New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
This accession consists primarily of correspondence documenting paleontologist Richard S. Boardman's work on the revision of the Bryozoa section of the "Treatise on
Invertebrate Paleontology." Materials also include one photograph.
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior
to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to
be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published
Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.
Reports were stored by the Office of Correspondence and Reports (later known as the Office of Correspondence and Documents), and then by the Office of the Registrar.
Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
This accession includes correspondence, notes, maps, photographs and negatives documenting Ulrich's research.
Edward Oscar Ulrich (1857-1944) was an invertebrate paleontologist and authority on Paleozoic fauna and formations. He developed an interest in fossils as a youth,
collecting in the rich formations around his home in Covington, Kentucky. Ulrich attended German Wallace and Baldwin College at Berea, Ohio, and the Ohio Medical College at
Cincinnati, but did not receive a degree from either. In 1877, he was appointed Curator of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History. After working many years as a freelance
geologist and paleontologist on many of the state geological surveys, Ulrich accepted appointment with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1897. He remained with
the USGS until his retirement in 1932. He continued his paleontological studies as a Research Associate at the United States National Museum until his death.
Ulrich was an authority on Paleozoic invertebrates, especially the Bryozoa, Ostracoda, and conodonts. His bibliography included over 120 titles, with Revision of the
Paleozoic System (1911), generally considered his classic work. He conducted extensive field work in the United States, England, and Europe. He was a Fellow of the Geological
Society of America (GSA), President of the Paleontological Society, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He was the recipient of the Mary Clark Thompson
Medal of the NAS in 1930, and the Penrose Medal of the GSA in 1932. Ulrich was awarded the honorary M.A. (1886) and D.Sc. (1892) from German Wallace and Baldwin College.
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This accession consists of the correspondence of Alan H. Cheetham, curator of Bryozoa in the Department of Paleobiology, 1966-2001, and Senior Scientist, Emeritus,
2001- . In addition, there are also materials concerning the International Bryozoology Association, which he helped found. Materials also include postcards, photographs, negatives,
newspaper clippings, maps, scientific illustrations, and related materials. Some correspondence predates his tenure in the Department.