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Barking Treefrog - "A Large Breeding Chorus of Florida Gopher Frogs" [Official Audio]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-02-24T16:26:31.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Program and abstracts of the second co-sponsored meeting of the Herpetologists' League and the Society for the Study of Amhibians and Reptiles : held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28-30 December 1971

Author:
Herpetologists' League Meeting (2nd : 1971 : Philadelphia, Pa. )  Search this
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles  Search this
American Museum of Natural History Herpetological Information Search Systems  Search this
Subject:
Herpetologists' League  Search this
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles  Search this
Physical description:
[6] leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Abstracts
Date:
1971
Topic:
Reptiles  Search this
Amphibians  Search this
Call number:
QL640 .H56 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465778

[Newsletter.]

Author:
Heyer, W. Ronald  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1994
Citation:
Heyer, W. Ronald. 1994. "[Newsletter.]." Herpetologists' League Communications, 1, (1) 4.
Identifier:
19731
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_19731

Folder 3 American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1951, 1953, 1957; group picture, 1949.

Container:
Box 1 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7187, Isaac Ginsburg Papers
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Isaac Ginsburg Papers
Isaac Ginsburg Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1925-1958. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7187-refidd1e238

A glimpse in the life of a zoo herpetologist

Author:
Murphy, James B.  Search this
Card, W.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
Murphy, James B. and Card, W. 1998. "A glimpse in the life of a zoo herpetologist." Herpetological Review, 29, (2) 85–90.
Identifier:
69340
ISSN:
0018-084X
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_69340

Sounds of North American Frogs: The Biological Significance of Voice in Frogs

Producer:
Bogert, Charles M. (Charles Mitchill), 1908-1992  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0747
General:
CDR copy FW-ASCH-7RR-0747 consists of frog calls which were used in conjunction with a presentation entitled "Amphibean Calls and Their Significance," presented by Charles M. Bogert at an August 1954 Florida meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. The calls are grouped into four units: (1.) Warning calls, mating calls and screams of fright; (2.) Calls illustrating north/south trends, generally showing that higher-pitched and faster calls are in the South; (3.) Calls showing correlation between pitch and size of frog. (Larger frogs have lower-pitched calls.); and (4.) Sample calls of individual species of one genus in one region, illustrating the great diversity. Three pages of notes pertaining to the calls have been placed in the new tape box. FW-ASCH-7RR-0748 and -0749 are dubs of FW-ASCH-7RR-0747. Dr. Bogert also "conceived, narrated and documented" an important Folkways Record: Sounds of North American Frogs (now SFW45060), four years after this tape was made and which includes some songs from this tape, but many additional songs also. See other sheets for track list and durations.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Biology  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-0747
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Sounds of North American Frogs: The Biological Significance of Voice in Frogs

Producer:
Bogert, Charles M. (Charles Mitchill), 1908-1992  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0748
General:
copy of tape 747 FW-ASCH-7RR-0747 consists of frog calls which were used in conjunction with a presentation entitled "Amphibean Calls and Their Significance," presented by Charles M. Bogert at an August 1954 Florida meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. The calls are grouped into four units: (1.) Warning calls, mating calls and screams of fright; (2.) Calls illustrating north/south trends, generally showing that higher-pitched and faster calls are in the South; (3.) Calls showing correlation between pitch and size of frog. (Larger frogs have lower-pitched calls.); and (4.) Sample calls of individual species of one genus in one region, illustrating the great diversity. Three pages of notes pertaining to the calls have been placed in the new tape box. FW-ASCH-7RR-0748 and -0749 are dubs of FW-ASCH-7RR-0747. Dr. Bogert also "conceived, narrated and documented" an important Folkways Record: Sounds of North American Frogs (now SFW45060), four years after this tape was made and which includes some songs from this tape, but many additional songs also. See other sheets for track list and durations.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Biology  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-0748
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19247

Sounds of North American Frogs: The Biological Significance of Voice in Frogs

Producer:
Bogert, Charles M. (Charles Mitchill), 1908-1992  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0749
General:
copy of tape 747 FW-ASCH-7RR-0747 consists of frog calls which were used in conjunction with a presentation entitled "Amphibean Calls and Their Significance," presented by Charles M. Bogert at an August 1954 Florida meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. The calls are grouped into four units: (1.) Warning calls, mating calls and screams of fright; (2.) Calls illustrating north/south trends, generally showing that higher-pitched and faster calls are in the South; (3.) Calls showing correlation between pitch and size of frog. (Larger frogs have lower-pitched calls.); and (4.) Sample calls of individual species of one genus in one region, illustrating the great diversity. Three pages of notes pertaining to the calls have been placed in the new tape box. FW-ASCH-7RR-0748 and -0749 are dubs of FW-ASCH-7RR-0747. Dr. Bogert also "conceived, narrated and documented" an important Folkways Record: Sounds of North American Frogs (now SFW45060), four years after this tape was made and which includes some songs from this tape, but many additional songs also. See other sheets for track list and durations.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Sounds  Search this
Biology  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-0749
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Charles M. Bogert audio recordings

Creator:
Bogert, Charles M. (Charles Mitchill), 1908-1992  Search this
Extent:
79 Sound tape reels (1.6 cubic feet)
Tapes are in original boxes.
Culture:
Tarahumara language  Search this
Purépecha  Search this
Sinhalese language  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Field recordings
Place:
Sri Lanka
Michoacán de Ocampo (Mexico)
Nayarit (Mexico)
Arizona
Oaxaca (Mexico : State)
Sonora (Mexico : State)
New Mexico
Jalisco (Mexico)
Date:
1952-1965
Summary:
Five boxes containing sixty-four 5 inch and fifteen 7 inch open reel tapes recorded primarily by American herpetologist Charles M. Bogert from 1953-1965. This collection has two parts: the first focusing mainly on traditional music and liturgical music from several regions in Mexico: Oaxaca, Jalisco, Nayarit. Also included is music recorded in the Southwestern United States. The second portion of the collection contains amphibian, bird, and insect calls and choruses, mostly from these same regions in Mexico, the Southwestern, Western, and Southern United States, and Sri Lanka.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is divided into 2 series. Series 1 contains forty-three 5 inch and twelve 7 inch open reel tapes of musical performances by groups and individuals Bogert recorded throughout Mexico, South America, and the southwestern United States between 1952 and 1965. Series 2 contains twenty-one 5 inch and 3 7 inch open reel tapes of field recordings made by Bogert in natural settings in Mexico, Southwestern United States, and Sri Lanka. Sounds include amphibian choruses, mating calls and warnings, bird calls, and insect communication.
Arrangement:
Tapes are arranged into two series. Series 1: Musical Performances, 1953-1965, and Series 2: Field Recordings of Amphibians, Birds, and Insects, 1954-1964. Within each series, tapes are arranged by size, followed by chronological order, with undated tapes placed at the end of each sequence.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Mitchill Bogert (June 4, 1908–April 10, 1992) was an American herpetologist, researcher, and curator of herpetology for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and a notable early ethnomusicologist. Bogert was a major figure in twentieth century herpetology, as a researcher and as administrator at the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years, as well as a folksong collector. Bogert traveled widely--including to Sri Lanka, Central America, the Southwestern United States, Florida, and the Bahamas--in search of experimental settings and samples of indigenous frog species. He would also use these travels to record the local folk music, usually performed by informal groups and in church celebrations.

He felt especially at home in Mexico, where in addition to conducting faunal surveys he made recordings of traditional music that were later commercially released on Folkways Records. In 1955, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for a year's research; a portion of his results are in the collection.

In 1960, he became a lecturer at the University of Colorado, and began an extensive study of the Oaxaca region of Mexico. In 1966, he was given an honorary LLD from UCLA. In 1978, he became a consultant at the Los Alamos National Environmental Research Park for a year. Afterwards, he continued to travel and conduct further studies, until his death in 1992 in his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Folkways Records Releases

1954 -- FX 6122, Sounds of the American Southwest

1958 -- FX 6166 (SFW45060), Sounds of North American Frogs FW 8867, Tarascan and Other Music of Mexico: Songs and Dances of the Mexican Plateau

1960 -- FW 8870, Mariachi Aguilas de Chapala
Shared Stewardship of Collections:
The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
Restrictions:
Access to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections is by appointment only. Visit our website for more information on scheduling a visit or making a digitization request. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Hopi dance  Search this
Folk songs, Tarahumara  Search this
Folk music--Mexico  Search this
insect sounds  Search this
bird calls  Search this
Chirimía (Musical instrument)  Search this
Frog sounds  Search this
Bat sounds  Search this
Toad sounds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field recordings
Citation:
Charles M. Bogert audio recordings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archive and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.BOGE
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Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56675c919-96d8-4ef5-87f0-f3ad34ecaa55
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-boge

Herpetological monograph

Title:
Herpetological monographs
Author:
Herpetologists' League  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1982
1982-
Topic:
Herpetology  Search this
Call number:
QL640 .H5626
QL640.H5626
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407123

Isaac Ginsburg Papers

Extent:
4.11 cu. ft. (7 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 5x8 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1911-1919, 1924-1958
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of Isaac Ginsburg chiefly document his career with the Bureau of Fisheries from 1922 to 1956. There is extensive correspondence concerning the fishes of the Gulf coast, ichthyological nomenclature, and Ginsburg's war work, as well as Bureau of Fisheries affairs. The collection also contains materials concerning Bureau investigations that were probably sent to Ginsburg in connection with his research. This material includes notes and logs of William W. Welsh and Samuel Frederick Hildebrand on their investigations in New England and the Gulf of Mexico and photographs, probably of Hildebrand's work in Central America and the southern United States.

Correspondents include Elbert H. Ahlstrom, Allan Hancock Foundation, American Museum of Natural History, American Society of Ichthyologists And Herpetologists, William W. Anderson, Edgar L. Arnold, Jr., Richard H. Backus, Edward W. Bailey, Reeve M. Bailey, Thomas Barbour, John Lafferty Baugham, Barton A. Bean, Henry M. Bearse, Elinor Helene Behre, Henry Bryant Bigelow, Bingham Oceanographic Laboratory, James Erwin Bohlke, Alva Esmond Brandt, Charles Marcus Breder, Jr., William Bridges, Vernon E. Brock, E. Milby Burton, Louella E. Cable, David Keller Caldwell, Leonard Carmichael, Chicago Natural History Museum, Eugene Clark, Robert Ervin Coker, Edwin Grant Conklin, Edwin H. Dahlgren, Myvanwy M. Dick, Forrest V. Durand, Howard H. Eckles, Theodore Engelbach, William E. Fahy, Wilbur Irving Follett, Henry Weed Fowler, Isaac Ginsburg, William A. Gosline, James Nelson Gowanloch, Clifford C. Gregg, Gordon Gunter, William J. Hargis, Jr., Robert R. Harry, Edward Sturtevant Hathaway, Earl S. Herald, Albert W. Herre, Elmer Higgins, Henry H. Hildebrand, Samuel Frederick Hildebrand, Carl Leavitt Hubbs, Clark Hubbs, Theodor Just, Robert H. Kanazawa, A. Remington Kellogg, Joseph E. King, Milton Jerome Lindner, Irene McCulloch, Donald L. McKernan, John C. Marr, Ernst Mayr, Giles W. Mead, Daniel Merriman, Robert C. Miller, Robert Rush Miller, James E. Morrow, Museum of Comparative Zoology, George Sprague Myers, Robert A. Nesbit, Morris Graham Netting, New York Zoological Society, James B. Nichols, John Treadwell Nichols, J. R. Norman, Yngve H. Olsen, Albert Eide Parr, Raymond Pearl, John C. Pearson, Max Poll, Edward C. Raney, George K. Reid, Jr., Luis Rene Rivas, Luis Howell Rivero, C. Richard Robins, William F. Royce, Leslie W. Scattergood, Karl Patterson Schmidt, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, William C. Schroeder, Leonard Peter Schultz, Hurst Hugh Shoemaker, F. G. Walton Smith, Society of Systematic Zoology, Stewart Springer, Victor G. Springer, H. Steinitz, Frank Stick, Royal Dallas Suttkus, John Tee-Van, Texas Academy of Science, Paul E. Thompson, Lionel A. Walford, Alfred C. Weed, William W. Welsh, John W. Winn, Loren P. Woods, Joe Young, Woodhull B. Young.
Historical Note:
Isaac Ginsburg (1886-1975) was born in Lithuania and came to the United States as a boy. He studied ichthyology at Cornell University and after graduating, spent a short time as an aid in the Division of Fishes, United States National Museum, in 1917. In 1922, he received an appointment with the Bureau of Fisheries and worked there until his retirement in 1956.

Ginsburg's chief scientific interest was the marine fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Though at one time he intended to prepare a large work on the shore fishes of the Gulf, necessary revisionary work on those groups took up most of his time. In addition, he worked on the problem of species and their subdivisions. Other duties at the Bureau of Fisheries included handling of the correspondence concerning marine fishes and war work in connection with the coordination of fisheries in 1943-1944.
Topic:
Ichthyology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7187, Isaac Ginsburg Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7187
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Doris Mable Cochran Papers

Extent:
6.94 cu. ft. (12 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1891-1968
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of Doris Mable Cochran include manuscripts, notes and data on herpetology; material concerning specimens received by the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians; photographs of reptiles and amphibians; personal material including clippings, photographs and material related to her education and Smithsonian career; personal correspondence and correspondence concerning publications and material on her travels to Europe and South America.

Correspondents include William Louis Abbott (ref.), Spencer F. Baird (ref.), Paul Bartsch (ref.), James E. Benedict (ref.), Marcus Benjamin (ref.), Doris Mable Cochran, Anthony Curtiss, Jackson Philip Darlington, Jr. (ref.), Walter J. Eyerdam (ref.), Charles A. Fraser (ref.), Marston Abbott Frazar (ref.), William More Gabb (ref.), Coleman Jett Goin, Oliver Perry Hay (ref.), William Perry Hay (ref.), John Brooks Henderson, Jr. (ref.), Samuel Frederick Hildebrand (ref.), Howard Atwood Kelly (ref.), Arthur Loveridge (ref.), Adolpho Lutz, Bertha Lutz, Corneles J. Marinkelle (ref.), Frederico Medem (ref.), Maynard Mayo Metcalf (ref.), Gerritt Smith Miller, Jr. (ref.), Hermano Niceforo-Maria (ref.), Lee H. Parish (ref.), Watson M. Perrygo (ref.), James A. Peters, Alexandre Ricord (ref.), Hermann Rolle (ref.), Newton P. Scudder (ref.), Antonio Zeno Shindler, Hugh McCormick Smith (ref.), Leonhard Stejneger, J. R. Tamsitt (ref.), P. E. Vanzolini (ref.), A. E. Vinson (ref.), D. F. Weinland (ref.), Alexander Wetmore, A. C. Younglove.
Historical Note:
Doris Mable Cochran (1898-1968) was born in North Girard, Pennsylvania, and came to Washington, D.C., when her father received a government position. She attended Washington schools and following her graduation from high school, she took a position with the War Department. In November 1919 she was appointed an aide to Dr. Leonhard Stejneger in the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians where she worked until her retirement in April 1968.

While at the War Department and later, while at the National Museum, she attended George Washington University nights, receiving her A.B. and M.S. degrees, both in zoology, in 1920 and 1921. At the same time, she attended classes at the Corcoran Art School and developed her artistic talents, becoming a scientific illustrator not only for her own works, but also for those of her colleagues. She continued her studies in zoology and in 1928 received her M.A. in the field from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1933. Her dissertation dealt with the musculature of the blue crab.

At the Smithsonian, she advanced through the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, becoming assistant curator in 1927, an associate curator in 1942, and curator in 1956. As Stejneger grew older, more of the work of the Division fell to Cochran, and following Stejneger's death in 1943 she became acting head of the Division and supervised the Division alone until 1964 when James A. Peters was appointed associate curator.

Her principal areas of interest were the reptiles and amphibians of Central and South America and of the West Indies, especially Haiti. She made two field trips to the region, in 1935 and 1962-63, where she worked with Adolpho Lutz and his daughter Bertha, noted Brazilian herpetologists. Her major works in this area include The Frogs of Southeastern Brazil (1955) and The Herpetology of Hispaniola (1941). Cochran also traveled to Europe twice, in 1938 and 1951, to study herpetological collections in museums there. In the course of her work, Cochran named nearly 100 new species and 6 new genera.

In addition to her professional work, Cochran published many popular articles and books on herpetology, the most important being Living Amphibians of the World (1961), which has been translated into six languages. She also gave a number of radio talks and speeches on reptiles and amphibians to clubs.
Topic:
Herpetology  Search this
Amphibians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7151, Doris Mable Cochran Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7151
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Doris Mable Cochran Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7151

George Suckley Papers

Extent:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Diaries
Manuscripts
Place:
United States -- History$yCivil War, 1861-1865
Panama
Date:
1849-1861
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of George Suckley mostly concern his work on the Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 49th parallels, 1853, and on the collections of the Northwest Boundary Survey of 1857. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence, mostly copies; journals, field books, notes, and related materials concerning the progress of the Railroad Survey, the canoe trip from Fort Owen to Fort Vancouver, Suckley's Panama trip with Cooper, and natural history observations and collecting work; fiscal matters; translation of Indian vocabulary; Suckley's monograph, The Natural History of Washington Territory, co-authored with Cooper; and manuscripts of Suckley's reports on the mammals and salmonidae collected on the Northwest Boundary Survey of 1857.
Historical Note:
George Suckley (1830-1869) was born in New York City and graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons (now a part of Columbia University) in September 1851. In April 1853 Suckley was appointed assistant surgeon and naturalist to the Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 49th parallels between St. Paul, Minnesota, and Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, under the command of Isaac I. Stevens. His work on the survey included a 1,049 mile, 53-day canoe trip down the Bitter Root, Clark's Fork, and Columbia Rivers to Fort Vancouver, during which he made extensive natural history collections. On December 2, 1853, Suckley was commissioned Assistant Surgeon, United States Army. He was ordered to duty at Fort Steilacoom, Washington Territory, where he remained until June 12, 1854, when he was transferred to Fort Dalles, Oregon Territory. In July 1854, Suckley obtained leave of absence for six months, which he partially spent collecting natural history specimens in Panama with James G. Cooper. Suckley resigned from the Army on October 3, 1856, and for the next five years pursued his interest in natural history. During this period, Suckley was assigned to write the reports on the mammals and salmonidae collected by the Northwest Boundary Survey of 1857. In 1859 he co-authored with James G. Cooper, The Natural History of Washington Territory, which was based primarily on data and observations made while serving with the Pacific Railroad Survey. On the outbreak of the Civil War, Suckley rejoined the Army and was commissioned Surgeon of Volunteers. He served for the duration of the war, resigning April 22, 1865. Suckley died July 30, 1869, in New York City.
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Surgeons  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Herpetologists  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Diaries
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7191, George Suckley Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7191
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George Suckley Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7191

Curators' Annual Reports

Extent:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1881-1964
Descriptive Entry:
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.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
Identifier:
Record Unit 158
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Curators' Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0158

Reptilia from Herpetology.

Creator:
Girard, Charles  Search this
Language:
English
Latin
Type:
Prints
Publication Place:
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Publication Date:
1858
Topic:
Herpetology  Search this
Snakes  Search this
Taxonomy:
Crotalus lucifer
Sabrina tessellata
Publisher:
C. Sherman
Image ID:
SIL-SIL19-31-049
Catalog ID:
229740
Rights:
No Copyright - United States
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Mongooses wiped them out. Now Nicole Angeli wants the St. Croix ground lizard home again

Creator:
Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:32:57 +0000
Topic:
Science  Search this
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Speaking of skinks: short limbed, long tailed & prehistoric

Creator:
Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:27:15 +0000
Topic:
Science  Search this
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Night lizards field memoirs and a summary of the Xantusiidae Robert L. Bezy ; photos by Kathryn Bolles and others ; art by Tell Hicks, Randall D. Babb, Kit Bolles Bezy, and Jackson D. Shedd

Author:
Bezy, Robert L  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 220 pages illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits (some color) 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
Southwestern States
États-Unis (Sud-Ouest)
United States
Date:
2019
Topic:
Xantusiidae  Search this
Herpetologists  Search this
Herpetology--Fieldwork  Search this
Herpétologistes  Search this
Herpétologie--Recherche sur le terrain  Search this
Data Source:
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Letters from Michigan herpetology edited by Greg Schneider and Linda Trueb

Editor:
Schneider, Greg (Herpetologist)  Search this
Trueb, Linda  Search this
Physical description:
online (xiv, 337 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Personal Narrative
History
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Place:
Michigan
Date:
2021
Topic:
Herpetology--Study and teaching--History  Search this
Herpetologists--History  Search this
Herpétologie--Étude et enseignement--Histoire  Search this
Herpétologistes--Histoire  Search this
Herpetologists  Search this
Herpetology--Study and teaching  Search this
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1157213

Herpetofauna

Title:
Australian Herpetological Society journal <, Aug. 1971-Nov. 1971>
Author:
Australian Affiliation of Herpetological Societies  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Herpetology  Search this
Reptiles  Search this
Call number:
QL640 .H56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_176470

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