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James Chapin photographic slide collection

 Collection
Identifier: PSC 165-166

Scope and Contents

Mostly consists of field photographs from the Belgian Congo including birds, nests, large mammals, lakes, general landscape and buildings. Also includes pictures of colleagues and/or family, Pygmies and a Pygmy dance, Watusi dance and some images showing the preparation for the Ross Expedition (1957). A few slides taken in the United States, primarily California.

Dates

  • circa 1953-1961

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.

Extent

1 Linear Foot (2 boxes)

approximately 1310 Photographic Slides

Language of Materials

English

Condition

condition reviewed 20110826 good

General Note

Includes field photographs.

General Note

Many slides have captions and names of birds indicated.

General Note

Individual slides are not numbered.

General Note

Some slides have glass mounted.

Author
Iris Lee
Date
2012
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
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.

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
American Museum of Natural History
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