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Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr., Papers, 1901, 1907, 1909-1910, 1918, 1929-1965

Creator:
Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong 1879-1965
Subject:
Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong 1879-1965
United States National Museum
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Entomology
Physical description:
0.8 linear meter
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Date:
1901
1901-1965
1901, 1907, 1909-1910, 1918, 1929-1965
Topic:
Entomology
Ornithology
Local number:
SIA RU007297
Notes:
Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr., (1879-1965), ornithologist and entomologist, collected birds in Latin America for over 50 years. Carriker's primary scientific interest was the study of bird lice. His association with the Smithsonian Institution began in 1940, when he collected birds in Vera Cruz, Mexico, for the United States National Museum (USNM). From 1941 to 1952, Carriker conducted collecting expeditions to Colombia for the USNM. From 1953 until his death, Carriker held the honorary post of Collaborator in the Department of Entomology of the National Museum of Natural History
Summary:
These papers document Carriker's expeditions to Latin America for the USNM and other museums and his research on birds and bird lice. Included is correspondence with ornithologists, entomologists, and USNM officials; diaries kept on expeditions to Costa Rica, 1907; Colombia, 1918, 1942, 1951; Peru, 1932-1933; and Bolivia, 1936-1937; photographs taken on expeditions to Costa Rica, 1901; Venezuela, 1909-1910; Peru, 1930-1932; and Colombia, 1943; and research notes on, and photographs of, drawings of bird lice
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Melbourne Armstrong Carriker Field Books, 1909-1952

Creator:
Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong 1879-1965
Subject:
Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong 1879-1965
Physical description:
0.65 cu. ft. (0.65 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1909
1909-1952
Topic:
Ornithology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-574
Summary:
This collection contains six items by Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, originally maintained by the Division of Birds. These items consist of three field books, two maps, and one box of index cards. Dates range from 1909-1921 and localities for this collection include but may not be limited to Mexico, Colombia, Curacao, and Trinidad and Tobago. Materials include bird specimen lists with field numbers and descriptions of species and specimens, daily journal-style entries detailing collecting efforts, maps depicting collecting sites, and index cards and notes describing specimens within Carriker's collection
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Field Book Project 1855-2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Melbourne Armstrong Carriker Papers, c. 1900-1969, 2000

Creator:
Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong 1879-1965
Subject:
Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong 1879-1965
Carriker, Melbourne R (Melbourne Romaine) 1915-2007
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Entomology
United States National Museum
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Books
Diaries
Clippings
Maps
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Central America
South America
Bolivia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Peru
Date:
1900
1900-1969
c 1900-1969, 2000
Topic:
Birds
Entomology
Ornithology
Scientific expeditions
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-254
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the travels and family of Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, ornithlogist and entomologist specializing in bird lice. His association with the Smithsonian Institution began in 1940, when he collected birds in Vera Cruz, Mexico, for the United States National Museum (USNM). From 1941 to 1952, Carriker conducted collecting expeditions to Colombia for the USNM. From 1953 until his death, Carriker held the honorary post of Collaborator in the Department of Entomology of the National Museum of Natural History. Carriker's travels documented in this accession include expeditions and collecting trips to Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, and Costa Rica as well as family vacations throughout the United States. Materials primarily include photographs and negatives, but also include narratives, diaries, and other writings; clippings; correspondence; and maps. Some materials were created about Carriker shortly after his death. Also included in these records is a book written by his son, Melbourne Romaine Carriker, about the Carriker family in 2000, titled "Vista Nieve: The Remarkable True Adventures of an Early Twentieth Century Naturalist and His Family in Columbia, South America." The book was written using the materials in this accession
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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