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Collection Number: 471
Collection Name: Quartermaster Corps Front Royal Remount Station Photographs
Earliest Date: 1941
Latest Date: 1941
Bulk Dates: 1941
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The collection consists of 106 black and white photographs taken during winter of 1941 at the Front Royal US Army Remount Station in Front Royal, Virginia (operated by the Quartermaster Corps). The photographs are captioned and illustrate the process by which, toward the end of the era of the US Army Remount Service, horses and mules were nurtured and formed into animals useful to the US Army.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Front Royal, Virginia Remount Station was opened on August 30, 1911 to serve as the US Army's east coast remount depot. It consisted of 5,000 acres adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains, south and slightly east of the town of Front Royal. The location was conveniently near the railroad which facilitated transport of animals to the depot and from the depot to Fort Myer, Virginia and other locations. When the remount service was deactivated in 1948, all remount depots reverted to the US Department of Agriculture. The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute currently (2016) operates programs on the property.
Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 430
Collection Name: Quelea Research Collection
Earliest Date: 1960
Latest Date: 1999
Bulk Dates: 1960s-1990s
Linear Feet: 6.25
Collection Description: The Quelea Research Collection consists of reports and notes from Richard L. Bruggers, director of the National Wildlife Research Center. The documents gathered are primarily published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations; however, many are produced by government and non-government entities. The documents in the numbered boxes 1-9 are in English, and the translation project are in French and Spanish, and include research reorts, technical reports, conference minutes, and other types of informational reports, many with maps. Many documents are accompanied by brief notes from Dr. Bruggers. The notes were not digitized
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Quelea is the common name for an East African weaverbird, Quelea quelea. Less than 5 inhes (13 cm) long and wieghing slightly more than 1/2 ounce (1.3 grams), the tiny birds are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa in areas receing less than 30 inches (76 cm) of annual rainfall. With the spread of grain farming and irrigation, they have extended their natural habitats, generally picking new breeding grounds every year. Highly mobile, they often descend in a locust like manner upon fields and in flight may indeed be mistaken for locusts. Queleas are often found in concentrations of more than a million birds; such a flock can destroy up to 60 tons of grain in a single day, consuming half and knocking the rest to the ground.
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

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