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Fossil Spatangoid Echinoids of Cuba

Author:
Kier, Porter M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1984
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_113475

Report of the Workshop on Museums, Monuments and Historic Sites : Kingston, Jamaica, 4-10 October 1978

Author:
Workshop on Museums, Monuments and Historic Sites (1978 : Kingston, Jamaica)  Search this
Physical description:
v, [175] p. (various pagings) ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Caribbean Area
Date:
1979
1979]
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Monuments--Congresses  Search this
Historic sites--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
AM2 .W92 1978
AM2.W92 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_301692

357 Buteogalline Jamaica (includes electronic records)

Collection Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-505, Storrs L. Olson Papers
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Storrs L. Olson Papers
Storrs L. Olson Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-505-refidd1e253

Publication #95 - The Humerus of Zenicibis, the Extinct Flightless Ibis of Jamaica

Collection Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-106, Storrs L. Olson Papers
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Storrs L. Olson Papers
Storrs L. Olson Papers / Box 8
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-106-refidd1e5220

Jamaica

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 145 of 161
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 342, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, Records
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Records
Records / Box 145
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 12 Other Bells Cast With Ours. Letters, photos, literature referencing the three other, smaller bells cast from the same melt during the September 21, 1995 pour at Whitechapel: one bell each for churches in Battersea (Jamaica) and Marietta (Geo...

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-042, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jamaica

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 557 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 9: Secretary's Files, 1980 / Box 557
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0613-refidd1e69768

Jamaica

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 596 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 10: Secretary's Files, 1981 / Box 596
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0613-refidd1e76203

Jamaica

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 632 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 11: Secretary's Files, 1982 / Box 632
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0613-refidd1e82709

Jamaica

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 673 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 12: Secretary's Files, 1983 / Box 673
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0613-refidd1e90352

Folder 26 Jamaica

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 338 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 4: Secretary's Files, 1975 / Box 338
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0613-refidd1e33151

Folder 41 Jamaica

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 386 of 751
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Series 5: Secretary's Files, 1976 / Box 386
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0613-refidd1e41867

Records

Topic:
Smithsonian scientific series
North American Wildflowers
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
57.93 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (104 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (oversize materials)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1890-1929
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit documents the growth and management of the Smithsonian from 1890 to 1929. Of special interest is the Institution's entry into the field of the fine arts through the creation of the National Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian continued to pursue a wide variety of other interests as well. Thus, the records deal with the following topics, among others: aviation; the American School of Archaeology in China; the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C.; the Cinchona Botanical Station, Jamaica; many international congresses; numerous national and international expositions, especially the Panama-California Exposition, 1912-1916, and the Panama-Pacific Exposition at San Francisco, 1914-1915; the George Washington Memorial Association; the Harriman Alaska series; the Kahn Foundation for Foreign Travel of American Teachers; the Koren Expedition to Siberia; the Langley-Wright aerodrome controversy; the Montezuma solar observatory at Calama, Chile; solar observations at Mount Harqua Hala, Arizona, and Mount Wilson, California; the Naples Zoological Station; the National Academy of Sciences; the National Research Council; publication of Mary Vaux Walcott's North American Wildflowers; the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone; the Alfred Duane Pell Collection; the Research Corporation; the Roosevelt African Expedition; seismological studies; the Charles D. and Mary Vaux Walcott Research Fund; the Smithsonian Scientific Series; grants from the Hodgkins Fund; the Langley Aerodynamical Laboratory; and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The records include correspondence, minutes, announcements, publications, fiscal records, photographs, manuscripts, and news clippings.
Historical Note:
These records document the administration of the Smithsonian Institution during the tenure of Charles D. Walcott, its fourth Secretary, who served from 1907 to 1927. This period gave a deceptive appearance of strength to the Institution's life. Walcott himself, perhaps the last of the nineteenth-century scientist-politicians to combine a distinguished scientific reputation and polished ease in the world of political Washington, lent the Institution considerable support from his wide experience and many friends among the powerful of the day. The Institution's staff also boasted an able corps of scientists and senior administrators. Several new programs were developed during these years--the National Gallery of Art (now the National Museum of American Art) and the Freer Gallery of Art, in particular. These two galleries gave the Smithsonian its first real grounding in fine arts and rounded out the vision of the Institution as a place hospitable to all fields of learning.

Yet with the benefit of hindsight, these accomplishments can be seen to have masked real weakness, described either as the Smithsonian's failure to adapt its perception of itself to the changing world or as a lack of money.

When the Smithsonian was created in 1846 the corpus of its endowment was somewhat more than $500,000.00. It had few rivals elsewhere in the country. However, with the growth of large-scale private philanthropy after the Civil War, the Smithsonian's means shrank steadily in comparison to the endowments of leading institutions like the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale or new entrants like Stanford and the University of Chicago. No doubt this situation developed in part because the Smithsonian had no real alumni. It received a few small gifts from well-to-do members of its own staff and one moderate gift from Thomas George Hodgkins, a naturalized English eccentric. For all else it relied on small appropriations from the federal government, for which it performed certain services such as curating the collections of the National Museum. Coupled with meager financial resources was the Regents' suspicion of new and nonscientific endeavors. It is likely, for instance, that the Regents would have refused Charles Lang Freer's gift of a gallery of oriental art in 1906, had Theodore Roosevelt not obliged them to accept it. In the same way, the gift of certain patents on electrostatic precipitators by Frederic G. Cottrell in 1911 was politely shunted onto other shoulders, leaving the Smithsonian a remote beneficiary of the income. The Smithsonian's aloofness was in sharp contrast to the willingness of other institutions to accept such gifts. How this attitude arose is not clear. Perhaps it was an unconscious extension of Joseph Henry's early determination to associate the Smithsonian's name only with "worthy" purposes. However that may be, the Smithsonian was very late in the field in trying to augment its endowment. Walcott had begun to plan a campaign to raise $10,000,000.00--documented in record unit 46--which collapsed with his untimely death in 1927. Thus the Institution was to enter the era of the Depression in very straitened circumstances.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Seismology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 45, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 45
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0045

Folders 6-10 Cinchona Botanical Station, 1915-1923. Discussing the leasing of the station from the Colonial Government of Jamaica by the Smithsonian, Johns Hopkins, and other American institutions in order to carry out studies in tropical botany. (ove...

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 112
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 45, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1890-1929. Arranged alphabetically and chronologically. / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Incoming/outgoing Country File - Correspondence - Jamaica, 1962-1963

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 14 and 22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 359, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Records
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Records
Records / Box 18
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0359-refidd1e7236

Country Files - Correspondence - re. Examples of currency - Jamaica, 1965-1966

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Boxes 14 and 22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 359, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Records
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Records
Records / Box 19
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0359-refidd1e8330

Oscar Dean Kidd Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Kidd, Oscar Dean, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
3 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Place:
Panama
Jamaica
Date:
1987, 1990
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.

Kidd was interviewed for the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Collection because of his long tenure of service at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of a 1990 interview of Kidd by Pamela M. Henson of Smithsonian Institution Archives, and Patricia Escobar Paramo and Elizabeth Stockwell of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, that covers his youth, work as a chauffeur and motorboat operator, and reminiscences of Barro Colorado Island and the scientists working there. A second interview of Kidd by Mitchell Aide and Carolien Haverkate of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in 1987 was also donated to the collection. The collection consists of 2.5 hours of audiotape recordings and 27 pages of transcript.
Historical Note:
Oscar Dean Kidd (1907- ) was born in Jamaica and migrated to Panama in 1909. He grew up in the Panama Canal Zone, eventually settling down in Frijoles, the train station used by scientists visiting Barro Colorado Island (BCI). The BCI Research Station was created in 1923 as a preserve for the study of tropical biology. In 1946, this Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA) was transferred to the Smithsonian and in 1966 was renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). As a motorboat operator, Kidd became acquainted with scientists visiting BCI, especially CZBA Director James Zetek.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Motorboats  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9574, Oscar Dean Kidd Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9574
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Oscar Dean Kidd Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9574

JAMAICA NATIONAL HERITAGE TRUST

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Quincentenary Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 34 of 37
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-149, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Quincentenary Programs, Records
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Records
Records / Box 34
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-149-refidd1e16315

Album 1 1959-1962. Includes photographs of Wetmore and his family; field trips to Virginia, 1959-1961; the XIII International Ornithological Congress, Ithaca, New York, 1962; American Ornithologists' Union meetings; and a National Geographical Society ...

Collection Creator::
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 198 of 253
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers
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Alexander Wetmore Papers
Alexander Wetmore Papers / Series 13: Photographic Materials, 1901-1974 and undated, with Related Materials from 1868. / Box 198
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7006-refidd1e19792

Folder 5 Jamaica. Publications.

Collection Creator::
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 243 of 253
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Alexander Wetmore Papers
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Alexander Wetmore Papers
Alexander Wetmore Papers / Series 15: Research Files, circa 1911-1972, and undated. / Box 243
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7006-refidd1e22956

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