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2000 (3 folders)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-107, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
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2001 (4 folders)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-107, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
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2007-2008 (3 folders)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-107, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
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Folder 3 William deC. Ravenel, 1907-1915, 1917-1924, 1926-1927

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Container:
Box 43 of 62
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 208, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Records
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Folder 38 Brown, William L. (1890-?). Brown gave 51 years of service to the taxidermy shop of the United States National Museum (USNM), serving as Chief Taxidermist and Zoological Exhibits Specialist, 1929-1959. This folder consists of correspondence b...

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
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Folder 2 Brown, William L. (cont'd). Photographs, c. 1908-1950s. Subjects included USNM exhibits; the (William) Beach Anglo-Egyptian Sudan Expedition, 1928; the (William) Beach-(Watson) Webb Alaskan Expedition, 1937; and mammals. Also included are phot...

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
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Correspondence

Topic:
Mammal Species of the World (Monograph : 2005)
Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. and oversize (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1974-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Don E. Wilson, Curator. Materials include general correspondence, research correspondence, photographs, and records relating to Mammal Species of the World, 3rd Edition. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Bats  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Picture postcards
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-107, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 10-107
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Biographical File

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Extent:
8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1860-1973 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains a variety of materials documenting the lives and careers of scientists from a wide range of fields, including mammalogy, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology, botany, entomology, paleontology and geology. Also included are files on conservationists, taxidermists, historical figures, explorers, frontiersmen, and hunters. The files include biographies, news clippings, press releases, correspondence, and photographs. The amount of documentation varies with the individual.

Of particular note is extensive material on United States National Museum taxidermist William L. Brown. Included are reminiscences of his fifty-one year career at the Museum; photographs taken on the Beach Anglo-Egyptian Sudan Expedition, 1937; and correspondence concerning the Fenykovi elephant.
Topic:
Biography  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
Identifier:
Record Unit 7320
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Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Extent:
18.69 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Floor plans
Date:
circa 1965-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the research of Robert S. Hoffmann. Materials include correspondence, notes, color transparencies, photographs, manuscripts, teaching curricula and exhibition records.
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-005, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 09-005
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Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Extent:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Date:
1961-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the professional interactions of James G. Mead, Curator, 1972 - , with other museum staff, scientists, curators, professional societies, and the public. Mead specializes in marine mammal paleontology, particularly whales. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as associated manuscripts, grant proposals, biographical materials, and other informational materials. Some materials are in electronic format. A small amount of materials was created by Mead prior to his appointment to the National Museum of Natural History.
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Whales, Fossil  Search this
Marine mammalogy  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
Marine mammals, Fossil  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-255, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 09-255
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Professional Activity Files

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
2000-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Don E. Wilson, Curator, and his work with the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS). Materials include correspondence, notes, financial statements, and meeting minutes and agendas.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 3/22/2010 memorandum, Yowell to Wilson; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-108, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Professional Activity Files
Identifier:
Accession 10-108
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Professional Activity Files

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Extent:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1971-1980
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records of the Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), created by marine mammal expert, James G. Mead. These files document his professional meetings, projects, and conferences attended as part of his official duties. Materials include meeting and conference records, reports, papers, and related items.
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Vertebrate Zoology  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 88-106, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Professional Activity Files
Identifier:
Accession 88-106
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Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Extent:
31.24 cu. ft. (59 document boxes) (3 tall document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1867-1971
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
The records of the Division of Mammals include annual reports of the division from 1905-1945; incoming and outgoing correspondence of the staff of the division, chiefly the curators, 1882-1971; invoices for shipments; manuscripts of Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., and Marcus Ward Lyon, Jr.; and a biographical file on prominent naturalists and scientists.
Historical Note:
The Department of Mammals at the United States National Museum was formally created in 1879 with the organization of the United States National Museum by George Brown Goode. Work in mammalogy had been possible prior to that time, however, as a result of the large collection of mammals the Smithsonian had accumulated.

The earliest basis for the mammals collection was the natural history collection of Spencer F. Baird, which he brought with him when he joined the Smithsonian Institution in 1850. In addition to these specimens, the Smithsonian began to receive mammals from naturalists and others assigned to the United States government exploring expeditions. In 1858, the Smithsonian received what remained of the collections of the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842, which had been stored in the Patent Office in Washington, D.C. Another large collection was acquired upon the dissolution of the National Institute in 1861.

Upon the formation of the Department in 1879, Elliot Coues was appointed honorary curator of mammals. He continued as honorary curator until Frederick William True became curator in 1883. In 1897, a major reorganization of the museum made the department a division within the new Department of Biology, and True became head curator of biology. The following year Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., was appointed assistant curator of mammals and from 1908-1940 was curator. Following his retirement, A. Remington Kellogg was curator until 1948. From 1948-1965, the division was headed by David H. Johnson, who was associate curator from 1941-1957 and curator from 1957-1965. Charles O. Handley became curator in 1965, and Henry W. Setzer was appointed curator in 1969.
Topic:
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 208, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 208
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Extent:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1953-1988
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the staff of the Division of Mammals and primarily concern the identification, loan, and acquisition of specimens; requests for information from colleagues and the public; the publication of scientific papers; and research projects of the staff.
Historical Note:
The Department of Mammals of the United States National Museum was formally created in 1880. Prior to that time, the Smithsonian held an extensive collection of mammals which had been obtained from the private collection of Spencer F. Baird, from the United States Exploring Expedition and other government explorations, and from the collections of the National Institute which was dissolved in 1861. Upon the formation of the Department, Elliott Coues was appointed Honorary Curator of Mammals. He continued as Honorary Curator until Frederick William True became Curator in 1883. In 1897, a major reorganization of the Museum made the department a division within the new Department of Biology and True became Head Curator of Biology. True also remained Curator of Mammals until 1909. In 1898, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr. was appointed Assistant Curator of Mammals and from 1908 until his retirement in 1940 served as Curator. Other staff of the Division of Mammals have included Marcus Ward Lyon, Jr., Aid, 1898-1906, and Assistant Curator, 1906-1909; Ned Hollister, Assistant Curator, 1910-1916; A. Remington Kellogg, Assistant Curator, 1928-1941, and Curator, 1941-1948; David H. Johnson, Associate Curator, 1941-1957, and Curator, 1957-1967; Raymond M. Gilmore, Associate Curator, 1944-1947; Henry W. Setzer, Associate Curator, 1949-1969, and Curator, 1969-1979; Charles O. Handley, Jr., Assistant Curator, 1950-1954, Associate Curator, 1954-1965, and Curator, 1965- ; Richard W. Thorington, Jr., Associate Curator, 1969-1976, and Curator, 1976- ; James G. Mead, Assistant Curator, 1972-1976, Associate Curator, 1976-1982, and Curator, 1982- ; and Michael D. Carleton, Assistant Curator, 1979-1983, Associate Curator, 1983-1987, and Curator, 1987- .
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 400, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
Identifier:
Record Unit 400
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Correspondence

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Extent:
26.99 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 blueprint storage box) (4 16x20 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Newspapers
Field notes
Books
Laboratory notebooks
Newsletters
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Scientific illustrations
Maps
Posters
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1934-1939, 1956-2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of curator emeritus Richard W. Thorington (1937-2017), who specialized in systematics, evolution, anatomy, and functional morphology in mammals, especially of primates and squirrels. The records primarily document Thorington's curatorial activities in the Division of Mammals at the National Museum of Natural History in regard to field work, research, publications, professional societies, lecturing, committees, collections management and when he served as Chairman of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology (1987-1992) and as Director of the Smithsonian Primate Biology Program. Records that predate Thorington's career at the Smithsonian Institution pertain to his activities as primatologist at Harvard University's New England Regional Primate Research Center (NERPRC), 1964-1969; as Chairman of the NERPRC Division of Primatology, 1966-1969; as Associate in Mammalogy at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1964-1970; and when he was an undergraduate student at Princeton University (1956-1959), followed by graduate studies in biology at Harvard University where he earned a doctorate degree in 1964. Also represented in these records is primatologist John Russell Napier, Director of the Smithsonian Primate Biology Program, who was succeeded by Thorington.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; grant proposals; reports; contracts and agreements; research publications, data, and analyses; field work and laboratory notebooks; meeting agendas and minutes; book reviews; budget summaries; information about conferences, symposiums, committees, workshops, surveys, and conservation biology programs; visitor books; lecture papers and presentation material; photographs, slides, and negatives; awards; newsletters, articles, newspapers, and clippings; exhibition and loan information; brochures; maps; scientific illustrations and drawings; floor plans; posters; videotapes; audiotapes; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Vertebrate Zoology  Search this
Primates  Search this
Squirrels  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Committees  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Publications  Search this
Conservation biology  Search this
Research  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Workshops  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Museums -- collections management  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Newspapers
Field notes
Books
Laboratory notebooks
Newsletters
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Scientific illustrations
Maps
Posters
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-100, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 18-100
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-107, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
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Archival Repository:
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Box 2

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-107, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Correspondence
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 43

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 208, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Records
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Archival Repository:
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Box 2

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
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Biographical File
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 3

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
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Biographical File
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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