Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kings of the Wild Frontier: Hornaday and Boone & Crockett

1007-04-09-063-c_acc.jpgScattered throughout the scrapbooks of William T. Hornaday is ephemera from the Boone and Crockett Club. Founded in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt and George Bird Grinnell, the Boone and Crockett Club formed, as they later stated in their 1923 certificate of incorporation, “to promote the conservation and management of wildlife, especially big game, and its habitat, to preserve and encourage hunting and to maintain the highest ethical standards of fair chase and sportsmanship in North America.” Boone and Crockett was originally organized as a very exclusive club, accepting only members in high social and cultural standing, all of whom must have personally hunted a pre-requisite breadth of wild game.  Continue reading

Preserving Special Format Items in the WCS Archives

Project-Oversize-04If you descended the stairs to the WCS Archives on a Wednesday over the last four months, you might have seen tables and holding shelves set up in the outer room, and boxes, storage tubes, building plans, artwork, and large documents (and lots of interleaving tissue) everywhere–along with two unfamiliar but friendly faces!  Continue reading