., Al Murphy, George Sprague Myers, Teodor T. Nalbant, John Treadwell Nichols, Jorgen Nielsen,
J. R. Norman, Paul Harry Oesher, Pacific Scientific Congresses, E. Parkes, Albert Eide Parr, James A. Peters, Julius B. Phillips, John Ernest Randall, A. M. Rapson, Michael
Reed, Paulo De Miranda Ribeiro, Willis Horton Rich, William Edwin Ricker, Richard Heinrich Rosenblatt, Carl Sandquis, C. Gibson Scheaffer, Peter Schmidt, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt,
William C. Schroeder, Leonard Peter Schultz, N. B. Scofield, Alvin Seale, William H. Sebeste, Shark Research Panel (American Institute of Biological Sciences), Hugh McCormick
Smith, James L. B. Smith, John Otterbein Snyder, Society of Systematic Zoology, South African Oceanographic Research Institute, Stewart Springer, Victor G. Springer, P. V.
Sreenivasan, H. Steinitz, Leonhard Stejneger, William M. Stephens, Donald Wishart Strasburg, Arnie John Suomela, Arthur Svihla, Frank H. Talbot, A. Vedel Taning, Gerard W.
Teague, John Tee-van, Albert Lewis Tester, Enrico Tortonese, Ethelwynn Trewavas, Dehys William Tucker, Underwater Society of America, United States Naval Medical Research
Institute, John Van Oosten, William Vorderwinkler, Joseph Howe Wales, Lionel A. Walford, Boyd Wallace Walker, Gordon L. Walls, Alfred C. Weed, Stanley Howard Weitzman, Arthur
Donovan Welander, Alexander Wetmore, Peter J. Whitehead, Gilbert Percy Whitley, Wayne E. Williams, Howard Elliott Winn, Jack Winslow, Loren P. Woods, Richard Laurence Zusi.
Leonard Peter Schultz (1901- ) was born in Albion, Michigan. He received his A.B. degree from Albion College in 1924, his M.S. from the University of Michigan in 1926,
and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1932. Before accepting the position of assistant curator of fishes in the United States National Museum in 1936, Schultz
taught at the University of Michigan, 1925-1927, and the University of Washington, 1928-1936. Schultz served as assistant curator of fishes from 1936 to 1938, when he was
named curator-in-charge of the Division of Fishes, a position he held until 1965. He held the title senior zoologist from 1965 to 1968. Since 1968 Schultz has served as zoologist
emeritus for the Museum.
Schultz participated in numerous biological expeditions during his career. Sponsoring organizations included the universities of Michigan and Washington, the U.S. Bureau
of Fisheries, and the Departments of State and the Navy. Areas visited on expeditions included the western United States, 1926, 1934, and 1936; the Phoenix and Samoan Islands,
1939; Venezuela, 1942; and Bikini and the northern Marshall Islands, 1946 and 1947.
Beginning in 1958 a large portion of Schultz's time was spent on shark attack research. He served as secretary of the Shark Research Panel of the American Institute of
Biological Sciences and collected international data about shark attacks under a grant sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.
Schultz authored and co-authored numerous publications, largely resulting from his participation in various ichthyological expeditions. Major fields of interest include
sharks and shark attacks, life histories of fishes, revisions of genera and families, spawning habits, classification, taxonomy, and races of fishes.
Schultz, Leonard P,(Leonard Peter),1901- interviewee Search this
3 audiotapes (reference copies). 6 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives'
record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program
staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted
by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Schultz was interviewed for the Oral History Program because of his long career at the Smithsonian as a curator and scientist.
Schultz was interviewed on 23 March 1976 by Pamela M. Henson. The interview covers his education; teaching career at the University of Washington; field work in Michigan,
the western United States, Virginia, the Phoenix and Samoan Islands, Venezuela, and Bikini Atoll; research interests in life histories, tropical aquarium fishes and sharks;
and his career as Curator of the Division of Fishes.
Leonard Peter Schultz (1901-1986) began his career in ichthyology at Albion College, where he received his B.A. in 1924. Schultz received his M.S. in 1926 from the
University of Michigan and in 1932 his Ph.D. in ichthyology from the University of Washington. From 1928 to 1936, Schultz taught at the College of Fisheries of the University
of Washington. In 1936 Schultz was appointed Assistant Curator in charge of the Division of Fishes of the United States National Museum (USNM) and in 1938 was appointed Curator
of the Division. After his retirement in 1968, Schultz was appointed a Research Associate of the Division of Fishes. Research interests included life histories of fishes and
revisions of genera and families. Schultz did much field work and collecting in the United States, especially in the western states, and participated in expeditions to the
Phoenix and Samoan Islands and the Maracaibo Basin in Venezuela. Schultz was a scientist with Crossroads Operation which conducted the scientific survey and resurvey of Bikini
Atoll, the site of atomic bomb tests. Schultz also conducted a study of sharks and shark attacks for the Shark Research Panel of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.
SHARK RESEARCH MATERIAL, 1958-1969; WITH RELATED DATA AND MATERIAL, 1899, 1913, CIRCA 1919-1965.
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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
Rathbun's forensic case files donated in 2013 are restricted until 2088. Two folders containing student grades have been separated and are restricted until 2055. For preservation reasons, his computer disks have been separated and restricted