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Scyllarus sp.

Expedition:
Naga Expedition  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, South China Sea  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Slide
Stage:
phyllosoma
Place:
North Pacific Ocean
Common name:
Slipper Lobsters
Published Name:
Scyllarus sp.
Other Numbers:
slide number : 283
USNM Number:
210183
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/334d1bc97-0dfe-418a-b309-7c7f49ba5480
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edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_164913

Lessons from the Panama Oil Spill

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-07-16T22:50:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of Natural History
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smithsonianNMNH
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Vision Tester, Inflight, Gemini V and VII

Manufacturer:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Visibility Laboratory  Search this
Materials:
Anodized Aluminum
Plastic
Rubber
Glass
Steel
Cadmium Plating
Coating
Aluminum
Dimensions:
3-D: 24.8 × 12.1 × 5.4cm (9 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 2 1/8 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Medical
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19740522000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv975c2273b-48bb-4263-81cd-ead755122cd9
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edanmdm:nasm_A19740522000
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Card, Inflight Vision Test, Gemini VII

Title:
Testing Vision in Orbit
Manufacturer:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Visibility Laboratory  Search this
Materials:
Wood, Plastic, Felt, Adhesive, Ink, Copper Alloy
Dimensions:
3-D (Base): 12.2 x 7 x 4.1cm (4 13/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)
3-D (Plastic Card Encasement): 6.4 x 0.8 x 8.9cm (2 1/2 x 5/16 x 3 1/2 in.)
Overall: 0.2kg (0.4lb.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19740524000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d83fbd6f-bd52-4ee6-91c7-b89ecd78616b
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1908)

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa mid-1900s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Esther McCoy papers
Esther McCoy papers / Series 9: Photographs and Slides / 9.2: Architects / Gill, Irving
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Outreach

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1975-1978
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 2: Education Programs / 2.2: Feminist Studio Workshop
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref557
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KidSat Welcoming Packet

Collection Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Sally K. Ride Papers / Series 5: Sally Ride STEM Education Projects / 5.1: KidSat/EarthKAM Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2014-0025-ref448
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Ride's EarthKAM Notes and Lecture Transparencies

Collection Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Sally K. Ride Papers / Series 5: Sally Ride STEM Education Projects / 5.1: KidSat/EarthKAM Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2014-0025-ref479
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Ride's Notes for Speeches on Climate Change

Collection Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 38, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Sally K. Ride Papers / Series 6: Space and Stem Education Advocacy / 6.1: Space Advocacy / 6.1.2: Space Advocacy Speeches
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Resumes and Publication Lists for Ride

Collection Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Sally K. Ride Papers / Series 9: Miscellaneous
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2014-0025-ref713

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1970-1972

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-060, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Conservation of Endangered Species Videohistory Collection

Extent:
13 videotapes (Reference copies). 39 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Transcripts
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Panama
Date:
1990
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when recording people at work in environments, explaining artifacts, demonstrating process, or in group discussion. The experimental program recorded projects that reflected the Institution's concern with the conduct of contemporary science and technology.

Smithsonian historians participated in the program to document visual aspects of their on-going historical research. Projects covered topics in the physical and biological sciences as well as in technological design and manufacture. To capture site, process, and interaction most effectively, projects were taped in offices, factories, quarries, laboratories, observatories, and museums. Resulting footage was duplicated, transcribed, and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Archives for scholarship, education, and exhibition. The collection is open to qualified researchers.
Descriptive Entry:
Pamela M. Henson, Historian for the Smithsonian Institution Archives, conducted videotaped interviews with scientists and researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama and the National Zoological Park (NZP) at its Washington, D.C. park, and Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, Virginia, to document two of the Institution's endangered species programs.

This collection consists of thirteen interview sessions, separated into two collection divisions, totaling approximately 13:10 hours of recordings and 225 pages of transcript. There is also a supplementary set of interview sessions, comprised of 4:00 hours of recordings. There is no transcription for these supplemental sessions.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Participants from STRI included researchers who employed a variety of approaches to the study and preservation of tropical biosystems. John H. Christy received his B.S. in biology from Lewis and Clark College in 1970, and his Ph.D. in population ecology and animal behavior from Cornell University in 1980. From 1978 to 1983 he served both as a research assistant and assistant professor at the University of South Carolina. He came to STRI in 1983 as a visiting research scholar and remained as a researcher until 1987, when he assumed the position of biologist. In 1988, he was appointed assistant director for marine research. At STRI, he focused his research on the reproductive behavior of crabs.

After receiving his B.S. in biochemistry and zoology in 1972 from the James Cook University of North Queensland (JCUNQ), Australia, Norman C. Duke worked as a technical officer for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries Branch. From 1974 to 1989 he worked with the Australian Institute of Marine Science, first as a technical officer and later as an experimental scientist, overseeing the design and implementation of studies about mangrove plants. During this time he completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in botany at JCUNQ, in 1984 and 1988 respectively. In 1989, he accepted the position of mangrove ecologist for STRI's Oil Spill Project to study the effects of recent oil spills on Panamanian mangrove forests.

Robin Foster became a biologist with STRI in 1978, and also held concurrent positions as senior ecologist at Conservation International and research associate in the Department of Botany at the Field Museum of Natural History. He was awarded his B.A. in biology from Dartmouth College in 1966, and his Ph.D. in botany from Duke University in 1974. From 1972-1980 he served as an Assistant Professor of biology at University of Chicago. In 1980, with Stephen Hubbell, Foster embarked on a long term study of forest dynamics on a fifty-hectare plot on BCI.

After receiving a B.S. in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1970 and a Ph.D. in ecology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1976, Brian D. Keller served as a Research Oceanographer for the Scripps Institute of Oceanography from 1976 to 1979. From 1980 to 1984 he was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biology at Yale University. In 1984 he accepted the position of acting head of the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and served as Assistant Head from 1985 to 1986. In 1987, Keller joined STRI as project manager for the Oil Spill Project.

Gilberto Ocana joined STRI in 1980 as Superintendent of the Barro Colorado Nature Monument. He was awarded his B.S. from the Ecole Nationale d'Agriculture in Alger, Algeria, in 1955, and a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of California, Riverside, in 1967. Prior to his STRI appointment, he was a Professor of plant pathology in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Panama. At STRI, he began an experimental farm to develop alternatives to cattle ranching and slash and burn agriculture.

A. Stanley Rand received his B.A. from De Pauw University in 1955 and his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University in 1961. He served as Assistant Herpetologist at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard from 1961 to 1962, and as zoologist for the Secretary of Agriculture, Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 1962 to 1964. Rand came to STRI in 1964 as a herpetologist. From 1974 to 1979 he served as STRI assistant director, and was appointed senior biologist in 1979. His interest in the behavior and ecology of reptiles and amphibians led to pioneering studies of frog communications.

After receiving a B.S. from Queens College in 1959, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in biology from Harvard in 1961 and 1963, respectively, in 1965 Ira Rubinoff served as Assistant to the Curator of ichthyology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. Rubinoff arrived at STRI in 1965 to assume the positions of Biologist and Assistant Director for marine biology. He was appointed Director of STRI in 1973. His research interests include sea snakes, the biological implications of interoceanic canal construction, zoogeography of the Eastern Tropical Pacific, and preservation of tropical forests.

Alan P. Smith was awarded his B.A. from Earlham College in 1967, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University in 1970 and 1974, respectively. He joined STRI in 1974 as a staff scientist. Concurrently, from 1974 to 1981, he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, and from 1981 to 1988 he served in the same position at the University of Miami. In 1988, while continuing to serve as an adjunct professor of biology at the University of Miami, he assumed the position of Assistant Director for terrestrial research at STRI. Interested in the dynamics of tropical forests, Smith introduced the use of crane towers to study the forest canopy.

Nicholas D. Smythe joined STRI in 1970 as a biologist to study tropical mammals. He received his B.A. from University of British Columbia in 1963 and his Ph.D. from University of Maryland in 1970. His research at STRI focused on the paca and peccary, animals that are widely distributed in Latin America. In 1983, with a grant from the W. Alton Jones Foundation, Smythe began investigating the behavior and physiology of pacas in captivity with a view toward domesticating them to provide an alternative to cattle grazing.

In 1975, after receiving his Ph.D. in neurobiology and animal behavior from Cornell University in 1972, Donald M. Windsor joined STRI as a computer programmer and data analyst for the Environmental Monitoring Program. In 1990, he was appointed research biologist and coordinator of the Environmental Sciences Program. He has conducted extensive research on the ecological and genetic factors influencing the reproductive success of the wasp.

Rolando Perez, Dilia Santamaria, and Eduardo Sierra, students from the University of Panama, Hamilton W. Beltran Santiago and Ernesto Yallico, students from Peru, Zenith O. Batista, coordinator of the Tropical Forest Dynamics Project, Kaoru Kitajima Okada, STRI predoctoral fellow, Kevin P. Hogan, STRI visiting scientist, and Mirna Samaniego, a graduate in forestry from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, demonstrated scientific techniques used to study tropical plants. Todd Underwood, a student, demonstrated procedures for crab behavioral studies. Elias Gonzales, a Panamanian farmer participating in the experimental farm program, Arturo Cerezo, a faculty member from the School of Agriculture at the University of Panama, and Juvencio Trujillo, an agricultural assistant, showed how the Las Pavas experimental program actually operated.

National Zoological Park and Conservation and Research Center

Interviews conducted at both the NZP and CRC included staff members who participated in various programs to ensure species survival. Larry R. Collins received his B.A. in biology from Columbia Union College in 1965 and his M.S. in zoology from University of Maryland in 1973. He began his tenure with the NZP in 1967 as an animal keeper in the Scientific Research Division, and was appointed Supervisory Zoologist in that division in 1969. In 1972 he became Assistant Curator of the Department of Living Vertebrates at NZP, and from 1973 to 1975 he served as the Associate Curator for the Office of Animal Management. In 1975, Collins was appointed Mammal Curator at CRC.

Scott R. Derrickson completed his B.A. in biology in 1970 from Gettysburg College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in ecology and behavioral biology from University of Minnesota in 1975 and 1977, respectively. In 1977, he began work as a Research Behaviorist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and continued there until he was appointed Assistant Curator of ornithology at CRC in 1984. Later that same year, he was appointed Curator of ornithology. Since 1987, he has held that position concurrently with the position of Deputy Associate Director for Conservation and Captive Breeding.

Theodore H. Reed received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State College in 1945. He taught veterinary pathology there before working as Assistant State Veterinarian for Oregon from 1946 to 1948. Between 1948 and 1955 Reed maintained a private veterinary practice in Idaho and Oregon. While practicing with the Rose City Veterinary Hospital in Portland, Reed was called upon to work with the Portland Zoo's animal collection which led to his career in exotic animal studies and zoo administration. Reed was appointed as a veterinarian for NZP in 1955. He became acting director of the NZP in 1956 and director in 1958. Reed retired from the directorship position in 1983.

Linwood R. Williamson received his B.S. in wildlife management from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in 1972. He came to CRC in 1978 and began working with birds, small mammals and hoofstock, as the Biotechnician in charge of the Ungulate Research Facilities.

For additional information on Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, National Zoological Park and Conservation Research Center, see the records of each bureau and oral history interviews of STRI researchers, administrators, game wardens, and neighbors, and of NZP administrators, located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Historical Note:
Scientific efforts to preserve endangered species have focused on either maintenance of a controlled population that ensures genetic diversity or protection of habitat that ensures viability of a population in the wild. The Smithsonian Institution has sponsored programs using both methods in the study and exhibition of the plant and animal kingdoms.

In 1923, the Institute for Research in Tropical America established a research laboratory on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in the Panama Canal Zone to investigate the flora and fauna of tropical America. In 1946, the laboratory was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution and was renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in 1966. Under Smithsonian aegis, STRI developed an extensive program of terrestrial and marine research on the tropical environment and special projects to find alternatives to tropical rainforest destruction and to study the effects of oil spills on the environment. In 1979, STRI assumed responsibility for the Barro Colorado Nature Monument, an extensive nature preserve which includes BCI and several surrounding peninsulas. STRI also built research facilities in Panama City and on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

The National Zoological Park was founded in 1889 in Washington, D.C., "for the advancement of science and the instruction and recreation of the people." Under the administration of Director Theodore H. Reed, a major renovation of the park was begun in 1963. Also during the 1960s, in response to rising concerns over endangered species, the NZP established a research department to study exotic animal physiology and behavior. In 1975, a separate facility for research, and animal breeding and rearing was established at Front Royal, Virginia, allowing the NZP to become an important part of the international Species Survival Program.
Topic:
Tropical biology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Ecology  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Conservation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9553, Conservation of Endangered Species Videohistory Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 9553
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Conservation of Endangered Species Videohistory Collection
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers

Creator::
Vaughan, Thomas Wayland, 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1908-1947 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of Vaughan's professional correspondence with American and foreign scientists concerning descriptions of fossil localities; the identification, description and exchange of specimens; research in coral foraminifera and oceanography; research conditions in Europe around the time of World War II; and the activities of scientific committees on which Vaughan served. Correspondence with detailed locality information has been flagged. Also included are writings, reports, correspondence, and notes by Vaughan and other scientists concerning specimen collections, analyses of core bottom samples, descriptions and lists of new species, activities of the Committee of Sedimentation of the National Research Council, and field notebooks, including photographs, of corals of the Bahamas and the Pacific Ocean. Additional field notebooks on corals are located in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.
Historical Note:
T. Wayland Vaughan (1870-1952), geologist and oceanographer, was educated at Tulane University, B.S., 1889; and Harvard University, A.B., 1893, A.M., 1894, and Ph.D., 1903. He began collecting fossils when he was an Instructor at Mount Lebanon College, Tennessee, from 1889 to 1892. From 1894 to 1903, he was an Assistant Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Between 1901 and 1923, Vaughan participated in several geological investigations of the West Indies and Puerto Rico which were sponsored by the USGS, the Smithsonian Institution, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and the United States Navy. The USGS and the Carnegie Institution also helped to finance his investigations of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states in cooperation with several state geological surveys and his investigations of the corals and coral reefs of the Bahamas. In 1924, Vaughan became Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a position which he held until his retirement in 1936. In addition, he was an Associate in Marine Sediments, 1924-1942, and Associate in Paleontology, 1942-1952, at the United States National Museum.

Vaughan's research focused on three areas of science: the study of corals and coral reefs; the investigation of larger foraminifera; and oceanography. He was an authority on the corals of the United States, eastern Mexico, the West Indies, and Panama. As an oceanographer, Vaughan was interested in sedimentology and physical and chemical oceanography. With his work on oceanography, Vaughan served as Chairman, 1919 to 1923, of the Committee on Sedimentation of the National Research Council's Division of Geology and Geography; Chairman, 1926 to 1935, of the Pacific Science Association's International Committee on the Oceanography of the Pacific; and member of the National Academy of Science's Committee on Oceanography. This last committee was largely responsible for the founding of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Vaughan held membership in numerous scientific and professional societies. In 1897 he was a delegate to the International Geological Congress in Russia, and between 1920 and 1936 he served as a delegate from the United States to six Pan-Pacific Science Congresses.
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Corals  Search this
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
Foraminifera  Search this
Oceanography  Search this
Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-124, Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers
Identifier:
Accession 99-124
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
Geological Survey. Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy  Search this
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1894-1956 and undated
Introduction:
The 1879 act establishing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) declares "And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, and fossils, and objects of natural history, archaeology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer needed for investigations in progress, shall be deposited in the National Museum." Many of the paleontologists affiliated with the USGS Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch have been stationed at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) to study and care for the national collections. This close working relationship between the USGS and the NMNH has resulted in the Smithsonian Archives acquiring records and special collections documenting paleontological work of the Survey and its scientists.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains records concerning the official work of the Section of Coastal Plain Investigations, United States Geological Survey (USGS), as well as papers documenting the paleontological research and professional activities of Lloyd William Stephenson and T. Wayland Vaughan. Apparently, when the Section of Coastal Plain Investigations was abolished in 1936, Stephenson took many of the old files with him to his new position as a Geologist with the Section of Paleontology and Stratigraphy. Therefore, materials prior to 1936 consist primarily of records documenting the geological work of the Section of Coastal Plain Investigations, USGS. Most of these records were created by Vaughan and Stephenson in their capacity as Section Chiefs. Smaller amounts of records were created by Section geologists including C. Wythe Cook, Julia A. Gardner, Watson H. Monroe, and Wendell P. Woodring. Material created after 1936 documents Stephenson's research on Cretaceous paleontology.

The majority of the collection consists of correspondence arranged in four separate series. Included is general correspondence which primarily documents Stephenson's official and professional activities, 1913-1956; correspondence (arranged by state) with paleontologists, state geologists, and economic geologists which mostly documents surveys and other work of the Section of Coastal Plain Investigations, 1907-1945; letters concerning Vaughan's research on fossil corals of Mexico, the West Indies, and South America, 1912-1933; and correspondence with paleontologists, museums, and universities concerning the identification, loan, and acquisition of invertebrate fossil specimens, 1913-1946.

The collection also contains material concerning the geology of Texas. Stephenson's work preparing part of the geological map of Texas is documented by correspondence, maps, and charts. Also included are various records concerning the examination of stratigraphic samples submitted by oil companies drilling prospecting wells in Texas.

Lastly the collection contains administrative records of the Section of Coastal Plain Investigations including personnel files and monthly reports; manuscripts written and reviewed by Stephenson; and collected geological charts.
Historical Note:
In 1907, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) established the Subsection of Coastal Plain Investigations within its Geologic Branch. In 1913, the name was changed to the Section of Coastal Plain Investigations. Working closely with the state geological surveys, the Section was responsible for the general study of the geology of the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains of the United States. Subjects of its investigations included physiography, stratigraphy, geologic structure, paleontology, sedimentology, and ground waters. In 1936, as a part of a reorganization of the USGS, the Section of Coastal Plain Investigations was merged with the Section of Paleontology and Stratigraphy under the latter name.

T. Wayland Vaughan (1870-1952) was appointed Geologist in charge of coastal plain investigations in 1907. He remained in charge of the Section until 1923 when he resigned to become Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Lloyd William Stephenson (1876-1962), who had served as Vaughan's assistant since 1907, was promoted to succeed him as Chief of the Section. Stephenson remained in the post until 1936 when the Section of Coastal Plain Investigations was abolished. From 1936 until his retirement in 1947, he served as a Geologist in the Section of Paleontology and Stratigraphy. After his retirement, Stephenson continued his research on Cretaceous paleontology with the USGS on a voluntary basis.

Other geologists on the staff of the Section of Coastal Plain Investigations included C. Wythe Cooke, 1910-1936; Julia A. Gardner, 1920-1936; Watson H. Monroe, 1930-1936; and Wendell P. Woodring, 1919-1936.
Topic:
Geologists  Search this
Geology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7327, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7327
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography (formerly Scripps Institution of Biological Research), general, 1922, 1939. Mostly concerns the return of microscope and equipment which Berry borrowed from the Institution while employed as a Research Assistant and ...

Collection Creator::
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman), 1887-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7335, S. Stillman Berry Papers
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S. Stillman Berry Papers
S. Stillman Berry Papers / Series 1: Scientific Correspondence and Related Material, 1903-1984, and undated. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers

Creator::
Vaughan, Thomas Wayland, 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Maps
Scientific illustrations
Date:
1902
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of field notes of Thomas Wayland Vaughan (1870-1952), a geologist and oceanographer with the United States Geological Survey, the United States National Museum, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His research focused on the study of corals and coral reefs, the investigation of larger foraminifera, and oceanography. Materials also include scientific illustrations and maps.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Research  Search this
Corals  Search this
Oceanography  Search this
Oceanographers  Search this
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
Foraminifera  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Maps
Scientific illustrations
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-033, Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers
Identifier:
Accession 16-033
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Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-033

Hydrographic Relief Globe (editorial consultant S. M. Smith of Scripps Institute of Oceanography)

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e1331

Faughn, J. L., Captain, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e747

Under Secretary for Science: Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-494, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-494-refidd1e3273

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
E. Yale Dawson Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE FILES, 1934-1966. / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e5011

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