Western Connecticut State University - Archives and Special Collections
Herdon Dowling was a systematic herpetologist with a primary interest in evolution. During his career Dowling worked in many projects and positions in the field of herpetology, won over half a dozen awards for his work, and authored over 200 publications. The collection is mostly unprocessed but a partial inventory is listed here.
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the correspondence of Roy W. McDiarmid, Robert Jaeger, and Herndon G. Dowling. Materials also include agenda booklets of the Board of Trustees for the Herpetologists' League.
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The research files consist of correspondence, printed material, writings, documents, and photographs documenting the art collection and writings of Portland, Oregon collectors Franz and Kathryn Stenzel. The collection includes files on over 1000 artists, compiled as the Stenzels built their collection of Northwestern American art and conducted research for publication. It includes extensive files for artists James Madison Alden, E. S. Paxson, Cleveland Rockwell, and James Gilchrist Swan.The correspondence, with institutions, scholars, descendants and relatives of artists, documents the Stenzels' search for information about art and artists, contacts with scholars to share or seek information about Northwest art, and arrangements for exhibitions and loans from their collection. Principal correspondents include the Amon Carter Museum, C.M. Russell Museum, Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Lewis Ferbraché, Albert Fragley, Michael Harrison, John Howell Books, Thomas S. ... Read More
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
The collection documents Raskob's business and political careers as well as his personal life. The papers document significant aspects of the histories of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and the General Motors Corporation during the first half of the twentieth century.
Introduction The bulk of this collection was processed by Jane Livermore, a devoted and tireless volunteer in the Smithsonian Institution Archives between 1995 and 2004. Livermore is a former Science Service employee. She worked in the organization's library, oversaw the educational project "THINGS of Science," and served as Assistant to the Director. The Archives wishes to thank Ms. Livermore for her excellent work on this collection. Many others have assisted on this project. SIA also thanks Helen Shade, Program Assistant in the Archives Division, who helped create folder listings for many of the later series in this record unit. SIA is especially indebted to historian Marcel C. LaFollette, who has conducted extensive research in this collection, written a historical summary for this guide, and whose findings in these records have generated excitement both within the Archives and among professional colleagues. SIA could not have created this finding aid without Dr. LaFollette's ... Read More
Descriptive Entry The majority of these records date from the creation of the Department in 1964, but they include material from the divisions of the Department of Zoology which later became the Department of Vertebrate Zoology. These records include internal correspondence concerning travel, departmental committees, hiring of curators, fiscal matters, and special projects of departmental interest.
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records of the Herpetologists' League, a professional society for persons engaged in the study of reptiles and amphibians. These records represent the first effort of the League to pull their records together into one repository, in order to document the history of the organization. The accession includes correspondence, professional journals, financial materials, and manuscripts for publication.
Descriptive Entry These records consist primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the professional staff of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians. Included is correspondence concerning taxonomic questions, the identification and acquisition of specimens, field work and expeditions, and divisional administration. Most of the correspondence dates from 1969, and is executed by George R. Zug and W. Ronald Heyer. A small amount of correspondence predates 1969. The majority of this material was created by James A. Peters.