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Challenging Science as Usual: Women's Participation in American Natural History Museum Work, 1870-1950

Author:
Madsen-Brooks, Leslie  Search this
Subject:
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Eastwood, Alice  Search this
Chase, Agnes 1869-1963  Search this
Maxwell, Martha  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 29; Page numbers: 11-38
Place:
United States
Date:
Summer 2009
Topic:
Carcinology  Search this
Women Scientists  Search this
Women--Employees  Search this
Women  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Museums--History  Search this
Museums  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13527

Smithsonian Institution Building Great Hall Offices

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building Great Hall  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1903
Topic:
Balconies  Search this
Curators  Search this
Galleries  Search this
Offices  Search this
Interiors  Search this
Microscopes  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Research--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Women  Search this
Standard number:
16983 or 16853 or 18938 or AI-18938
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9246

The aquatic resources of the Hawaiian islands

Contributor:
Jordan, David Starr 1851-1931  Search this
Evermann, Barton Warren 1853-1932  Search this
Gilbert, Charles H (Charles Henry) 1859-1928  Search this
Cobb, John N (John Nathan) 1868-1930  Search this
Fisher, Walter K (Walter Kenrick) 1878-1953  Search this
True, Frederick W (Frederick William) 1858-1914  Search this
Richardson, Harriet  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Nutting, Charles Cleveland 1858-1927  Search this
Ortmann, A. E (Arnold Edward) 1863-1927  Search this
Coe, Wesley R (Wesley Roswell) 1869-1960  Search this
Mayor, Alfred Goldsborough 1868-1922  Search this
Treadwell, Aaron L (Aaron Louis) 1866-1947  Search this
Illustrator:
Atkinson, W. S. active 1905-1906  Search this
Baldwin, A. H (Albertus Hutchinson) 1865-1944  Search this
Brown, Anna L. active 1905-1906  Search this
Hudson, Charles B (Charles Bradford) 1865-1939  Search this
Hudson, R. L. active 1905-1906  Search this
Morita, Kako 1870-1931  Search this
Shimada, Sekko active 1890-1925  Search this
Starks, Chloe Lesley 1866-1952  Search this
Author:
Albatross (Steamer)  Search this
Sponsor:
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes illustrations, plates (part color) folded map. 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1905
1906
Topic:
Fishes  Search this
Fisheries  Search this
Marine animals  Search this
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL636.5.H3 J82 1905
QL636.5.H3J82 1905
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_290744

Mary Jane Rathbun Appointed Curator of Marine Invertebrates

Subject:
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Place:
Woods Hole (Mass.)
Date:
1894
Topic:
Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Carcinology  Search this
Women--Employees  Search this
Women Scientists  Search this
Women  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14853

Mary Jane Rathbun and Waldo LaSalle Schmitt

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 9 3/8w x 7h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
Unknown, perhaps 1920s
Topic:
Carcinology  Search this
Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
Women--Employees  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Women Scientists  Search this
Employees  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Women  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Standard number:
78-1218
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9849

Waldo Schmitt and Luedenwaldt

Author:
Unknown (street vendor)  Search this
Subject:
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology (Echinoderms)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 3.5w x 5.5h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Card photograph
Type:
Card photograph
Group
Place:
Brazil
South America
Date:
1925
Topic:
Luedenwaldt, Dr  Search this
Field trips  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Postcard  Search this
Expeditions  Search this
Standard number:
94-12233
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9772

Mary Jane Rathbun at Woods Hole

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bush, Katherine J  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.)  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Woods Hole (Mass.)
Date:
1890
Topic:
Bush, Charlotte  Search this
Edwards, Eloise  Search this
Field Work  Search this
Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
Marine biology  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Women  Search this
Standard number:
78-10629
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9215

Mary Jane Rathbun Working with Specimens

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4 1/2w x 3 3/8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
c. 1930s?
Topic:
Carcinology  Search this
Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Women--Employees  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Women Scientists  Search this
Employees  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Women  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-0710 or 97-3497
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9848

Agency history, 1880-1965

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Subject:
Benedict, James E (James Everard) 1854-1940  Search this
Chace, Fenner Albert  Search this
Illg, Paul L  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M  Search this
Bowman, Thomas E  Search this
Manning, Raymond B (Raymond Brendan) 1934-2000  Search this
Jones, Meredith L  Search this
Hope, W. Duane 1935-  Search this
Barnard, J. Laurens (Jerry Laurens) 1928-1991  Search this
Cressey, Roger F. 1930-  Search this
Kornicker, Louis S. 1919-  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
Squires, Donald Fleming  Search this
Pettibone, Marian H  Search this
Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-  Search this
Cutress, Charles E. Jr  Search this
Shoemaker, Clarence R  Search this
Wilson, Mildred S  Search this
Stimpson, William 1832-1872  Search this
Verrill, A. E (Addison Emery) 1839-1926  Search this
Chicago Academy of Sciences  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Yale University  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Echinoderms  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Zoology  Search this
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1880
1880-1965
Topic:
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00027
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218046

Mary Jane Rathbun (1860-1943)

Creator:
Pearce, John Howard  Search this
Subject:
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1927
Topic:
Women scientists  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2095]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306407

Correspondence, 1861-1962

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Subject:
Benedict, James E (James Everard) 1854-1940  Search this
Chace, Fenner Albert  Search this
Illg, Paul L  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M  Search this
Bowman, Thomas E  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
Cutress, Charles E. Jr  Search this
Shoemaker, Clarence R  Search this
Wilson, Mildred S  Search this
Physical description:
46.56 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1861
1861-1962
Topic:
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00132
See more items in:
Correspondence 1861-1962 [United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218048

Against All Odds: Pioneering Women at the Smithsonian, 1846-1930

Author:
Henson, Pamela M 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Chase, Agnes 1869-1963  Search this
Cochran, Doris Mable  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Topic:
SI, Early History  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Anthropological museums and collections  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3209

Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940

Author:
Rossiter, Margaret W  Search this
Subject:
Comstock, Anna Botsford  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe 1850-1915  Search this
Bush, Katherine J  Search this
Smith, Erminnie  Search this
Bascom, Florence  Search this
Glass, Jewel  Search this
Knopf, Eleanora Bliss  Search this
Gardner, Julia  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States Geological Survey (USGS)  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Date:
1982
Topic:
Women  Search this
Publisher:
Baltimore The Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3495

'Uncle Waldo' Still Hears the Call of Crustaceans

Author:
Sherwood, John  Search this
Subject:
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Date:
Tuesday, January 11, 1977
Topic:
Women  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, DC
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3512

Women's Contributions to Carcinology

Author:
McLaughlin, Patsy A  Search this
Co-author:
Gilchrist, Sandra  Search this
Editor:
Truesdale, Frank  Search this
Subject:
Boone, Lee  Search this
Richardson, Harriet  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Physical description:
pgs. 165-205(?)
Date:
1993
Topic:
Carcinology  Search this
Isopoda  Search this
Crabs  Search this
Crustacea  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Biography  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Publisher:
Rotterdam, Netherlands; Brookfield, VT A.A. Balkema
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3765

Determined Rathbun Woman Was World-Famous Scientist

Editor:
Rathbun, Frank H  Search this
Subject:
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 2 Page numbers: 35 & 46
Date:
July 1983
Topic:
Marine biology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Biography  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Crustacea  Search this
Carcinology  Search this
Crabs  Search this
Publisher:
Fairfax VA: Rathbun Family Association
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3899

Richard Rathbun Launched Wright Brothers' Research

Editor:
Rathbun, Frank H  Search this
Subject:
Evans, William T. 1843-1918  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Benjamin, Marcus 1857-1932  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Johnston, Harriet Lane 1830-1903  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building Children's Room  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 3; Page numbers: 36-37 & 42
Place:
South America
Date:
July 1984
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Biography  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Publisher:
Fairfax, VA: Rathbun Family Association
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3900

Mary Jane Rathbun Papers

Creator::
Rathbun, Mary Jane, 1860-1943  Search this
Extent:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1886-1938 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of Mary Jane Rathbun document her career as a carcinologist and consist of correspondence, 1894-1938; manuscripts; research material; photographs; and an autobiographical memoir.
Historical Note:
Mary Jane Rathbun (1860-1943) was born in Buffalo, New York. Educated in the public schools of Buffalo, she became interested in zoology through her brother Richard. A staff member of the United States Fish Commission (and later an assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institution), Richard Rathbun introduced his sister to the Commission and its work at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. She worked for the Fish Commission, on a voluntary basis, during the summers from 1881 to 1884. In 1884, she was appointed to a salaried position as clerk with the Fish Commission, where she remained until 1886, when she joined the staff of the United States National Museum (USNM) as copyist in the Department of Marine Invertebrates. Rathbun was promoted to aid in 1893, second assistant curator in 1894, and assistant curator in 1907. She resigned in 1914 so that her salary could be used to hire another assistant curator. After her resignation, she was given the honorary title associate in zoology and continued her work on the invertebrate collections in the USNM. In 1916, Rathbun received an honorary M.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and the following year received an honorary doctorate from the George Washington University.

Rathbun's primary zoological interest was the study of crustacea, particularly the crabs, both recent and fossil. Her bibliography numbered 158 titles, with her most important works being four monographs on the grapsoid, spider, cancroid, and oxystomatous crabs of America, published as Bulletins of the United States National Museum between 1918 and 1939.
Topic:
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Crustacea  Search this
Carcinology  Search this
Carcinologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7256, Mary Jane Rathbun Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7256
See more items in:
Mary Jane Rathbun Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7256

Box 3

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Mary Jane, 1860-1943  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7256, Mary Jane Rathbun Papers
See more items in:
Mary Jane Rathbun Papers
Mary Jane Rathbun Papers / Series 2: MANUSCRIPTS, 1923-1937. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7256-refidd1e1014

"New Species of Fossil Decapod Crustaceans from California." Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, vol. 19, pp. 469-472, 1929.

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Mary Jane, 1860-1943  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7256, Mary Jane Rathbun Papers
See more items in:
Mary Jane Rathbun Papers
Mary Jane Rathbun Papers / Series 2: MANUSCRIPTS, 1923-1937. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7256-refidd1e1021

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