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T. Donald Carter memorabilia collection

Identifier: MEM TBD1

Scope and Content Note

The T. Donald Carter Memorabilia Collection includes items from his time in the Army during World War I and other materials relating to his international travels.


  • undated


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].

Biographical Note

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 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.


1 Linear Foot (1 box)

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Source of Acquistion Note

Gift of Patricia Ammon Kissinger, 1991.

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Related Materials Note

AMNH Library Special Collections has Carter’s papers and correspondence, field books, photographic prints in the Photograph Collection, one box of Carter's lantern slides in the Lantern Slide collection; also Carter's lantern slide projector. Carter’s papers, field notebooks, field photographs, including negatives, are located as separate archival collections in Special Collections.

Physical Description Note

The collection consists of small books and pamphlets, a metal mirror, bound volumes, a wallet, map, and metal army tags.

T. Donald Carter memorabilia collection, undated
Richard T. Fischer
May 2011
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This collection was made available as part of a project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, 2011-2012.
Edition statement
Information for this finding aid expanded on the original catalog record written by Ann Herendeen, 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024 USA
(212) 769-5420