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Field Research Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1961-1973
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists mostly of bird banding reports submitted by Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP) personnel. Materials also include publications of the program. Philip Strong Humphrey was the Program's Principal Investigator.
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-039, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
Identifier:
Accession 96-039
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-039

Field Research Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961-1973
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes historical information, background material, and specimen reports on the islands and their flora and fauna. Records include field notes, maps, correspondence, printed items, photographs, and annotated lists.
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 83-126, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
Identifier:
Accession 83-126
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa83-126

Records

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Extent:
32.1 linear meters, 95 volumes, and oversize.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Photographs
Date:
circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the administration, field work, and research activities of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, especially its bird banding, island survey, and pelagic survey programs. Included are reports, correspondence, field records, office records, contracts, data, notes, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. The records also contain material from earlier field activities in the Pacific that was collected by the POBSP.
Historical Note:
The Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP) was initiated in 1962 when the Smithsonian Institution entered into a grant agreement with the Department of Defense. From January 1963 through June 1969 Smithsonian Institution employees undertook biological surveys in an area of the Pacific Ocean spanning the equator and extending from latitude 30 degrees north to 10 degrees south and from longitude 150 degrees east to 180 degrees west, an area dotted with clusters of islands and atolls. The major goals of the program were to learn what plants and animals occurred on the islands, the seasonal variations in their numbers and reproductive activities, and the distribution and population of the pelagic birds of that area. Emphasis was placed on the banding of birds in an effort to determine migration, distribution, and abundance of pelagic sea birds. During the six and a half years of field work 1,800,000 birds were banded; approximately 150,000 observations of pelagic birds at sea were made; and biological surveys of varying intensity were made on several islands.

The principal investigator of the POBSP was Philip S. Humphrey (1926-2009), who came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1962 as curator of birds. In 1964 Humphrey became chairman of the newly created Department of Vertebrate Zoology, while retaining his position as curator of birds. In 1967 he left the Smithsonian to become director of the Museum of Natural History and chairman of the Department of Zoology at the University of Kansas. He remained principal investigator of the Survey and retained his connection with the Smithsonian as a research associate.
Restrictions:
(1) Record unit partially microfilmed; (2) check finding aid for location.
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Ornithology.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 245
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0245

Box 5

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 83-126, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
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Field Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa83-126-refd1e1059

Box 1

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 83-126, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
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Field Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa83-126-refd1e108

Box 2

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 83-126, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
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Field Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa83-126-refd1e288

Box 3

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 83-126, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
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Field Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa83-126-refd1e608

Box 4

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 83-126, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
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Field Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa83-126-refd1e873

Box 1

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-039, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
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Field Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-039-refd1e111

Box 2

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-039, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
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Field Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-039-refd1e157

Box 3

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-039, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
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Field Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-039-refd1e203

Box 4

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-039, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Field Research Records
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Field Research Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-039-refd1e274

Box 205

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Record unit partially microfilmed; (2) check finding aid for location.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0245-refd1e10007

Box 14

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Record unit partially microfilmed; (2) check finding aid for location.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0245-refd1e1001

Box 206

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Record unit partially microfilmed; (2) check finding aid for location.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0245-refd1e10032

Box 207

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Record unit partially microfilmed; (2) check finding aid for location.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0245-refd1e10090

INSECT, MAMMAL, REPTILE, AND AMPHIBIAN DATA, 1963-1969.

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series contains notes, reports, data, and other material concerning nonbird zoological activities of the POBSP.
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Record unit partially microfilmed; (2) check finding aid for location.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 245, Series 45
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0245-refd1e10119

Box 207

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Record unit partially microfilmed; (2) check finding aid for location.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0245-refd1e10128

BOTANY DATA.

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series contains reports and notes documenting the botanical studies of the project.
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Record unit partially microfilmed; (2) check finding aid for location.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 245, Series 46
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0245-refd1e10180

Box 208

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Record unit partially microfilmed; (2) check finding aid for location.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 245, National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0245-refd1e10189

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