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Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930)

 Organization

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Roy Chapman Andrews papers, 1987 Accession

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .A54
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of Andrews' correspondence, manuscripts, and transcripts of Andrews' broadcasts and talks from 1934 to1944. It also contains one folder of family and biographical documents and newspaper clippings received from Charles Gallenkamp, Andrews' biographer, in 1990. The majority of the administrative papers' correspondence concerns requests for speaking engagements about Andrews' explorations, requests for articles, and letters from the public and from companies...
Dates: 1920-1947; Majority of material found within 1934-1944

Frederick B. Butler collection on the 1925 field season of the Third Asiatic Expedition

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .B88
Scope and Contents This collection contains field notes written by Butler during the 1925 field season (April 11-August 20) of the Third Asiatic Expedition. It also contains a typed diary detailing his experiences in Mongolia and discussing expedition staff members. Correspondences include letters to and from Butler and his wife in Tianjin (Tientsin), China, and official correspondences. Also included are various lectures ("Speech to the Algonquin Club. Boston, Dec. 7, 1926"; "Expedition lecture with...
Dates: 1924-1927; Majority of material found within 1925-1926

CAE II 100th Anniversary Rephotography Mission Image collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA.2021.010
Content Description Images and progress reporting produced by J. Kelly Cluer and M. Saandar during the CAE II 100th Anniversary Rephotography Mission project. Bulk of the material is born-digital, with the exception of some analog poster-sized printouts of comparison shots. Material includes original rephotographs, compiled images in pdf format comparing the historic photograph with the rephotograph, powerpoint presentations and a progress report. AMNH Research Library collection images from the Second Asiatic...
Dates: 2016-2020

Central Asiatic Expedition collection

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 46
Scope and Contents The original plan was to publish the final report on these expeditions in twelve volumes. Each volume was to deal with a different aspect of findings as compiled during the expeditions. Plans, diagrams, maps, surveys, photographs, and correspondence of some completed chapters of the intended final reports of the expeditions, which were conducted in 1921 - 1930, are included, as well as photocopies of 25 original field books written by Walter Granger (binders 1-11), F. K. Morris (binders...
Dates: 1921-1950

Central Asiatic expedition field photographs

 Collection
Identifier: PPC .C446
Scope and Contents

Field photographs from the Central Asiatic Expedition. Includes dozens of loose photographs; one container with three oversize panoramic prints.

Dates: 1921-1930

Central Asiatic expedition scrapbook photographs

 Collection
Identifier: PPC .C4462
Scope and Contents

Photographs originally included in an album given to the U.S. Geographic Survey by F.B. Butler. Returned to the AMNH April 1991.

Dates: 1921-1930

Central Asiatic Expeditions copy slides, 1966.

 Collection
Identifier: PSC 164
Abstract

Photographic copy slides made from the original hand-colored lantern slides. Field photographs from the Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930). Images of Mongolian people and landscape, fossil beds where dinosaur eggs were found and scenes from traveling on land. Places include Mongolia, Tibet, China and Gobi Desert.

Dates: 1966

The Central Asiatic Expeditions : fauna

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 146
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The expedition collected zoological specimens throughout Mongolia, but the main collecting was done in the Gobi Desert. This film shows some of the animals that were collected for scientific purposes, as well as those kept as pets. The animals collected includes swans, nightjars, ruddy shelducks, grebes, ducks, gazelles, wild asses, and jerboas. Next are seen the animals "kept" by members of the expedition: an...
Dates: [1921-1930]

Central Asiatic Expeditions : fossils and artifacts

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 147
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The film records the paleontological finds of the expedition. The most important is shown first: the discovery of the "perfect dozen" nest of dinosaur eggs by George Olsen, paleontologist, at the Flaming Cliffs of Shabarakh Usu in the Gobi Desert. Bones of Baluchitherium, one of the largest land mammals, a hornless relative of today's rhinoceros, and Embolitherium, an Oligocene mammal, are also seen being...
Dates: 1925