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A Close Look at Littorina radulae

Author:
Rosewater, Joseph  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1980
Citation:
Rosewater, Joseph. 1980. "A Close Look at Littorina radulae." Bulletin of the American Malacological Union for 1979, 5–8.
Identifier:
99701
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
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edanmdm:slasro_99701

Teskey, Margaret, 1948-1963, 1966-1970, 1974. Most of the correspondence concerns the American Malacological Union.

Container:
Box 31 of 74
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 73, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mollusks, Records
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Records / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1858-1982, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 31
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GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1858-1982, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of correspondence documenting the history and operation of the Division of Mollusks and the research interests of the professional staff, from its establishment in 1880 until 1982. A small amount of material pre-dating the official creation of the Department is found. Correspondence prior to 1937 is mostly incoming. After that date both incoming and outgoing letters are present. See Series 3 for outgoing letters, 1885-1937.

Correspondents include domestic and foreign malacologists; shell collectors and avocational conchologists; Smithsonian administrators, curators, and staff; staff of museums, universities, and research organizations; editors and staff of scientific publications; and officers and members of professional organizations.

Included is correspondence concerning the acquisition, identification, exchange, and loan of specimens; malacological research and the publication of results; museum and divisional administration; professional activities, especially the early history of the American Malacological Union; and expeditions and field work.

A small number of photographs and specimen lists are found with the correspondence and are noted in the folder list.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 73, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mollusks, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 73, Series 1
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American Malacological Union, 1932-1937, 1946, 1949, 1954-1957, 1961. Correspondents include Henry A. Pilsbry and Imogene C. Robertson.

Container:
Box 2 of 74
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 73, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mollusks, Records
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Records / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1858-1982, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
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American Malacological Union. Conservation Committee, 1968-1973

Container:
Box 2 of 74
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 73, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mollusks, Records
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Records / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1858-1982, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
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Robertson, Imogene C., 1931-1951. Much of the correspondence concerns the early history and programs of the American Malacological Union. (4 folders)

Container:
Box 26 of 74
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 73, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mollusks, Records
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Records / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1858-1982, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 26
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Problems of species analogues in world Littorinidae

Author:
Rosewater, Joseph  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1963
Citation:
Rosewater, Joseph. 1963. "Problems of species analogues in world Littorinidae." In The American Malacological Union Ann. Rep. for 1963, Bull.. 5–6.
Identifier:
135116
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_135116

More on the reproduction of the Strombina-group (Gastropoda: Columbellidae). Observations on Bifurcium bicanaliferum (Sowerby, 1832) from the Pacific coast of Panama

Author:
Fortunato, Helena M.  Search this
Penchaszadeh, Pablo E.  Search this
Miloslavich, Patricia  Search this
Alvarez F., Marcos A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1995
Citation:
Fortunato, Helena M., Penchaszadeh, Pablo E., Miloslavich, Patricia, and Alvarez F., Marcos A. 1995. "More on the reproduction of the Strombina-group (Gastropoda: Columbellidae). Observations on Bifurcium bicanaliferum (Sowerby, 1832) from the Pacific coast of Panama." In 61st American Malacological Union Meeting, Program with Abstracts. 26.
Identifier:
103894
Data source:
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Records

Extent:
58.76 cu. ft. (39 record storage boxes) (9 document boxes) (26 tall document boxes) (9 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Books
Manuscripts
Letterpress copybooks
Date:
1851-1982 and undated
Introduction:
The Archives would like to thank the staff of the Division of Mollusks for their cooperation in transferring the records to the Archives. We especially appreciate the help of Clyde Roper, Richard Houbrick, and Michael Sweeney.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection provides comprehensive documentation of the operation and activities of the Division of Mollusks from its establishment in 1880 until 1982. A small amount of records predate the formal creation of the Division. The collection is also a major source of information on the professional careers of William H. Dall, Paul Bartsch, Charles Torrey Simpson, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns, Harald A. Rehder, Joseph P. E. Morrison, Joseph Rosewater, and Clyde F. E. Roper.

The majority of the collection consists of a large file of incoming and outgoing correspondence (Series 1) that documents all aspects of the Division's work. The correspondence provides a wealth of information for researchers interested in the history of malacology during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Many of the foremost workers in the field corresponded with the staff of the Division. Henry A. Pilsbry, William J. Clench, S. Stillman Berry, William G. Binney, Edward S. Morse, Carlos de la Torre, Addison E. Verrill, and Joshua L. Bailey are just a few of the outstanding malacologists represented by letters. The correspondence is also helpful in illustrating the early history and activities of the American Malacological Union, the development of the Smithsonian collection of mollusks, and everyday activities of the Division. Divisional correspondence is also housed in two other series. Series 2 contains letters exchanged between the Division and the Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, and various United States government agencies. This correspondence documents the administration of the Division by its parent organizations, as well as cooperative efforts with other government bureaus to increase and care for the national collection of mollusks. Also included are many letters relating to William H. Dall's official duties as a paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey. Series 3 consists of bound letterpress books containing copies of outgoing letters, 1885-1937.

A large series of specimen related records includes catalogues of individual collections; report books in which specimen identifications were recorded; invoices; requisitions; and log books which contain notations on everyday activities of the Division. The remainder of the collection consists of annual reports, 1884-1969, and miscellaneous administrative records.

For additional records relating to the history of the Division of Mollusks, researchers should consult the William H. Dall Papers (Record Unit 7073), the Paul Bartsch Papers (Record Unit 7089), and the Harald A. Rehder Interviews (Record Unit 9519).
Historical Note:
The origin of the mollusk collections under the care of the Smithsonian Institution predates the formal establishment of the Department of Mollusks in 1880. Collections of shells began arriving at the Institution from many of the early exploring expeditions conducted during the 1840s and 1850s. Voluntary assistance in arranging and describing the collections was provided by many eminent invertebrate zoologists including Augustus Addison Gould, Philip Pearsall Carpenter, Isaac Lea, William Greene Binney, William Stimpson, and Thomas Bland.

The Department of Mollusks was created as an administrative unit of the United States National Museum (USNM) in 1880. As a result of an administrative reorganization of the USNM in 1897, the name was changed to the Division of Mollusks. In 1914, the Division was merged with the Division of Marine Invertebrates under the latter title. In 1921, the Division of Mollusks regained independent status. At that time the coral and helminthological collections were turned over to the Division's care.

William H. Dall's association with the Smithsonian began in 1865 when he came under the influence of Spencer F. Baird while preparing for his role on the Western Union Telegraph Expedition. After he returned from Alaska in 1868, Dall was given space in the Smithsonian Building to arrange his collections and prepare his scientific reports. While Dall spent the majority of his career as a paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey, he also served as Honorary Curator of the Division of Mollusks from 1880 until his death in 1927. Dall was the author of over 1,600 scientific papers on both recent and fossil mollusks.

Paul Bartsch, an authority on West Indian land shells, was appointed Aid in 1896. He served as Assistant Curator, 1906-1916, and Curator, 1916-1946. After his retirement he was an Associate in Zoology until his death in 1960. Harald A. Rehder joined the staff in 1932 as Senior Scientific Aid. He was promoted to Assistant Curator, 1934-1942; Associate Curator, 1942-1946; Curator, 1946-1965; and Senior Zoologist, 1965-1980. Rehder specialized in the study of the marine mollusks of the Indo-Pacific region. He maintained the title of Zoologist Emeritus until his death in 1996.

Other staff members of the Division of Mollusks have included Robert Edwards Carter Stearns, Assistant Curator, 1884-1893, and Associate in Zoology, 1894-1909; Charles Torrey Simpson, Aid, 1889-1902; William B. Marshall, Aid, 1895-1896, 1903-1914, and Assistant Curator, 1914-1934; Horace G. Richards, Assistant Curator, 1932; Joseph P. E. Morrison, Senior Scientific Aid, 1934-1942, Assistant Curator, 1942-1946, and Associate Curator, 1946-1974; R. Tucker Abbott, Assistant Curator, 1946-1949, and Associate Curator, 1949-1954; Joseph Rosewater, Associate Curator, 1961-1969, and Curator, 1969-1985; Clyde F. E. Roper, Associate Curator, 1966-1972, and Curator, 1972 - ; Richard S. Houbrick, Associate Curator, 1977-1978, and Curator, 1978 - ; and Arthur H. Clarke, Associate Curator, 1977-1980.
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Books
Manuscripts
Letterpress copybooks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 73, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mollusks, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 73
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Changes in Shell Morphology of Post-Larval Tridacna gigas Linne (Bivalvia: Heterodonta)

Author:
Rosewater, Joseph  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1981
Citation:
Rosewater, Joseph. 1981. Changes in Shell Morphology of Post-Larval Tridacna gigas Linne (Bivalvia: Heterodonta). Bulletin American Malacological Union for 1980, : 45-48.
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
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Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_99628

Reproductive Biology of Modulus modulus Linnaeus, 1758 (Prosobranchia: Cerithiacea)

Author:
Houbrick, Richard S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1979
Citation:
Houbrick, Richard S. 1979. Reproductive Biology of Modulus modulus Linnaeus, 1758 (Prosobranchia: Cerithiacea). Bulletin of the American Malacological Union, Inc., : 10
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
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Data source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_99717

S. Stillman Berry (1887–1984): A Tribute Through Glimpses and Reflections

Author:
Roper, Clyde F. E.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1985
Citation:
Roper, Clyde F. E. 1985. S. Stillman Berry (1887–1984): A Tribute Through Glimpses and Reflections. American Malacological Union Bulletin, 3(1): 55-61.
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
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Data source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_94797

A Close Look at Littorina radulae

Author:
Rosewater, Joseph  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1980
Citation:
Rosewater, Joseph. 1980. A Close Look at Littorina radulae. Bulletin of the American Malacological Union for 1979, : 5-8.
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
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Invertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_99701

Zoogeography of West African Littorinidae

Author:
Rosewater, Joseph  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1978
Citation:
Rosewater, Joseph. 1978. Zoogeography of West African Littorinidae. Bulletin of the American Malacological Union, Inc., for 1977, : 31-34.
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
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Invertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_99964

The glass scallop Propeamussium, a living relic of the past

Author:
Waller, Thomas R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1971
Citation:
Waller, Thomas R. 1971. The glass scallop Propeamussium, a living relic of the past. Annual Reports, American Malacological Union, 1970: 5-7.
Topic:
Paleobiology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_92651

William Healey Dall—The Legacy He Left for Malacology

Author:
Rosewater, Joseph  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1976
Citation:
Rosewater, Joseph. 1976. William Healey Dall—The Legacy He Left for Malacology. Bulletin of the American Malacological Union for 1975, : 4-6.
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
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Invertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_97114

Some Results of the National Museum of Natural History—Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Survey of Panama 1971-1975

Author:
Rosewater, Joseph  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1976
Citation:
Rosewater, Joseph. 1976. Some Results of the National Museum of Natural History—Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Survey of Panama 1971-1975. Bulletin of the American Malacological Union for 1975, : 48-50.
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
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Data source:
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edanmdm:SILSRO_97113

Problems of species analogues in world Littorinidae

Author:
Rosewater, Joseph  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1963
Citation:
Rosewater, Joseph. 1963. Problems of species analogues in world Littorinidae. In: The American Malacological Union Ann. Rep. for 1963, Bull.. pp.5-6.
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_135116

The behavior and tentacle morphology of pteriomorphian bivalves: a motion-picture study

Author:
Waller, Thomas R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1976
Citation:
Waller, Thomas R. 1976. The behavior and tentacle morphology of pteriomorphian bivalves: a motion-picture study. Bulletin of the American Malacological Union, 1975: 7-13.
Topic:
Paleobiology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Data source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_92646

Mollusks as prey of ariid catfish in the Fly River

Author:
Turner, R. D.  Search this
Roberts, Tyson R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1978
Citation:
Roberts, Tyson R. and Turner, R. D. 1978. Mollusks as prey of ariid catfish in the Fly River. Bulletin of the American Malacological Union , : 33
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_141582

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