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Astrostole platei

Expedition:
SEPBOP  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
6 - 11
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
11 Dec 1965
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Astrostole platei (Meissner, 1896)
USNM Number:
1093844
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Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d271f295-396e-471d-9489-5ec5e68c49b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_907524

Astrostole platei

Collector:
S. A. Earle  Search this
Expedition:
SEPBOP  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
9 - 12
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands, W Carvajal Bay, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
15 Dec 1965
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Astrostole platei (Meissner, 1896)
USNM Number:
E47598
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Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32c3602b5-2cda-479f-bd6f-0c06f0de8e22
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_355807
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Astrostole platei

Collector:
Taylor S.  Search this
Expedition:
SEPBOP  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
10 - 10
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands, Robinson Crusoe Island, Off South Central Coast, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
12 Dec 1965
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Astrostole platei (Meissner, 1896)
USNM Number:
E47766
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Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36a8c9b26-2e26-4348-be77-26f73dcf4d1c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_355919

Astrostole platei

Collector:
Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center  Search this
Expedition:
SEPBOP  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Juan Fernandez Island, Bay Behind Punta Sudoeste, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
13 Dec 1965
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Astrostole platei (Meissner, 1896)
USNM Number:
E47767
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Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ebe4e185-1b2c-4d56-9198-3a9991e9cd26
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_355920

Ophidiaster easterensis

Expedition:
SEPBOP  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
6 - 11
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
11 Dec 1965
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Ophidiaster easterensis Ziesenhenne
Pharia pyramidata (Gray, 1840)
USNM Number:
E46260
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Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/368da8de2-be91-426b-bb55-1114909fb399
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_354510

Ophidiaster agassizi

Collector:
S. A. Earle  Search this
Expedition:
SEPBOP  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
28 - 28
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Juan Fernandez Island, SE Of Bacalao Point, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
16 Dec 1965
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Ophidiaster agassizi Perrier, 1881
Pharia pyramidata Gray
USNM Number:
E46261
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Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e05447c8-88ec-485b-abd4-19a17bec835a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_354511

Ophidiaster agassizi

Collector:
Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
9 Dec 1926
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Ophidiaster agassizi Perrier, 1881
USNM Number:
E4662
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Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32893a6d1-8296-4e47-b8cf-3eb050efa035
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_354885

Robinson Crusoe (Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile)

Collection Creator:
Revista Aérea Latinoamericana  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Container:
Box 136, Folder 67
Type:
Archival materials
Arrangement:
photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Revista Aérea Collection Collection, Acc. 2003-0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Revista Aérea Collection
Revista Aérea Collection / Series F4: Airports / Airport (outside of United States)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2003-0028-ref10088

Gymnothorax porphyreus

Collector:
J. Francis  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific  Search this
Place:
Juan Fernandez Island, Alejandro Selkirk Island, Valparaíso Province, Valparaíso Region, Chile, Pacific
Collection Date:
7 Jan 1992
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Elopomorpha, Anguilliformes, Muraenoidei, Muraenidae, Muraeninae
Published Name:
Gymnothorax porphyreus
Accession Number:
000000
USNM Number:
322161
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bd9ac873-cab6-4a7d-8f85-ee47077013a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5216017

Nicolea sp.

Collector:
Dr. Sylvia A. Earle  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Juan Fernandez Island (off Chile), Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
1965
Common name:
Polychaetes
Published Name:
Nicolea sp.
USNM Number:
50523
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Invertebrate Zoology
Annelida
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35556a7f5-dde8-49ea-82e3-21c838abd489
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_878597

Sabellidae

Expedition:
SEPBOP  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands, Robinson Crusoe Island, Off SW Tip Of Island, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
14 Dec 1965
Common name:
Polychaetes
USNM Number:
1593157
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Invertebrate Zoology
Annelida
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38d4e7407-be85-42e9-8c2d-438e5e3934ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_15038083

Plumapathes fernandezi

Collector:
Taylor S.  Search this
Expedition:
SEPBOP  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
15 Dec 1965
Common name:
Corals
Octocorals
Published Name:
Plumapathes fernandezi (Pourtalès, 1874)
USNM Number:
100066
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Invertebrate Zoology
Cnidaria
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38c66e184-b4e7-4f08-ae3a-3cbb975cd258
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_8851

Plumapathes fernandezi

Collector:
Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center  Search this
Expedition:
SEPBOP  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Vessel:
Anton Bruun R/V  Search this
Depth (m):
160 - 180
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands, Mas A Tierra Island, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
14 Dec 1965
Common name:
Corals
Octocorals
Published Name:
Plumapathes fernandezi (Pourtalès, 1874)
USNM Number:
100068
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Invertebrate Zoology
Cnidaria
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37d86ded9-cf6e-4582-a9b5-d23f4fc64fff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_8853

Berberis corymbosa

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
C. J. F. Skottsberg  Search this
Inga Skottsberg  Search this
Min. Elevation:
550  Search this
Place:
Masaticua, Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile, South America
Collection Date:
14 Mar 1955
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Berberidaceae Berberidoideae
Published Name:
Berberis corymbosa
Barcode:
01119773
USNM Number:
2751056
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31feede30-687e-4eee-9bb0-23553fb96782
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10431166
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Berberis corymbosa

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
C. J. F. Skottsberg  Search this
Inga Skottsberg  Search this
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands; Mas a Tierra Island, Cerro Alto, north side., Valparaíso (V) Region, Chile, South America
Collection Date:
20 Mar 1955
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Berberidaceae Berberidoideae
Published Name:
Berberis corymbosa
Barcode:
01119774
USNM Number:
2751048
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/335e4545e-daa6-4ea0-a551-f04cb4940a70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10431167
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Berberis corymbosa

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
C. J. F. Skottsberg  Search this
Inga Skottsberg  Search this
Min. Elevation:
450  Search this
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands; Mas a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe) Island, by a quebrada (gorge/stream)., Valparaiso, Valparaíso (V) Region, Chile, South America
Collection Date:
27 Sep 1955
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Berberidaceae Berberidoideae
Published Name:
Berberis corymbosa
Barcode:
01119775
USNM Number:
2751205
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e9bd145f-1ff5-4d59-9a06-7861a37dde59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10431168
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Berberis corymbosa

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
Otto T. Solbrig  Search this
Harold E. Moore Jr.  Search this
J. Walker  Search this
Place:
Masatierra Island. Growing near top of trail to Portezuelo de Camote., Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile, South America
Collection Date:
25 Dec 1965
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Berberidaceae Berberidoideae
Published Name:
Berberis corymbosa
Barcode:
01119776
USNM Number:
2531388
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/315c99cce-2875-4392-9f1f-11a63f930af8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10431170
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Berberis corymbosa

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
Otto T. Solbrig  Search this
Harold E. Moore Jr.  Search this
J. Walker  Search this
Place:
Masatierra island. On the south slopes of El Yunque below Prtezuelo de Camote., Juan Fernandez Islands, Chile, South America
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Berberidaceae Berberidoideae
Published Name:
Berberis corymbosa
Barcode:
01119777
USNM Number:
2531408
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cca89c57-8ca8-496e-aa37-19ac02dbcd60
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10431171
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Berberis masafuerana Skottsb.

Biogeographical Region:
85 - Southern South America  Search this
Collector:
Inga Skottsberg  Search this
C. J. F. Skottsberg  Search this
Place:
Juan Fernandez Islands: Mas a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe) Island: west of das Tones, Quebrada del Huatoa., Valparaiso, Valparaíso (V) Region, Chile, South America
Collection Date:
29 Jan 1955
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Berberidaceae Berberidoideae
Published Name:
Berberis masafuerana Skottsb.
Barcode:
01119999
USNM Number:
2751143
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3674654ff-9cf5-468c-9fe9-86b47ce0b29b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10431407
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Waldo L. Schmitt Papers

Creator::
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977.  Search this
Extent:
79.56 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (121 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (60 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 film boxes) (oversize material)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Lantern slides
Color transparencies
Date:
1907-1978
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt provide comprehensive documentation of his professional career, 1907-1977. They also illustrate, to a lesser degree, his personal life. Particularly well represented in the papers is material concerning Schmitt's carcinological research, his curatorial and administrative careers at the United States National Museum (USNM), his career as a field worker and scientific expedition member, and his activities in scientific societies and professional organizations.

Schmitt was a prolific letter writer and a large part of his papers consists of correspondence written and received between 1907 and 1977. The correspondence reflects all aspects of Schmitt's career, particularly expeditions and field work, the evolution of his duties at the USNM, carcinological research, and relations with the scientific community. Also included are many letters with friends and family members concerning personal matters.

Records relating to Schmitt's activities in scientific societies, professional organizations, and social groups are found in his organizational files. They also include files kept by Schmitt on government agencies, museums, colleges and universities, and research foundations. Included are records documenting Schmitt's tenure as President of the Washington Academy of Sciences, his duties as a trustee of the Bear's Bluff Laboratories and the International Oceanographic Foundation, his application for the position of Director of the California Academy of Sciences, his academic careers at George Washington University and the University of California, and his career as an instructor at George Washington University.

Other records relating to Schmitt's service in professional organizations exist in separate series. These include files concerning his work on the editorial board for biological manuscripts for the American Geophysical Union's Antarctic Research Series, records regarding his service on the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Polar Research, and files reflecting his activities as a member of the Explorers Club and the Society of Systematic Zoology (SSZ). The SSZ files are of particular interest since they provide information concerning the founding and early history of the Society and include records maintained by Schmitt during his tenure as the organization's first President.

Schmitt's fifty-two-year career as a field worker and scientific expedition member is extensively illustrated in the expedition files. The records include diaries, field notes, station data, correspondence, manuscripts, reprints, publications, reports, newspaper clippings, financial records, photographs, notes, maps, and memorabilia collected by Schmitt. Records concerning his underwater photography field work with Harry Pederson are contained in a separate series.

Aside from his correspondence, Schmitt's personal activities and outside interests are best illustrated by records concerning his ideas and plans for easing traffic problems in Washington, D.C. Included is correspondence, newspaper articles by Schmitt, and hearing statements that outline his plans for a commuter railroad.

The papers include a large group of photographs, slides, movies, lantern slides, and tape recordings made and collected by Schmitt. Included are photographs of Schmitt, scientific colleagues, and Smithsonian and USNM associates; early underwater photographs taken by William Harding Longley at Tortugas, Florida; slides, movies, lantern slides, and tape recordings made on expeditions; and a tape recording of the "Remembrance to Waldo LaSalle Schmitt" held at the National Museum of Natural History in 1978.

The papers also include diaries and notebooks mostly concerning USNM business, but also containing entries made on expeditions; records dealing with the republication of Schmitt's book Crustaceans; files on his research project "The American Commensal Crabs of the Family Pinnotheridae"; manuscripts, speeches, and publications of Schmitt; biographical materials, compiled by Schmitt on his mentor, Mary Jane Rathbun; records, collected by Schmitt, on Robert A. Bartlett and the Bartlett Arctic Expeditions; a transcript of an oral history interview of Schmitt; and awards, diplomas, and citations received by Schmitt.

Additional material in the Smithsonian Archives that relates to Schmitt can be found in the records of the Division of Marine Invertebrates, United States National Museum (Record Units 233 and 235) and its successor, the Division of Crustacea, National Museum of Natural History (Record Unit 307), and the records of the Departments of Biology and Zoology, United States National Museum (Record Units 143, 242, and 243).
Historical Note:
Waldo LaSalle Schmitt (1887-1977) was born in Washington, D.C. He developed an early interest in natural history, studying the flora and fauna of the District of Columbia and nearby Maryland. He received the B.S. degree from George Washington University in 1913; the M.A. degree from the University of California in 1916; and his Ph.D. from George Washington University in 1922. In 1948, he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Southern California.

Schmitt began his career in government service in 1907 as an Aide in Economic Botany for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He served in that position until 1910 when he was appointed Scientific Aide in the Division of Marine Invertebrates of the United States National Museum (USNM). At USNM, he became acquainted with Mary Jane Rathbun and began to develop his interest in the study of crustacea. From 1911 to 1914, Schmitt served on the staff of the United States Bureau of Fisheries as Scientific Assistant and Naturalist aboard the Albatross during its cruises along the west coast of America and Alaska. Crustacean collections surveys made on the Albatross provided the material for Schmitt's M.A. thesis, "The Marine Decapod Crustacea of California." In 1915, Schmitt returned to the United States National Museum as Assistant Curator in the Division of Marine Invertebrates. From 1915 to 1920, he also served as part-time instructor of Zoology at George Washington University. In 1920, Schmitt was named Curator of the Division of Marine Invertebrates and remained in that capacity until 1943 when he was appointed Head Curator of the Department of Biology. The Department of Biology was split into the Departments of Zoology and Botany in 1947, with Schmitt as Head Curator of Zoology. Upon his retirement in 1957, Schmitt was named Honorary Research Associate and continued his association with the Smithsonian Institution until his death on 5 August 1977.

Schmitt participated in numerous biological expeditions and field trips during his career. Under the auspices of the United States Bureau of Fisheries, he spent the summer of 1918 studying the life history of the spiny lobster at the Scripps Institution, La Jolla, California. During the summers of 1924 and 1925, Schmitt was at the Carnegie Institution's Marine Laboratory at Tortugas, Florida, surveying the crustacean fauna of the area, identifying crustaceans found in the stomachs of fishes, and taking underwater photographs. He also participated in field work at Tortugas during the summers of 1930, 1931, and 1932. In 1925, Schmitt was awarded the Smithsonian's Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship "for the study of the fauna of countries other than the United States." The scholarship enabled him to collect marine invertebrates along the east coast of South America from August to December, 1925, and on the west coast from August 1926 to May 1927.

During the years 1933 to 1935, Schmitt was a member of three expeditions to the Galapagos Islands sponsored by G. Allan Hancock of Los Angeles, California. While on these trips, Schmitt became acquainted with a group of utopian colonists on Florena Island in the Galapagos, who attracted considerable attention in the world press by their intrigues and mysterious behavior. As a guest of G. Huntington Hartford, he explored and collected in the West Indies on the Smithsonian-Hartford West Indies Expedition of 1937. In 1938, Schmitt was chosen by the White House to accompany President Franklin D. Roosevelt as Naturalist on the Presidential Cruise to Clipperton, Cocos, and the Galapagos Islands. In 1939, Schmitt was a member of the Hancock South America Expedition and he served as the Biologist in charge of field operations on the first United States Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska King Crab Investigation in 1940. During 1941 and 1942, Schmitt spent time on special detail with the United States Navy investigating the possibility of establishing a biological station in the Galapagos Islands. In 1943, he visited South America, under the auspices of the State Department, for the purpose of strengthening relations between United States and Latin American scientists.

In 1955, the Smithsonian Institution began an association with J. Bruce Bredin of Wilmington, Delaware, that produced several scientific expeditions. In that year, Schmitt headed the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition. From 1956 to 1960, Schmitt led Bredin sponsored expeditions to the Caribbean (1956, 1958, 1959), the Society Islands (1957), and the Yucatan (1960). Sponsored by a grant from the Office of Naval Research, Schmitt spent the summers of 1961 and 1962 with Harry Pederson photographing the coral reef fauna of the Bahama Islands. Schmitt's last expedition was in 1962-1963, when he served as a member of the Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey of the United States Antarctic Research Program. During the survey, Schmitt collected over 29,000 specimens, which were added to the collections of the National Museum of Natural History. In recognition of his contributions to the United States Antarctic Research Program, the Board of Geographic Names designated a 30 mile ice-covered series of outcrops at the base of the Antarctic Peninsula, Schmitt Mesa.

Schmitt's primary field of zoological investigation was carcinology, with special emphasis on the decapod crustaceans (the order that includes crabs, lobsters, and shrimp). His bibliography consists of more than seventy titles. A member of numerous professional organizations, Schmitt was active in the founding of the Society of Systematic Zoology and served as president in 1948. He was also president of the Washington Academy of Sciences in 1947. Schmitt was a trustee of the Bear's Bluff Laboratories, the International Oceanographic Foundation, and the Serological Museum of Rutgers University.

For additional biographical information on Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, see Richard E. Blackwelder, The Zest for Life, or Waldo Had a Pretty Good Run: The Life of Waldo LaSalle Schmitt (Lawrence, Kansas: The Allen Press, Inc., 1979); Fenner A. Chace, Jr., "Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 25 June 1887 - 5 August 1977," Crustaceana, 1978, vol. 34, pt. 1, pp. 83-90; and John Sherwood, "Uncle Waldo Still Hears the Call of Crustaceans," The Washington Star, January 11, 1977.
Chronology:
June 25, 1887 -- Born in Washington, D.C.

1907-1910 -- Aide in Economic Botany, United States Department of Agriculture

1910 -- Scientific Aide, Division of Marine Invertebrates, United States National Museum (February-September)

1911 -- Scientific Assistant, Bureau of Fisheries Expedition to Lower California aboard the Albatross (February-May)

1911 -- Scientific Assistant, Bureau of Fisheries Chignik (Alaska) Biological Survey aboard the Albatross and the Star of Alaska (May-September)

1912-1914 -- Scientific Assistant, Bureau of Fisheries Survey of San Francisco Bay aboard the Albatross (various trips)

1913 -- Bachelor of Science, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

1914 -- Naturalist in charge of biological activities, Bureau of Fisheries Halibut Survey of Washington and Oregon aboard the Albatross (April-May, August-September)

1914 -- Assistant, Bureau of Fisheries Olympia Oyster Beds Survey (June-August)

1914 -- Married Alvina Stumm (November 19)

1915-1920 -- Assistant Curator, Division of Marine Invertebrates, USNM

1915-1920 -- Instructor in Zoology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

1916 -- Master of Arts, University of California, Berkeley

1918 -- Bureau of Fisheries Spiny Lobster Investigations aboard the Albacore out of La Jolla, California (June-August)

1920-1943 -- Curator, Division of Marine Invertebrates, USNM

1921 -- The Marine Decapod Crustacea of California..., University of California Publications in Zoology, volume 23

1922 -- Ph.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

1924 -- Field work at Carnegie Marine Laboratory, Dry Tortugas, Florida (summer)

1925 -- Field work at Carnegie Marine Laboratory, Dry Tortugas, Florida (summer)

1925 -- Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the East Coast of South America (August-December)

1926-1927 -- Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the West Coast of South America, including the Falkland Islands, Deception Island, and Juan Fernandez Islands (August 1926-May 1927)

1930 -- Field work at Carnegie Marine Laboratory, Dry Tortugas, Florida (summer)

1931 -- Crustaceans. Smithsonian Scientific Series, volume 10

1931 -- Field work at Carnegie Marine Laboratory, Dry Tortugas, Florida (summer)

1932 -- Field work at Carnegie Marine Laboratory, Dry Tortugas, Florida (summer)

1933 -- Hancock Pacific-Galapagos Expedition I aboard the Velero III (January-March)

1933-1934 -- Hancock Pacific-Galapagos Expedition II aboard the Velero III (December 1933-March 1934)

1934-1935 -- Hancock Pacific-Galapagos Expedition III aboard the Velero III (November 1934-February 1935)

1937 -- Smithsonian-Hartford West Indies Expedition aboard the Joseph Conrad (March-May)

1938 -- Presidential Cruise to the Galapagos aboard the U.S.S. Houston (July-August)

1939 -- Hancock South America Expedition aboard the Velero III (March-May)

1940 -- Biologist in charge of field operations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska King Crab Investigation (August-December)

1941 -- United States Navy Trip to the Galapagos (April)

1942 -- United States Navy Trip to the Galapagos (June-July)

1943 -- United States Department of State Trip to South America (April-June)

1943-1947 -- Head Curator, Department of Biology, USNM

1947 -- President, Washington Academy of Sciences

1947-1957 -- Head Curator, Department of Zoology, USNM

1948 -- Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Southern California

1948 -- Society of Systematic Zoology formed with Schmitt as first President

1954 -- Applied Systematics. Smithsonian Report for 1953

1955 -- Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition (March-June)

1956 -- Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition I (March-April)

1957 -- Smithsonian-Bredin Society Islands Expedition (April-May)

1957 -- Retirement from USNM

1957-1977 -- Research Associate, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History

1958 -- Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition II (March-May)

1959 -- Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition III (March-May)

1960 -- Smithsonian-Bredin Yucatan Expedition (March-May)

1961-1962 -- Underwater photography field work with Harry Pederson in the Bahamas

1962-1963 -- Palmer Peninsula Survey, U.S. Antarctic Research Program (November 1962-March 1963)

1965 -- Crustaceans. Republished by University of Michigan Press

1968 -- "Schmitt Mesa" designated in Antarctica by Board of Geographic Names

1976 -- Death of Alvina Schmitt

August 5, 1977 -- Death

1978 -- "Remembrance to Waldo LaSalle Schmitt," memorial meeting at the National Museum of Natural History
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Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7231, Waldo L. Schmitt Papers
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