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Richard Van Gelder photographic slide collection of Africa, 1960-1981.

Identifier: PSC 551-553


Photographs taken in Africa of animals in nature, mostly mammals. Includes lions, cheetahs, elephants, hippopotamuses, wildebeests, baboons, giraffes, zebras, impala, hyenas, buffalo, elephant shrews, and jackals among others. Some photographs of colleagues, native people, and city buildings. Areas include Botswana, Serengeti, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. 551. Photographs taken 1960-1975. 552. Photographs taken 1976-1979. 553. Photographs taken 1981 and undated.


  • 1960-1981

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1285 Photographic Slides : color ; 35 mm

1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes )

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condition reviewed 20110826 good; captions are written in ink

Related Archival Materials

Indicator 1 Associated Materials-- Note--AMNH Special Collections has additional Van Gelder material in Manuscripts and Photo Prints.

General Note

A. J. Emmerich is also credited as a photographer.

General Note

Many slides have K numbers.

General Note

Some slides have captions.

General Note

May include field photographs.

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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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