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Ecology Program Records

Extent:
11.5 cu. ft. (23 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Maps
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.
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Maps
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 271
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Ecology Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 13 Mediterranean Marine Sorting Center, 1967-1972

Container:
Box 6 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1006

Box 7

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1018

Folder 1 National Museum of Natural History, 1970-1973

Container:
Box 7 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1025

Folder 2 Office of Academic Programs, 1970-1973

Container:
Box 7 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1036

Folder 3 Office of Environmental Sciences, 1970-1973

Container:
Box 7 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1047

Folder 4 Planning, programming and policy, 1965-1969

Container:
Box 7 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1058

Folder 5 Ripley, S. Dillon, 1966-1967, 1970-1973

Container:
Box 7 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1070

Folders 6-7 Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, general, 1965-1968

Container:
Box 7 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1081

Box 8

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1093

Folders 1-3 Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, general, 1968-1973

Container:
Box 8 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1100

Folder 4 Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, committees, 1966-1968

Container:
Box 8 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1111

Folder 5 Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, "A Survey of Opportunities for Ecological Studies in Foreign Currency Countries," 1967-1969

Container:
Box 8 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1122

Box 9

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1134

Folders 1-2 Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, "A Survey of Opportunities for Ecological Studies in Foreign Currency Countries," 1967-1969

Container:
Box 9 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1141

Folder 3 Smithsonian Magazine, 1970-1971

Container:
Box 9 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1152

Folder 4 Smithsonian Monitoring Programs, 1971-1972

Container:
Box 9 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1163

Box 10

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1175

Folders 1-5 Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, 1970-1973

Container:
Box 10 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
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Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1182

Folder 6 Smithsonian Radiation Biological Laboratory, 1966-1972

Container:
Box 10 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 271, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Environmental Sciences, Ecology Program Records
See more items in:
Ecology Program Records
Ecology Program Records / Series 2: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, 1965-1973. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0271-refidd1e1193

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