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Welcome to the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives.


At over 1,200 linear feet, the WCS Archives contains historical documents, albums and scrapbooks, artwork, publications, and ephemera created throughout the organization's history and reflecting WCS's work in wildlife conservation, education, and zoos and aquariums.

Finding aids are guides to archival collections. They include descriptions of a collection’s contents, related biographical and historical information, and information on any use and access restrictions on the materials.

You may search or browse our finding aids for information about WCS Archives collections. An Advanced Search will search within specific fields. Search tip: add an asterisk (*) to the end of a word to return results with possible variations of the search term's ending (eg. elephant* will search for both singular and plural forms of the word.)

Please note that not all of our collections have been processed, and we are continually creating new finding aids. If you are looking for something and do not see it in the finding aids here, or if you have any questions about the collections, please contact us at library@wcs.org.

For information on accessing the WCS Archives, visit our Research Use page.