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The $2,000,000 J.P. Morgan gem collection ; Lampreys ; Antarctic animals

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 32
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The $2,000,000 J. P. Morgan Gem Collection. Brian Mason, AMNH curator of physical geology and mineralogy, describes the museum's collection of gems, which consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Mason discusses how these gems were cut and polished, using films produced by DeBeers Consolidated Mines Ltd. and E. J. Mauther. The reasons why the stones are so valuable are also examined. SEGMENT 2: Lampreys. Lampreys and their detrimental effect on the fishing industry in...

Augusta Schenck Kalbfleisch photographs

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Identifier: PPC .K351
Scope and Contents Tintypes of portraits of Kalbfliesch family and view of Blyweek Farm, Dix Hills, Huntington, Long Island.

Bird islands of Peru

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 16
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Brooklyn Museum's Peruvian Littoral Expedition, 1919-1920. This film was made during the expedition to the islands off Peru under the auspices of the Brooklyn Museum. Robert Cushman Murphy, who was then a curator of the Department of Natural Science at the Brooklyn Museum, led the expedition and narrates the film. The expedition went to study the guano-producing birds on these islands. Some of the footage in this film was purchased from the National Guano Administration of...

Birds of Peru and northern Chile

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 17
Scope and Contents In 1953 and 1954, Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, filmed bird colonies of coastal Peru and Chile and the outlying islands. The bird colonies darken the barren landscape by their sheer numbers. Nests and fledglings are everywhere. There is also a sequence devoted to the extraction and exportation of guano. Penguins, boobies, cormorants, gulls, and terns are seen.

Bottom of the world

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 18
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH South Georgia Island Expedition, 1912-1913. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, introduces this film; he presents a map of Antarctica and explains that he went to South Georgia in 1912 for the AMNH while a staff member of the Brooklyn Museum. In South Georgia's Cumberland Bay, a whaling station is filmed, as well as humpback whales swimming in the surrounding sea. Jolly penguins are shown and their life is described by Murphy. Also seen are Cape pigeons, sooty...

Field photographs of the Robert Cushman Murphy Mediterannean Expedition

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Identifier: PPC .M87
Scope and Contents Field photographs of the Murphy European and Mediterranean Expeditions.

William King Gregory papers, 1889-1948 (bulk 1906-1948)

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Identifier: Mss .G7441
Scope and Contents The collection consists of administrative, scientific, academic and personal papers, and correspondence. Papers include Gregory's general correspondence with universities, colleges and scientists about his research topics and publications; correspondence with museums about purchasing replicas of fossils; and with students seeking employement. Other papers include lecture notes prepared for zoology classes emphasizing evolution, 1925-1926 and 1939; and manuscripts and notes for his publications:...

William J. Morden papers

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Identifier: Mss .M671-.M674
Scope and Contents This collection is concerned with Morden’s expeditions to Alaska, Central Asia, and Southwest Africa and contains detailed field notes written by both William and Irene. The field notes include details of their travels, supply lists, budgets, and descriptions of artifacts and specimens gathered. There are also a number of drafts of articles and books written by both Morden and Irene about their experiences abroad. The William J. Morden papers also include correspondences which are...

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Australia -- Description and travel. 1
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Blue whale -- Antarctica 1
Conservationists -- New York (State) -- New York 1
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Cormorants -- Peru -- Pacific Coast 1
Cumberland Bay (South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands) 1
Côte d'Ivoire 1
Dakar (Senegal) 1
Elephant seals -- Antarctica 1
Ethnology -- Polynesia 1
Explorers -- Travel. 1
Fishes -- Anatomy. 1
Fishes -- Evolution. 1
Fishing -- Great Lakes (North America) 1
Gem cutting 1
Guinea 1
Humpback whale -- Antarctica 1
Hunting -- South America 1
Ichthyologists -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Insect pests 1
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Kenya 1
Kikuyu (African people) 1
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Lampreys -- Great Lakes (North America) 1
Mammals -- Evolution. 1
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Ontogeny. 1
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Ornithology -- United States 1
Paleontologists -- United States -- Correspondence 1
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Precious stones -- Catalogs and collections -- New York (State) -- New York 1
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Pygmies 1
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Transvaal (South Africa) -- Description and travel. 1
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Zululand (South Africa) 1
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