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Mary Jobe Akeley papers: [microform]

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #76


  • Majority of material found within 1859-1940

Biographical sketch

Explorer and author, joined several expeditions to Canada and Africa, noted for her expedition to the northern Canadian Rockies. Married Carl Akeley in 1924. Continued his work after his death in 1926, and became a special advisor at the American Museum of Natural History.


7 boxes (2 ft. 8 in.) ; (7 boxes (2 ft. 8 in.) ; 37 x 30 x 14 cm. or smaller.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1977..

Location of Originals Note

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

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General Note

Papers relate to Mary Jobe Akeley and her husband Carl E. Akeley. Boxes 1-3 include biographical data, correspondence, expedition journals and notes, museum activity records, printed or draft articles and personal items, among them a great deal of material on the sculpture of a lion that Carl designed as a monument to Theodore Roosevelt. Boxes 4-7 include newspaper clippings, primarily of articles by or about the Akeleys, some dealing with gorillas, others with people, expeditions, game hunting, and animals.

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--5 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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