Carl Ethan Akeley Papers

Other Views:  PDF  |  EADNote: You may browse using the navigation on the left, or use Ctrl-F to search within this finding aid.

Collection Overview
Title: Carl Ethan Akeley Papers
Call Number: A.A31
Dates: 1895-1926
Physical Description: 10 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Scope and Content
Material relating to Akeley's interests in the Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago Natural History Museum); the American Museum of Natural History; the Cement Gun Construction Company; Akeley Camera, Inc.; the General Engineer Depot, U.S. Army; the Roosevelt Monument; and his African expeditions.

The collection includes 2 boxes of materials arranged by subject; 3 boxes of unindexed correspondence; 2 boxes of indexed correspondence; 1 box of published writings; 1 box of blueprints; and 1 box of newspaper clippings. A list of notable correspondents appears at the end of this register.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lewis Ellsworth Akeley and Clarence L. Dewey, June-July 1941, through the efforts of Mrs. Akeley.Access
The Carl Ethan Akeley Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Carl Ethan Akeley Papers, A.A31, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Revision Information
2018-02: EAD revision

Content List
Subject Files
Box 1, Folder 1Aeronautics
Box 1, Folder 2Akeley Camera, Inc.
Box 1, Folder 3American Museum of Natural History
See Box 9, Folder 1 for blueprints

Box 1, Folder 4Cement Gun
See Box 9, Folder 2 for blueprints

Box 1, Folder 5Cement Gun
Drawings and photograph of cement gun
1 printed drawing; 8 photographs of drawings

Box 1, Folder 6Cement Gun
Pamphlets (see Box 9, Folder 3 for blueprint)

Box 1, Folder 7Cement Gun Company, Inc.
Box 1, Folder 8Drawings. Preliminaries of ideas
Box 1, Folder 9Expeditions
Box 1, Folder 10Field Museum of Natural History
Box 1, Folder 11Fountain of Time, Chicago
Blueprints of proposed plan (see Box 9, Folder 4 for blueprints)

Box 2, Folder 1McElroy-Shepherd Company
Box 2, Folder 2Mirrors and mirror backings
Box 2, Folder 3Patent material
See Box 9, Folder 5 for photostats

Box 2, Folder 4Plaster machine
See Box 9, Folder 6 for blueprint

Box 2, Folder 5Searchlight
See Box 9, Folder 7 for blueprints

Box 2, Folder 6Telescope
Box 2, Folder 7Training control
Box 2, Folder 8War Department, U.S. Army, General Engineer Depot
Box 2, Folder 9War Department, U.S. Army, General Engineer Depot. Memoranda
Box 2, Folder 10Miscellaneous bills and receipts
Box 2, Folder 11Miscellaneous personal items
Correspondence, 1897-1917
Box 3, Folder 1Unindexed correspondence, 1897-1900
Box 3, Folder 2Unindexed correspondence, 1901-1902
Box 3, Folder 3Unindexed correspondence, 1903-1904
Box 3, Folder 4Unindexed correspondence, 1905-1907
Box 3, Folder 5Unindexed correspondence, January-August 1908
Box 3, Folder 6Unindexed correspondence, September-December 1908
Box 3, Folder 7Unindexed correspondence, January-July 1909
Box 3, Folder 8Unindexed correspondence, August 1909
Box 3, Folder 9Unindexed correspondence, September-December 1909
Box 3, Folder 10Unindexed correspondence, 1910
Box 3, Folder 11Unindexed correspondence, 1911-1914
Box 3, Folder 12Unindexed correspondence, 1915
Box 3, Folder 13Unindexed correspondence, 1916
Box 3, Folder 14Unindexed correspondence, 1917
Box 4, Folder 1Unindexed correspondence, January-May 1918
Box 4, Folder 2Unindexed correspondence, June-July 1918
Box 4, Folder 3Unindexed correspondence, August-December 1918
Box 4, Folder 4Unindexed correspondence, January-February 1919
Box 4, Folder 5Unindexed correspondence, March 1919
Box 4, Folder 6Unindexed correspondence, April-June 1919
Box 4, Folder 7Unindexed correspondence, July-August 1919
Box 4, Folder 8Unindexed correspondence, September-October 1919
Box 4, Folder 9Unindexed correspondence, November 1919
Box 4, Folder 10Unindexed correspondence, December 1919
Box 5, Folder 1Unindexed correspondence, January-February 1920
Box 5, Folder 2Unindexed correspondence, March-April 1920
Box 5, Folder 3Unindexed correspondence, May-June 1920
Box 5, Folder 4Unindexed correspondence, July-September 1920
Box 5, Folder 5Unindexed correspondence, October-December 1920
Box 5, Folder 6Unindexed correspondence, January-February 1921
Box 5, Folder 7Unindexed correspondence, March-June 1921
Box 5, Folder 8Unindexed correspondence, July-December 1921
Box 5, Folder 9Unindexed correspondence, January-June 1922
Box 5, Folder 10Unindexed correspondence, July-September 1922
Box 5, Folder 11Unindexed correspondence, October-December 1922
Box 5, Folder 12Unindexed correspondence, January-March 1923
Box 5, Folder 13Unindexed correspondence, April-December 1923
Box 5, Folder 14Unindexed correspondence, January-March 1924
Box 5, Folder 15Unindexed correspondence, April-December 1924
Box 5, Folder 16Unindexed correspondence, 1925-1926
Box 5, Folder 17Unindexed correspondence, undated
Box 6, Folder 1Indexed correspondence, 1895-1902
Box 6, Folder 2Indexed correspondence, 1903-1904
Box 6, Folder 3Indexed correspondence, 1905-1907
Box 6, Folder 4Indexed correspondence, 1908
Box 6, Folder 5Indexed correspondence, January-May 1909
Box 6, Folder 6Indexed correspondence, June-December 1909
Box 6, Folder 7Indexed correspondence, 1910
Box 6, Folder 8Indexed correspondence, 1911-1914
Box 6, Folder 9Indexed correspondence, 1915-1918
Box 6, Folder 10Indexed correspondence, January-March 1919
Box 6, Folder 11Indexed correspondence, April-June 1919
Box 6, Folder 12Indexed correspondence, July-September 1919
Box 6, Folder 13Indexed correspondence, October-December 1919
Box 6, Folder 14Indexed correspondence, January-February 1920
Box 6, Folder 15Indexed correspondence, March 1920
Box 6, Folder 16Indexed correspondence, April-June 1920
Box 6, Folder 17Indexed correspondence, July-September 1920
Box 6, Folder 18Indexed correspondence, October-December 1920
Box 7, Folder 1Indexed correspondence, January-March 1921
Box 7, Folder 2Indexed correspondence, April-June 1921
Box 7, Folder 3Indexed correspondence, July-December 1921
Box 7, Folder 4Indexed correspondence, January-June 1922
Box 7, Folder 5Indexed correspondence, July-September 1922
Box 7, Folder 6Indexed correspondence, October-December 1922
Box 7, Folder 7Indexed correspondence, 1923
Box 7, Folder 8Indexed correspondence, 1924-1926
Box 7, Folder 9Indexed correspondence, undated
Published Writings
Box 8, Folder 1"Address of Carl E. Akeley." Theodore Roosevelt: Memorial Addresses, Delivered before the Century Association, February 9, 1919. New York: Printed for the Century Association, 1919, pages 61-66
Box 8, Folder 2"Hand to Hand with a Leopard and Some Experiences with Rhinos." The World's Work, Volume 41, February 1921, pages 393-402
Box 8, Folder 3"In the Jungles with Akeley." The Battle Creek Idea, Volume 25, Number 2, Spring 1925, pages 6-7
Box 8, Folder 4"Lion Spearing." The Mentor. Volume 13, Number 3, April 1925, pages 47-50
Oversize flat box

Box 9, Folder 1"Exhibition Cabinet," [African Hall?], American Museum of Natural History
Blueprints removed from Box 1, Folder 3

Box 9, Folder 2Cement Gun
Blueprints removed from Box 1, Folder 4

Box 9, Folder 3"Sketch to accompany letter relative to firewall tests"
Blueprint removed from Box 1, Folder 6

Box 9, Folder 4Proposed plan for the construction of the "Fountain of Time"
Blueprints removed from Box 1, Folder 11

Box 9, Folder 5Photostats of "drawings in patent applications of Carl E. Akeley"
Photostats removed from Box 2, Folder 3

Box 9, Folder 6[Plaster machine?]
Blueprint removed from Box 2, Folder 4

Box 9, Folder 7Searchlights
Blueprints removed from Box 2, Folder 5

Box 9, Folder 8Plastering machine
Blueprints removed from Box 3, Folder 8, letter of 6 August 1909

Box 9, Folder 9"Apparatus for mixing and applying plastic material by means of compressed air"
Blueprint removed from Box 3, Folder 10, letter of 20 June 1910

Box 9, Folder 10"Cement Gun with continuous flow feed wheel"
Blueprints removed from Box 3, Folder 11, letter of 17 June 1912

Box 9, Folder 11"Proposed method of constructing concrete culverts by means of the Cement Gun"
Blueprint removed from Box 4, Folder 1, letter of 7 January 1918

Box 9, Folder 12Four letters from The Macleod Company to Cement Gun Company, Inc., dated, 1 May 1918, 2 May 1918, 9 May 1918, and 27 May 1918
Blueprints of letters removed from Box 4, Folder 1

Box 9, Folder 13Letter from The Macleod Company to Cement Gun Company, Inc., dated, 6 June 1918
Blueprint of letter removed from Box 4, Folder 2

Box 9, Folder 14Photostat of flow chart, "National Research Council " S. & R. - Sig. C"
Photostat removed from Box 4, Folder 2, letter of 5 July 1918

Box 9, Folder 15"Proposed Portable Cement Gun unit with air compressor and water pump to be driven with 30 H.P. tractor for U.S. Army Engineer Corps"
Blueprint removed from Box 4, Folder 2, letter of 20 July 1918

Box 9, Folder 16"Design No. 2, Proposed Portable Cement Gun unit with air compressor and water pump to be driven with 30 H.P. tractor for U.S. Army Engineer Corps"
Blueprint removed from Box 4, Folder 3, letter of 10 August 1918

Box 9, Folder 17"African Expeditionary Triplane"
Blueprints removed from Box 4, Folder 4, letter of 5 February 1919

Newspaper Clippings
Box 10Clippings Removed from Scrapbook of Carl Akeley
Contains 18 folders of newspaper clippings removed from a scrapbook of Carl E. Akeley. The list of notable correspondents to be found in the Akeley Papers include

Other Views:  PDF  |  EAD