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Van Gelder, Richard George, 1928-1994


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

American Museum of Natural History various documents relating to museum personnel and building equipment, 1921-1975.

Identifier: DR 158
Abstract Contains bibliography of the staff for the period between July 1, 1957 and June 30, 1958 (three copies prepared by Richard G. Van Gelder for the Council of the Scientific Staff)"A Curious and Anecdotal History of the AMNH", a selected list of publications of museum staff compiled by Flo Stone in 1975, a letter to Robert Moses from Charles F. Preusse regarding the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a scrapbook of correspondence and accounts from AMNH Annual Reports regarding the expense of...
Dates: 1921 - 1975

Field and Expedition Equipment

Identifier: Mem 305
Scope and Contents Since 1887, the American Museum of Natural History has been conducting field expeditions in every continent. This is one of the main resources for the Museum’s scientific research and collection development activities throughout all its disciplines. This grouping holds the equipment that were used during expeditions from around 1877 to 1996. Most of these expeditions required direct interaction with the natural habitat of the subject of study, which usually involves being out in the...
Dates: Usage: circa 1877-1990s

Richard Van Gelder collection

Identifier: PPC .V36
Scope and Contents

Prints, tapes, movies, negatives. Miscellaneous items (187 prints, 53 postcards, 20 slides, 6 contact strips with 33 images), mouse pen, stamp block, index cards, 12 5.5" floppy disks, notebook and other papers, and a strip of punched paper.

Dates: undated

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.

Dates: 1960-1981