Papers, 1920-1982

Carr, William H. (William Henry), 1902-1985


5 cubic ft. (5 boxes).
Contains biographical information on Carr (1922-1982) and Arthur Newton Pack (1950-1976); professional correspondence (1932-1982); the manuscript, transcripts of interviews of employees and research notes used to write "The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Its Basis and Beginnings" (1971-1982); newspaper clippings (1973-1982); miscellaneous photographs; speeches on the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and outdoor education (1952-1982); and subject files with correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings and photographs on the American Museum of Natural History, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the Ghost Ranch Museum (1920-1982).
William Henry Carr (1902-1985) was an interpretive naturalist, outdoor museum conservator and author. From 1919-1944 he was a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, developing the use of living demonstration exhibits for outdoor museums. Carr retired from the Museum in 1944 due to poor health and settled in Tucson, Arizona, where he was a freelance writer. Along with Arthur Newton Pack (1893-1975), they founded the Ghost Ranch Museum in Abiquiu, New Mexico, in 1949 and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, in 1952; both are outdoor, living-nature museums.

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