New York Zoological Society. Office of the Assistant Secretary. Harold C. Palmer records, 1902-1983 (bulk 1937-1976)

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Palmer, Harold C. (Harold Cornelius), 1918-1998. New York Zoological Society. Office of the Assistant Secretary. Harold C. Palmer records, 1902-1983 (bulk 1937-1976)

New York Zoological Society. Office of the Assistant Secretary. Harold C. Palmer records, 1902-1983 (bulk 1937-1976)

Harold Cornelius Palmer (1918-1998) joined the staff of the New York Zoological Society in 1961. Palmer served as Director of the Development Fund Campaign and as Assistant to Society President Fairfield Osborn. From 1964 until his retirement in 1980, Palmer held the office of Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and subject files dealing with New York Zoological Society administrative matters, 1902-1983 (bulk 1937-1976), New York Aquarium and Marine Labs, 1944-1968, and Animal Research and Conservation activities, 1927-1975 (bulk 1952-1971). There are many records regarding the Institute for Research in Animal Behavior and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Also included are records regarding the NYZS fine arts collection and works by wildlife artist Carl Rungius. The remainder of the records, most predating Palmer's tenure, was transferred to his office upon the death of Fairfield Osborn in 1969. Osborn's records consist of correspondence and subject files dealing with Society matters, 1935-1967, Conservation Foundation activities, 1949-1954, and African wildlife conservation, circa 1956-1965. The planning, building, and development of the New York Aquarium at Coney Island and the Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences are also the subjects of extensive correspondence and reports. There is also correspondence between Osborn and Parks Commissioner Robert Moses.

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Osborn, Fairfield, 1887-1969

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Rungius, Carl, 1869-1959

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International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences

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New York zoological society

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Anniversary was held on November 8, 1949. From the description of Staff officer speeches at the fiftieth anniversary of opening day of the New York Zoological Park, 1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155520414 The New York Zoological Society, incorporated in 1895, is a private non-profit institution dedicated to public education, zoological research, and the preservation of wildlife. In 1998, the name of the organization was changed to the Wildlife Conservation Society. ...

Wildlife Conservation Society Archives.

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Palmer, Harold C. (Harold Cornelius), 1918-1998.

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Moses, Robert, 1888-1981

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Robert Moses (1888-1981) was a public official in New York from 1919 to the mid-1970s. He held many offices, of which the most notable among them were: President, Long Island State Park Commission; Chairman, New York State Council of Parks; Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks; New York City Planning Commissioner and Construction Coordinator; and Chairman, New York State Power and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authorities. He was responsible for the construction of many major public pr...

New York Aquarium

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Institute for Research in Animal Behavior

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