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American Society of Mammalogists: "Report of the Committee on Conservation of Land Mammals," 1956

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 / Series 3: GENERAL OFFICE FILES, 1950-1975. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Journal of mammalogy

Author:
American Society of Mammalogists  Search this
Physical description:
v. ill., plates, ports., maps, tables, diagrs. 25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1919
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Call number:
QL700 .J86
QL700.J86
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_70220

Structure and function of hair crests and capes in African carnivora

Author:
Wemmer, Christen M.  Search this
Wilson, Don E.  Search this
Editor:
Eisenberg, John F.  Search this
Kleiman, Devra G.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1983
Citation:
Wemmer, Christen M. and Wilson, Don E. 1983. "Structure and function of hair crests and capes in African carnivora." In Behavior and Ecology of Mammals. Eisenberg, John F. and Kleiman, Devra G., editors. American Society of Mammalogists. In Special Publ. No. 7.
Identifier:
70499
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_70499

Ecology Program Records

Extent:
11.5 cu. ft. (23 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Maps
Date:
1965-1973
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of files documenting the operation of the Smithsonian Office of Ecology (SOE), 1965-1970, and its successor, the Ecology Program of the Office of Environmental Sciences (OES), 1970-1973. The records were created primarily by administrators Buechner, 1965-1968; Wallen, 1969; and Jenkins, 1970-1973. They include organizational files, 1965-1973; administrative records, 1965-1973, including material concerning the development of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology (after 1970, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies) and the Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program; project files, 1965-1973, including records documenting projects conducted as part of the International Program in Ecology; and files of Lee Merriam Talbot, 1965-1971.
Historical Note:
The history of the Ecology Program of the Office of Environmental Sciences can be traced to July 1, 1965, when the Smithsonian Office of Ecology (SOE) was created to assist in expanding the research opportunities of Smithsonian scientists and to aid in the coordination of ecological activities with other government agencies. From its creation until 1966, the SOE was an administrative unit of the National Museum of Natural History. In 1966, administrative responsibility for the SOE was transferred to the Assistant Secretary for Science. The Smithsonian's environmental sciences programs were reorganized under the Office of Environmental Sciences (OES) in 1970. At that time, the SOE became the Ecology Program of the newly created OES. In 1973, OES was merged with the Office of International Activities to form the Office of International and Environmental Programs (OIEP). The Ecology Program came under the administrative control of OIEP. The Ecology Program was abolished in 1974.

Administrators of the Ecology Program of OES and its predecessor the SOE included Helmut K. Buechner, assistant director for ecology, 1965-1966, head, 1966-1968 (he also served as senior scientist, 1968-1971); Irvin Eugene Wallen, acting head, 1969; and Dale W. Jenkins, director, 1970-1973. Other staff included Lee Merriam Talbot, research biologist, 1965-1966, field representative, Ecology and Conservation, 1966-1967, deputy head and international field representative, 1968, resident ecologist, 1969-1971, and deputy director, 1972-1973; and Francis Raymond Fosberg, special assistant for tropical biology, 1965-1966.

Programs and bureaus under the administration of the Ecology Program of OES and its predecessor the SOE included the Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology (after 1970 the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies), 1965-1969; the Center for Natural Areas, 1972-1974; and the Peace Corps Environmental Program, 1972-1974.
Topic:
Coastal ecology  Search this
Research  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Maps
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 271
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Ecology Program Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Anatomy of the wood rat (comparative anatomy of the subgenera of the American wood rat genus Neotoma)

Author:
Howell, A. B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1926
Citation:
Howell, A. B. 1926. "Anatomy of the wood rat (comparative anatomy of the subgenera of the American wood rat genus Neotoma)." Monographs of the American society of mammalogists, (1) 1-225, pls. 1-3, figs. 1-37.
Identifier:
136726
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_136726

Group Portrait of American Society of Mammalogists

Subject:
American Society of Mammalogists  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints; 10.19 x 8.25
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1962
June 14, 1962
Topic:
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007288 [SIA2013-03091]
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
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396306

Note About Tea Held in Honor of Viola S. Schantz

Subject:
Schantz, Viola Shelly 1895-1977  Search this
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
American Society of Mammalogists  Search this
Physical description:
5.19 x 8.12
Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1962
June 14, 1962
Topic:
Women scientists  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007288 [SIA2013-03090]
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
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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List of Names for American Society of Mammalogists Group Portrait

Subject:
American Society of Mammalogists  Search this
Physical description:
8.71 x 11.15
Type:
Papers (document genres)
Date:
1962
June 14, 1962
Topic:
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007288 [SIA2013-03093]
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
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Letter from Stephen D. Durrant to Viola Schantz

Creator:
Durrant, Stephen D  Search this
Subject:
Schantz, Viola Shelly 1895-1977  Search this
Durrant, Stephen D  Search this
American Society of Mammalogists  Search this
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
Physical description:
8.69 x 11.10
Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1961
July 25, 1961
Topic:
Women scientists  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007288 [SIA2013-03078]
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
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396322

Back of Group Portrait of American Society of Mammalogists

Subject:
Schantz, Viola Shelly 1895-1977  Search this
American Society of Mammalogists  Search this
Physical description:
10.19 x 8.25
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1962
June 14, 1962
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007288 [SIA2013-03092]
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
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396323

Edward Alexander Preble Papers

Topic:
Nature magazine
Extent:
8.5 cu. ft. (16 document boxes) (2 half document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Diaries
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1887-1957 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These papers document Preble's personal life and careers with the Bureau of Biological Survey and the American Nature Association, and include general correspondence, primarily incoming; published and unpublished manuscripts for scientific and conservation work; addresses and reports by others; field notebooks, diaries, lists and checklists for his field explorations and local observations; research notes for his scientific publications on mammals and birds of the northwest; auction catalogs for skins; newsclippings and photographs; and biographical information on Preble.
Historical Note:
Edward Alexander Preble (1871-1957) was a naturalist and conservationist who conducted major field explorations of the birds and mammals of the northwest regions of Canada and the United States. Preble was born in Sommerville, Massachusetts, and developed a strong interest in natural history during his youth in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and summers in Ossipee, New Hampshire. Early natural history contacts included Frank Blake Webster and Frank Harris Hitchcock. Preble graduated from high school in Woburn, Massachusetts, in 1889. Through his acquaintance with Hitchcock, Preble was appointed a field naturalist with the Bureau of Biological Survey in 1892 under Clinton Hart Merriam. Preble was appointed assistant biologist in 1902, biologist in 1924, and senior biologist in 1928.

Preble began his field work career with Vernon Orlando Bailey in Texas, and worked in Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, and Utah, conducting life zone samplings. In 1900 Preble began his major field explorations for the bureau with a trip to the Hudson Bay region of Canada with his brother, Alfred Emerson Preble. In 1901 the Preble brothers traveled and collected in the Athabaska-Mackenzie (Canada) regions. In 1903 and 1904 the brothers continued their explorations of this region with Merritt Cary, and Edward Preble remained in the Mackenzie River region alone through the winter of 1903-1904. The results of these explorations were published by Preble in A Biological Investigation of the Athabaska-Mackenzie Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture, North American Fauna 27, 1908. Preble also traveled through the Athabaska-Mackenzie region to the Barren Grounds with Ernest Thompson Seton in 1907.

In 1910 Preble, accompanied by George and Samuel Mixter, explored the Stikine River in Alaska, as well as Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, and North Dakota. Preble was sent to investigate the status of the elk in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1911. In 1913, Preble led a big-game hunt in British Columbia for Charles Robert Cross. In 1914 Preble, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, and George H. Parker served on a federal commission to study and report on the fur seals of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. In addition to the report, published in 1915, Preble also compiled A Biological Investigation of the Pribilof Islands, U.S. Department of Agriculture, North American Fauna 46, 1923. Preble's last major field exploration was an investigation of the status of waterbirds of the Athabaska and Peace River deltas with Luther J. Goldman in 1934.

Preble kept detailed field diaries and notebooks with observations on the animals and birds he was studying, flora and physical surroundings, weather, routes and distances traveled, individuals encountered, sketches of trapper and Indian life, and Indian terms for animals and plants. Most of these trips are represented in the collection. Preble's research for the Bureau of Biological Survey resulted in faunal surveys and conservation/wildlife management reports, with few systematic or taxonomic studies.

In addition to field explorations, Preble always recorded observations of the local flora, fauna and physical surroundings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the Washington, D.C., area. Preble lived in Washington, D.C., but also owned a cabin in Fairfax, Virginia, and a farm in Ossipee, New Hampshire. With Waldo Lee McAtee and Alexander Wetmore, Preble conducted local bird counts for the Audubon National Society which were published in Bird-Lore.

Preble served as chairman of the Editorial Committee for the American Society of Mammalogists' Journal of Mammalogy from 1930 to 1935, was made a fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) in 1935, and was a member of its Bird Protection Committee.

In his later years with the Bureau of Biological Survey as senior biologist, Preble became very interested in wildlife management and conservation. In 1925 Preble was appointed consulting naturalist for Nature Magazine, and in 1935 he retired from government service to become associate editor. Until his death in 1957, he edited, reviewed, and wrote articles for Nature Magazine, the publication of the American Nature Association. He maintained contacts with other conservationists through the American Humane Association, the Emergency Conservation Committee, the National Parks Association, the Committee on Wildlife and the Committee on Preservation of Natural Conditions of the National Research Council, and the Permanent Wild Life Protection Fund.

Preble published extensively throughout his life. In a bibliography published in 1965, McAtee credits Preble with 239 published items of 1500 pages in the form of articles, books, reports, annotations, and edits of other works. Preble published several major faunal surveys for the Bureau of Biological Survey as well as a few systematic revisions and wildlife management reports. He published bird counts and observations in The Auk and Bird-Lore, and wrote many articles for Nature Magazine and other scientific and conservation journals. He also annotated three narratives of early explorers in the northwest, Samuel Hearne, David Thompson, and Thomas Hutchins (unpublished). Although Preble was considered a dilatory correspondent, the collection contains a large volume of incoming correspondence, especially from Charles Christopher Adams, Harold Elmer Anthony, Rosalie Edge, Francis Harper, William Temple Hornaday, Roderick Ross MacFarlane, Clinton Hart Merriam, Olaus Johan Murie, Wilford Edwin Sanderson, Ernest Thompson Seton, J. B. Tyrrell, and Richard W. Westwood. There is little outgoing correspondence since Preble usually wrote letters by hand.
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Diaries
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7252
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 10 Wilford Edwin Sanderson, 1943. Includes correspondence relating to the American Society of Mammalogists and the Audubon National Society.

Container:
Box 4 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1888-1956, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 11 Wilford Edwin Sanderson, 1944-1945. Includes correspondence relating to the American Society of Mammalogists, Audubon National Society, and the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.

Container:
Box 4 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1888-1956, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e1143

PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWSCLIPPINGS, 1900-1948, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BY SIZE AND SUBJECT.

Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of newsclippings; a photograph album for Preble's 1900 trip to Hudson's Bay; prints of people, outdoor scenes, boats, flora, fauna, and buildings; and large panoramic group photographs from meetings of the American Ornithologists' Union and the American Society of Mammalogists. All negatives have been removed from the collection. Other photographs and newsclippings can be found in series 1, 2, and 3.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7252, Series 7
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 44 Photograph of American Society of Mammalogists meeting, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, April 4, 1942.

Container:
Box 17 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 7: PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWSCLIPPINGS, 1900-1948, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BY SIZE AND SUBJECT. / Box 17
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 45 Photograph of American Society of Mammalogists meeting, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, April 11-14, 1948; and Negative of scene of Washington, D.C., with Smithsonian Institution Building in background. Undated. Removed from file; and ...

Container:
Box 17 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 7: PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWSCLIPPINGS, 1900-1948, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BY SIZE AND SUBJECT. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Guidelines for Manuscripts for Publications of the American Society of Mammalogists

Author:
Verts, B. J.  Search this
Wilson, Don E.  Search this
Gardner, Alfred L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1989
Citation:
Wilson, Don E., Gardner, Alfred L. and Verts, B. J. 1989. Guidelines for Manuscripts for Publications of the American Society of Mammalogists. Journal of mammalogy, 70(4): 38
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
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Vertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_98291

Anatomy of the wood rat (comparative anatomy of the subgenera of the American wood rat genus Neotoma)

Author:
Howell, A. B.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1926
Citation:
Howell, A. B. 1926. Anatomy of the wood rat (comparative anatomy of the subgenera of the American wood rat genus Neotoma). Monographs of the American society of mammalogists, 1: 1-225, pls. 1-3, figs. 1-37
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_136726

Ecological and behavioral consequences of adaptation to various food resources

Author:
McNab, Brian K.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1983
Citation:
McNab, Brian K. 1983. Ecological and behavioral consequences of adaptation to various food resources. In: Advances in the Study of Mammalian Behavior, special publication 7. American Society of Mammalogists, pp.664-697.
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_106514

Guidelines for Manuscripts for Publications of the American Society of Mammalogists

Author:
Wilson, Don E.  Search this
Gardner, Alfred L.  Search this
Verts, B. J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1989
Citation:
Wilson, Don E., Gardner, Alfred L., and Verts, B. J. 1989. "Guidelines for Manuscripts for Publications of the American Society of Mammalogists." Journal of mammalogy, 70, (4) 38.
Identifier:
98291
ISSN:
0022-2372
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_98291

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