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Identifier: Archives Microfilm #44


  • 1916-1973


Biographical sketch

Explorer and naturalist; collected flora and fauna specimens from Mexico for museums, universities and pharmaceutical companies. Donated some of his best specimens to the American Museum of Natural History.


22 boxes (22 boxes ; 32 x 27 x 7 cm.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Emanuel Shemin (MacDougall's executor). Method of acquisition--gift; Date of acquisition--1974..

Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: Special Collections. Silver original shelved in the Negative Storage Room.

Bibliographic References

Indicator 1 Location in source given -- Curator: v. 18, no. 4 (Dec. 1975), p. 276-280.

Bibliographic References

Indicator 1 Location in source given -- Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society: v. 10, no. 3 (1974), p. 89-94.

General Note

Holograph and typescripts, photos.

General Note

Diaries, notebooks, correspondence (including 130 letters between MacDougall and George Goodwin), lists of specimens, published and draft articles, photographs, transparencies, slides, and newspaper clippings mostly in Spanish. Deal primarily with MacDougall's exploration activities and observations in Mexico, especially in the Oaxaca-Chiapas region, where he collected great quantities of animal and plant specimens, as well as some archaeological materials. The collection also includes notes on the life and customs of the Chontal Indians.

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--1987]. Physical description of reproduction--22 microfilm reels, 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 Research Library Special Collections Repository

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