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Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (13 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Serials (publications)
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Date:
1918-1964
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the creation and development of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, from preliminary discussions in 1918 to the selection of a site on, and reservation of, Barro Colorado Island in 1923, and its subsequent development as a center for research into the ecology of the American tropics. The records include correspondence of Thomas Barbour, David Fairchild, Alexander Grant Ruthven, James Zetek, and others. Records of the planning stage, 1918-1923 are particularly interesting, though not so full as might be wished. Correspondence, research reports, administrative records, publications, photographs, and maps are included, in English and in Spanish. Researchers should also consult Record Unit 135 and records of the Secretary's Office, Smithsonian Institution, which contain related material, c. 1926-1964.
Historical Note:
In 1923 the Institute for Research in Tropical America, a group of private foundations and universities under the auspices of the National Research Council, first established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Canal Zone, in order to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America. This arrangement continued until 1940, when the facility was renamed the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA) and, by act of Congress, placed under control of a board composed of the heads of certain executive departments and prominent scientists. In 1946 the operation was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution, a sponsor from 1923, and has been known as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) since 1966. In recent years the Institute has expanded its interests to include marine biology.
Topic:
Rain forest ecology  Search this
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Entomologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Serials (publications)
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 134
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 10 CZBA Annual Report, FY 1957-FY 1960

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 2: Administrative Records, 1918-1964 / Box 7
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Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 134, Series 3
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Box 7

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated
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Folder 11 Scientific Research and Reports: CZBA Rainfall on Barro Colorado Island Totals by Year, 1925-1948

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 7
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Folder 12 Scientific Research and Reports: CZBA Rainfall on Barro Colorado Island Records, 1925-1958

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 7
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Folder 13 Scientific Research and Reports: CZBA Annual Rainfall on Barro Colorado Island Summaries, 1934-1944

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 7
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Box 8

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Scientific Research and Reports: CZBA Rainfall on Barro Colorado Island, mostly summaries, 1945-1952

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 8
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 Scientific Research and Reports: CZBA Rainfall on Barro Colorado Island, 1953-1958

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 Scientific Research and Reports: CZBA Rainfall on Barro Colorado Island, 1958

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 Scientific Research and Reports: CZBA Rainfall on Barro Colorado Island, 1960

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 8
Archival Repository:
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Folder 5 Scientific Research and Reports: Reports of Work Carried Out (scientific research conducted on Barro Colorado Island), 1925-1940

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 8
Archival Repository:
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Folder 6 Scientific Research and Reports: Reports of Work Carried Out (scientific research conducted on Barro Colorado Island), 1946-1953

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 7 Scientific Research and Reports: Termite Research, 1929-1952 and undated

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 8 Scientific Research and Reports: Undated Research

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 9

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Untitled

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Research conducted on Barro Colorado Island which, due to its fragmentary state, can be ascribed to no author.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Scientific Research and Reports: Research Fragments

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 Scientific Research and Reports: Research Fragments

Collection Creator::
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: Scientific Research and Reports, 1925-1953, and undated / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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