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Richard E. Blackwelder Oral History Interview

Creator::
Blackwelder, Richard E., interviewee  Search this
Extent:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1978
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 student on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Blackwelder was interviewed for the Oral History Collection to document his career in entomology and his role in the founding of the Society of Systematic Zoology.
Descriptive Entry:
Blackwelder was interviewed by Pamela M. Henson on January 17, 1978. The interview covers Blackwelder's education; field work in the West Indies; his career with the USDA, American Museum of Natural History, USNM, St. John Fisher College, and Southern Illinois University; his research interests; the SSZ; and his colleagues. The interview focuses on his years in the Division of Insects, USNM, his curatorial duties, research on Staphylinidae, his colleagues, relations with the USDA staff, and USNM administration. Blackwelder discusses the founding of the SSZ, his role in its development, and relations between the SSZ and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and other zoological societies. Blackwelder reminisces extensively about his friend and colleague, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, Head Curator of Biology in the USNM and a founder of the SSZ.
Historical Note:
Richard Eliot Blackwelder (1909-2001), received the B.A. (1931) and Ph.D. (1934) in zoology from Stanford University. From 1935 to 1938, he conducted entomological field work in the West Indies with the Smithsonian's Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship. He then worked briefly for the White-Fringed Beetle Identification Unit, Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) before accepting an Assistant Curatorship in Entomology at the American Museum of Natural History in 1938.

In 1940 Blackwelder joined the staff of the United States National Museum (USNM) as an Assistant Curator in the Division of Insects and in 1942 advanced to Associate Curator. His research specialty was the morphology, classification, and nomenclature of the family Staphylinidae. During World War II, Blackwelder worked in electronics research and development while on leave from the museum. After the war he returned to the Division of Insects and was active in the development of the Society of Systematic Zoology (SSZ), as Secretary-Treasurer from 1949 to 1960, President in 1961, and Editor of its journal, Systematic Zoology.

In 1954 Blackwelder left the USNM and pursued his broader research interests in the principles of zoology. From 1956 to 1958 he was an Associate Professor at St. John Fisher College, and from 1965 until his retirement in 1977 was Professor of Zoology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Biology -- Classification  Search this
Records of meetings, organizations, and professional societies  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9517, Richard E. Blackwelder Oral History Interview
Identifier:
Record Unit 9517
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Richard E. Blackwelder Oral History Interview
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9517

Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens

Creator::
United States. General Land Office  Search this
Extent:
0.43 cu. ft. (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1868-1872
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a one volume catalogue of minerals, rocks, and natural history specimens from Western and Midwestern territories maintained by the General Land Office.
Topic:
Middle West  Search this
Minerals  Search this
Geology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-178, United States, General Land Office, Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens
Identifier:
Accession 84-178
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Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa84-178

Box 1

Collection Creator::
United States. General Land Office  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-178, United States, General Land Office, Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens
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Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa84-178-refidd1e167

Catalogue of rocks, minerals, and natural history specimens from Western and Midwestern territories maintained by the General Land Office

Collection Creator::
United States. General Land Office  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-178, United States, General Land Office, Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens
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Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens
Catalogue of Rocks, Minerals, and Natural History Specimens / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa84-178-refidd1e174

Volume 1 1860-1868, "Journal of Facts in Natural History; partially indexed record of Walsh's study of behavior and habitats of insects in the region of his home; frequent, careful descriptions of anatomy, coloration, and diet of captured species; ofte...

Collection Creator::
Walsh, Benjamin Dann, 1808-1869  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7123, Benjamin Dann Walsh Field Notebooks
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Benjamin Dann Walsh Field Notebooks
Benjamin Dann Walsh Field Notebooks / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Space and Facilities Files

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
circa 1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of photographs of the installation of cabinets at the Smithsonian Institution, Museum Support Center. The Museum Support Center officially opened on May 16, 1983. Some individuals are identified.
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum storage facilities  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-002, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations, Space and Facilities Files
Identifier:
Accession 20-002
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Space and Facilities Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa20-002

Box 1

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-002, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations, Space and Facilities Files
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Cabinet installation at the Museum Support Center, circa 1983 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-002, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Facilities Operations, Space and Facilities Files
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Space and Facilities Files
Space and Facilities Files / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa20-002-refidd1e181

Website Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2017
Descriptive Entry:
The Department of Anthropology website, crawled May 11, 2017, includes information about collections, staff, staff publications, research, and training programs as well as online exhibitions. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Research  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-049, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-049
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-049

Website Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Place:
Green River Formation
Date:
2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a section of the Department of Paleobiology website dedicated to the Green River fossil collections as it existed on June 9, 2017. It includes information about the collections and their history as well as selected images of the specimens. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Fossils  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-050, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-050
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-050

Electronic Records

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-049, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-049-refidd1e217

Department of Anthropology website, crawled May 11, 2017

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Container:
Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-049, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
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Website Records
Website Records / Electronic Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-049-refidd1e225

Electronic Records

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-050, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-050-refidd1e192

Green River Fossil Collections section of the Department of Paleobiology website, crawled June 9, 2017

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Container:
Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-050, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
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Website Records
Website Records / Electronic Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-050-refidd1e200

Website Records

Topic:
NMNH Geosciences (Newsletter)
Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website for the Department of Mineral Sciences as it existed on June 27, 2017. The website includes information about research, collections, exhibitions, seminars, facilities, and staff. In addition, it includes references to standards and the newsletter, "NMNH Geosciences." Detailed collections information is not included in this accession. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Minerals  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Gems  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-046, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-046
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-046

Website Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a section of the National Museum of Natural History website devoted to the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Program as it existed on March 7, 2017. The website includes information about the program and related research, scholarly events, publications, and news as well as a printable board game. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Research  Search this
Special events  Search this
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Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-048, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-048
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-048

Electronic Records

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-046, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-046-refidd1e211

Department of Mineral Sciences website, crawled June 27, 2017

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Container:
Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-046, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
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Website Records
Website Records / Electronic Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-046-refidd1e219

Electronic Records

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-048, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-048-refidd1e195

Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Program section of the National Museum of Natural History website, crawled March 7, 2017

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Container:
Electronic Records
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-048, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
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Website Records
Website Records / Electronic Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-048-refidd1e203

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