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Camp-Fire Club of America. William T. Hornaday collection of records

 Fonds
Identifier: 1023
This collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, news clippings, and ephemera related to the Camp-Fire Club of America and collected by William T. Hornaday between 1903 and 1904. Prominent individuals represented include C. J. "Buffalo" Jones and Ernest Thompson Seton. Also present are minutes from the first meeting of incorporation, membership nominations (including an honorary membership for Theodore Roosevelt), and Club notices.

Dates

  • 1903 - 1914

Creator

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Extent

0.6 linear feet (1 Hollinger box, 1 half-Hollinger box)

Overview

This collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, news clippings, and ephemera collected by William Temple Hornaday as first president of the Camp-Fire Club of America, 1903-1905, member of its Board of Governors, and chairman of the Club's Committee on Protective Legislation and Game Preserves beginning in 1909. Prominent individuals represented include C. J. "Buffalo" Jones and Ernest Thompson Seton. Also present are minutes from the first meeting of incorporation, membership nominations (including an honorary membership for Theodore Roosevelt), and Club notices.

Historical Note

Founded by William T. Hornaday and George Shields, the Camp-Fire Club of America was officially incorporated in 1904, with Hornaday serving as its first president. Born out of a growing concern about the disappearance of wildlife, the CFCA's stated purpose was to bring together American sportsmen so that "through effective organization, proper support may be given to game protection and forest preservation measures both state and national." In addition to Hornaday and Shields, early members included Daniel Carter Beard, Ernest Thompson Seton, John Burham, and Gordon Pichot; Theodore Roosevelt was also an honorary member.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series:
Series 1
General records, circa 1903-1905
Series 2
Correspondence, 1903-1914
Series 3
Committee on Game Protective Legislation and Preserves records, 1909-1912
Series 4
Printed material and ephemera, circa 1903-1912

Acquisition Information

Internal transfer.
Title
Guide to the records of the Camp-Fire Club of America collected by William T. Hornaday, 1903-1914
Status
Published
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Revision Statements

  • July 2012: Finding aid revised and entered into Archivists’ Toolkit by Nicholas Kennedy.
  • February 2018: Finding aid revised and entered into ArchivesSpace by Sana Masood.

Repository Details

Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives Repository

Contact:
WCS Library/Archives
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Bronx New York 10460 United States