California Academy of Sciences Archives
Collections related to the Galapagos Islands held by the California Academy of Sciences Special Collections
Academy Archives. The institutional records of the Academy include material related to the Galápagos and Academy expeditions, such as Director's correspondence, photographs, and exhibit files.
Asaeda, Toshio (1893-1968). Watercolor illustrations. 4 boxes, 2.0 cu.ft. Artist, photographer, taxidermist, exhibit preparator. Hired by Templeton Crocker to accompany the 1932 expedition as photographer and artist. Watercolors are mainly of Galápagos fishes.
Beck, Rollo Howard (1870-1950). Papers. 30+ boxes, 9.55 cu.ft. Ornithologist, explorer, taxidermist, farmer. Leader of the 1905-1906 Academy expedition and member of at least two previous expeditions. Photographs, correspondence, field notes and more. Beck material also in the Ornithology and Mammalogy Field Notes Collection. Finding aid.
Crocker, C. (Charles) Templeton (1884-1948). Papers. 18+ boxes, 7.8 cu.ft. Philanthropist, yachtsman. Photographs, film, ship log books, and more. Finding aid.
Evermann, Barton Warren (1853-1932). Papers. 144+ boxes, 29.15 cu.ft. Ichthyologist, Academy Director. One box photographs and reports related to the 1932 Templeton Crocker expedition. Finding aid.
Galápagos Islands. Papers related to California Academy of Sciences expeditions to the Galápagos Islands. 11 boxes, 2.2 cu.ft. Box List.
Galápagos Photograph Collection. Photographs from expeditions to the Galápagos Islands. 4 notebooks plus lantern slides. These photographs, primarily from the Beck Collection, have been assembled in attempt to start matching up and identifying similar prints and negatives.
Gifford, Edward Winslow. Galápagos Photograph Collection. 244 photographs. Ornithologist. Member of 1905-1906 Academy expedition. Photographs. Gifford material also in the Ornithology and Mammalogy Field Notes Collection.
Hancock, Captain George Allan (1875-1965). Galápagos photographs and miscellaneous. 1 box, 0.2 cu.ft. Sea captain, explorer, businessman, philanthropist. Photographs related to a 1927 expedition?
Howell, John Thomas (1903-1994). Papers. 92+ boxes, 18.25 cu.ft. Botanist. Member of the 1932 Templeton Crocker expedition. One box of photographs from the 1932 Templeton Crocker expedition. Howell material also in the Galápagos Islands Collection. Box List.
Hunter, Joseph S. Papers; n.d., 1897, 1905-1907, 1915-1916, 1923-1933, 1937-1945, 1947-1953, 1958, 1964, 1972. 5 boxes, 1.75 cu.ft. Ornithologist and mammalogist. Member of 1905-1906 Academy expedition. Field notes. Inventory.
Lack, David (b. 1910). Papers. 2 boxes, 0.7 cu.ft. Ornithologist. Research material regarding Galápagos finches. Box List.
Ochsner, Washington Henry. Papers. 4 boxes, 0.8 cu.ft. Geologist and conchologist. Member of the 1905-1906 Academy expedition. Field notes and data. Box List.
Ornithology and Mammalogy Department Field Notes Collection. Includes Galápagos-related notes from Beck, Gifford, Lack, and Swarth. Boxlist.
Orr, Robert Thomas (1908-1994). Papers. 103+ boxes, 44.2 cu.ft. Biologist, Academy Associate Director. Two boxes (more?) of field notes, notes related to Galápagos finches raised in captivity, papers related to the Galápagos International Scientific Project. Box List.
Pinchot 1929 South Seas Expedition. Four albums of photographs taken by Howard Cleaves. Includes Galápagos.
Slevin, Joseph Richard (1881-1957). Papers. 8+ boxes, 2.8 cu.ft. Herpetologist. Member of the 1905-1906 Academy expedition. Photographs, research papers related to his 1959 publication "The Galápagos Islands: A History of Their Exploration". Finding aid.
Smith, Allyn Goodwin (1893-1976). Papers. 37 boxes, 7.4 cu.ft. Invertebrate Zoologist. One box of papers related to the Galápagos International Scientific Project. Box List.
Stewart, Alban (b. 1875). Papers. 3 boxes, 0.4 cu.ft. Botanist. Member of the 1905-1906 Academy expedition. Card catalog of plants collected. Box List.
Swarth, Harry Schelwaldt (1878-1935). Papers. 13 boxes, 2.6 cu.ft. Ornithologist. Member of the 1932 Templeton Crocker expedition. Notes, drafts, and research material. Swarth material also in the Ornithology and Mammalogy Field Notes Collection. Box List.
Usinger, Robert Leslie. Slides. Entomologist. Director of the Galápagos International Scientific Project. 240 slides.
Van Duzee, Edward Payson (1861-1940). Papers. 4+ boxes, 2.05 cu.ft. Entomologist. Manuscript notes related to article on insects brought back by the 1932 Templeton Crocker expedition? Box List.
Williams, Francis Xavier (1882-1967). Papers. 5 boxes, 1.65 cu.ft. Entomologist. Member of the 1905-1906 Academy expedition. Scrapbook, field notes. Box List.