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Remington Kellogg Papers

Creator::
Kellogg, Remington, 1892-1969  Search this
Extent:
9.35 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (3 16x20 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Field notes
Scrapbooks
Art objects
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Nitrate materials
Glass negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1903-1969, with related papers to 1982
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These papers document the professional career of A. Remington Kellogg, and to a lesser extent, his personal life. A small amount of material, which mostly post-dates Kellogg's death in 1969, was created by his wife, Marguerite H. Kellogg. The papers include incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning his research on recent and fossil marine mammals, circa 1921-1969; personal correspondence, especially with his wife, circa 1932-1963; photographs of Kellogg, colleagues, fossil whales, and American Society of Mammalogists meetings; reports and miscellaneous materials regarding the International Whaling Commission, 1956, 1964-1965; files documenting his work on the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration, 1969; field notes, diaries, journals, account books, passports, address books, and expense accounts, circa 1903-1958; biographical information on Kellogg; a scrapbook containing personal photographs and memorabilia, circa 1930-1960; diplomas, certificates, and awards; class notes and papers from Kellogg's college days at the University of Kansas and University of California; official documents concerning appointments and ratings from his career in the federal government; files regarding the International Congress of Zoology, 1963; an oil painting of Kellogg; an information file on mammals which includes extensive correspondence and other records documenting Philip Hershkovitz's collecting work in South America, circa 1941-1943; and notes, lists, manuscripts, publications, newspaper clippings and related materials concerning Kellogg's research.
Historical Note:
A. Remington Kellogg (1892-1969) was born in Davenport, Iowa. Kellogg studied mammalogy at the University of Kansas and later at the University of California, where he concentrated on the evolution of marine mammals. At California, Kellogg met John Campbell Merriam, later President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, who was instrumental in supporting Kellogg's studies in cetology. In 1920, Kellogg joined the Bureau of Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture as an Assistant Biologist. Kellogg also held a research appointment at the Carnegie from 1921 to 1943. He transferred from the Biological Survey to the United States National Museum in 1928 to become Assistant Curator of Mammals, and became Curator in 1941 on Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr.'s, retirement. In 1948, Kellogg was named Director of the United States National Museum and held that post until his retirement in 1962. He was also an Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian from 1958 to 1962. After his retirement, the Smithsonian appointed Kellogg to an honorary position in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology where he continued his studies in evolutionary marine mammalogy until his death in 1969.

Kellogg was also extensively involved with the international regulation of whaling from 1930 to 1967. During this period, he served as delegate to the League of Nations whaling conference, 1930; State Department representative to the International Conference on Whaling at London, 1937; Chairman of the Washington Conference, 1946; United States Commissioner on the International Whaling Commission, 1947-1967; and Chairman of the International Whaling Commission, 1952-1954.
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Cetology  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
International Commission on Whaling  Search this
Whaling  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Field notes
Scrapbooks
Art objects
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Nitrate materials
Glass negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7434, Remington Kellogg Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7434
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7434

Report of the Commission / International Commission on Whaling

Author:
International Commission on Whaling  Search this
Physical description:
26 v. ; 25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1950
1975
1950-1976
Topic:
Whaling  Search this
Call number:
SH381 .I61
SH381.I61
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_74698

Report and papers of the Scientific Committee of the Commission

Author:
International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee  Search this
Physical description:
30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Whaling--Societies, etc  Search this
Call number:
SH381.I612
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92536

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