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A. Myra Keen Oral History Interview

Creator::
Keen, A. Myra (Angeline Myra), 1905-1986, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
1 audiotape (Reference copy).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Audiotapes
Date:
1983
Introduction:
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 student on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

The Keen interview was donated to the Oral History Collection because of her long career and many contributions to the field of American malacology.
Descriptive Entry:
Keen was interviewed by Eugene V. Coan, malacologist and former student of Keen's, because of her long career and many contributions to the field of American malacology. The interview includes her reminiscences about her education, research interests, fieldwork, colleagues, and students. The interview complements the A. Myra Keen papers, also located in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Historical Note:
Angeline Myra Keen (1905-1986), an invertebrate paleontologist and malacologist, was an international expert on the systematics of marine mollusks. She influenced her profession as a researcher and fieldworker, teacher and advisor, curator and exhibitor, author and public speaker. Her work was of interest both to academic scholars and to shell collectors.

Raised in Colorado, Keen became an amateur naturalist and photographer in her teens, and pursued her research interests in birds and insects at Colorado College, graduating with an A.B. in 1930. She earned an M.A. in psychology from Stanford University the following year, and then a doctorate in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. Finding herself with no employment prospects, graduating in the depression year of 1934, she volunteered to help identify shells in the Stanford geology department's collection. This was the beginning of Keen's serious study of shells and her thirty-eight year association with Stanford. She had some coursework in biology, geology, and statistics, but was self-taught in malacology.

In 1936 Keen was appointed Curator of paleontology in the department of geology, and began teaching there during the Second World War. She was appointed Assistant Professor of paleontology in 1954 and Curator of malacology in 1957. Despite her stature, Keen waited until 1960 for appointment as a tenured Associate Professor and until 1965 for a full professorship, becoming one of three women professors in the sciences at Stanford. Upon her retirement in 1970, she was made Professor of Paleontology Emeritus and Curator of Malacology Emeritus, and taught two more years.

Keen's research focused on molluscan systematics, but ranged widely within the field to include recent marine mollusk fauna of the Panamic Province and marine molluscan Cenozoic paleontology, neontology, and zoogeography of western North America. Keen was particularly interested in bivalve systematics and nomenclature. She spent many years adding to, cataloging, and systematically arranging the Cenozoic mollusk collection at Stanford. She also wrote fourteen books and sixty-four papers in the field of malacology.

Keen was the primary teacher of students in malacology at Stanford, advising advanced degree candidates in geology and biology. She also taught courses in advanced paleontology, biological oceanography, and curatorial methods.

Keen's professional honors included Phi Beta Kappa, a 1964 Guggenheim Fellowship, and appointment as Fellow of the Geological Society of America and as fellow of the Paleontological Society. She received the Fellows Medal from the California Academy of Sciences in 1979, becoming the first woman to do so. She served as President of both the American Malacological Union and the Western Society for Malacology, and chaired the Committee on Nomenclature of the Society of Systematic Zoology.
Topic:
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
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Transcripts
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Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9527, A. Myra Keen Oral History Interview
Identifier:
Record Unit 9527
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S. Stillman Berry Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
3 audiotapes (Reference copies). 6 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1980-1982
Introduction:
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 student on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

The Samuel Stillman Berry interview was donated to the Oral History Collection because of his long career and contributions to the field of American malacology.
Descriptive Entry:
Samuel Stillman Berry was interviewed by Donald R. Shasky, a physician and shell collector, because of his long career and contributions to the field of American malacology. Interviews cover his work at Scripps, reminiscences of colleagues, and development of his private library. These complement the S. Stillman Berry Papers which are also located in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Berry's cephalopod collection is now housed in the National Museum of Natural History, along with selected publications from his library.
Historical Note:
Samuel Stillman Berry (1887-1984), was a private researcher working in both malacology and horticulture. He received the B.A. in biology from Stanford University in 1909, the M.A. from Harvard University in 1910, and the Ph.D. from Stanford in 1913. While at Harvard he began his research in cephalopods; he continued work on that subject at Stanford under Harold Heath, where he wrote his dissertation on cephalopods of western North America.

After receiving the Ph.D., Berry accepted a position at the Scripps Institution of Biological Research as Librarian, where he developed the Institution's library collection. This was to be his only paid professional position in the sciences, and he remained at Scripps until 1919.

Following his father's death in 1917, Berry became corporate president of his family's ranch in Montana, but remained in Redlands, California, to continue his career as an independent researcher. He privately published a journal, Leaflets in Malacology. In that publication, as well as several others, he described 401 new taxa of mollusks, mostly from California and the eastern Pacific. In addition to his primary research interests in cephalopods, chitons, and land snails, Berry was an avid horticulturist. He maintained an orange grove and is credited with developing many new varieties of daffodils and irises. A lifelong collector, he amassed a highly significant shell collection, as well as a personal library of important and rare scientific works.

Berry's professional affiliations and honors included appointment as Honorary Member in the Cephalopod International Advisory Council, Life President of the American Malacological Union, and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution.
Rights:
Restricted. Audio recordings may not be used without permission. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
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Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9526, S. Stillman Berry Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9526
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The Male Flapjack Devilfish, American Malacological Union Annual Meeting, June 12-13, 1953

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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The Distribution, Past and Present, of Cryptochiton, American Malacological Union Annual Report, 1954

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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Importance of the Large Pyramidellid Elements in the West American Fauna, American Malacological Union Annual Report, 1954

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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The West Coast's Confused and Confusing White Slipper Shells, Crepidula, Subgenus Ianacus, American Malacological Union Annual Report, 1955

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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S. Stillman Berry Papers
S. Stillman Berry Papers / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Is the Colorado River an Efficient Barrier to Mollusk Distribution?, American Malacological Union Bulletin, No. 24, January 1, 1958

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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S. Stillman Berry Papers
S. Stillman Berry Papers / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Double-Trouble in Violet Snails, American Malacological Union Bulletin, No. 24, January 1, 1958

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Some Recent Finds of Interest in West Mexico Mollusca, American Malacological Union Bulletin, No. 26, January 1, 1960

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Random Notes on the Biota of the San Bernardino Mountains, American Malacological Union Bulletin, No. 26, January 1, 1960

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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Notes on New Tropical American Records, American Malacological Union Annual Report, 1964

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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S. Stillman Berry Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Good Molluscan Bibliographies - Few and Far Between, American Malacological Union Annual Report, 1965

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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A Few Rare Books, American Malacological Union Annual Report, 1967

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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S. Stillman Berry Papers
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Some Unusual Mollusks, Mainly Panamic, American Malacological Union Annual Report, 1967

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-224, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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S. Stillman Berry Papers
S. Stillman Berry Papers / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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S. Stillman Berry Papers

Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Extent:
14.43 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floor plans
Manuscripts
Clippings
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Picture postcards
Color photographs
Microfiche
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
1880-1984
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

The Archives would like to thank Paul F. Allen, the executor of the Berry Estate for selecting the Smithsonian Institution Archives as home for the Berry papers; Phillip J. Livoni, a close associate of Drs. Allen and Berry, for his help in transferring the papers to the Archives; and, last but not least, Clyde F. E. Roper, National Museum of Natural History, for bringing us together with Dr. Allen.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection documents the different aspects of S. Stillman Berry's long, varied life, illustrating his experiences and work as a student at Harvard and Stanford Universities, as a malacologist, as an avocational and commercial horticulturist, and as an employee of the Scripps Institution for Biological Research. Berry's papers are also a primary source of information about his family life and many friendships. The collection is somewhat weak, however, in its coverage of Berry's involvement in the administration of the Winnecook Ranch.

The papers of S. Stillman Berry primarily consist of correspondence. Although the letters as a whole date from the 1880s to Berry's death in 1984, most of his family correspondence, which is comprised of letters written by Berry and his parents, is concentrated between 1900 and 1916, while the bulk of his scientific, horticultural, and personal correspondence is from 1920 to 1965. Also spread throughout the collection are financial records such as bills, receipts, and check stubs, certificates verifying the donation of specimens, import permits, manuscripts of articles and book reviews, and a small number of photographs. Of particular interest are series consisting of Berry's college and organizational records and memorabilia and of his diaries, which describe in minute detail his daily activities from 1911-1925 and 1931-1940.

Berry's family correspondence, personal correspondence, college and organizational records and memorabilia, and diaries are the main sources of information about his private life. Together they document Berry's childhood and adolescence; family relationships, particularly with his parents, other relatives in Unity, Maine, and cousins who lived in the Berry household in Redlands; friendships with classmates and professors at Stanford and Harvard Universities and with college students and acquaintances who visited him in Redlands or helped care for his house and garden; social activities; and political views. Two particularly well-documented events in Berry's life are his 1904-1905 excursion to Europe with his mother, which is described in Evelyn Crie Berry's almost daily letters to her husband and in Berry's diary of the trip, and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the subject of photographs, newspaper clippings, and family and personal correspondence. The most continuous records of Berry's domestic and social ties are his correspondence with Evelyn Crie Berry, which is especially voluminous during the years Berry attended college, and his five-year diaries. Unfortunately, both Berry's family correspondence and the diary entries cease in 1940, the year of Evelyn Crie Berry's death. Conversely, although Berry's personal correspondence extends from 1896 to 1984, copies of most outgoing and many incoming letters are not included in this collection.

Scientific correspondence and related materials constitute the primary record of Berry's activities as a malacologist, including the manner in which he acquired the materials for his research projects; his participation in scientific organizations; his interest in taxonomy and nomenclature; and his production and distribution of Leaflets in Malacology. His work for the Scripps Institution for Biological Research, as a Librarian and Research Assistant and as a Research Zoologist, is fully documented in a small, comprehensive series consisting primarily of correspondence, a large portion of which is with his supervisors, assistants, and other associates at the Institution. Berry's letters to his mother after 1909, the year he entered the Master's program in Zoology at Harvard, as well as his diary entries also occasionally refer to his scientific interests, work, and acquaintances.

Berry's scientific interest in hybridization and the origins and operation of his commercial nursery are documented by his horticultural correspondence and related materials. The diaries also indicate the bulbs and plants which he shipped and received, the customers who visited his garden, and his daily gardening chores. It should be noted, however, that there are no records in the collection explicitly relating to Berry's horticultural activities beyond the early 1950s.

As previously indicated, information regarding the Winnecook Ranch Company is generally fragmentary and scattered throughout the collection. The earliest years of the Ranch are described in Ralph Berry's correspondence, which frequently concerns the purchase of livestock, wool sales, ranch finances, and his business associates and employees at Winnecook. Stillman Berry's correspondence with Evelyn Crie Berry as well as his diary entries after his father's death in 1911 illustrate the beginning of his own involvement in the Ranch, including the steps which he and his mother took to gain a controlling interest in the Company. The only relatively cohesive group of documents about the Ranch from the 1940s to the 1970s are Berry's letters with officers of the Winnecook Ranch Company, particularly with Elwyn Dole and Thayer Stevens. Infrequent references are also made in the collection to the other business ventures of the Berry family, including Ralph Berry's investment in the Cuban-American Land Company, Evelyn Crie Berry's ownership of property in California, and Stillman Berry's leasing of Winnecook land to oil speculators.

The papers of S. Stillman Berry in the Smithsonian Institution Archives can be supplemented by records, specimens, monographs, reprints, and notes in other repositories and research institutions. All of Berry's malacological collections except for the cephalopod mollusks, including specimens, published manuscripts, photographs, and original drawings, were donated to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, as were about 40,000 reprints on shelled mollusks from Berry's private library; his collection of cephalopod specimens were given to the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution. Berry's collection of horticultural books and reprints and the notes from his own hybridization experiments are now in the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; prepared specimens of California plants were presented to the herbarium at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The correspondence of Berry's relatives in Unity, Maine, and documentation about the history and families of the town in general are housed with the Unity Historical Society, while Berry's genealogical library is with the University of Redlands. Finally, at some future date the Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana, will receive custody of all records generated by the Winnecook Ranch Company since its incorporation in 1906, including minutes of board meetings, correspondence files, financial records, and maps.
Historical Note:
S. Stillman Berry was the son of Ralph and Evelyn Crie Berry, settlers from Unity, Maine, who founded the Winnecook Ranch, Montana, in 1880. Berry was born in Unity on 16 March 1887 during one of his mother's trips back to Maine. Much of Berry's adolescence was spent moving across the United States, from Minneapolis, Phoenix, Pasadena, Oakland, to San Francisco, with occasional stops at Winnecook and Unity, as a result of his mother's efforts to find the most hospitable environment for his fragile health. In 1897 he moved with Evelyn Crie Berry and two cousins, Charlotte and Evelyn Kelley, to Redlands, California. Although Berry became a permanent resident of Redlands, he also maintained his close ties with relatives in Maine and the ranch in Montana for the remainder of his life.

Another of Berry's lifelong concerns was his work in malacology. His scientific pursuits apparently began at an early age, as illustrated by letters from Berry dating from 1903 onward in the records of the Division of Mollusks in the Smithsonian Archives. Addressed to William Dall, then Honorary Curator of the Division, the earliest letters reveal a ready familiarity with Latin species names and a marked attention to accuracy in the identification of specimens. His repeated requests for the National Museum's publications indicate that he was already busily accumulating books and reprints for what was to become a substantial private research collection consisting of over forty thousand titles. Berry's first article, "Note on a New Variety of Cerithidea sacrata Gld., from San Diego, Cal.," was published in Nautilus in 1906. In that same year he entered Stanford University as an undergraduate majoring in zoology; he received his Bachelor's in 1909, his Master's from Harvard in 1910, and his Doctorate, again from Stanford, in 1913. The published version of his doctoral dissertation, Cephalopoda, is still considered the definitive study of Pacific cephalopods.

In January 1913 Berry began working at the Scripps Institution for Biological Research in La Jolla, California, having been recommended for employment to the Director of the Institution, William Emerson Ritter, by his advisor at Stanford, Charles Henry Gilbert. As Librarian and Research Assistant, Berry supervised and delegated work in the library and arranged for the acquisition of scientific papers and monographs to transform the collection into a significant research resource. Anxious to return to his scientific work and to spend more time in Redlands, he relinquished his library responsibilities in 1916 and instead worked for the Institution as a Non-Resident Research Zoologist. For the next two years Berry studied the Institution's cephalopod specimens and produced a series of reports partially funded by the Institution on the chitons of North America. Berry's position at the Scripps Institution, which came to an end in 1918, was the last professional post he held in an academic or research institution.

In spite of his independent status, Berry's scientific output over the next three-quarters of a century was impressive by any standard. In all, he established 401 names for mollusk taxa and published 209 articles, most of which were on chitons, cephalopods, and land snails. Many of Berry's articles first appeared in his own scientific journal, Leaflets in Malacology, which he began producing in 1946 to ensure the speedy publication of his scientific findings. He eventually issued 26 editions of Leaflets, the last appearing in 1969. A large number of his papers were also delivered at meetings of the numerous scientific organizations to which he belonged. In recognition of his considerable contributions to the field, Berry was elected the only Honorary Life President of the American Malacological Union, the only lifetime President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the only Honorary Member of the Cephalopod International Advisory Council. He additionally served as Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution and as Life Fellow of the San Diego Society of Natural History.

Soon after completing college Berry also became involved in horticulture, apparently under the encouragement of Dr. Walter Kenrick Fisher, one of his former zoology professors at Stanford. Berry's horticultural work was an extension of his general interest in genetics and evolution. Although he chose to concentrate primarily on the hybridization of irises and daffodils, Berry also cultivated peonies, pansies, gladioli, and various fruit-bearing trees and plants. In an effort to develop or adapt varieties of flowers, plants, and trees compatible with the climate and conditions of California, he procured bulbs and plants from horticulturists throughout the United States as well as in New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East, China, India, and South Africa. He also supplied new and rare varieties to prominent horticulturists of his time, including William Mohr, Grace Sturtevant, the Sass Brothers, Jeannette Dean, and F. X. Schreiner, and published an unknown number of articles and reviews of gardening books. While Berry's horticultural business, established in the mid-1920s, was initially intended to support further efforts in hybridization, it eventually became a welcome source of income during the Depression. The abrupt cessation of his business correspondence in the late 1940s suggests that horticulture ceased to be a business at that time and once again became a hobby.

Although Berry had intermittently lived at the Winnecook Ranch for most of his early life, his business association with the Winnecook Ranch Company began in earnest in 1911, with the death of his father. In that year he was voted to the Board of Directors, and in 1917 he was elected President of the Company, an office he filled until his death in 1984. For most of his life he spent the summer of every year in Montana overseeing affairs at the ranch.

For more data about S. Stillman Berry's life, see Series 9, which consists of biographical articles, most of which were published shortly after his death, a bibliography of his works, a list of his zoological taxa, and some information regarding the founding and early history of Winnecook Ranch. As part of its Oral History Project, the Smithsonian Institution Archives also has transcripts and tapes from a series of interviews conducted with Berry in 1980 about his scientific work and colleagues.
Topic:
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906  Search this
Squids  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Manuscripts
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Journals (accounts)
Picture postcards
Color photographs
Microfiche
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7335, S. Stillman Berry Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7335
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American Malacological Union, 1932-1933, 1950, 1952-1955, 1957-1960, 1964-1968, and undated

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7335, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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S. Stillman Berry Papers / Series 1: Scientific Correspondence and Related Material, 1903-1984, and undated. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Photograph Collection

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mollusks  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
1888-1988 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This collection was maintained by the Division of Mollusks. It contains photographs of Division curators including William H. Dall, Paul Bartsch, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns, Charles Torrey Simpson, Harald A. Rehder, Robert Tucker Abbott, Joseph Rosewater, and Richard S. Houbrick; malacologists, invertebrate zoologists, and other scientists including Henry Hemphill, John Brooks Henderson, Jr., Charles W. Johnson, Carlos de la Torre, and James Zetek; annual meetings of the American Malacological Union, 1974-1986; the Pele Expedition, 1967; and National Museum of Natural History exhibitions.
Topic:
Invertebrates  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Malacologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7418, Photograph Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7418
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Photograph Collection
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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American Malacological Union (AMU), Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, July 1986

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mollusks  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7418, Photograph Collection
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Photograph Collection
Photograph Collection / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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American Malacological Union, 1959-2006

Collection Creator::
Carriker, Melbourne R. (Melbourne Romaine), 1915-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-005, Melbourne R. Carriker Papers
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Melbourne R. Carriker Papers
Melbourne R. Carriker Papers / Box 13
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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American Malacological Union Meeting, University of Rhode Island, 1985

Collection Creator::
Carriker, Melbourne R. (Melbourne Romaine), 1915-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 33
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-005, Melbourne R. Carriker Papers
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Melbourne R. Carriker Papers
Melbourne R. Carriker Papers / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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