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New York Zoological Society Board of Trustees. Office of President. Madison Grant. Zoological History Project records

 Fonds
Identifier: 1036
These records consist of of memoirs and drafts of memoirs collected by Madison Grant in preparation for a history of the New York Zoological Society. The collection also includes reference copies of all originals.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1901 and 1923-1939

Creator

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Extent

0.2 linear feet (1 half-Hollinger box)

Overview

Madison Grant (1865-1937) initiated the collecting and writing of these memoirs regarding the formation and development of the New York Zoological Society. The writers represented are Madison Grant, DeForest Grant, C. Grant LaFarge, and William White Niles.

Historical Note

Madison Grant (1865-1937), who served as Secretary of the New York Zoological Society Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Executive Committee before becoming NYZS President in 1925, initiated the collecting and writing of these memoirs regarding the formation and development of the New York Zoological Society. The writers represented are Madison Grant, his brother DeForest Grant, New York Zoological Park architect C. Grant LaFarge, and NYZS Executive Committee member William White Niles.

Arrangement

The records are arranged alphabetically by author, and chronologically within authors. Reference copies follow originals.

Acquisition Information

Internal transfer, 1980 (Acc. 1980.108).
Title
Guide to the Zoological History Project Records Collected by Madison Grant, 1901 and 1923-1939
Status
Published
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Revision Statements

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

Repository Details

Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives Repository

Contact:
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