Monthly Archives: October 2014

Collections processing updates

1985-10-01-Peyton-CarrAndPearl-Figure4-page2-detail.jpgOver the past several months the WCS Archives has processed six collections, five of which are wholly or partially open for research.   The finding aids for these collections have joined the descriptions of previously processed archival collections available through the WCS Library’s public website,  (The direct link to the Archives’ finding aids is:  Included below are the abstracts for and links to the collections’ finding aids, plus an image or document from each. Continue reading

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From the doctor’s desk: the letters of Veterinarian Charles Gandal

Gandal performing a checkup on a baby gorilla, circa 1966. Animal Kingdom vol. LXIX (4), August 1966.Charles Gandal–or “Chick”, as he was affectionately called–served as the Chief Veterinarian of the New York Zoological Society from 1958 until 1969. With specializations in anesthesia and nutrition, along with an extensive knowledge of avian and reptilian diseases, Gandal was a dedicated veterinarian who was always busy caring for the animals at the zoo and researching how to more effectively treat them.

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