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Malcolm Arth photographic slide collection

Identifier: PSC 636-640

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous travel photographs. Also includes images from Department of Education programs and events as well as temporary and permanent exhibits at AMNH. 636. Iran, Norway, Milan, USSR, Russia, Japan, Shanghai, China. 637. Mexico, China, Italy, Manhattanville, New York City. 638. Department of Education programs and AMNH masks. 639. AMNH Temporary and Permanent Exhibitions. 640. Miscellaneous images not owned by AMNH. Includes African textiles, artifacts, peoples, art, world travel, fauna and flora.


  • circa 1960s-1970s


Restrictions on Access

Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.


2021 Photographic Slides : color ; 35 mm

2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes )

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condition reviewed 20110826 fair; some slides are discolored and faded

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Department of Education, November 1995.

Related Archival Materials

AMNH Special Collections has negatives, prints (both color and black and white), and audio material from the original Malcolm Arth collection transfer.

Additional slide collections in PSC 628-632 and PSC 633-635.

General Note

Malcolm Arth was the AMNH Department of Education Director.

General Note

Some slides have captions.

AMNH does not own the rights to images in PSC 640.


Malcolm Arth photographic slide collection, circa 1960s-1970s
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.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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