Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives
P.O. Box 100, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 11724
- De Tomasi, Jane Davenport Harris, collector. Davenport-Harris
family papers, 1809-1964, bulk 1905-1964.
7 cubic ft.
Jane Joralemon Davenport was the daughter of Charles Davenport, director of the Biological Laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, 1898-1924. Her first husband was Reginald Gordon Harris, who was director of the Lab, 1924-1936. After Harris's death, she married James A. de Tomasi.
Papers of the Davenport family include personal and family correspondence, personal business and financial records, deeds, mortgages, tax records, insurance policies, wills and estate papers, photographs, blueprints, and school papers. Papers of note include letters and notebooks of Jane Dimon Davenport and Amzi B. Davenport, parents of C.B. Davenport, 1841-1862; maps, tax records and correspondence of C.B. Davenport's wife, Gertrude, relating to property she owned in Kansas, 1931-1940; research material on the history and ownership of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory property, including transcript and original deeds (some dating to the 1660's), surveys, minutes, tax records, clippings and historical notes; correspondence of Jane Davenport Harris de Tomasi with her parents, her husbands, other relatives, friends and acquaintances, 1905-1964, including a few letters from Sterling Calder or his son Alexander Calder, 1921-1935; and artwork by Jane, including sketches, watercolors and prints as well as exhibit catalogs and photographs of sculpture.
Papers of Reginald Gordon Harris (1898-1936) include correspondence with his parents, brother, wife and other family members; papers from his undergraduate and graduate study in entomology at Brown University; proposals, notes, journals, maps and letters from work while on a fellowship in France, and on field trips in South America and North Africa studying entomology or eugenics; papers, articles and speeches on a variety of topics including education, eugenics, politics, and the ecology of the Hempstead Plains; records of the Long Island Biological Association; and diaries, military papers, financial records, insurance papers, and other personal and professional correspondence.
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
- Schmitt, Frederick P. Papers, 1812-1979.
[size of collection not specified]
Reproduction note: Includes photocopies.
Clippings about a Save the Whale Campaign, Whale Workshop, Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and other whaling musuems, and whaling accounts, 1894-1979; articles and photocopies of articles on whales and whaling in English, Dutch, German, Norwegian, and Spanish, with whaling post cards, catalogs, programs, publication lists, reports, bulletins, maps, and gift catalogs, 1817-1979; draft and annotated typescript of Fred Schmitt's book "Mark Well the Whale!" and research correspondence, 1967-1979; advertisements for "The Jonah Caper" and "An Island's People," copy of paper read at a meeting of the American Society of Mammologists, whaling pamphlets, sample museum teaching kit, Cetacean Symposium papers, "Save the Dolphins" newsletter, broadsides, Project Jonah papers, and papers from museums around the world, 1812-1978; slides and photographs of whales, whaling vessels, museums, 1915-1979; copy of museum library card catalog and Paramount Pictures' "Handbook of Production Information on the White Dawn," reports of Northwest Fisheries Center, and articles about Herman Melville, 1954-1979.
Language: English, Dutch, German, Norwegian and Spanish.
- Whaling Museum (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). Information file,
2.5 cubic ft.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject.
Brochures, pamphlets, technical reports, programs, souvenir and anniversary booklets, catalogs, newsletters, bibliographies, bulletins, term papers, dissertations, exhibit catalogs, diagrams, maps, drawings, photographs, clippings, articles, correspondence, and other items pertaining to whales and other cetacea, fishing, whaling, vessels, national and international laws and commissions, local families, local and regional history, marine and whaling museums and societies, rigging, scrimshaw, and conferences. The material relates to Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, the United States, and many international locations.
- Whaling Museum (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.). Photograph collection,
C. 1300 items and 2 albums
C. 200 tintypes, photographs, photocopies of pictures and portraits, and post cards with scenes of the harbor, shoreline, Main Street, roads and highways, family outings, businesses, homes, sailing vessels, whaling, churches, parades, museum artifacts, fires, mills, and modern vessels that were attacked by whales. In addition there are photographs of portraits of the Jones family, scrimshaw, sea captains, Long Island Railroad, the fish hatchery, sports teams, and the Whaling Museum, 1870-1980; 900 slides of Cetacea, whale watches, whaling outstations, whaling, whaling museum artifacts and celebrations, and life on a whaler, 1970-1988; 200 post cards of whales, figureheads, museums, paintings of sailing ships and whalers, churches and artifacts, 1909-1980; 2 family photograph albums of the Jones and Hewlett families and relatives in Stockton (California), San Francisco and Brooklyn, 1890-1920.
Subject: Fish hatcheries--New York (State)--Cold Spring Harbor.