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Natural history museums

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Board of Trustees records

 Collection
Identifier: ANSP-1990-013
Overview The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP) is a natural history museum which was founded in 1812, “for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning.” The ANSP Board of Trustees, was established in 1925, as one of the institution’s primary administrative bodies. The Board of Trustees was charged with establishing financial policies, selecting the Academy President, assisting with fund raising and community relations, and serving as a...
Dates: 1925 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1989

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Division of Environmental Research Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0999
Overview The Division of Environmental Research (DER) was established as a department of the Academy of Natural Sciences in 1947 by botanist and limnologist, Dr. Ruth Patrick. Originally called the Department of Limnology, the department was envisioned by Patrick as a multidisciplinary team of scientists devoted to helping protect the quality of the environment. Not only was environmental research a novel idea for the time, but the multidisciplinary nature of the research was also innovative. The...
Dates: 1952 - 1995

President's Office and Administrative Records, 1874-2003

 Collection
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0990
Overview The oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (ANSP) was founded in 1812 "for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning." Since the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, there have been twenty-eight presidents and five acting presidents. From 1937 to 1995, there were four presidents and one acting president who left their administrations well...
Dates: 1874 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1993

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Exhibits Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0998
Overview Prior to the 1930s, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia had neither an education department nor an exhibits department. However, the museum clearly stated that “to see that our scientific work is shared with the public in ways that instruct and entertain is one of our direct responsibilities, for knowledge of Nature not only widens the mental horizon, but helps to ease the common burdens of life.” In 1920, Harold T. Green came to work at the Academy. At first, he was in charge...
Dates: 1852-2001

ANSP Treasurer Reports

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0605
Overview This collection contains the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Treasurers' reports and other financial documents. Annual reports, appropriation documents, a budget report, two building fund reports, minutes, correspondence, one Treasurer's final account and a Trustees lease are included from the timeperiod of 1815 through 1927. The largest portion of the collection consists of Treasurers' annual reports. The financial documents in this collection provide a unique view into the...
Dates: 1815-1927

Communications Department Records [Subset]

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-2010-222

Edward James Nolan Documents and Correspondence on the History of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

 Collection
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0464
Abstract

Edward James Nolan (1846-1921) served as the librarian at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia from 1869 until his death. During his tenure as librarian, he performed research on and wrote the history of the Academy which was completed in 1909. This collection contains material collected by Nolan for his history, including transcriptions of early minutes, deeds, biographies, news clipppings, letters and reminiscences of colleagues.

Dates: 1846-1915

Entomology Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: ANSP-2010-144
Scope and Contents This is a collection of correspondence and other records of the Entomology Department of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The records date from the 1940s to 1995, and include the correspondence of Harold J. Grant, David C. Rentz, Michael Emsley, and H. Radclyffe Roberts, among others. The correspondence discusses identification and exchange of specimens, taxonomy, Academy business, and publications. Other records in the departmental files include department reports, specimen...
Dates: 1931-1995

Orphan Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ANSP-2010-025
Overview The Orphan Photograph collection houses unrelated photographic prints, negatives, slides and other visual media created for or by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, dating from circa 1926 to 1985. The collection has an unknown custodial history; it appears to have been gathered together over time due to the random nature of the images and lack or loss of any connection between individual images and other larger collections. Researchers will find images of a variety...
Dates: 1926-1985, undated

Semi-Centennial Medallion of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters Announcement., 1870-1920

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2010.074.001.Artifact
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection consists of three medallions, 2 small medallion storage boxes, and three notes accompany the medallions. The medals were given to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia by outside institutions including the International Congress of Americanists, The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, and the Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

Dates: 1870-1920