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New York Aquarium. Office of Director. Ross F. Nigrelli Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 3053
Ross Nigrelli's correspondence starts from around the time of his retirement from the New York Aquarium, and continues for a few years after his retirement from the Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science. The rest of the material in the collection, however, spans the length of Nigrelli's career. The reprints in Series Four give the most complete view of Nigrelli's research work, and were compiled and numbered by Nigrelli--or his secretary--in more or less chronological order up through 1976. (Reprints from 1977 onwards came in chronological order with the rest, and were given year numbers by the archivist.) The student theses include papers from several people who went on to become OLMS employees.

Dates

  • 1929 - 1987
  • Majority of material found within 1945 - 1980

Creator

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Extent

2.92 linear feet (2 cartons, 2 half-Hollinger boxes)

Overview

The collection consists of materials from Ross F. Nigrelli, Director of the New York Aquarium and the Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences. It includes correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, reprints, and theses from Nigrelli's students.

Biographical Note

WCS Career Chronology
  • 1931-1932 Fellow, New York Aquarium
  • 1932-1934 Parasitologist, New York Aquarium
  • 1934-1973 Pathologist, New York Aquarium
  • 1957-1963 Director, NYA Laboratory of Marine Biochemistry and Ecology
  • 1964-1972 Director of Research, New York Aquarium Laboratories
  • 1966-1970 Director, New York Aquarium
  • 1967-1973 Director, Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences
WCS Career Chronology
1931-1932
Fellow, New York Aquarium
1932-1934
Parasitologist, New York Aquarium
1934-1973
Pathologist, New York Aquarium
1957-1963
Director, NYA Laboratory of Marine Biochemistry and Ecology
1964-1972
Director of Research, New York Aquarium Laboratories
1966-1970
Director, New York Aquarium
1967-1973
Director, Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences

Arrangement

The collection is divided into the following six series:
Series 1
Ross F. Nigrelli correspondence, 1970-1976
Series 2
Subject files, 1952-1976
Series 3
Manuscripts, papers, and proofs, circa 1955-1975
Series 4
Ross F. Nigrelli reprints, 1929-1987
Series 5
Nigrelli's students' theses, 1949-1981 (bulk 1956-1971)
Series 6
Additions, 1974-1982

Other Finding Aids

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Acquisition Information

Internal transfer, circa 1976-1979 (Acc. 1980.156).

Internal transfer, 1988 (Acc. 1988.001).

Related Collections

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Title
Guide to the Papers of the New York Aquarium and Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences Director Ross F. Nigrelli, 1929-1987
Status
Published
Author
Finding aid prepared by Leilani Dawson, Processing Archivist
Date
2013-07-22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • April 2014: Revised by Leilani Dawson to reflect additions to collection.
  • April 2018: Finding aid entered into ArchivesSpace by Sana Masood.

Repository Details

Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives Repository

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