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Lerner, Michael, 1890-1978



  • Existence: 1890 - 1978

biographical statement

Michael Lerner was a businessman and sports fisherman with a strong interest in marine biology. Lerner led several AMNH expeditions to study marine life, to Chile, Peru, Ecuador, New Zealand and Australia; organized the International Game Fish Association in 1939; and served on the AMNH Board of Trustees for many years, beginning in 1941. He underwrote the initial investment for the LML before presenting it to the AMNH.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

William King Gregory papers, 1889-1948 (bulk 1906-1948)

Identifier: Mss .G7441
Scope and Contents The collection consists of administrative, scientific, academic and personal papers, and correspondence. Papers include Gregory's general correspondence with universities, colleges and scientists about his research topics and publications; correspondence with museums about purchasing replicas of fossils; and with students seeking employement. Other papers include lecture notes prepared for zoology classes emphasizing evolution, 1925-1926 and 1939; and manuscripts and notes for his...
Dates: 1889-1948; Majority of material found within 1906-1948

Lerner Australia-New Zealand Expedition field photographs

Identifier: PPC .L47
Scope and Contents

Field photographs of the D. Lerner Australia-New Zealand Expedition. Includes North Island, Adelaide, and Bali.

Dates: 1938-1939

Lerner Marine Laboratory papers

Identifier: DR 088-089
Scope and Contents The Lerner Marine Laboratory (LML) collection at the American Museum of Natural History contains documents, photographs, and clippings documenting the history of the lab from 1947-1977. Important elements of the collection include correspondence to and from key staff members; files on conferences, symposiums, meetings, and ceremonies; information about financial contributors; general paperwork; photographs of the lab, employees, and visitors; publicity documents and correspondence regarding...
Dates: 1947-1977; Majority of material found within 1948-1975

Michael Lerner Expedition Photo Album

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: MA2021-012

Photographs of Marlins

Identifier: PPC .L471
Scope and Contents

Photographs of four species of marlins: striped, white, black, and Tahitian black (silver). Marlins have been caught and strung upside down for display.

Dates: undated