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    Isaac Ginsburg Papers, circa 1911-1919, 1924-1958.
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    Ginsburg, Isaac, 1886-1975.
    Isaac Ginsburg Papers, circa 1911-1919, 1924-1958.
    Phy. Description: 
    4.11 cu. ft. (7 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 5x8 box)
    Digital Reference: 
    Folder list to collection
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Isaac Ginsburg (1886-1975) was born in Lithuania and came to the United States as a young boy. He studied ichthyology at Cornell University and after graduating was employed as an Aid in the Division of Fishes, United States National Museum, for a short time in 1917. In 1922, he received an appointment with the Bureau of Fisheries and worked there as a systematic ichthyologist until his retirement in 1956.
    Ginsburg's chief scientific interest was the marine fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. His other duties at the Bureau of Fisheries included handling of the scientific correspondence concerning marine fishes, and war work in connection with the coordination of fisheries in 1943-1944.
    The papers of Isaac Ginsburg chiefly document his career with the Bureau of Fisheries from 1922 to 1956. There is extensive correspondence concerning the fishes of the Gulf coast and ichthyological nomenclature, and lesser amounts about his war work and Bureau affairs. The collection also contains materials concerning Bureau investigations that were probably sent to Ginsburg in connection with his research, including notes and logs of William W. Welsh and Samuel Frederick Hildebrand on their investigations in New England and the Gulf of Mexico, and photographs, probably relating to Hildebrand's work in Central America and the southern United States.
    (1) Correspondence, 1925-1958; (2) material concerning Bureau of Fisheries investigations, 1911-1917, 1919, 1926-1927, 1930; (3) material concerning the Bureau of Fisheries work of William W. Welsh and Samuel F. Hildebrand, circa 1916-1917, 1924; (4) photographs, 1924-1925, 1933-1937.
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    Ginsburg, Isaac, 1886-1975.
    Hildebrand, Samuel F. (Samuel Frederick), 1883-1949
    Welsh, William Welsh, 1878-1921
    United States. Bureau of Fisheries
    Cornell University
    United States National Museum. Division of Fishes
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    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
    Local Number: 
    SIA RU007187
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