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James P. Chapin collection

 Collection
Identifier: Archives Orn47
Collection of Christmas cards from and to James Paul Chapin, watercolors, drawings, "colophons" (referenced as colophons but are actually hand drawn illustrations and considered a device), bookplates, cartoons, envelopes with Chapin illustrations. Subject matter mostly birds, also images of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and plants. Includes watercolors done by Chapin for the American Museum Congo Expedition (1909-1915).

Dates

  • 1900 -1960s, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed in the Department of Ornithology. Please contact the collection manager for access; materials are sometimes restricted. https://www.amnh.org/research/vertebrate-zoology/ornithology

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Condition

Good.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection of Jas. P. and Ruth Chapin, 1964-1976, 1987
Title
James P. Chapin collection, 1900 -1960s, undated
Author
Rebecca Morgan, 2010
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
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 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Risk Assessment grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Ornithology Archives Repository

Contact:
Division of Vertebrate Zoology
Department of Ornithology
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York NY 10024-5192 US