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Ecology Program Records

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Environmental Sciences  Search this
Extent:
11.5 cu. ft. (23 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
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Date:
1965-1973
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of files documenting the operation of the Smithsonian Office of Ecology (SOE), 1965-1970, and its successor, the Ecology Program of the Office of Environmental Sciences (OES), 1970-1973. The records were created primarily by administrators Buechner, 1965-1968; Wallen, 1969; and Jenkins, 1970-1973. They include organizational files, 1965-1973; administrative records, 1965-1973, including material concerning the development of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology (after 1970, the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies) and the Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program; project files, 1965-1973, including records documenting projects conducted as part of the International Program in Ecology; and files of Lee Merriam Talbot, 1965-1971.
Historical Note:
The history of the Ecology Program of the Office of Environmental Sciences can be traced to July 1, 1965, when the Smithsonian Office of Ecology (SOE) was created to assist in expanding the research opportunities of Smithsonian scientists and to aid in the coordination of ecological activities with other government agencies. From its creation until 1966, the SOE was an administrative unit of the National Museum of Natural History. In 1966, administrative responsibility for the SOE was transferred to the Assistant Secretary for Science. The Smithsonian's environmental sciences programs were reorganized under the Office of Environmental Sciences (OES) in 1970. At that time, the SOE became the Ecology Program of the newly created OES. In 1973, OES was merged with the Office of International Activities to form the Office of International and Environmental Programs (OIEP). The Ecology Program came under the administrative control of OIEP. The Ecology Program was abolished in 1974.

Administrators of the Ecology Program of OES and its predecessor the SOE included Helmut K. Buechner, assistant director for ecology, 1965-1966, head, 1966-1968 (he also served as senior scientist, 1968-1971); Irvin Eugene Wallen, acting head, 1969; and Dale W. Jenkins, director, 1970-1973. Other staff included Lee Merriam Talbot, research biologist, 1965-1966, field representative, Ecology and Conservation, 1966-1967, deputy head and international field representative, 1968, resident ecologist, 1969-1971, and deputy director, 1972-1973; and Francis Raymond Fosberg, special assistant for tropical biology, 1965-1966.

Programs and bureaus under the administration of the Ecology Program of OES and its predecessor the SOE included the Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology (after 1970 the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies), 1965-1969; the Center for Natural Areas, 1972-1974; and the Peace Corps Environmental Program, 1972-1974.
Topic:
Coastal ecology  Search this
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Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
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Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 271
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Extent:
8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1961-1966
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., and Westinghouse Research Laboratories for the technical development of Celescope. Also included is similar material concerning SAO projects funded by contracts with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Air Force, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Harvard University.
Topic:
Astronomical observatories  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Identifier:
Record Unit 168
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Radio Meteor Research Program P-63-9-65

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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NASA grant NSG 563-09-015-007

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Proposal for a one-year continuation of a study of the decay and recovery of orbiting artificial space objects P-62-9-65

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Proposal for Support of a Two-year Integrated Program in Exobiology, Planetary Environments, and problems related to the Origin of Life (P33-11-64)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 10
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Proposal for Optical Study of Flare Stars (P69-2-66)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 10
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Proposal to Measure Lunar Craters from Ranger Series Photographs (P38-11-64)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 10
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NASA proposal P70-2-66

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 10
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Proposal for the Continuation of the Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (P49-3-65)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 10
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Specifications, Proposals, Agreements Relative to UV-sensitive tubes in Celescope project, 1961-1965 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Box 11

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Specifications for parts of Celescope project, 1961, 1963

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 11
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence and drawings from EMR Corp. to SI about Celescope project, 1963

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 11
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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EMR procurement documents and specifications relative to Uvicon, 1963 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 11
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Box 12

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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EMR proposal for Celescope, Vol. 1, technical, 1961; Vol 2, management, 1961 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 12
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Proposal for Extension of Satellite Optical Observations in the Western Pacific Area, proposal P61-8-65

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 12
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Perkin-Elmer, SI contract 716

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 12
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0168-refidd1e1178

SAO Miscellaneous correspondence, 1965

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts / Box 12
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