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Exploration tales for soldiers and sailors : YMCA lecture series. [microform]

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #56


  • 1917 - 1919



1 box ; (1 box ; 32 x 27 x 7 cm.)

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Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: Rare Book Collection. Silver original shelved in the Negative Storage Room.

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YMCA lecture series)

Portion of title

Y.M.C.A. lecture series)

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General Note

Typescripts (mostly carbon copies).

General Note

Lectures prepared by the American Museum of Natural History for the National War Work Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of the United States. Also included are correspondence about the lectures and lists of slides and negatives used in conjunction with the lectures.

General Note

The lectures are undated, the correspondence (about 110 items) is dated Dec. 17, 1917-Mar. 6, 1919 with the bulk of it dated 1918.

General Note

Lectures: Through the Brazilian wilderness with Colonel Roosevelt / by George K. Cherrie (3 versions) -- Camera hunting for whales / by Roy Chapman Andrews -- Yellowstone National Park / by J.M. Johnson (2 versions, 1 is holograph) -- Bird life on an Antarctic island / by Robert Cushman Murphy -- Some of my mascots / by Ernest Harold Baynes (2 versions) -- The flamingo / by Frank M. Chapman -- Four years in the white North : the search for Crocker Land / by Donald B. MacMillan (2 versions) -- Secrets of polar travel : ice navigation / by Robert E. Peary (5 versions, 4 lacking p. 1). [Carl E. Akeley's lectures of the series are referred to but not included in this collection.]

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--2 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 Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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