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    Oral history interview with Leonard Peter Schultz 1976.
     
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    Creator: 
    Schultz, Leonard P. (Leonard Peter), 1901- interviewee.
    Title: 
    Oral history interview with Leonard Peter Schultz 1976.
    Forms part of: 
    Agency history record, 1973- .
    Phy. Description: 
    3 audiotapes (Reference copies). 6 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid to collection
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Leonard Peter Schultz (1901-1986) began his career in ichthyology at Albion College, where he received his B.A. in 1924. Schultz received an M.S. in 1926 from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in ichthyology in 1932 from the University of Washington. From 1928 to 1936, Schultz taught at the College of Fisheries of the University of Washington. In 1936 Schultz was appointed Assistant Curator in charge of the Division of Fishes of the United States National Museum and in 1938 was appointed Curator of the Division. Upon his retirement in 1968, he was appointed a Research Associate of the Division of Fishes.
    Research interests included life histories of fishes and revisions of genera and families. Schultz did much field work and collecting in the United States, especially in the western states, and participated in expeditions to the Phoenix and Samoan Islands in the Pacific and the Maracaibo Basin in Venezuela. Schultz was also a scientist with the Crossroads Operation, which conducted the scientific survey and resurvey of Bikini Atoll, the site of atomic bomb tests. He conducted a study of sharks and shark attacks for the Shark Research Panel of the American Institute of Biological Science.
    Summary: 
    This interview of Schultz by Pamela M. Henson covers his education; teaching career at the University of Washington; field work in Michigan, the western United States, Virginia, Phoenix and Samoan Islands, Venezuela and Bikini Atoll; research interests in life histories of fishes, tropical aquarium fishes, and sharks; and his career as Curator of the Division of Fishes.
    Organization: 
    (1) Audiotapes, 3 hours; (2) transcript, 101 pages; (3) digital audio files, 3 hours.
    Finding aids: 
    (1) Description in control file; (2) name index to transcript.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Ichthyology
    Operation Crossroads, 1946
    Museum curators -- Interviews
    Subject-Name: 
    Schultz, Leonard P. (Leonard Peter), 1901-
    University of Washington
    United States National Museum. Division of Fishes
    Department of Biology (NMNH). Division of Fishes (NMNH)
    American Institute of Biological Sciences. Shark Research Panel
    Form / Genre: 
    Interviews
    Audiotapes
    Oral history
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
    Local Number: 
    SIA RU009510
    Co-Creator: 
    Henson, Pamela M. interviewer.
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