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Ruth Fields photographic slide collection

Identifier: PSC 214-219

Scope and Contents

Consists mostly of wildlife photography of mammals and birds and a few images of insects and reptiles. Photographs of East Africa plains, including safari animals, landscapes, birds and a couple of market scenes. Wading birds, small mammals. water lilies, other wetland flora in Florida. Some photographs of Indians in Mexico including portraits, village and market scenes. A small group of photographs taken in Alaska of icebergs, Alaskan natives and children. Box 219 is exclusively "Birds of the Everglades".


  • circa 1960s-1970s


Restrictions on Access

Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.


2.75 Linear Feet (6 boxes )

3300 Photographic Slides

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condition reviewed 20110826 good;box 218 is overfilled

Related Archival Materials

Additional slides from Ruth Field's collection can be found in PSC 169.

General Note

Many slides have glass mounts.

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Some slides include captions.

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Birds of the Everglades may have been a slideshow.

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A few slides credit Montclair Camera Guild.

General Note

Individual slides are not numbered in Boxes 214-218.


Ruth Fields photographic slide collection, circa 1960s-1970s
Iris Lee
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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.

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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