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A Behind-the-scenes Tour of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Archives and Museum

  • August 18, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Forest History Society

Unprecedented Seasons Lecture Series

is proud to present


A Behind-the-scenes Tour of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Archives and Museum

A Virtual Talk by Mark Madison

August 18, 2021

12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT

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Have you ever wondered what books the scientist Rachel Carson personally owned? Or seen a drawing of Smokey Bear with teeth and claws? These and other unique items are housed at archives like those of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Forest History Society. While such items are of interest to the public, the archives at FWS and FHS hold documents, images, and data of interest to historians, ecologists, and other researchers that are found nowhere else. Both FWS and FHS also have exhibit space and host educational tours that require staff time and energy, and both face constant funding challenges. Juggling all these responsibilities are librarians and archivists who give exhibit tours, process collections, and assist in-person and remote researchers--sometimes all in one day.

Join FWS Historian Mark Madison for a brief video tour of the Fish and Wildlife archives and museum, followed by a live discussion of the challenges and opportunities that environmental history libraries face. He'll also talk about the many untapped collections science and history researchers will want to know about. He'll be joined by a member of the FHS library staff to take questions about their respective libraries. The event is free but registration is required.

Mark Madison is the Historian for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and in charge of the agency’s Heritage and Partnership Branch. 

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