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Rand, Austin Loomer, 1905-1982
American Museum of Natural History.
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Field Book Collection.
Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1938-1939)
Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1964)
[between 1936 and 1938]
Loose annotated typescript and handwritten pages.
Pages are partially numbered.
Contents: The 1938 Archbold Expedition -- Locality names -- Locality names of the 1936 Expedition -- Index to the localities in the Papuan region at which birds have been collected.
Material Austin Rand compiled regarding the Archbold Expeditions to New Guinea, includes a proposed outline for the 1938 expedition and locality information. Material appears to have been written both before and after completion of the field work.
Austin Loomer Rand (1905-1982) was a Canadian ornithologist. His association with the American Museum of Natural History began with the Mission zoologique franco-anglo-américaine à Madagascar, the results of which would form his Ph.D. thesis. He also met life-long friend and collaborator Richard Archbold at this time and would continue to participate in and co-lead the first three Archbold Expeditions to New Guinea. He would also help Archbold develop the Archbold Biological Station in Florida and would ultimately retire there. The majority of his professional career was spent in curatorial capacities at the Ornithology department of the Field Museum in Chicago.
Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant.
Archbold Expedition to New Guinea
Description and travel
Papua New Guinea
Rand, Austin Loomer,
BHL Field Notes Project
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