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Russell E. Train Africana collection

Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Names:
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926  Search this
Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875  Search this
Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890  Search this
Du Chaillu, Paul B. (Paul Belloni), 1835-1903  Search this
Dugmore, A. Radclyffe (Arthur Radclyffe), 1870-1955  Search this
Glave, E. J. (Edward James)  Search this
Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939  Search this
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873.  Search this
Nelson, Robert Henry, 1853-1892  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Selous, Frederick Courteney, 1851-1917  Search this
Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904.  Search this
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
6,500 Items (estimated)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- description and travel
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Africa -- In art
Date:
1663-2004
Summary:
Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.
Scope and Contents note:
Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa. The Train Collection is particularly strong in archival materials on the following topics: the search for the source of the Nile and the progress of other exploring expeditions in Africa; the collecting of specimens of African animals, plants, and ethnological materials for zoos and museums (including a significant body of correspondence and photographs from the Smithsonian African Expedition in 1909-1910, led by President Theodore Roosevelt); and the growth of the African wildlife conservation movement. Besides Roosevelt, the major persons represented in the Collection include the journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley and members of his Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (Thomas Heazle Parke, Robert H. Nelson, James S. Jameson, John Rose Troup, William Bonny, William G. Stairs, Edmund Barttelot, and Arthur J. M. Jephson); the medical missionary Dr. David Livingstone and his father-in-law Robert Moffat; taxidermist Carl Akeley; zoologist Edmund Heller; hunter Frederick Courtenay Selous; artist and adventure writer A. Radclyffe Dugmore; explorers Samuel White Baker, Thomas Baines, Richard Francis Burton and E.J. Glave; anthropologist Paul Belloni du Chaillu; and royal traveler Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor). Consult the finding aid for more specific information on materials relating to these persons and other people and organizations represented in the Collection.
Arrangement note:
Organized into ten series, primarily based on format or creator: I. Artifacts, 1663-1999; II. Works of Art, 1663-1999; III. Books, 1900-1986; IV. Edmund Heller personal papers, 1875-1939; V. Manuscripts, 1663-1992; VI. Maps, 1878; VII. Newspapers, 1888-1987; VIII. Robert Henry Nelson personal papers, 1795-1912; VIII. Photographs, 1874-1963; IX. Posters and broadsides, 1814-1955; X. Russell E. Train personal papers, 1956-2004.
Separated Materials note:
In addition to these archival and non-book materials, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries acquired more than 1500 printed books as part of the Russell E. Train Collection; these books are listed individually in the SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System) online catalog.
Provenance:
Originally assembled by the Honorable Russell E. Train, a former judge, top administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and a past president of the World Wildlife Fund, this collection was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries in 2004.
Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
Topic:
Zoological specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Africa  Search this
Wildlife conservation -- Africa  Search this
Natural history -- Technique  Search this
Natural history -- Africa  Search this
Hunting -- Africa  Search this
Explorers -- Africa  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0014
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Russell E. Train Africana collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014
Additional Online Media:

Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926. Signed letter to Theodore Roosevelt

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence, 8.5 x 13 in.)
Container:
Item M001b
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909 February 5
General note:
Carbon copy. Roosevelt's reply is the typed letter signed dated 28 February 1909 (M001c).
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Russell E. Train Africana collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014-ref1443

Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926. A collection of signed autograph letters to either Akeley or his wife Mary, from numerous public figures

Collection Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Extent:
32 Items (Correspondence, 5 x 3 in. - 8.5 x 11 in.)
Container:
Item M001h
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1919 - 1940
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondents include Jan Smuts, Hamilton-Stevenson, Ernest Thompson Seton, George Eastman, Henry Cabot Lodge, Lowell Thomas, Edsel Ford, Harold Ickes, Gifford Pinchot, Hamlin Garland, and Vilhjalmur Stefansson, among others.
Collection Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
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Russell E. Train Africana collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014-ref1457

Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926

Collection Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
4 photographs
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Photos
photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-met-ref264

Edmund Heller Papers, circa 1898-1918

Creator:
Heller, Edmund 1875-1939  Search this
Subject:
Heller, Edmund 1875-1939  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Rainey, Paul James 1877-1923  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln 1880-1951  Search this
Fleishhacker Zoo (San Francisco, Ca.)  Search this
Milwaukee Zoological Garden  Search this
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Yale University  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Stanford University  Search this
United States Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
Field Columbian Museum  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
Roosevelt Wild Life Station  Search this
Smithsonian Cape-to-Cairo Expedition (1919-1920)  Search this
Alexander Alaska Expedition  Search this
American Museum of Natural History China Expedition  Search this
Field Museum's African Expedition (1907)  Search this
Lincoln Ellsworth Expedition to Alberta and British Columbia (1914)  Search this
Rainey African Expedition (1911-1912)  Search this
Peruvian Expeditions (1912-1915)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
6.19 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 5x8 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Field notes
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Nitrate materials
Date:
1898
1898-1918
circa 1898-1918
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoological specimens  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007179
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217336

The Charging Herd [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Animal--Elephant  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000102
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126806
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Lion Attacking a Water Buffalo [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Title:
Lion and Buffalo [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)
Artist:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Animal--Lion  Search this
Animal--Buffalo  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000103
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126807
Additional Online Media:

Stung [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Animal--Elephant  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000104
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126808
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The Wounded Comrade [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Animal--Elephant  Search this
State of Being--Illness--Wound  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000105
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126809
Additional Online Media:

Africa in the American Mind, 1870-1955: A Study in Mythology, Ideology and the Reconstruction of Race

Author:
Sears, Cornelia  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926  Search this
Johnson, Martin, 1884-1937  Search this
Johnson, Osa, 1894-1953  Search this
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
371 pps
Place:
Kenya
Africa
Date:
1997
Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960
Topic:
United States - - Civilization - - African American influences  Search this
United States - - Race Relations  Search this
African Americans - - Relations with Africans  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
History  Search this
Publisher:
University of California, Berkeley
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3754

In brightest Africa / by Carl E. Akeley ; illustrated from photographs

Author:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
267 p., [62] leaves of plates : ill., front., plans, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Africa, East
Date:
1924
1924, [c1923]
Topic:
Gorilla  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT361 .A4 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779577

Carl Akeley's Africa : the account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History / by Mary L. Jobe Akeley, F.R.G.S.; foreword by Henry Fairfield Osborn; with illustrations and maps

Author:
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe (Mary Lenore Jobe) 1878-1966  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1926)  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 321 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
1929
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Photography of animals  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT365.2 .A54 1929
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787211

The wilderness lives again : Carl Akeley and the great adventure / by Mary L. Jobe Akeley ; foreword by F. Trubee Davison ; with illustrations and maps

Author:
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe (Mary Lenore Jobe) 1878-1966  Search this
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe (Mary Lenore Jobe) 1878-1966 DSI  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
American Museum of Natural History Akeley Memorial Hall of African Mammals  Search this
Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1926)  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 411 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1940
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QL31.A5 A64 1940
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787213

Adventures in the African jungle / by Carl and Mary L. Jobe Akeley

Author:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe (Mary Lenore Jobe) 1878-1966  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926 Travel  Search this
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe (Mary Lenore Jobe) 1878-1966 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 275 p., [32] p. of plates : ill ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
1930
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787215

Lion spearing / by Carl E. Akeley

Author:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
7 p. 3 pl. 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
1926
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Lion hunting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_787268

Taxidermy and sculpture: the work of Carl E. Akeley in Field Museum of Natural History

Title:
Work of Carl E. Akeley in Field Museum of Natural History
Author:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Chicago Natural History Museum  Search this
Physical description:
48 plates ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1927
1927]
Topic:
Taxidermy  Search this
Call number:
QL63 .A34 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_605808

In brightest Africa [microform] / Carl E. Akeley

Author:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 267 p., [6] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Microforms
Place:
Africa
Africa, East
Date:
1920
C1920
Topic:
Gorilla  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
mfm 005166.04
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_628983

Rediscovered treasures : African beadwork at the Field Museum, Chicago

Title:
African beadwork at the Field Museum, Chicago
Author:
Stokes, Deborah  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Fuller, Alfred Walter Francis 1882-1961 Art collections  Search this
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1999
Topic:
Beadwork, African--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Beadwork, Zulu  Search this
Glass beads  Search this
African art collections  Search this
Yoruba beaded crowns  Search this
Cameroon Grassfields beadwork  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_669950

Art as evidence : a brief history of the American Museum of Natural History collection

Author:
Schildkrout, Enid  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Lowie, Robert Harry 1883-1957  Search this
Putnam, F. W (Frederic Ward) 1839-1915  Search this
Turnbull, Colin M  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Art collections
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1988
Topic:
African art collections  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Call number:
GN36.A35 A78 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542505

Carl Akeley : Africa's collector, Africa's savior / by Penelope Bodry-Sanders

Author:
Bodry-Sanders, Penelope 1944-  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 298 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Africa
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Wild animal collectors  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Call number:
QL31.A5B63 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412159

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