This accession consists of field notes of Paul Bartsch (1871-1960), a zoologist in the United States National Museum Department of Zoology. Major expeditions include
the Albatross Philippine Expedition, the Johnson-Smithsonian Deep Sea Expedition to the West Indies, and the Smithsonian-Roebling Expedition to Cuba. Materials also include
correspondence, clippings, maps, reprints, scientific illustrations, and photographs. Items dating after Bartsch's death are materials based on his expedition work.
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This record unit consists of records of the Department of Zoology under Head Curator Waldo LaSalle Schmitt and includes outgoing correspondence, 1946-1957; correspondence
with the public, 1947-1957; and administrative records, 1943-1958. Also included are records of the Department of Biology, 1943-1947.
For other records relating to the Departments of Biology and Zoology see Record Units 143, 242, 7074, and 7181.
The Department of Zoology was created July 31, 1947, as part of a general reorganization of the United States National Museum. At that time, the Department of Biology
was divided into the Departments of Zoology and Botany. Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, who had served as head curator of the Department of Biology since 1943, became the first head
curator of Zoology. He held that position until his retirement in 1957.