David D. Ryus papers, 1972-1983.
- 1972 - 1983
- Ryus, David D. (Person)
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David Denslow Ryus was vice president of the American Museum of Natural History from 1972 to 1983. Ryus received his A.B. in economics and had a long career in business and advertising, including twenty-two years with Time-Life International, before joining the AMNH. At the museum, Ryus was responsible for development, public affairs and membership activities, and served as publisher of Natural history magazine. Ryus also worked with Discovery Tours and developed ideas for new exhibits.
5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Language of Materials
folders: Arranged alphabetically by subject; correspondence arranged alphabetically within its own section; numbered consecutively through entire collection from 1 to 151.
Previous number: MSS.R98
Scope and content
The collection consists of 10 boxes of administrative papers and correspondence. Most of the material is typewritten or printed matter, much of it photocopies. Subjects include book projects, committees, departmental reports, Discovery Tours, foundations, fund-raising, and TV films. Correspondents include Margaret Mead, especially regarding her dispute with a packaging company that used her picture without her permission on sugar packets distributed throughout the country; and Colin Turnbull, regarding a production of his work, The mountain people, adapted by Peter Brook and called The Ik.
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- The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.