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Portrait of Ray Smith Bassler (1878-1961)

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Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bassler, Ray S (Ray Smith) 1878-1961  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 7 x 5;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
Before 1961
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_091]
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Portrait of Ray Smith Bassler (1878-1961)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bassler, Ray S (Ray Smith) 1878-1961  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 4.5 x 3.25;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1922
July 1922
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_092]
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
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Ray S. Bassler Papers

Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Extent:
5.22 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (2 5x8 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1875-1961 and undated
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of Bassler's incoming and outgoing correspondence and a manuscript on Australian Tertiary Bryozoa with plates created during his tenure at the United States National Museum; and photographs, primarily of his family. Correspondence documents the identification and exchange of specimens; publications of scientific articles; the administration of the Department of Geology; and the effects of World War II on European scientific research, libraries, and museum geological collections. For the earlier years, there are no copies of Bassler's outgoing correspondence. Also included is correspondence addressed to Edward Oscar Ulrich and Charles D. Walcott. The Tertiary Bryozoa manuscript with annotations and plates was written by Bassler and Ferdinand Canu of France.
Historical Note:
Ray S. Bassler (1878-1961) was born in Philadelphia. Bassler spent his childhood in Cincinnati where he came into personal contact with some noted geologists, including Charles Schuchert, Carl Ludwig Rominger, and Edward Oscar Ulrich. While in high school, Bassler sold fossils for Ulrich.

In 1902, Bassler received a B.A. degree from the University of Cincinnati and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1903 and 1905, respectively, from George Washington University. From 1904 to 1948 he was an Assistant Professor of Geology there.

Bassler joined the United States National Museum staff as Assistant Curator in the Department of Geology's Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology in 1904. Three years later he was promoted to Curator in the Department's Division of Invertebrate Paleontology. From 1910 to 1922 he was Curator of the Division of Paleontology, and from 1923 to 1928, Curator of the Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology. In 1929 he was appointed Head Curator of the Department of Geology, a position which he held until his retirement in 1948 when he was appointed Associate in Paleontology.

Bassler's main interest was with the Tertiary Polyzoa of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. In this study, he collaborated with Ferdinand Canu of France from 1905 to 1931.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7234
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Box 7

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Sm, 1920-1959

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
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Folder 1A Smithsonian Centennial, 1939-1946

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 Sn-So, 1931-1958

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 Sp, 1929-1954

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 4 Sta, 1934-1949

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 Ste-Sti, 1920-1945

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 6 Sto, 1914-1950

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7234-refidd1e1093

Folder 7 Stu, 1940-1958

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 8 Su, 1926-1940

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 9 Sw, 1916-1957

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7234-refidd1e1129

Folder 10 Sardeson, Frederick W., 1904-1959

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 11 Smith, Stanley, 1925-1950

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 12 Springer, Edward T., 1936-1956

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 13 Springer, Eva and Ada, 1943-1960

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 14 Springer, Frank, 1903-1927

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 15 Stach, Leo, 1933-1939

Collection Creator::
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), 1878-  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7234, Ray S. Bassler Papers
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Ray S. Bassler Papers
Ray S. Bassler Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1875-1961 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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