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Congo Expedition records : [microform]

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #43


  • 1909-1925-1909-1914

Biographical sketch

American explorer, mammalogist and photographer. Joined the American Museum of Natural History in 1903 as a taxidermist (later moved to the Dept. of Mammalogy). Led the American Museum Congo Expedition (1909-1915). Settled in South Africa after an expedition to Angola in 1925.


12 Volumes (12 v. ; 26 cm. or smaller)

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Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Mammalogy.

General Note

Consists mainly of lists of mammal specimens collected by Lang during the American Museum Congo Expedition (1909-1915), as well as other lists and notes related to that expedition. Also included are his diary and notes of a field trip to British Guiana in 1922 and an undated (1925?) list of 169 negatives entitled "Angola."

General Note

Original in the AMNH Dept. of Mammalogy.

Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note

Large mammals, nos. 1-2549. 5 v. -- Small mammals, no. 1-2629. 2 v. -- Accessories for okapi group. 1 v. -- [Catalog of photographs]. 1 v. --[Record of expenses]. 1 v. -- Skins sent to James L. Clark [et al.]. 1 v. --British Guiana. 1 v., unbound -- Angola. [9] leaves.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm.; Place of reproduction--[New York, N.Y. :; Agency responsible for reproduction--American Museum of Natural History: Date of reproduction--1988]. Physical description of reproduction--1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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