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Melbourne R. Carriker Papers, 1934-2007

Creator:
Carriker, Melbourne R (Melbourne Romaine) 1915-2007
Subject:
Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong 1879-1965
Carriker, Melbourne R (Melbourne Romaine) 1915-2007
University of Delaware College of Marine Studies
Physical description:
30.8 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 3x5 boxes)
Type:
Newsletters
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Lantern slides
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
Bolivia
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Colombia
South America
Date:
1934
1934-2007
Topic:
Malacologists
Mollusks
Ornithologists
Oysters
Research
Clams
Estuarine ecology
Mariculture
Snails
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-005
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the research and professional activities of Melbourne R. Carriker, marine malacologist. Carriker's research interests included snails, oysters, clams, invasive species of mollusks, marine mariculture, and estuarine ecology. Much of Carriker's research focused on South America, where he was born in Santa Marta, Colombia and on the Chesapeake Bay, where he taught at the University of Delaware, College of Marine Studies. Carriker also wrote several books about his father, ornithologist Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, and their lives in Colombia and Bolivia. Materials include correspondence; research notes; lectures; manuscripts; course materials; newsletters and conference materials from various professional societies; lantern slides, transparencies, negatives, photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, and film created for research purposes; transparencies from research and personal trips, including several South American locations associated with the Carriker family; and materials related to books written about the Carriker family
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