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
Wildlife Conservation Society Library and Archives
This collection reflects the activities of Fairfield Osborn during his long history with the New York Zoological Society, which began with his election to the Board of Trustees in 1923, followed by his tenures as NYZS Secretary (1935-1940) and President (1940-1968). The bulk of the materials consists of annual correspondence and concerns all aspects of the Society’s activities, including management of the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium as well as its international conservation activities. Also within the collection are subject files concerning wildlife conservation in Africa, the Conservation Foundation, the NYZS Conservation Committee and Conservation Account, the Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences, the 1939-1940 World’s Fair, and the filmmaking activities of William Eddy. Finally, the collection includes speeches and writings by Osborn, including materials related to the publication of his 1944 edited collection The Pacific World, as well as biographical materials. Note ... Read More
Wildlife Conservation Society Library and Archives
Robert Guestier Goelet served in several executive roles at the New York Zoological Society (NYZS), including President from 1971 to 1975. This collection includes material related to Annual Society and Members Meetings and international conservation programs and projects in Asia, Africa, and South America
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Introduction This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Collection contains correspondence, speeches, articles, and files related to Margaret Owings' work in environmental conservation and wildlife preservation. She was particularly concerned with mountain lions, sea otters, sea lions, California redwoods, and parks and wildlife in Africa. Owings was the only woman on the California State Park Commission in the 1960s. The collection contains only a few personal papers, including a small amount of correspondence with family members, awards, biographical information, and files related to her husband, architect Nathaniel Alexander Owings.
University of Florida - George A. Smathers Libraries
Alistair D. Graham, a Kenyan wildlife conservation biologist specializing in crocodiles, co-founded Wildlife Services, Ltd. in 1964. Included here are original field data sheets recording morphometric measurements of Nile crocodile populations at Lake Turkana, maps of crocodile nesting sites in the Okavango Delta, and original data from other sites such as Kabalega Falls National Park (Uganda) and Nechisar National Park (Ethiopia). The collection documents professional wildlife conservation and management practices in East and Southern Africa during the second half of the 20th century. Several of the surveys were the first time their subject populations were mapped, so they may serve as baseline references for future research
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Correspondence, letterpress copybooks, manuscripts, notes, clippings, pamphlets, printed matter, scrapbooks, notebooks, certificates and financial papers documenting this naturalist's long and varied career. The papers cover a wide range of topics including natural history, zoology, ornithology, geography, geographic distribution, botany and wildlife conservation. The extensive correspondence files include prominent individuals from many of the fields noted above, including Merriam's sister Florence Bailey, Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Vernon Bailey, to name just a few. The papers document Dr. Merriam's long association with the United States Biological Survey and other surveys beginning with the Hayden Survey of the Rocky Mountain West in 1872 through the Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899. Also included are papers on his involvement, beginning in 1891, in the Bering Sea controversy over seal hunting. Among the subject files are a large group of files on bears of North America ... Read More
Smithsonian Libraries
Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa. The Train Collection is particularly strong in archival materials on the following topics: the search for the source of the Nile and the progress of other exploring expeditions in Africa; the collecting of specimens of African animals, plants, and ethnological materials for zoos and museums (including a significant body of correspondence and photographs from the Smithsonian African Expedition in 1909-1910, ... Read More
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
The David Ross Brower Papers consist of records accumulated in the course of Brower's lifelong work as a conservationist. Included are Brower's correspondence, writings, testimonies and speeches on virtually every topic associated with the environmental movement in the twentieth century, including energy resources and conservation, logging, nuclear power and nuclear war, population control, wilderness preservation, and wildlife conservation. Constituting the bulk of the collection are records from the conservation organizations he participated in or helped found. Papers pertaining to his association with the Sierra Club include correspondence and writings dating from his early membership in 1933; editorial files from his work as editor of the Sierra Club Bulletin; files created during his final years as the club's Executive Director; and files created from his work as a board member after his resignation from the directorship through the final years of his life. The records of Friends ... Read More
University of Florida - George A. Smathers Libraries
Larry D. Harris volunteered as a wildlife game management officer (1964-1966) and biologist (1966-1967) supporting the creation of Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania. Following receipt of his doctoral degree, he served for 27 years as an academic professor and consultant (1972-1999). The papers contain field notes, research data, and photographs he collected while working on his dissertation concerning wild game populations in Tanzania. Also included is material relating to his consulting work in Botswana and his work as a Professor of Wildlife and Range Sciences at the University of Florida