James Chapin photographic slide collection
Scope and Contents
Mostly consists of field photographs from the Belgian Congo including birds, nests, large mammals, lakes, general landscape and buildings. Also includes pictures of colleagues and/or family, Pygmies and a Pygmy dance, Watusi dance and some images showing the preparation for the Ross Expedition (1957). A few slides taken in the United States, primarily California.
- circa 1953-1961
- Chapin, James Paul, 1889-1964 (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.
1 Linear Foot (2 boxes)
approximately 1310 Photographic Slides
Language of Materials
condition reviewed 20110826 good
Includes field photographs.
Many slides have captions and names of birds indicated.
Individual slides are not numbered.
Some slides have glass mounted.
- Iris Lee
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- The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.
Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository
American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024 USA