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New York Zoological Park. Office of General Curator and General Curator Emeritus. Lee S. Crandall records and papers
Abstract Lee Saunders Crandall (1887-1969) began his sixty-one year association at the New York Zoological Society's Bronx Zoo in June 1908 as a student keeper in the animal departments, and was thereafter steadily promoted through the ranks, eventually becoming the Zoo's General Curator in charge of mammals and birds in 1943. Following his 1952 retirement, Crandall continued coming in to work for another 17 years, as the Zoo's General Curator Emeritus. Crandall was lauded for his collecting trips to...
Dates: 1898 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1969
New York Zoological Society. Department of Ornithology. Office of Curator. Joseph Bell, Donald Bruning, and Christine Sheppard records
Abstract The collection holds the professional correspondence, department files, and subject files of Joseph Bell and Donald Bruning and the correspondence of Christine Sheppard. Bell's material documents his time as Curator of Ornithology and Chairman of Ornithology. Bruning held the position of Assistant Curator under Bell and became full Curator following Bell. Bruning also began work on bird conservation at New York Zoological Society. Sheppard was Assistant Curator and Associate Curator under...
Dates: 1952 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1985
Abstract William Beebe (1877-1962) was among the earliest of the curatorial staff of the Bronx Zoo, joining the Zoological Park in 1899 as Assistant Curator of Birds. He was Curator of Birds from 1902 through 1918, Honorary Curator of Birds from 1919 to 1962, and founding Director of the Department of Tropical Research. Portions of this collection, predating Beebe's tenure with the Zoological Park, include catalogs of birds collected and skinned, 1896-1897, and student course notes from lectures by...
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1894-1932
New York Zoological Society. Departments of Birds and Mammals. Office of Assistant Curator. Grace Davall records
Abstract Collection contains correspondence and subject files kept by Grace Davall, who served first as a secretary at the Bronx Zoo from 1923-1952 and as then the Zoo’s Assistant Curator for Birds and Mammals from 1952-1970. It includes correspondence between Davall and the public and records pertaining to the acquisition and transport of zoo animals, including legal aspects. Also included are records pertaining to the offspring of Dacca, the zoo’s long-lived female tiger.
Dates: 1938 - 1973
- Names: New York Zoological Society. Ornithology Department X
- Ornithologists 2
- Zoo animals 2
- Zoos -- Administration 2
- Zoos -- Employees 2
- Birds -- Conservation 1
- Birds -- New York State -- Bronx County 1
- Birds of paradise (Birds) 1
- Captive mammals 1
- Mammalogists 1
- Scientific expeditions -- Costa Rica 1
- Scientific expeditions -- Papua New Guinea 1
- Wild animal collecting 1
- Wildlife conservation 1
- Wildlife management 1
- Zoos -- Educational aspects 1 ∧ less
- New York Zoological Society 3
- Davall, Grace 2
- Beebe, William, 1877-1962 1
- Bell, Joseph L. 1
- Bruning, Donald F. 1