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Agency history, 1947-c.1991

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Cryptogams  Search this
Subject:
Killip, Ellsworth Paine 1890-  Search this
Hale, Mason E  Search this
Robinson, Harold Ernest 1932-  Search this
Norris, James N  Search this
Littler, Mark M (Mark Masterton)  Search this
Faust, Maria A (Maria Anna) 1930-  Search this
Zimmer, Elizabeth A  Search this
Conger, Paul S (Paul Sydney) 1897-1979  Search this
Morton, C. V (Conrad Vernon) 1905-1972  Search this
Ireland, Robert R  Search this
Norris, Richard E (Richard Earl) 1926-  Search this
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Dahl, Arthur L. 1942-  Search this
Olsen, Jeanine L  Search this
Llano, George A (George Albert) 1911-2003  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1947
1947-1991
1947-c1991
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Cryptogams  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00059
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217929

E. Yale Dawson Papers, 1934-1966

Creator:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Subject:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Charles Darwin Foundation  Search this
San Diego Natural History Museum  Search this
University of Southern California  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Allan Hancock Foundation  Search this
Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research  Search this
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Date:
1934
1934-1966
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007097
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217255

Map of Lower California with traced route and notes on locations of specimens, date of expedition unknown

Collection name:
E. Yale Dawson Papers, 1934-1966
Physical Description:
1 map
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Maps
Place:
Baja California
Mexico
La Paz
San José del Cabo
Arroyo Seco
Mulegé
Date Range:
1934-1966
Start Date:
1934
End Date:
1966
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007097
Access Information:
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E. Yale Dawson Papers, 1934-1966
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Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI6603

E. Yale Dawson Papers, 1934-1966

Extent:
1 map
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Baja California
Mexico
Date Range:
circa 1934-1966
Topic:
Plantae  Search this
Plants  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007097
Access Information:
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Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966
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Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966

Alternate Name:
Dawson, E. Yale  Search this
Forename:
Elmer  Search this
Middle Initial:
Yale  Search this
Surname:
Dawson  Search this
Occupation:
Botanists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1918
Death Date:
1966
See more records related to affiliations:
San Diego Natural History Museum
Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Isles
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Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP809

Historia fucorum / auctore Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin

Title:
Historia fvcorvm
Author:
Gmelin, Samuel Gottlieb 1744-1774  Search this
Former owner:
Sutherland, George Granville Leveson-Gower Duke of 1758-1833 DSI  Search this
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[8], 6, [6], 239, [1] p., XXXIII [i.e. 35] leaves of plates : illustrations (copper engravings) ; 27 cm (4to)
Type:
Early works to 1800
History
Date:
1768
Topic:
Fucus  Search this
Fucales--History  Search this
Fucaceae  Search this
Marine algae  Search this
Call number:
QK569.F95 G64 1768
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097270

E. Yale Dawson Papers

Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Field notes
Date:
1934-1966
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains papers documenting the professional and personal life of E. Yale Dawson, with most of the collection consisting of correspondence with colleagues. There are, in addition, a few segments of field notes and manuscript and typescript copies and drafts of some of his later publications. The collection generally does not include research and field notes, or publications.
Historical Note:
Elmer Yale Dawson (1918-1966) came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1965 to accept the newly established position of curator of Cryptogamic Botany in the National Museum of Natural History. Dawson received his A.B. degree in 1940 from the University of California at Berkeley. Two years later he received his Ph.D. from the same institution. The research for his doctoral dissertation he conducted as a member of Captain Allan Hancock's expedition with the Velero III to the Gulf of California. The dissertation was published in 1944 as The Marine Algae of the Gulf of California (A. Hancock Pac. Exped. 3:189-464). After a term of service in the U. S. Army, Dawson was a research associate at the Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California, from 1945 to 1955. In 1956 he was appointed professor of biology at University of Southern California, a position which he held, with some interruptions, until 1964. From 1958 to 1962 he served as research director of the Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research, in 1964 he was director of the San Diego Natural History Museum, and from 1964 until his death he served as secretary of the Americas for the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Dawson's research specialities included benthic marine algae, especially Rhodophyta of the tropical and subtropical Pacific; and Cactaceae. He published 165 books and papers, 96 of which were related to marine algae, the others mostly to cacti and succulents. Dawson's books include: How to Know the Seaweeds (1956), How to Know the Cacti (1963), The Cacti of California (1966), Seashore Plants of Southern California (1966), Seashore Plants of Northern California (1966), and Marine Botany: An Introduction (1966). On June 22, 1966 Dawson was drowned while diving for seaweeds in the Red Sea.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7097
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7097
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James William Buchanan - Includes obituary of Buchanan

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1007

N. C. Bunker

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1016

H. M. Burkhill

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1025

O[swald] A[ndrew] Bushnell

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1034

B, General

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1044

David K[eller] Caldwell

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1053

Mary E[still] Caldwell

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1062

California Department of Fish and Game

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1071

Wendell H[olmes] Camp

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1080

F. L. Campbell

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1089

Ivan Campbell

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1099

Carol A. Carpenter

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1108

Charles C[ongden] Carpenter

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e1117

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