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Misc: Blues; Ballad, and Animal sounds

Producer:
Collias, Nicholas E. (Nicholas Elias), 1914-2010  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
Blues song (Drop down baby); Chickens sounds; King John and the Abbott of Canterbury; Gorilla cries
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-6028

FLP.135510
General:
Mixed reel, an unknown blues song, "How Can You Stand It?" with unknown performer on guitar backed by second vocalist. Blues lyric cores correspond to "Bantam Rooster Blues" and "Jug Band Music."Followed by reading of English ballad by unknown. Both tracks followed by snippets from 1960 album titled "Animal Sounds and Communication," The recording was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research in the United States under the auspices of the American Institute of Biological Science, recorded by Nicholas Collias. (Presented at Symposium on Animal Sounds and Communication 1960)

CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Animal calls  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-6028
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f1abab7a-8791-4d4c-b022-25050e065a0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref27938

Botany—A passing phase?

Author:
Shetler, Stanwyn G.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1963
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_135037

Canal Zone Biological Area

Author:
Graf, John Enos  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1956
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_108470

AIBS New Orleans May 30-June 4 1976

Collection Creator:
Smith, C. Earle (Claude Earle), 1922-1987  Search this
Container:
Box 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1976
Scope and Contents:
American Institute of Biological Sciences.
Collection Restrictions:
Grant proposal reviews in Series 4: Professional Activities and materials with student grades in Series 5: University of Alabama have been restricted.

Access to the C. Earle Smith Jr. papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
C. Earle Smith Jr. papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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C. Earle Smith Jr. papers
C. Earle Smith Jr. papers / Series 4: Professional Activities
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3acdb9bf4-7132-4e22-984d-b7a295230f82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2006-24-ref780

American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1959-1974

Container:
Box 11 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 430, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Chairmen's Records
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Chairmen's Records
Chairmen's Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0430-refidd1e2677

Records

Topic:
American zoologist (Serial)
Extent:
28.5 cu. ft. (57 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Scrapbooks
Date:
1890-1992
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the history and development of the American Society of Zoologists from its inception in 1903 through 1992. The collection begins with scrapbook entries from its predecessor organization, the American Society of Morphologists, dating back to 1890 and includes a number of early documents and correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, audiocassettes, photos, and other memorabilia from the files of many of the officers and committees serving through 1992.
Historical Note:
The beginnings of the American Society of Zoologists (ASZ) date from the decade of the 1880s, the period in the history of American science during which many of today's major scientific societies were formed. Closely associated with the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), which was founded in 1883, and the American Physiological Society (APS), which emerged in 1887, most of the early founders of ASZ belonged to one or both of these organizations. Desiring a new society that emphasized the importance of laboratory-based research in natural history, these individuals gathered in Boston in 1890 to establish the American Morphological Society during the same December week the ASN and APS met (always in conjunction with the leading scientific society in the United States, the American Association for the Advancement of Science). In fact, all these societies maintained a very close relationship throughout the end of the nineteenth century; presidents of one society were often subsequently elected to the same office in another society, members of one society were members of the other societies, and the American Naturalist served as the official journal of both the ASN and the morphologists.

During the early years of the twentieth century, American biologists struggled to provide a more precise definition for their discipline, especially as it experienced the transformation typical of developing professions. In particular, biology became a generic category under which a number of subspecialties were clustered. As a result, the morphologists decided to adopt a new societal name, suggested by Charles O. Whitman and C. B. Davenport, that described the actual orientation of the society's members to the core of American biology. Accordingly, in 1903 the official name became the American Society of Zoologists, emphasizing the group's interest in whole animal biology. Organizationally, for the next ten years ASZ was split into two regional groups that functioned independently, the eastern and central group. But in 1914, the two branches officially merged to form the present national American Society of Zoologists. The by-laws and rules of the new society were based on the constitutions and by-laws of the American Morphological Society, the ASN, and the APS.

At about the same time that ASZ became a truly national organization through the merger of the two regional branches, the leadership of the society began to confront the perceived need to make ASZ a "federation" for biologists. Hence, by the second decade of the twentieth century the annual meeting featured papers divided according to distinct specialty areas, including ecology and behavior (lumped together), comparative anatomy, comparative physiology, and genetics. The latter area, genetics, created some tension between ASZ and ASN, largely over the issue of whether genetics belonged in a society in which all of biology was a focus, i.e., animals and plants (the position of the naturalists) or whether the zoologists could claim a genetic specialty area. The debate was interrupted by the experience of science in World War 1, which required that such internecine arguments be set aside in favor of greater societal cooperation directed toward the war effort. By the early 1920s, consequently, such difficulties were forgotten and ASZ emerged from the war years as the nation's truly generalist biological society. Annual meetings featured papers collected under separate sections of genetics, ecology, comparative anatomy, embryology, cytology, comparative physiology, protozoology, and endocrinology.

But a recurring theme in the history of the ASZ has been the relationship between the Society and areas of biology that represent new horizons in the biological sciences. In the 1930s, the focus again was on genetics, especially as this new specialty area came to dominate the biological sciences. When the Genetics Society of America (GSA) was formed in 1932, the ASZ was threatened with the prospect of losing animal geneticists to a new organization that emphasized this exciting area. To counter this potential loss, the Society began to sponsor symposia at its annual meeting with topics in genetics that featured many of the prominent members from GSA. Such a cooperative strategy culminated in a joint meeting of ASZ with GSA in 1938. Again, another World War interrupted ASZ's organizational problems, but the war did not hide the society's need to address its role vis-a-vis new directions in American zoology.

World War II disrupted much of the normal activities of science in the United States, even leading to the cancellation of the annual ASZ meeting in 1942 and 1943. But following the war, the leaders of the society expressed their concern with the lack of a clear organizational structure for ASZ that would enable it to serve effectively as the umbrella organization for American biologists. Noting that the physics community in the United States emerged from the war as a unified discipline, several of these individuals gathered with their colleagues who were members of botany, genetics, and ecology societies to form the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) in 1948. Aided in part by the encouragement of the National Academy of Sciences, the new organization took the pressure from ASZ by serving as the national coordinating society for the many specialty biological societies in the United States. A few years later, the new National Science Foundation awarded ASZ with a two-year grant "to study the role of the Society in present-day science," a study that enabled the society to focus on fulfilling the needs of the nation's animal biologists. This study resulted in the creation of the divisional organization of ASZ, an arrangement that finally equipped the society with a mechanism to meet the diverse interests of the zoological community and to respond to changing directions and research perspectives in zoology. By the end of the 1950s, ASZ became organized into divisions of Developmental Biology, Comparative Endocrinology, Comparative Physiology, and Animal Behavior; Invertebrate Zoology and Vertebrate Morphology were added by 1962.

The divisional structure of ASZ was a prescient one. From the 1960s to the present time, several new divisions have been added to the Society, other divisions have modified their name to reflect changes within zoology, and affiliate societies have been attracted to ASZ through association with its divisions. Consequently, not only did ASZ prevent the splintering that it had experienced early in the century, but it also experienced impressive growth in membership. At about the same time it developed the divisional structure, ASZ illustrated another characteristic of mature scientific societies: it began its own journal. The idea for ASZ's journal emerged from the same examination of the Society's future that resulted in its divisional structure. The initial effort appeared in 1960 as a newsletter, but almost immediately Emil Witschi, ASZ's president at the time, recommended the publication of a journal, and the American Zoologist was established at the beginning of 1961. P. Sears Crowell was the first editor and contributed substantially to forming the journal into a prominent scientific publication. The result of all these changes was the creation of an interdisciplinary society that served as an umbrella organization for more than just American zoologists. In fact, the additions of divisions in ecology and history and philosophy of biology and the inclusion of affiliate societies, such as the American Microscopical Society, led many ASZ leaders in the early 1980s to consider a more overt recognition for the inclusiveness of the Society. As a result, when the Society selected 1989 as its centennial year, its leadership also decided to officially recognize the expanding arena of ASZ's influence by adopting the official modifier, "Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology."

At the present time, the Society has continued to expand its focus, especially to meet the needs of biologists in the twenty-first century. Part of this expansion has been due to the natural progression of the Society's functions, many of which are carried out through ASZ's Executive Office. This office, initiated by Aubrey Gorbman, dated from 1967 when Mary Adams-Wiley assumed the role of the executive officer for ASZ. By the early 1990s, she had created an efficient bureaucratic structure to handle the Society's day-to-day operations, especially the coordination of the Society's divisions with each other and the planning for the annual meeting. These operations are now handled by one of the country's major organizational planning agencies, Smith Bucklin of Chicago. The new business organization of the Society is an indicator that ASZ has emerged at the end of the twentieth century as a major society of American biology.
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7351, American Society of Zoologists, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7351
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7351

Folder 10 1961 Correspondence with American Institute of Biological Sciences

Container:
Box 16 of 57
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7351, American Society of Zoologists, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: SECRETARIES' PAPERS. / Box 16
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7351-refidd1e1985

Folder 7 1962 Correspondence with American Institute of Biological Sciences

Container:
Box 17 of 57
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7351, American Society of Zoologists, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 3: SECRETARIES' PAPERS. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7351-refidd1e2127

Folder 8 1964-1966 Correspondence with American Institute of Biological Sciences Board of Governors

Container:
Box 20 of 57
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7351, American Society of Zoologists, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: SECRETARIES' PAPERS. / Box 20
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7351-refidd1e2494

Folder 6 1968-1969 Correspondence with American Institute of Biological Sciences

Container:
Box 27 of 57
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7351, American Society of Zoologists, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: SECRETARIES' PAPERS. / Box 27
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7351-refidd1e3384

Folder 1 1971 American Institute of Biological Sciences 'History'

Container:
Box 30 of 57
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7351, American Society of Zoologists, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: SECRETARIES' PAPERS. / Box 30
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7351-refidd1e3617

Folder 1 1962-1967 Correspondence with American Institute of Biological Sciences

Container:
Box 18 of 57
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7351, American Society of Zoologists, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: SECRETARIES' PAPERS. / Box 18
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7351-refidd1e2192

Folder 5 1988-1991 Materials from American Institute of Biological Sciences

Container:
Box 39 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7440, American Ornithologists' Union, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: PRESIDENTS' PAPERS. / Box 39
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7440-refidd1e4711

Folder 11 American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1967.

Container:
Box 1 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 247, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Entomology, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: ADMINISTRATIVE SUBJECT FILE, CIRCA 1948-1973. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0247-refidd1e355

American Institute of Biological Science (AIBS): "Environmental Education: The Adult Public," 1970

Container:
Box 7 of 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7279, Helmut Karl Buechner Papers
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Helmut Karl Buechner Papers
Helmut Karl Buechner Papers / Series 3: GENERAL OFFICE FILES, 1950-1975. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7279-refidd1e1623

Folder 33 American Institute of Biological Sciences. Correspondence, information, a directory, and the minutes of the March 1973 meeting of the American Institute of Biological Science. Materials date from April 1973 to February 1975.

Container:
Box 14 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7411, John F. Eisenberg Papers
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John F. Eisenberg Papers
John F. Eisenberg Papers / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7411-refidd1e8452

Folder 32 Loose paper. Smithsonian foreign currency program announcements for July 1974, and correspondence having to do with Eisenberg being the president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences dated October 1973.

Container:
Box 18 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7411, John F. Eisenberg Papers
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John F. Eisenberg Papers
John F. Eisenberg Papers / Box 18
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7411-refidd1e9949

Folder 1 1947-1948 Secretary (E. T. Hooper) papers: Correspondence with the American Institute of Biological Sciences

Container:
Box 64 of 162
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7357, American Society of Mammalogists, Records
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Records
Records / Series 2: SECRETARIES' PAPERS. / Box 64
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7357-refidd1e2953

Folder 6 1957-1964 Correspondence, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Container:
Box 70 of 162
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7357, American Society of Mammalogists, Records
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Records
Records / Series 2: SECRETARIES' PAPERS. / Box 70
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7357-refidd1e3464

Folder 4 1987-1988 Correspondence with American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Container:
Box 103 of 162
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7357, American Society of Mammalogists, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 3: PRESIDENTS' PAPERS. / Box 103
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7357-refidd1e6622

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