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Meredith Leam Jones Oral History Interview

Creator::
Jones, Meredith L., interviewee  Search this
Extent:
6 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1990
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 students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Jones was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his long association with the NMNH and outstanding research career in invertebrate zoology.
Descriptive Entry:
Jones was interviewed by Pamela M. Henson on October 23, 1990 at his home in Washington State. This interview discusses his education, his years at Florida State University and AMNH, his career at the NMNH, research on polycheate worms, especially the eastern Pacific hydrothermal rift fauna of giant tube worms, field work, and reminiscences of colleagues. The collection consists of 5.5 hours of audiotape recording and 186 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
Meredith Leam Jones (1926-1996), invertebrate zoologist, received the B.A. in 1948, M.S. in 1952, and Ph.D. in 1956 from the University of California at Berkeley. From 1957 to 1960, he was an Assistant Professor at Florida State University. From 1960 to 1964, he was Assistant Curator in the Department of Living Invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. In 1964, he accepted a position as Associate Curator in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). In 1970, he advanced to Curator in the Division of Worms, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, a position he held until his retirement in 1989. Jones' research focused on systematics of polycheate worms, especially those found at the hydrothermal vents in the eastern Pacific.
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Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Museum curators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Hydrothermal vents  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Oceanography  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Tube worms  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9573, Meredith L. Jones Oral History Interview
Identifier:
Record Unit 9573
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Meredith Leam Jones Oral History Interview
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9573

Covers Jones' youth and education, career at Florida State University and the American Museum of Natural History, career at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Division of Worms, his research on pol...

Collection Creator::
Jones, Meredith L., interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9573, Meredith L. Jones Oral History Interview
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Meredith Leam Jones Oral History Interview
Meredith Leam Jones Oral History Interview / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9573-refidd1e262

Tripogonella loliiformis (F. Muell.) P.M. Peterson & Romasch.

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Min. Elevation:
450  Search this
Place:
Papua (British New Guinea). 1933 New Guinea Expedition of The American Museum of Natural History. Common; tops of agglomerate boulders on savannahs; Rona, Laloki River, Central Division., Central, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
Apr 1933
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Tripogonella loliiformis (F. Muell.) P.M. Peterson & Romasch.
Barcode:
04211412
USNM Number:
1614458
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/350fde7cb-9541-4a1f-b981-d98be01ff05f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16274091

Lepturus repens (J.R. Forst.) Aiton

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Place:
Papua (British New Guinea). The 1936 Fly River Expedition of The American Museum of Natural History. Coast between Oriomo and Fly Rivers., Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
31 Mar 1936
Common name:
Fahtil-muahn
Faten
Favil
Fedil
Fedin
Heri
Lasaga Finu
Limon-gisek
Mauku
Pugor/Bugor
Tikengasor
Ujoij
Ujuj
Woramar
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Lepturus repens (J.R. Forst.) Aiton
Barcode:
04192948
USNM Number:
1723628
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31b2f93fc-11b1-4a00-9870-a1772a692190
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16270420

Dinebra scabra (Nees) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Place:
Papua (British New Guinea). The 1933-34 New Guinea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Daru Island, Western Division., Manus, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
Mar 1934
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Dinebra scabra (Nees) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow
Barcode:
04188978
USNM Number:
1614454
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ff55c70e-a7ff-46b1-8ab5-e39db077ee59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16265514

Dinebra scabra (Nees) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Place:
Papua (British New Guinea). The 1936 Fly River Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Daru Island, Western Division., Manus, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
9 Mar 1936
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Dinebra scabra (Nees) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow
Barcode:
04188980
USNM Number:
1723641
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ed275e19-cf9f-4f6c-91b5-53fa88e293f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16265516

Dinebra scabra (Nees) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Min. Elevation:
50  Search this
Place:
Papua (British New Guinea). The 1933 New Guinea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Baroka, Nakeo District, Central Division., Central, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
Apr 1933
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Dinebra scabra (Nees) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow
Barcode:
04188979
USNM Number:
1614434
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/371dd3979-e948-4286-b8c0-e463e6a63e86
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16265517

Diplachne fusca subsp. fusca

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Place:
Papua (British New Guinea). The 1933-34 New Guinea Expedition of The American Museum of Natural History. Mainland, opposite Daru Island, Western Division., Manus, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
Mar 1934
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Diplachne fusca subsp. fusca
Barcode:
04189592
USNM Number:
1614453
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f80304f5-51d3-4425-9fb8-22e27ed643cf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16266271

Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Richt.

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Place:
Papua (British New Guinea). The 1936 Fly River Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Daru Island, Western Division., Manus, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
9 Mar 1936
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Richt.
Barcode:
04394318
USNM Number:
1723643
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3154223b7-574a-4a66-ab7e-5bd484ad9d28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16265178

Cenchrus henryanus (F. Br.) M. Tornabene & W.L. Wagner

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Min. Elevation:
450  Search this
Place:
Papua. (British New Guinea). 1933 New Guinea Expedition of The American Museum of Natural History. Savannah gullies or in shelter of rocks. Rona, Laloki River, Central Division., Central, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
Apr 1933
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Cenchrus henryanus (F. Br.) M. Tornabene & W.L. Wagner
Barcode:
04322934
USNM Number:
1614604
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33a2ddaf2-9fb8-477e-b693-fdbca1d00fa9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16099272

Cenchrus henryanus (F. Br.) M. Tornabene & W.L. Wagner

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1250  Search this
Place:
Papua. (British New Guinea). 1933 New Guinea Expedition of The American Museum of Natural History. Mafulu, Central Division., Central, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
Sep 1933 to Nov 1933
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Cenchrus henryanus (F. Br.) M. Tornabene & W.L. Wagner
Barcode:
04322933
USNM Number:
1614603
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3db4ff9e1-a7f6-4c62-bc44-f198b37e67d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16099277

Cenchrus henryanus (F. Br.) M. Tornabene & W.L. Wagner

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Place:
Papua. (British New Guinea). 1936 Fly River Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Daru Island, Western Division., Manus, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
20 Mar 1936
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Cenchrus henryanus (F. Br.) M. Tornabene & W.L. Wagner
Barcode:
04322938
USNM Number:
1723661
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b667b044-2267-48c3-b63c-36e02cb823b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16099280

Tobacco Pouch

Collector:
Maj. Gen. Robert Alexander  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. Col. Robert Alexander Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Unspecified, Southern Plains  Search this
Object Type:
Tobacco Bag
Place:
Plains, United States, North America
Accession Date:
16 Jul 1947
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
176804
USNM Number:
E385738-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a9d77ceb-b6a9-44c1-b3b9-1ba33b88e4fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8419761
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Portrait of Edmund Heller (1875-1939)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Heller, Edmund 1875-1939  Search this
Physical description:
6 x 4;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910
Circa 1910s
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27B_074]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Undetermined
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403815
Online Media:

Valve Clearance Gauge, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh

Manufacturer:
Wright  Search this
Materials:
metal (ferrous alloy, copper alloy)
Dimensions:
3-D (Closed): 16.1 × 1.3 × 0.7cm (6 5/16 × 1/2 × 1/4 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Tools
Date:
1931-1933
Credit Line:
Transferred from the USAF Museum
Inventory Number:
A20030073055
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9bc88157f-16d1-4872-9cae-83b9642defbb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20030073055
Online Media:

Pollen Spore Collector, "Sky-Hook", Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh

Manufactured for:
Charles A. Lindbergh  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, copper alloy
Dimensions:
3-D: 109.2 × 10.8 × 5.1cm (3 ft. 7 in. × 4 1/4 in. × 2 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Scientific Devices
Date:
1931-1933
Credit Line:
Transferred from the USAF Museum
Inventory Number:
A20030071000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv93c0e39f6-9794-4335-ac87-79e46b4fec16
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20030071000
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The museums in the park : should they be opened on Sunday?, 1885

Creator:
Jesup, Morris K. (Morris Ketchum),, 1830-1908  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21917
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305694
AAA_collcode_jesumorr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305694

Native/American Fashion 3 | Anna Blume

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-04-25T00:59:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_WyLcksTB0oY

Chloris barbata Sw.

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Place:
Papua (British New Guinea). 1936 Fly River Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Daru Island, Western Division. On waste ground about the township., Manus, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
30 Mar 1936
Common name:
Mexican Blue-grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Chloris barbata Sw.
Barcode:
04186235
USNM Number:
1723642
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ce5106b5-70c6-4cbd-b000-88646c3f0ee2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16261783

Sporobolus diandrus (Retz.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
43 - Papuasia  Search this
Collector:
Leonard John Brass  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1250  Search this
Place:
Papua (British New Guinea). The 1933 New Guinea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Mafulu, Central Division., Central, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Tropical
Collection Date:
Sep 1933 to Nov 1933
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Chloridoideae
Published Name:
Sporobolus diandrus (Retz.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04391548
USNM Number:
1614457
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/377615102-ba7d-4513-9aa4-6439adb12c50
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16257212

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