Skip to main content


Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Academy Library & Archives 2012 Activity Report

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-2013-029
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the 2012 Activity Report which provides a comprehensive and detailed look into the happenings of the Academy Library & Archives.

Dates: 2012

ANSP Library, Catalogs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0376
Scope and Contents The first catalog was published in the 1st series of the Journal, v. 4, 1817-1824, The next was made by Isaac Hays, 1824-1834, followed by one published with the Act of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1836. Additions through 1850 are interleaved in a special library copy of the 1837 catalog. From 1850-1915, the catalogs were made by librarians J. D. Sergeant and Edw. J. Nolan. In 1915, when they were copied on the typewriter, they were then called shelf lists, duplicating the card catalog in a...
Dates: 1824-1943

ANSP Library Committee, Papers

 Collection — Box Coll. 424-425
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0424
Scope and Contents Very early the library committee functioned as a unit for some years, became the library and publication committee, then again has been called simply the library committee. In this collection we have old documents, dated administrative matters, and a list of restricted books as of 1824. Of the more recent committee which was erected in the early 1930's we have a progress report signed by J. Percy Moore for 1935, bound volumes of minutes 1936-62, folders of unbound correspondence and...
Dates: 1844-1958

ANSP Library, Journal of Additions

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0368
Scope and Contents

These so-called librarian's books record the day to day accessions for the dates covered. In 1885 the card catalog was started by E. J. Nolan, replacing the ledger form of catalog. On the title-page of the 1856-65 volume is a list of librarians and dates of service, signed by Nolan. Edward J. Nolan himself became librarian in 1862 and was for years the only paid member of the staff of the Academy. The Journals cover the years 1845-50, 1850-56; 1856-65, 1865-73, 1873-76, 1876-85.

Dates: 1845-85

ANSP Library, Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0456
Scope and Contents The miscellaneous group of documents, reports, lists and evaluations of the library are here grouped together for convenience rather than for subject unity. In 1940 the Director asked all curators to give a detailed evaluation of the library holdings in his speciality. Nine such reports are in the file signed by the curators. F. W. Pennell made an additional report on the articles lacking in the field of Scrophulariacea. A subscription list of the people who clubbed together to buy the...
Dates: 1831-1954

ANSP museum specimen collection donation records

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0195
Scope and Contents

The early daily records in book form, as 'Curator's books," the weekly sheets, 'Additions to the Museum," and the Wurtz' card file "Donations to the Museum" are preserved in this collection.

Dates: 1847-1930


Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains files transferred from the Communications Department pertaining to each scientific department, including reprints and press releases. Folder 2 contains reprints of various accounts of the Academy's history.

Dates: 1950-2012

George Washington Tryon, Jr., Papers

 Collection — Box Small Collections 9
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0373
Scope and Contents Gunsmith by trade, conchologist by avocation, Tryon's connections with the Academy extended from 1859-76, during which time he was a curator, secretary of the Board of the Building Fund, founder of the Conchological Section and editor of the American Journal of Conchology and the Manual of Conchology. Deposited his collections and library in the Section, and set up a permanent trust fund towards its support.These papers concern the erection of the fund through the sale of Academy...
Dates: 1888

J. Percy Moore papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0505
Overview John Percy Moore (1869-1965) was a Professor of Zoology at the University of Pennsylvania from 1912 to 1939, an Assistant Curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences from 1902 to 1938, and held several positions between 1920 and 1956 at the Ludwick Institute, which offered free lectures and courses in the natural sciences. He was also a world recognized authority on leeches. During his career, Moore named six genera, 229 species, five subspecies and four varieties of polychaetous annelids, or...
Dates: 1847 - 1963

Library records

Identifier: UR-05-002
Overview The Library records contains documentation of the Drexel University Library from its creation in 1891 to 2003. Drexel University Library has been housed in three different buildings; the Main Building (1891-1958), the Korman Center (1959-1982) and W.W. Hagerty Library (1983-2010). The library was also responsible for running the library school until 1962, with the exception of the years 1914 to 1922 when the library school was suspended. The documents in this collection constitute a record...
Dates: 1891-2013