Carl Ethan Akeley Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Carl Ethan Akeley papers
Creator: Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926
Call Number: A.A31
Dates: 1895-1926
Physical Description: 10 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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.

Arrangement
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.

Subject(s):
Africa, East
Correspondence
Blueprints (reprographic copies)
Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926
Field Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History
Cement Gun Company
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lewis Ellsworth Akeley and Clarence L. Dewey, June-July 1941, through the efforts of Mrs. Akeley.Access
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[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: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
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Revision Information
2018-02: EAD revision

Content List
Series I: 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 4-7Cement Gun Company, Inc.
See Box 9, Folder 2 for blueprints

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 8-9War Department, U.S. Army, General Engineer Depot
Box 2, Folder 10-11Miscellaneous bills, receipts, and personal items
Series II: Correspondence, 1895-1926
Box 3, Folder 1-14;
Box 4, Folder 1-10;
Box 5, Folder 1-17
Unindexed correspondence, 1897-1926, undated
Box 6, Folder 1-18;
Box 7, Folder 1-9
Indexed correspondence, 1895-1926, undated
Series III: 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

Series IV: Blueprints
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., 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

Series V: Newspaper clippings
Box 10, Folder 1-18Clippings removed from the scrapbook of Carl Akeley
Contains 18 folders of newspaper clippings removed from a scrapbook of Carl E. Akeley.



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