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Scientific expeditions

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Academy of Natural Sciences Flag Carried by Lonnie Dupre to the North Pole

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-2012-097-Artifact
Scope and Contents

In 2009, Lonnie Dupre led a team of explorers on a fifty-four day trek across the ice to the North Pole, following the footsteps of explorer, Robert Peary one hundred years earlier. This trip commemorated one of the most famous early polar expeditions and raised awareness of the effects of global warming. To mark the Academy of Natural Sciences' early support of Peary's explorations, Dupre planted the Academy flag at the Pole.

Dates: 2009

President's Office and Administrative Records, 1874-2003

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

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

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia papers on expeditions

 Collection — Box Oversize Small Collections 7
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0113
Abstract The oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, was founded when the United States hugged the Atlantic coastline, and Philadelphia was the cultural, commercial, and scientific center of the new nation. Classic expeditions to explore the western wilderness were organized at the Academy. These explorers brought back new species of plants and animals, which were studied and catalogued; and which formed the foundation of the...
Dates: 1819 - 1969

Alfred L. Wolf Papers

 Collection — Box 1-5
Identifier: ANSP-2010-126

Angelo Heilprin Papers: Expedition to Yucatan and Mexico

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0007
Scope and Contents This expedition, the first official one of the Academy, included J. E. Ives, Roberts LeBoutillier, Witmer Stone and Frank C. Baker in the party. Arriving on the 22nd of February, they covered the territory of the northwestern part of Yucatan and the Mexican highlands in the vicinity of Orizaba. Natural history specimens were gathered and photographic records of the ecological conditions and the contours of the country through which they travelled, were taken. The short time spent in the...
Dates: 1890

ANSP Expedition Case

Identifier: ANSP-2012-010-Artifact

ANSP Habitat Groups, Gorilla Photographs and Correspondence

 Collection — Box oversize small accessions 1
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0718
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographic prints of the creation of taxidermied gorillas which were collected by the 1934 George Vanderbilt Expedition to Western Africa. The collection includes correspondence with the taxidermists, John Jonas and Louis Jonas (Jonas Brothers Studios), memoranda, and photographs of the mounting of specimens and the diorama.

Dates: 1937-1938

Augustus Edward Jessup, Papers

 Collection — Box Small Collections 9
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0375
Scope and Contents Geologist, mineralogist and paper manufacturer. Attended Dr. Thomas Cooper's Scientific School in Philadelphia, beginning about 1816. Elected a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and became very active in its affairs. Made a trip to Mexico in 1817 or 1818, and returned with valuable mineral collections. In 1819 joined Major Long's Expedition to the Rocky Mountains as its official geologist. He bequeathed extensive mineralogical and geological collections to the...
Dates: 1822-1913

Benjamin Sharp Papers and Glass Lantern Slides

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0349
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials primarily related to Academy of Natural Sciences sponsored expeditions to collect specimens and study the natural world in the West Indies in 1888, Greenland in 1891, and Hawai’i in 1893.

Dates: 1844 - 1952; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1894