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Vernon Shaw Kennedy collection of stereographs, photographs, and papers

Identifier: PPC .K4

Scope and Contents

Collection consists mostly of stereographs taken on an expedition to British East Africa, 1905-1907. One stereograph is of Carl Akeley. Also includes 3 photographs of animals possibly taken at London Zoo. Other materials include two field notebooks, typescript and handwritten documents on the Aurora Borealis, clipping regarding the death of Captain Johansen and a book review to AMNH, Specal Collections.


  • 1900-1930
  • Majority of material found within 1905-1907

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Conditions Governing Access

Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.


approximately 203 Photographic Prints (1 box) : 200 stereographs, 3 black and white prints

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Department of Anthropology, May 20, 2011.

Related Archival Material

AMNH Special Collections has field photographs of the Akeley Expedition to British East Africa, 1909-1911.


Includes field photographs and field notes. One of the notebooks was used in documenting supplies for the British East Africa Expedition, 1905-1907.

Stereographs mounted on cards with handwritten captions on verso.

Condition Note

Condition reviewed 2010 fair; some stereograph prints are discolored around edges; paper material in good-fair condition; needs bigger box

General Note

Possible subject terms: Africa, East. [651]

Vernon Shaw Kennedy collection of stereographs, photographs, and papers, 1900-1930 (bulk 1905-1907)
Iris Lee, 2010
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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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