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Agency history, 1947-circa 1991

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Phanerogams  Search this
Subject:
Morton, C. V (Conrad Vernon) 1905-1972  Search this
Wurdack, J. J  Search this
Shetler, Stanwyn G  Search this
Nicolson, Dan H (Dan Henry) 1933-2016  Search this
Wasshausen, Dieter C  Search this
Skog, Laurence E  Search this
Faden, Robert B  Search this
Funk, V. A (Vicki A.) 1947-  Search this
Kress, W. John  Search this
Wagner, Warren Lambert  Search this
Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro  Search this
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Ernst, Wallace Roy 1928-  Search this
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993  Search this
Kirkbride, Joseph H  Search this
Leonard, E. C (Emery Clarence) 1892-1968  Search this
Rudd, Velva E  Search this
Sachet, Marie-Hélène  Search this
Simpson, Beryl Brintnall  Search this
Smith, Albert C (Albert Charles) 1906-1999  Search this
Smith, Lyman B  Search this
Walker, Egbert H (Egbert Hamilton) 1899-1991  Search this
Read, Robert W. 1931-  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Phanerogams  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Botany  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1947
1947-1991
1947-circa 1991
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Phanerogams  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00060
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218114

Man's place in the island ecosystem : a symposium / Edited by F. R. Fosberg

Author:
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993-  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Pacific Science Congress (10th : 1961 : Honolulu, Hawaii)  Search this
Physical description:
264 p. : ill., maps (1 fold. in jacket) ; 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Oceania
Date:
1963
Topic:
Human geography  Search this
Call number:
GF851 .M3X
GF851.M3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_49760

Dr. Louis B. Leakey Luncheon

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Leakey, L. S. B (Louis Seymour Bazett) 1903-1972  Search this
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993  Search this
Angel, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence)  Search this
Warner, William W  Search this
Schmertz, Kennedy B  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
March 9, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-7006]
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386441

F. Raymond Fosberg Field Notes, 1931-1993

Creator:
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993  Search this
Subject:
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993  Search this
Physical description:
13.93 cu. ft. (13.93 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1931
1931-1993
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-040
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Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_309907

Francis Raymond Fosberg Field Notes, 1952

Creator:
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993  Search this
Subject:
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993  Search this
Physical description:
0.11 cu. ft. (0.11 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1952
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-112
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Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_310003

F. Raymond Fosberg Papers, circa 1943-1982

Creator:
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993  Search this
Subject:
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) 1908-1993  Search this
Sachet, Marie-Hélène  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1943
1943-1982
circa 1943-1982
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 92-151
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_254269

F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
22 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Place:
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Date:
1993
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Fosberg was interviewed for the Oral History Collection because of his distinguished scientific career, contributions to the field of Pacific science, and career as a botanist at the National Museum of Natural History. Additional information about Fosberg can be found in the F. Raymond Fosberg Papers, which are also housed in Smithsonian Insitution Archives.
Descriptive Entry:
The F. Raymond Fosberg Interviews were conducted by Smithsonian Institution Archives Historian, Pamela M. Henson, during six sessions in 1993. Fosberg discusses his early life and influences; education and reminiscences of William Atwood Hilton and Philip Alexander Munz at Pomona, Harold St. John at Hawaii, and Jack Fogg at Pennsylvania; work on the Mangareva Expedition; his career at the USGS and USDA and work on the Colombian Cinchona Mission and the Marshall Islands and Micronesia surveys; work on Cinchona while on a Guggenheim Fellowship; career at the NMNH and reminiscences of Sachet; work in the international systematics community specifically on plant taxonomy and nomenclature, and work on the Pacific Science Congress; and his multidisciplinary, ecological view of science. The collection consists of 11 hours of audiotape recordings and c. 250 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
Francis Raymond Fosberg (1908-1993) was born in Spokane, Washington, and grew up in Turlock, California, with an early interest in natural history. He received his B.A. in botany from Pomona College in 1930. After graduation, he took a position at the Los Angeles County Museum researching plants of the desert Southwest and islands off the coast of California. This research led to his interests in island ecosystems, and in 1932 he moved to Honolulu to accept a position as a research assistant at the University of Hawaii. While in Hawaii, he was invited to participate in the Mangareva Expedition. He received his M.S. in botany from the University of Hawaii in 1937 and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1939. Fosberg accepted a position at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was sent to Colombia to identify stands of Cinchona for quinine production for the war effort. After World War II, he participated in a survey of economic resources in the Micronesian Islands. Upon his return to the United States, he and his new assistant, Marie-Helene Sachet, began vegetation work for the newly formed Pacific Science Board under the National Research Council. Fosberg was also involved in the development of a joint program of the South Pacific Commission and the Pacific Science Board called the Coral Atoll Program, publishing papers twice a year.

Fosberg began his fifteen-year career at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1951, mapping the military geology of islands in the Pacific. During his years there he also participated in many conferences, congresses, and scientific organizations such as the Pacific Science Association; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; the Pacific Science Board; and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1966, Fosberg took a position at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in the tropical biology branch of the Ecology Program. Sachet was also appointed to the Program, allowing a continuation of their joint research. In 1968, with the demise of the Program, he and Sachet transferred to the Department of Botany, where Fosberg became Curator. He became Senior Botanist in 1976 and continued his career as Botanist Emeritus from 1978 to 1993.
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Topic:
Zoology -- Nomenclature  Search this
Cinchona  Search this
Quinine  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Geology  Search this
Records of meetings, organizations, and professional societies  Search this
Museum curators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9572
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9572

Interviews

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e306

Interview 1: May 25, 1993

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e313

Transcript, pp. 1-23, of audiotape recording, 1.0 hour.

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e328

Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total Recording Time: 1.0 hour

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e339

Interview 2: May 28, 1993

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e362

Transcript, pp. 1-45, of audiotape recording, 2.0 hours.

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e378

Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total Recording Time: 2.0 hours

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e389

Interview 3: June 17, 1993

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e412

Transcript, pp. 1-23, of audiotape recording, 1.0 hour.

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e427

Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total Recording Time: 1.0 hour

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e438

Interview 4: June 18, 1993

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e461

Transcript, pp. 1-45, of audiotape recording, 2.0 hours.

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e477

Audio Recordings of Interviews: Total Recording Time: 2.0 hours

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9572, F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
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F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews
F. Raymond Fosberg Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru9572-refidd1e488

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