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New York Zoological Park. Offices of Director and Department of Herpetology Curator. James A. Oliver records

Identifier: 2027
Abstract After having received his doctorate at the University of Michigan, James A. Oliver was hired as Assistant Curator of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History. In 1948 Oliver left the Museum for the University of Florida's Biology Department; after three years the New York Zoological Society hired him to be the Bronx Zoo's Curator of Herpetology. Under his direction the Zoo's herpetological collections and research efforts flourished; Oliver also renovated and modernized the Zoo's...
Dates: Circa 1926-1963; Majority of material found within 1938 - 1959

New York Zoological Society. Department of Tropical Research. Terrestrial expeditions. British Guiana and Venezuela records

Identifier: 1005B
Abstract These records document ecological studies undertaken by the Department of Tropical Research in British Guiana and Venezuela between 1916 and 1924. Chiefly represented are field and anatomical data on more than 400 species of birds, and research and manuscript materials on the fishes of Kartabo, British Guiana. Additional records document the ecology and invertebrates of Kartabo and amphibians, reptiles, and mammals observed in British Guiana and Venezuela.
Dates: 1916 - 1924

New York Zoological Society. Department of Tropical Research. Terrestrial expeditions. Rancho Grande, Venezuela records

Identifier: 1005C
Abstract Rancho Grande, a high altitude field station overlooking Lake Valencia in Venezuela, was the site of three Department of Tropical Research expeditions between 1945 and 1948. The major expenses of the laboratory, living quarters, and trips were underwritten by the Creole Petroleum Corporation. The regular research staff consisted of Director William Beebe, research zoologist Jocelyn Crane, and entomologist Henry Fleming. This collection contains notes, chapter outlines, drafts, and study...
Dates: 1945 - 1949

New York Zoological Society. Department of Tropical Research. Terrestrial expeditions. Simla Station, Trinidad records

Identifier: 1005D
Abstract This collection consists of handwritten and typed notes and field observations, primarily by William Beebe, during the New York Zoological Society's Department of Tropical Research studies at Simla Station, Trinidad, between 1949 and 1961.
Dates: 1949 - 1961

New York Zoological Society. Director of Conservation. F. Wayne King records

Identifier: 4050
Abstract During his career at NYZS, F. Wayne King held positions as Curator of Herpetology, Chairman of Educational Programs, Director of Conservation and Environmental Education, Director of Conservation, and Director of Zoology. This collection contains the correspondence, subject files, and administrative files of F. Wayne King’s work at NYZS.
Dates: 1960 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1979

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