T. Donald Carter photographic negative collection
Scope and Content Note
The T. Donald Carter photographic negative collection includes negatives from his AMNH expeditions to Indochina, Abyssinia and Roraima.
- circa 1927-1931
Access Conditions and Restrictions Note
Requests to use the collection should be made in advance to the Senior Special Collections Librarian, who may be contacted at 212-769-5420 or at [email protected]
T. Donald Carter was a zoologist at the American Museum of Natural History: research assistant 1920- and assistant curator 1944-1960, AMNH Dept. of Mammalogy. T. Donald Carter played an important role in the development of the Asian, African, and North American Halls. Carter was an assistant at the New York Zoological Society, 1913-1916. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I, and spent a year with the Pigeon Service of the Signal Corps. After his retirement in 1960, Carter raised wild ducks and other birds at his 136-acre home in Kinnelon, N.J., near Boonton.
3 Linear Feet (3 boxes )
Language of Materials
The Negative Collection is arranged by expedition, in chronological order. The original order of the negatives was not always ascertainable, and they have re-numbered with as much attention as possible given to original order. The negatives have been given item numbers identified sequentially with the leader “TDC”. Corresponding prints in the Photographic Print Collection have been noted with these assigned negative numbers.
Source of Acquisition Note
Physical Description Note
The collection consists of nitrate negatives.
- T. Donald Carter photographic negative collection, circa 1927-1931
- Multilevel Complete
- Richard T. Fischer
- May 2011
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- Finding aid created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.
- Edition statement
- Information for this finding aid expanded on the original catalog record written by Ann Herendeen, 2004.
Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository
American Museum of Natural History
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New York NY 10024 USA