The Archbold Collections at the American Museum of Natural History, 1928-1980.
- 1928 - 1980
- Majority of material found within 1930 - 1964
- Archbold Expeditions (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
56 Linear Feet
Biographical / Historical
During WWII, Richard Archbold acquired land from childhood friend Daniel Roebling, and founded the Archbold Biological Station (ABS) in Florida.3 This was the first research station to be associated with AMNH, where he would spend the rest of his life. He continued to actively support and maintain the collecting work through his corporation Archbold Expeditions. Founded as Biological Explorations in 1935 and renamed in 1940, this non-profit organization sponsored all the Archbold expeditions as well as the Archbold Collections at AMNH.4 The Archbold Collections were related to and located in the AMNH Department of Mammalogy. It had a dedicated curatorial staff of expedition scientists (including Brass and Van Deusen) to manage the material. Shortly after Archbold’s death in 1976, the Collections and staff were defunded, and the material was absorbed into the overall collection of the Department of Mammalogy.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Archbold Expedition to Arizona (1940)
- Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1st : 1933-1934)
- Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (2nd : 1936-1937)
- Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (3rd : 1938-1939)
- Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (4th : 1953)
- Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (5th : 1956-1957)
- Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (6th : 1959)
- Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (7th : 1964)
- Archbold Expeditions
- Cape York Expedition (1948)
- Mission Zoologique franco-anglo-américaine à Madagascar (1929-1931)
- Scientific expeditions -- Africa.
- Scientific expeditions -- Oceania.
- Scientific expeditions -- United States
- Spalding-Peterson Expedition (1959)
- Sulawesi Expeditions (1973-1976)
- The Archbold Collections at the American Museum of Natural History, 1928-1980.
- Kendra Meyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- This finding aid was developed as part of the Leon Levy Foundation-funded field notes cataloging project and collates the Archbold Expeditions-related material in the Department of Mammalogy Archive.