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Scleria gaertneri Raddi

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
John D. Dwyer  Search this
Place:
Tocumen; Agronomy School Farm, Panamá, Panama, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Transcribed d/m/y: 17/7/63
Common name:
Herbe compante
Herbe conteau
Razor Grass
Zherbe à Couteau
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae Cyperoideae
Published Name:
Scleria gaertneri Raddi
Scleria pterota var. melaleuca (Rchb. ex Schltdl. & Cham.) Uittien
Barcode:
02238248
USNM Number:
2413581
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/336801dd3-c88b-4580-ac45-0712e87ac3ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13520269

Phaseolus lunatus L.

Biogeographical Region:
80 - Central America  Search this
Collector:
Antonio Molina Rosito  Search this
Min. Elevation:
800  Search this
Place:
In corn field of Monte Redondo drainage of Yeguare river, Dept. of Agronomy, El Zamorano, Dept. Fco. Morazán., Fco. Morazán, Honduras, Central America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
9 Dec 1971
Common name:
Andor haliamba.
Piini'ae puaka
Pois Souche
Pois schuche.
hadio
kakara put i
plini Tonga or piinivao
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Faboideae
Published Name:
Phaseolus lunatus L.
Barcode:
02350981
USNM Number:
2734891
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ea834954-eb44-4222-957b-753413bc80c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13730069

Macroptilium lathyroides (L.) Urb.

Biogeographical Region:
42 - Malesia  Search this
Collector:
James Sinclair  Search this
Place:
Station: Department of Agronomy, University of Los Banos, Prov. Laguna, Luzon, Philippines, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
7 Jun 1958
Common name:
Ahay
Ajai.
Kohuhu
Papakua
Pois-zombi
Rat Bean
Stinking Pea
wild bushbean
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Faboideae
Published Name:
Macroptilium lathyroides (L.) Urb.
Barcode:
02353166
USNM Number:
2946371
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34d2f1d37-09e6-493e-ac5b-a78a6f591e92
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13732258

Indigofera tinctoria sensu Naves non L.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
E. West  Search this
G. B. Killinger  Search this
Place:
PI 199504, Agronomy Plots Gainesville. Alachua County, Florida, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Oct 1958
Common name:
true indigo
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Indigofera tinctoria sensu Naves non L.
Barcode:
02309632
USNM Number:
2304755
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37f086fb1-dea0-43f5-9e1b-13af17fad845
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13325322

Advertising in Ms. Magazine

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 2: Education Programs / 2.1: Administrative Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref437
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Microbial-plant interactions : proceedings of a symposium sponsored by Division S-3 of the Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, and the Crop Science Society of America in Fort Collins, Colo., 5-10 Aug. 1979

Author:
Soil Science Society of America Division S-3  Search this
American Society of Agronomy  Search this
Crop Science Society of America  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 68 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1984
Topic:
Soil microbiology  Search this
Soil ecology  Search this
Plants--Microbiology  Search this
Roots (Botany)--Ecology  Search this
Rhizosphere  Search this
Mycorrhizas  Search this
Call number:
QR111 .M62 1984
QR111.M62 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_281703

Natural zeolites, Sofia '95 : proceedings of the Sofia Zeolite Meeting '95, June 18-25, 1995 / edited by G. Kirov, L. Filizova, O. Petrov

Author:
Sofia Zeolite Meeting (1995 : Sofia, Bulgaria)  Search this
Kirov, G (Georgi)  Search this
Filizova, L (Lyudmila)  Search this
Petrov, O (Ognian)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1997
©1997
Topic:
Zeolites  Search this
Call number:
QE391.Z5 N37 1995Y
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_521486

American Society of Agronomy

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. International Exchange Service  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 37
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 509, Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service, Records
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Records
Records / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0509-refidd1e5650

Physiological aspects of crop yield. Editorial committee: Jerry D. Eastin [and others]

Author:
Eastin, Jerry D  Search this
University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus)  Search this
American Society of Agronomy  Search this
Crop Science Society of America  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 396 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1969
Topic:
Plant physiology  Search this
Crop yields  Search this
Call number:
QK711 .P55X
QK711.P55X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_2751

Lumetron Colorimeter

Maker:
Photovolt Corp.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 15 in x 6 in; 15.24 cm x 38.1 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
colorimeter
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Darrell F. Corti
ID Number:
2011.0131.01
Catalog number:
2011.0131.01
Accession number:
2011.0131
Model number:
400-A
Serial number:
16356
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-6597-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1409799

James Remind-O-Clock Timer

Maker:
James Clock Mfg. Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (bakelite, plexiglass) (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 3/4 in x 8 in x 4 in; 22.225 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
timer
Place made:
United States: California, Oakland
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Darrell F. Corti
ID Number:
2011.0131.02
Catalog number:
2011.0131.02
Accession number:
2011.0131
Patent number:
2098965
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Food
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-6598-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1409800

The Girl Graduate - Her Own Book

Title:
Scrapbook assembled by Marjorie P. Collins
Created by:
Marjorie P. Collins  Search this
Published by:
Reilly and Lee Co., American, 1918 - 1959  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with leather
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 x 1 1/2 in. (22.9 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm)
Type:
scrapbooks
Place made:
Prairie View, Waller County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1925
Topic:
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Beatrix Burneston
Object number:
2012.94
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5409aab72-0964-483a-a1b9-77d92f4a383e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.94
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Suit, Flying, Suzanne Oliver, Civilian

Manufacturer:
Flight Suits, Ltd.  Search this
Materials:
65% polyester, 35% cotton.
Dimensions:
Clothing: 137.2cm (54 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing
Date:
1980-2000
Credit Line:
Gift of Suzanne Asbury Oliver
Inventory Number:
A20020238000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Aerobatic Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9677ae79f-1f1a-4d49-bccf-803edebec16c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020238000

Travel Air D4D

Manufacturer:
Travel Air Company  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage - steel tube, fabric-covered
Wings - spruce spars, spruce and plywood ribs, fabric covered
Landing gear - all-metal
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 9.3 m (30 ft 5 in)
Length: 7.3 m (24 ft 1 in)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft 11 in)
Weight, empty: 891 kg (1,968 lb)
Weight, gross: 1,200 kg (2,650 lb)
Top speed: 209 km/h (130 mph)
Engine: Wright J-6-7 (R-760-ET), 240 hp
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Date:
1929-2000
Credit Line:
Gift of the Pepsi-Cola Company
Inventory Number:
A20010091000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ecadc4e9-0b3c-4a7d-9a49-90f28c2c9cd1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20010091000
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Zea mays subsp. mays x Z. mays subsp. mexicana (Schrad.) Iltis

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Hugh H. Iltis  Search this
Place:
Cultivated Grown by James G. Coors, University of Wisconsin Department of Agronomy, in Madison, Wisconsin, for corn improvement program., Wisconsin, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1 Aug 1992
Common name:
corn
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Zea mays subsp. mays x Z. mays subsp. mexicana (Schrad.) Iltis
Barcode:
01222932
USNM Number:
3439405
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
OCR Data Entry Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b329cf4e-9100-4bc1-920c-b05d67285e33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11216782
Online Media:

From Rhonda Janke, KSU Agronomy, river tributaries [?]

Collection Creator:
Rankin, Robert Louis, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Robert Rankin papers are open for research.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Computer disks are currently restricted due to preservation concerns.

Access to the Robert Rankin papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Robert Rankin papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Robert Rankin papers
Robert Rankin papers / Series 4: Subject and correspondence files / 4.6: Filed alphabetically
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-16-ref636

Reduction of photosynthesis in sun leaves of Gossypium hirsutum L. under conditions of high light intensities and suboptimal leaf temperatures

Author:
Winter, Klaus  Search this
Koniger, Martina  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1993
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_104331

Growth and Photosynthesis of Gossypium hirsutum L at High Photon Flux Densities: Effects of Soil Temperatures and Nocturnal Air Temperatures

Author:
Koeniger, Martina  Search this
Winter, Klaus  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1993
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_104332

Aegilops cylindrica Host

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
John H. Parker  Search this
Place:
Cultivated in Agronomy Nursery Manhattan., Kansas, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Jun 1924
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Aegilops cylindrica Host
Barcode:
03445020
USNM Number:
1024133
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3715a5ae6-8a2c-4166-bb0a-293a766099f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15983166

Conservation of Endangered Species Videohistory Collection

Extent:
13 videotapes (Reference copies). 39 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Transcripts
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Panama
Date:
1990
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when recording people at work in environments, explaining artifacts, demonstrating process, or in group discussion. The experimental program recorded projects that reflected the Institution's concern with the conduct of contemporary science and technology.

Smithsonian historians participated in the program to document visual aspects of their on-going historical research. Projects covered topics in the physical and biological sciences as well as in technological design and manufacture. To capture site, process, and interaction most effectively, projects were taped in offices, factories, quarries, laboratories, observatories, and museums. Resulting footage was duplicated, transcribed, and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Archives for scholarship, education, and exhibition. The collection is open to qualified researchers.
Descriptive Entry:
Pamela M. Henson, Historian for the Smithsonian Institution Archives, conducted videotaped interviews with scientists and researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama and the National Zoological Park (NZP) at its Washington, D.C. park, and Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, Virginia, to document two of the Institution's endangered species programs.

This collection consists of thirteen interview sessions, separated into two collection divisions, totaling approximately 13:10 hours of recordings and 225 pages of transcript. There is also a supplementary set of interview sessions, comprised of 4:00 hours of recordings. There is no transcription for these supplemental sessions.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Participants from STRI included researchers who employed a variety of approaches to the study and preservation of tropical biosystems. John H. Christy received his B.S. in biology from Lewis and Clark College in 1970, and his Ph.D. in population ecology and animal behavior from Cornell University in 1980. From 1978 to 1983 he served both as a research assistant and assistant professor at the University of South Carolina. He came to STRI in 1983 as a visiting research scholar and remained as a researcher until 1987, when he assumed the position of biologist. In 1988, he was appointed assistant director for marine research. At STRI, he focused his research on the reproductive behavior of crabs.

After receiving his B.S. in biochemistry and zoology in 1972 from the James Cook University of North Queensland (JCUNQ), Australia, Norman C. Duke worked as a technical officer for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries Branch. From 1974 to 1989 he worked with the Australian Institute of Marine Science, first as a technical officer and later as an experimental scientist, overseeing the design and implementation of studies about mangrove plants. During this time he completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in botany at JCUNQ, in 1984 and 1988 respectively. In 1989, he accepted the position of mangrove ecologist for STRI's Oil Spill Project to study the effects of recent oil spills on Panamanian mangrove forests.

Robin Foster became a biologist with STRI in 1978, and also held concurrent positions as senior ecologist at Conservation International and research associate in the Department of Botany at the Field Museum of Natural History. He was awarded his B.A. in biology from Dartmouth College in 1966, and his Ph.D. in botany from Duke University in 1974. From 1972-1980 he served as an Assistant Professor of biology at University of Chicago. In 1980, with Stephen Hubbell, Foster embarked on a long term study of forest dynamics on a fifty-hectare plot on BCI.

After receiving a B.S. in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1970 and a Ph.D. in ecology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1976, Brian D. Keller served as a Research Oceanographer for the Scripps Institute of Oceanography from 1976 to 1979. From 1980 to 1984 he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biology at Yale University. In 1984 he accepted the position of acting head of the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and served as Assistant Head from 1985 to 1986. In 1987, Keller joined STRI as project manager for the Oil Spill Project.

Gilberto Ocana joined STRI in 1980 as Superintendent of the Barro Colorado Nature Monument. He was awarded his B.S. from the Ecole Nationale d'Agriculture in Alger, Algeria, in 1955, and a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of California, Riverside, in 1967. Prior to his STRI appointment, he was a Professor of plant pathology in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Panama. At STRI, he began an experimental farm to develop alternatives to cattle ranching and slash and burn agriculture.

A. Stanley Rand received his B.A. from De Pauw University in 1955 and his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University in 1961. He served as Assistant Herpetologist at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard from 1961 to 1962, and as zoologist for the Secretary of Agriculture, Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 1962 to 1964. Rand came to STRI in 1964 as a herpetologist. From 1974 to 1979 he served as STRI assistant director, and was appointed senior biologist in 1979. His interest in the behavior and ecology of reptiles and amphibians led to pioneering studies of frog communications.

After receiving a B.S. from Queens College in 1959, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in biology from Harvard in 1961 and 1963, respectively, in 1965 Ira Rubinoff served as Assistant to the Curator of ichthyology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. Rubinoff arrived at STRI in 1965 to assume the positions of Biologist and Assistant Director for marine biology. He was appointed Director of STRI in 1973. His research interests include sea snakes, the biological implications of interoceanic canal construction, zoogeography of the Eastern Tropical Pacific, and preservation of tropical forests.

Alan P. Smith was awarded his B.A. from Earlham College in 1967, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University in 1970 and 1974, respectively. He joined STRI in 1974 as a staff scientist. Concurrently, from 1974 to 1981, he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, and from 1981 to 1988 he served in the same position at the University of Miami. In 1988, while continuing to serve as an adjunct professor of biology at the University of Miami, he assumed the position of Assistant Director for terrestrial research at STRI. Interested in the dynamics of tropical forests, Smith introduced the use of crane towers to study the forest canopy.

Nicholas D. Smythe joined STRI in 1970 as a biologist to study tropical mammals. He received his B.A. from University of British Columbia in 1963 and his Ph.D. from University of Maryland in 1970. His research at STRI focused on the paca and peccary, animals that are widely distributed in Latin America. In 1983, with a grant from the W. Alton Jones Foundation, Smythe began investigating the behavior and physiology of pacas in captivity with a view toward domesticating them to provide an alternative to cattle grazing.

In 1975, after receiving his Ph.D. in neurobiology and animal behavior from Cornell University in 1972, Donald M. Windsor joined STRI as a computer programmer and data analyst for the Environmental Monitoring Program. In 1990, he was appointed research biologist and coordinator of the Environmental Sciences Program. He has conducted extensive research on the ecological and genetic factors influencing the reproductive success of the wasp.

Rolando Perez, Dilia Santamaria, and Eduardo Sierra, students from the University of Panama, Hamilton W. Beltran Santiago and Ernesto Yallico, students from Peru, Zenith O. Batista, coordinator of the Tropical Forest Dynamics Project, Kaoru Kitajima Okada, STRI predoctoral fellow, Kevin P. Hogan, STRI visiting scientist, and Mirna Samaniego, a graduate in forestry from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, demonstrated scientific techniques used to study tropical plants. Todd Underwood, a student, demonstrated procedures for crab behavioral studies. Elias Gonzales, a Panamanian farmer participating in the experimental farm program, Arturo Cerezo, a faculty member from the School of Agriculture at the University of Panama, and Juvencio Trujillo, an agricultural assistant, showed how the Las Pavas experimental program actually operated.

National Zoological Park and Conservation and Research Center

Interviews conducted at both the NZP and CRC included staff members who participated in various programs to ensure species survival. Larry R. Collins received his B.A. in biology from Columbia Union College in 1965 and his M.S. in zoology from University of Maryland in 1973. He began his tenure with the NZP in 1967 as an animal keeper in the Scientific Research Division, and was appointed Supervisory Zoologist in that division in 1969. In 1972 he became Assistant Curator of the Department of Living Vertebrates at NZP, and from 1973 to 1975 he served as the Associate Curator for the Office of Animal Management. In 1975, Collins was appointed Mammal Curator at CRC.

Scott R. Derrickson completed his B.A. in biology in 1970 from Gettysburg College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in ecology and behavioral biology from University of Minnesota in 1975 and 1977, respectively. In 1977, he began work as a Research Behaviorist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and continued there until he was appointed Assistant Curator of ornithology at CRC in 1984. Later that same year, he was appointed Curator of ornithology. Since 1987, he has held that position concurrently with the position of Deputy Associate Director for Conservation and Captive Breeding.

Theodore H. Reed received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State College in 1945. He taught veterinary pathology there before working as Assistant State Veterinarian for Oregon from 1946 to 1948. Between 1948 and 1955 Reed maintained a private veterinary practice in Idaho and Oregon. While practicing with the Rose City Veterinary Hospital in Portland, Reed was called upon to work with the Portland Zoo's animal collection which led to his career in exotic animal studies and zoo administration. Reed was appointed as a veterinarian for NZP in 1955. He became acting director of the NZP in 1956 and director in 1958. Reed retired from the directorship position in 1983.

Linwood R. Williamson received his B.S. in wildlife management from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in 1972. He came to CRC in 1978 and began working with birds, small mammals and hoofstock, as the Biotechnician in charge of the Ungulate Research Facilities.

For additional information on Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, National Zoological Park and Conservation Research Center, see the records of each bureau and oral history interviews of STRI researchers, administrators, game wardens, and neighbors, and of NZP administrators, located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Historical Note:
Scientific efforts to preserve endangered species have focused on either maintenance of a controlled population that ensures genetic diversity or protection of habitat that ensures viability of a population in the wild. The Smithsonian Institution has sponsored programs using both methods in the study and exhibition of the plant and animal kingdoms.

In 1923, the Institute for Research in Tropical America established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in the Panama Canal Zone to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America. In 1946, the laboratory was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution and was renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in 1966. Under Smithsonian aegis, STRI developed an extensive program of terrestrial and marine research on the tropical environment and special projects to find alternatives to tropical rainforest destruction and to study the effects of oil spills on the environment. In 1979, STRI assumed responsibility for the Barro Colorado Nature Monument, an extensive nature preserve which includes BCI and several surrounding peninsulas. STRI also built research facilities in Panama City and on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

The National Zoological Park was founded in 1889 in Washington, D.C., "for the advancement of science and the instruction and recreation of the people." Under the administration of Director Theodore H. Reed, a major renovation of the park was begun in 1963. Also during the 1960s, in response to rising concerns over endangered species, the NZP established a research department to study exotic animal physiology and behavior. In 1975, a separate facility for research, and animal breeding and rearing was established at Front Royal, Virginia, allowing the NZP to become an important part of the international Species Survival Program.
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Conservation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9553, Conservation of Endangered Species Videohistory Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 9553
See more items in:
Conservation of Endangered Species Videohistory Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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