Author: Diana Marsh

Diana Marsh

Diana Marsh is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Anthropologist at the National Anthropological Archives. At the Smithsonian, she is leading a three-year National Science Foundation-funded project to research access to archival collections. Her new book, Extinct Monsters to Deep Time: Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian’s Fossil Halls (Berghahn Books 2019) documents the planning process for the new "David H. Koch Hall of Fossils—Deep Time" and the hall’s history through ethnographic and archival research.

Free post cards were given to service members when they visited the US National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural History) in the 1940s. (Smithsonian Institution Archives, Image # SIA2013-07711)