Mary Jobe Akeley papers: [microform]
- Majority of material found within 1859-1940
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.
Portion of title
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.
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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