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Papers: [microform]

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #75


  • 1922-1957

Biographical sketch

Explorer and hunter; leader of several expeditions to Africa and Asia mainly to collect big game and to create film records of the fauna and people in those regions. Field Associate in the American Museum of Natural History Dept. of Mammalogy on four of his expeditions.


6 boxes (6 boxes ; 33 x 27 x 14 cm.)

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Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: Special Collections. Silver original shelved in the Negative Storage Room.

General Note

Papers by or about William J. Morden and his second wife Irene Morden, co-leader of most of their Asian, African and Alaskan expeditions. Contains expedition diaries and notebooks, 1923-1956; correspondence between the Mordens and scientists and friends, including Roy Chapman Andrews, James L. Clark and Henry Fairfield Osborn; draft or printed articles by the Mordens from 1922 to 1957 primarily on expeditions, exotic lands, natives, game hunting, and animals; and newspaper clippings.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm.; Place of reproduction--[New York, N.Y. :; Agency responsible for reproduction--American Museum of Natural History: Date of reproduction--1987]. Physical description of reproduction--2 microfilm reels, 35 mm.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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