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The $2,000,000 J.P. Morgan gem collection ; Lampreys ; Antarctic animals

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 32
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The $2,000,000 J. P. Morgan Gem Collection. Brian Mason, AMNH curator of physical geology and mineralogy, describes the museum's collection of gems, which consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Mason discusses how these gems were cut and polished, using films produced by DeBeers Consolidated Mines Ltd. and E. J. Mauther. The reasons why the stones are so valuable are also examined. SEGMENT 2: Lampreys. Lampreys and their detrimental effect on the fishing industry in...
Dates: 1953

Birds of Peru and northern Chile

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 17
Scope and Contents

In 1953 and 1954, Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, filmed bird colonies of coastal Peru and Chile and the outlying islands. The bird colonies darken the barren landscape by their sheer numbers. Nests and fledglings are everywhere. There is also a sequence devoted to the extraction and exportation of guano. Penguins, boobies, cormorants, gulls, and terns are seen.

Dates: 1953-1954

Bottom of the world

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 18
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH South Georgia Island Expedition, 1912-1913. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, introduces this film; he presents a map of Antarctica and explains that he went to South Georgia in 1912 for the AMNH while a staff member of the Brooklyn Museum. In South Georgia's Cumberland Bay, a whaling station is filmed, as well as humpback whales swimming in the surrounding sea. Jolly penguins are shown and their life is described by Murphy. Also seen are Cape pigeons, sooty...
Dates: 1912-1913

Exploration tales for soldiers and sailors : YMCA lecture series. [microform]

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Identifier: Archives Microfilm #56
Dates: 1917 - 1919

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

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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

William J. Morden papers

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Identifier: Mss .M671-.M674
Scope and Contents This collection is concerned with Morden’s expeditions to Alaska, Central Asia, and Southwest Africa and contains detailed field notes written by both William and Irene. The field notes include details of their travels, supply lists, budgets, and descriptions of artifacts and specimens gathered. There are also a number of drafts of articles and books written by both Morden and Irene about their experiences abroad. The William J. Morden papers also include correspondences which are...
Dates: 1922-1957

Robert Cushman Murphy collection

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Identifier: Mss .M87
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of eight folders containing clippings from magazines and newspapers, typed announcements and articles, some correspondence, and various ephemera that highlight moments in Robert Cushman Murphy’s life and his association with AMNH. The collection was transferred from the AMNH Office of Public Affairs. The contents of all folders are chronologically ordered. Almost all the material is photocopied printed matter or typewritten, with some carbon copies. Folder 2...
Dates: 1913-1973; Majority of material found within 1930-1973

Spear hunting jaguars ; Kontiki

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 37
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Spear Hunting Jaguars. Charles Collingwood, narrator of the Adventure series, interviews Sasha Siemel, a professional hunter for 35 years who makes his living spear hunting jaguars for cattle ranchers in South America. Siemel, who has lectured at the AMNH, shows films of various forms of wildlife around his home in Mato Grosso, Brazil, and also lets the viewers see his hunting activities: capturing a cub in the jungle and spearing a jaguar. (Jaguars are the largest cats in the New...
Dates: 1953

Who rules the world? Insects ; Bird islands of the Pacific

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 36
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Who Rules the World? Insects. In this first segment, Mont Adelbert Cazier hypothesizes that someday insects might dominate the earth. His comments on the earth's insect population are illustrated with films of insect activity. The credits and the first part of this segment are missing. A discussion of insect destruction and close-up views of live beetles brought into the studio are also included. SEGMENT 2: Bird Islands of the Pacific. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist,...
Dates: 1953

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Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960 3
CBS/AMNH Adventure Series (1953-1956) 3
Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. 3
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Ornithology 2
Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945 2
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Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935 2
Adamson, Hans Christian 1
Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926 1
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe (Mary Lenore Jobe), 1878-1966 1
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Ichthyology 1
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy 1
Australian Expedition (1st : 1921-1922) 1
Baynes, Ernest Harold, 1868-1925 1
Beebe, William, 1877-1962 1
Berkey, Charles Peter, 1867-1955 1
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 1
Breder, Charles M. (Charles Marcus), 1897-1983 1
Brown, Barnum 1
Burden, W. Douglas (William Douglas), 1898-1978 1
Cazier, Mont A. 1
Chapin, James Paul, 1889-1964 1
Cherrie, George Kruck, 1865-1946 1
Clark, James L. (James Lippitt), 1883-1969 1
Cockerell, Theodore D. A. (Theodore Dru Alison), 1866-1948 1
DeBeers Consolidated Mines, Ltd. 1
Dean, Bashford, 1867-1928 1
E. J. Mauther 1
Ekholm, Gordon F. (Gordon Frederick), 1909-1987 1
Frick, Childs, 1883-1965 1
Granger, Walter, 1872-1941 1
Gregory, William K. (William King), 1876-1970 1
Hellman, Milo, 1872-1947 1
Heyerdahl, Thor 1
Johnson, J. M. (Mr.) 1
Johnson, Osa, 1894-1953 1
Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953 1
Kohl-Larsen, Ludwig 1
Lennon, R. E. (Robert E.) 1
Lerner, Michael, 1890-1978 1
Lucas, Frederic A. (Frederic Augustus), 1852-1929 1
Lutz, Frank Eugene, 1879-1943 1
MacMillan, Donald Baxter, 1874-1970 1
Mason, Brian (Brian Harold), 1917-2009 1
Matthew, William Diller, 1871-1930 1
Mook, Charles Craig, 1887-1966 1
Morden, Irene 1
Morden, William J. (William James), 1886-1958 1
National War Work Council, Y.M.C.A. of the United States 1
Nichols, John T. (John Treadwell), 1883-1958 1
Noble, G. Kingsley (Gladwyn Kingsley), 1894-1940 1
Parr, Albert Eide, 1900-1991 1
Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920 1
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944 1
Rothschild, Lionel Walter Rothschild, Baron, 1868-1937 1
Schwarz, Herbert Ferlando, 1883-1960 1
Shapiro, Harry L. (Harry Lionel), 1902-1990 1
Siemel, Sasha 1
Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984 1
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1
Williston, Samuel Wendell, 1851-1918 1
Zoological Museum (Tring, England) 1
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