Wildlife Conservation Society Library and Archives
Harold Cornelius Palmer (1918-1998) joined the staff of the New York Zoological Society in 1961. Palmer served as Director of the Development Fund Campaign and as Assistant to Society President Fairfield Osborn. From 1964 until his retirement in 1980, Palmer held the office of Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and subject files dealing with New York Zoological Society administrative matters, 1902-1983 (bulk 1937-1976), New York Aquarium and Marine Labs, 1944-1968, and Animal Research and Conservation activities, 1927-1975 (bulk 1952-1971). There are many records regarding the Institute for Research in Animal Behavior and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Also included are records regarding the NYZS fine arts collection and works by wildlife artist Carl Rungius. The remainder of the records, most predating Palmer's tenure, was transferred to his office upon the death of ... Read More
Wildlife Conservation Society Library and Archives
The collection contains the records of William G. Conway, General Director and President of the New York Zoological Society (which became the Wildlife Conservation Society) and Ornithology Curator and Director of the Society's Bronx Zoo. During his 43 years at the Society, Conway oversaw the growth of the organization's international conservation programs, a wave of development at the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium, the acquisition of the Wildlife Survival Center on Saint Catherines Island, and the takeover of the management of the three City Zoos that had formerly been run by New York City. Conway's records provide a sustained view of the evolution of the Society, the zoological profession, and the conservation field. The bulk of the material consists of annual correspondence, administrative records of the Society, and records pertaining to Conway's involvement with organizations outside of the Society. The collection also contains Conway's subject files, writings, research ... Read More
Wildlife Conservation Society Library and Archives
Collection contains records produced by the Center for Field Biology and Conservation, a department of the New York Zoological Society, as well as some records produced by its predecessor institution, the Institute for Animal Research and Behavior. From 1972 to 1979, the Center was responsible for managing the field research and conservation activities of staff researchers Roger Payne, George Schaller, and Thomas Struhsaker and their assistants. The collection includes records concerning Payne's research on whales in Patagonia, Bermuda, Hawaii, and Alaska, Struhsaker's research on primates in the Kibale Forest and northern Columbia, and Schaller's research on jaguars in Brazil and snow leopards in Pakistan and Nepal, as well as other large mammals in both regions
Wildlife Conservation Society Library and Archives
The collection holds of the records of the international programs of the New York Zoological Society (NYZS), with records relating to NYZS sponsorship of field research and wildlife conservation projects carried out from the 1970s to the early 1990s. These grants funded ecological studies of animals and regions, as well as projects promoting wildlife conservation education, conservation legislation, and the creation of protected areas. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between NYZS officials and project grantees, administrative records relating to grant approval and funding processes, and the resulting field reports and publications