This accession consists of correspondence, field notes, photographs, negatives, clippings, and slides relating to Lawrence H. Walkinshaw's ornithological research,
especially on cranes. Also included are copies of his dissertation, as well as his books Kirkland's Warbler: The Natural History of an Endangered Species, 1983 and
Cranes of the World, 1973.
Lawrence H. Walkinshaw (1904-1993) graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1929. Though a dentist by training, he was a leading authority on
cranes on which he published 61 articles and two books: The Sandhill Cranes (1949) and Cranes of the World (1973). He described the Canadian sandhill crane (Grus
canadensis rowani) in 1965. He published on other species as well, most notably Kirtland's warbler.
Machines for Better Bodies: A Cultural History of Exercise Machines in America, 1830-1950 (Monograph: 2001)
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This accession consists of a dissertation written by museum specialist Ellen Roney Hughes, titled "Machines for Better Bodies: A Cultural History of Exercise Machines
in America, 1830-1950," which was submitted to the graduate faculty at the University of Maryland in fulfillment of the requirement for a doctorate degree in American Studies
in 2001; and the records of museum specialist David H. Shayt, documenting collection management issues in regard to the Mayo J. Kaan donation of his Superman photograph collection
to the National Museum of American History. Materials include a publication, correspondence, photographs and slides, press clippings, and a deed of gift.
De Myristica : consensu exp. Fac. Med. Upsal. / praeside Carol. Pet. Thunberg ... pro gradu doctoris, disserit Fridericus Vilhelm. Radloff, Stockholmiensis, in audit. Gust. Maj. D. XXVIII, Maji MDCCLXXXVIII ..