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A Guide to the Archie F. Carr, Jr. Supplemental Papers

Finding aid created by Frank Orser

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
September 2010


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Carr, Archie Fairly, 1909-1987
Title: Archie F. Carr, Jr. Supplemental Papers
Dates: 1938-1987
Abstract: This collection supplements the Archie Fairly Carr, Jr. Papers (MS 30). This supplemental collection include the writings, correspondence, research, and miscellaneous files of University of Florida Professor of Zoology, author and conservationist, Archie Carr.
Extent: 8 Linear feet. 19 boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 30A
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Archie Fairly Carr, Jr., University of Florida Graduate Research Professor of Zoology, was associated with the University for more than fifty years. As a zoologist, he was most noted for his pioneering work in studying sea turtles and especially for discovering their migration patterns. Earlier in his career he specialized in the regional natural history of reptiles and of turtles in general. As a conservationist and writer, he sparked worldwide interest in saving turtles from threatened extinction. His entire career was spent at the University of Florida, first as a student, B.A. (1932), M.S. (1934), and as the University's first Ph.D. (1937) in biology. He continued as a faculty member until his death.

One of the University's Life Sciences buildings, Carr Hall, and the Archie F. Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research are named in his honor. Other distinctions earned by Dr. Carr include the Daniel Giraud Elliott Medal from the National Academy of Science (1952) for his Handbook of Turtles, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing in 1955, a University Distinguished Alumnus award in 1972 and the University's Presidential Medallion in 1986. In 1987 Carr received the Gold Medallion of the New York Zoological Society and in 1984, the first Hal Borland Award from the National Audubon Society. The Florida Museum of Natural History periodically awards the Archie F. Carr Medal to individuals who have distinguished themselves in biological conservation.

Dr. Carr's most noted work, the Windward Road (1956) is credited with creating world wide attention on the plight of the sea turtle. His other works include High Jungles and Low (1953, republished 1992), Ulendo, Travels of a Naturalist in and out of Africa (1964, republished 1992), So Excellent a Fishe, a Natural History of Sea Turtles (1967), and three Time-Life books, Everglades (1973), Land and Wildlife of Africa (1964), and Reptiles (1963). Dr. Carr was also the author of a Guide to the Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fresh-water Fishes of Florida (1955) and a Handbook of Turtles (1952). A Naturalist in Florida was published posthumously in 1994 by the Yale University Press.

Sources: Independent Florida Alligator, March 9, 1987, May 26, 1987, April 4, 1989; Audubon, March, 1982, and July, 1984; New York Times, May 23, 1987, Biological Conservation (August, 1987), and letter to Kenneth Cooper, May 18, 1959. A folder of bio-bibliographical information on Dr. Carr may be found in the University Archives Vertical File.


Scope and Content

The Supplement includes several important additions to the main group. There are numerous personal records, documenting Carr's career and personal life. Many additional manuscripts, including one complete monograph and the text and supporting data for many journal articles, are included.

Personal records contain several files relating to rewards Carr received, bibliographical, biographical, and professional records, and to the Carr family. Box 1, folder 12 contains what appears to be the most complete list of his writings.

Writings include one box of manuscripts related to Carr's books, mostly complementing material in the major group, but including a new monograph on animal navigation. Additional manuscripts of Florida essays and "Lifeline" columns are also held. Several boxes hold sea turtle manuscripts, some with supporting data, which are present in greater quantities than in the original papers. There are also some additional environment and nature writings on other subject.

The correspondence box is a small supplement to the second series of the Papers. Most notable are two folders of correspondence with the publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 1953-1975. The correspondence files are usually wholly with an individual or organization. Letters, as parts of other files, may be found throughout the Supplement.

The miscellaneous part includes material from symposiums and other meetings in which Carr participated, many subject files, and some files of original scientific data. Only a few files in this section are not related to sea turtles.

An addition, boxes, 15-19, was added to this group in 2002. It includes Caribbean Conservation Corporation record, IUCN and CITES records, Carr's early turtle notes, and photographs and lay-out material for some publications.

Arrangement: Personal records, Box 1; Writings, Boxes 2-7; Correspondence, Box 8; Miscellaneous, Boxes 9-14; Caribbean Conservation Corporation, IUCN, and CITES records, Boxes 15-17; Turtle notes, Box 18, and Illustrations, Box 19.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Related or Separated Material

These primary collection of Carr Papers are described separately in the Guide to the Archie F. Carr, Jr. Papers, MS 30. Throughout this inventory, there are references to any related materials found in the Carr Papers, MS 30 (e.g., "Cf. Series 2, Box 12").

Along with Professor Carr's papers, the Carr gift included papers of turtle scientist and conservationist Tom Harrisson, D.S.O., O.B.E. (1911-1976). For more information see the guide to the Harrisson Papers.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Archie F. Carr, Jr. Supplemental Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

This supplemental collection, an integral part of Carr's office files, was received in 1999. Materials in Boxes 15-19 were added to the Papers in 2002. The primary collection of Carr Papers, Ms Coll. 30, were donated by Carr's widow, Marjorie Harris Carr, beginning in 1987.


Contents List

Awards


Box Folder
1 1 Awards; honorary appointments; letters of congratulations, etc., 1939-1987
1 2 The World Wildlife Fund Gold Medal 1973
1 3 Browning Achievement Award 1975
1 4 The New York Zoological Society Gold Medal 1978
1 5 The Order of the Golden Ark 1978
1 6 The Archie F. Carr Medal, 1979-1987
1 7 Hal Borland Award, 1984
1 8 Tulane University, Honorary Degree, 1985
1 9 University of Florida Presidential Medallion, 1987


Biographical, Bibliographical, Professional


Box Folder
1 10 Biographical Accounts - drafts
1 11 Biographical Accounts- published
1 12 Publications, "revised 9/87."
1 13 Curriculum vitae- ca. 1960 - 1987
1 14 Statements of research interests
1 15 "Publications Related to Latin and Caribbean" - 1938-1960
1 16 Grant Information
1 17 Travel documents, 1948-1958
1 18 Personal- Miscellaneous
1 19 University of Florida Faculty assignments, UF activity reports, evaluations, promotions
1 20 University of Florida- miscellaneous correspondence, committee work
1 21 Newspaper clippings and magazine articles about Carr
1 22 Obituaries and eulogies
1 23 "Les tortues arrivent," article re Carr in Science et Vie, March 1964 and Correspondence
1 24 Medical records, 1981
1 25 Savannah High School Class Reunion, 1967; material relating to Brevard College.


Carr Family


Box Folder
1 26 Marjorie Harris Carr- Curriculum vitae, etc.
1 27 Tom Carr- Curriculum vitae
1 28 Carr family Genealogy
1 29 Carr family- Honduran parasite report, 1948
1 30 Archie "Chuck" Carr manuscripts


Writings - Books


Box Folder
2 1 Contributions to the Herpetology of Florida (1940) - Correspondence
2 2 Everglades (1973) - Reviews
2 3 Guide to the Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fresh-Water Fishes of Florida (1955) - Reviews
2 4 Guideposts of Animal Navigation (1962) - "Rough version of manuscript, notes," typed ms., 47 pp.
2 5 Guideposts of Animal Navigation - "Polished version of ms." - typed ms. (carbon) 58 p., and page proofs of text and photographs.
2 6 Guideposts of Animal Navigation - Outline of ms. (carbon) and preliminary version, 12 p.
2 7 Guideposts of Animal Navigation - Correspondence, 1960-1962
2 8 Guideposts of Animal Navigation - Reviews
2 9 Handbook of Turtles (1952) - Correspondence, royalty statements, reviews, etc.
2 10 High Jungles and Low (1953) - Correspondence and reviews
2 11 Reptiles (1963) - Reviews
2 12 So Excellent a Fish (1967) - Corrections, notes
2 13 So Excellent a Fish - Doubleday correspondence, 1964-1982
2 14 So Excellent a Fish - Scribner's correspondence, 1980-1986
2 15 So Excellent a Fish - Epilogue for new edition, 1983. Typescript, proofs.
2 16 So Excellent a Fish - Reviews
2 17 So Excellent a Fish - Russian edition
2 18 Ulendo - "The Snake,"- drafts, notes. Cf. Box 2,f. 13.
2 19 Ulendo "Lion Song," typed drafts.
2 20 Windward Road (1956) - British edition, correspondence
2 21 Windward Road - Correspondence, 1959-63
2 22 Windward Road - Reprint, Ms. and proof of Preface
2 23 Windward Road - Reprint, correspondence
2 24 Windward Road - Russian edition


Florida Essays and Lifeline Columns

Cf. Series 1, Box 11. Folders 15-18 were added in 2002. Folders may include one or more typed drafts, handwritten notes, photographs, background material, proofs, and other materials.


Box Folder
3 1 "The Moss Forest," typed ms. and correspondence. Cf. Series 1, Box 11, folders 6-9.
3 2 "Suwannee River," typed ms., "final copy."
3 3 "Suwannee River," - proofs.
3 4 "Suwannee River," - Background material
3 5 Wildlife in and around the John F. Kennedy Space Center, untitled ms. published as "Refugium im Schatten der Raketen," Geo, 1984.
3 6 Life Lines Column: "Armadillo Dilemma," drafts, proofs, publication. Cf. Series 1, Box 11, folder 13.
3 7 Life Lines Column: "Armadillo Dilemma," - notes, background.
3 8 Life Lines Column: "Guess Who's Coming for Dinner," - ms., proofs, etc.Cf. Series 1, Box 11, folder 17.
3 9 Life Lines Column: "Old Faithful," ms., proofs, etc.
3 10 Life Lines Column: "Plight of the Panther," - notes, background. Cf. Series 1, Box 11, folder 24.
3 11 Life Lines Column: "Triple Clutchers," - ms., proofs, print copy, correspondence. Cf. Series 1, Box 11, folder 28.
3 12 Life Lines Column: "What's for Dinner," ms., proof, print copy. Cf. Series 1, Box 11, folder 31.
3 13 Life Lines Column: "What's for Dinner," notes, background.
3 14 Life Lines Column: Animal Kingdom correspondence and contracts, 1982-1985. Cf. Series 1, Box 11, folder 32.
3 15 Life Lines Column: "Carnivorous Plants," draft.
3 16 Life Lines Column: "Floating Islands," typed ms., bibliography.
3 17 Life Lines Column: "Wewa Pond," typed ms/
3 18 Life Lines Column: "Life Lines" notes.
3 19 Life Lines Column: Sea Turtle Writings


Sea Turtle Writings


Box Folder
4 1 Adaptive Aspects of the Scheduled Travel of Chelonia (1966)
4 2 Apparent Hibernation by the Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle (1980)
4 3 Ascencion Island Green Turtle Colony (1975) - notes and background only; no draft.
4 4 Atlantic Ridley Problem 1958, by Carr and David K. Caldwell
4 5 Case for Long - Range Chemoreceptive Piloting in Chelonia (1972) - drafts
4 6 Case for Long - Range Chemoreceptive Piloting in Chelonia (1972) - background
4 7 Chelonia depressia - Garman Re - investigated, by Carr, Alice G. C. Grandison, and Ernest E. Williams 1967 - drafts
4 8 Chelonia depressia - Garman Re - investigated - Background, correspondence, notes
4 9 Chelonia mydas - (Chapter for Daniel H. Janzen's Costa Rican Natural History, 1983?)
4 10 Dermochelys coriacea, by Carr and Anne Meylan (1984)
4 11 Ecology and Migrations of Sea Turtles, 5: Comparative Features of Isolated Green Turtles Colonies (1962)/ Carr and Harold Hirth. - Folder 1: Typed drafts, notes, background.
4 12 Ecology and Migrations of Sea Turtles, 5: Comparative Features of Isolated Green Turtles Colonies (1962)/ Carr and Harold Hirth. Folder 2 - Notes.
4 13 Biologists Are Worried over Inadequate Protection of Marine Turtles,"(1970) - Typed ms. and copy of translated publication in Tecnica pesquera, 25 Dec. 1970.
5 1 Ecology and Migrations of Sea Turtles, 6: The Hawksbill Turtle in the Caribbean Sea/ Carr, Hirth, and Larry Ogren - Typed draft, notes, background.
5 2 Ecology and Migrations of Sea Turtles, 7: The West Caribbean Green Turtle Colony (1978)/ Archie Carr, Marjorie Harris Carr, and Anne Barkau Meylan - Page proofs.
5 3 Ecology and Migrations of Sea Turtles, 7 - Correspondence and notes.
5 4 Ecology and Migrations of Sea Turtles,7 - Original Figures, NSF grant submitted Dec. 1976 and Tortuguero paper
5 5 Esta desapareciendo las tortugas? (1958) Hablemos - Typed ms. and tear sheets.
5 6 Evidence of Passive Migration of Green Turtle Hatchings in Sargassum (Lost Year Article,1980)/ Carr and Anne Barkau Meylan - drafts, correspondence.
5 7 Explotacion de la tortuga verde para ed desarrollo economico a traves de una cooperacion regional, draft of address seminar on Science, Technology and Development of Limon Province, 1974.
5 8 Great Reptiles, Great Enigmas (Audubon, 1972) Galley proof, and typed ms., "Sea Turtles."
5 9 Green Turtle and Man by James J. Parsons(1962). Preface by Carr - Drafts, notes, correspondence, 11 11 photos, including portrait of Carr
5 10 The Green Turtle in Florida (1959) /Carr, and Robert M. Ingle - Draft, correspondence, notes.
5 11 The Impact of Nondegradable Marine Debris on the Ecology and Survival Outlook of Sea Turtles (1986) - drafts, proofs, correspondence.
5 12 Land of Turtle Mountain - typed ms., "Version bought by National Geographic," and photo proofs. Cf. Box 1, f. 11-12.
5 13 Last Chance for the Sea Turtles (World Book Yearbook, 1976) - Draft entitled "Sea Turtles: Today and Tomorrow," proofs, correspondence, etc.
5 14 [Mystery of the Missing Year] (Sciences, 1984) - typed draft, correspondence.
5 15 Navigation der Suppenschild Kreten," Das Tier, 1966 - Correspondence, photo
5 16 Navigation of the Green Turtle (Scientific American, 1965) - Correspondence, print copy (no draft).
6 1 Orientation Problems in the High Sea Travel and Terrestrial Movements of Marine Turtles - Drafts and material from Interdisciplinary Conference on the Use of Telemetry in Animal Behavior and Physiology, New York, 1962.
6 2 Panspecific Reproductive Convergence in Lepidochelys kempi (1963) - typed ms., proofs, photos, etc.
6 3 Passing of the Fleet (AIBS Meeting, 1954) - typed ms.
6 4 Reproduction Ecology and the Behavior of the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Acension Island (1982) /Jeanne A. Mortimer and Carr - typed ms. and correspondence.
6 5 Ridley Mystery Today (1961)- typed ms., fragmentary with other Ridley ms. fragments.
6 6 Ridley Problem in 1957, typed ms. and correspondence.
6 7 Rips, Fads, and Little Loggerheads (1985), typed drafts, correspondence.
6 8 Sargassum-raft Reconnaissance: A Year for a Solution of the "Lost-Year" Puzzle. Interim Report on Project 1800 to the World Wildlife Fund (1982)
6 9 Sea Turtle Conservation in the Caribbean (Sea Turtles and Their Survival Outlook in the Caribbean) 1983 - drafts, correspondence, and notes.
6 10 Sea Turtle Resources of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico (1969) - typed draft
6 11 Sea Turtles: A Vanishing Asset (Tortugas marinas, su uso y abuso," typed ms., and Conferencia latinoamericana regional sobre consevacion de recursos naturals renovables proceedings (1968)
6 12 Sea Turtles and National Parks in the Caribbean (1982) - typed draft and IUCN correspondence. (IUCN-Bali Conference)
6 13 Site Fixity in the Caribbean Green Turtle (1972) / Archie Carr and Marjorie Harris Carr - drafts, notes, etc. Cf. Series 1, Box 12, f. 24.
6 14 Some Problems of Sea Turtle Ecology (1980)- fragment, correspondence.
6 15 Las Tortugas marinas: Un capitale decriente.
6 16 Secrets of the Sea Turtle (Animal Kingdom, Dec. 1984-Jan. 1985) - Proofs and photocopy.


Other Writings


Box Folder
7 1 Book reviews written by Carr, 1953-1981.
7 2 [Alligators: dragons in distress] (National Geographic, 1967) - Typed mss., "Alligator Country," and "The Florida Alligator," readers' correspondence.
7 3 A Biological Position, Some Bones to Pick - Memorandum to the Committee of High Honors, University of Florida,1960.
7 4 Foreword to E.A. McIlhenny's Alligator's Life History (1976 ed.) - draft, background, correspondence.
7 5 "The Habitat, the Species, and Wilderness Preservation in Central America," typed drafts, processed copy.
7 6 "Lion Hunting in a Taxicab," ("Sixteen-Mile Safari,"1962, not published?) - drafts, National Geographic text copy. Published as a chapter in Ulendo. Cf. Series 1, Box 3-4.
7 7 "Motivation and Compromise in Wilderness Preservation," typed ms., and printed version from Mesa redonda de informacion sobre conservacion de la naturaleza (San Jose, C.R., 1968) with printed copy of "Las tortugas marinas: un patrimono que se extingue."
7 8 "Operation Mermaid," International Wildlife, 6(1976), 12-17. Typed drafts, proofs, correspondence, background material and Xerox copy.
7 9 Reader's Digest's Our Magnificent Wildlife (1975) - Proof of "Peril for Sea Turtles," and correspondence with Reader's Digest. Includes manuscript of "The Passing of the Reptiles" from Reptiles, 1963. Cf. Series 1, Box 2.
7 10 Systematics and Distribution of Some Freshwater Fishes from Honduras and Nicaragua (1974) / Robert Rush Miller and Archie Carr, typed ms.
7 11 A Taxonomic Reappraisal of the Turtle Pseudemys alabamensis Baur, (1957) / Carr and J.W. Crenshaw, Jr. - notes and drawings (no draft).
7 12 "A Tiny Country Does Things Right," ("National Parks in Costa Rica") / Archie and David Carr, International Wildlife - Page proofs, typed mss., and correspondence
7 13 "A Tiny Country Does Things Right," - notes and background material


Correspondence


Box Folder
8 1 Alfred A Knopf, inc., 1953-1959
8 2 Alfred A Knopf, inc., 1960-1975
8 3 Beard, Daniel (Everglades National Park), 1953
8 4 Byers, Anne (Nature Conservancy News) 1983
8 5 Caribbean Conservation Corporation, 1981-1982
8 6 Doubleday and Company, etc. Royalty statements, etc., 1966-1971
8 7 Fletcher, Colin, 1963
8 8 Laurence, J. R. 1980. Includes clippings.
8 9 Pan American Union, 1962-1964
8 10 Pritchard Island Loggerhead Turtle Project, 1964
8 11 Rapoport, Elizabeth (Scribner's) re Florida anthology1984
8 12 Ridley Aquarium Breeding Project, 1979
8 13 Saturday Review re Olin advertisement, 1967
8 14 Sea Turtle requests, 1966-1984
8 15 Shark trip - Lake Nicaragua - Correspondence, 1960
8 16 Southern Cross Club (Logan T. Robertson) - Correspondence, 1961-1971
8 17 TV and Radio Appearances, 1956-1968
8 18 Umschau, 1949-50
8 19 UNESCO - 1967
8 20 Unidentified writers to Archie and Marjorie Carr, 1948-1978, [n.d.]
8 21 Walt Disney Productions, 1967-68
8 22 Weird Letters


Miscellaneous Files


Box Folder
9 1 American Electronics Laboratory, 1962-1963 (Animal tracking)
9 2 American Institute of Biological Sciences. AIBS Advisory Committee on Telemetry, 1964
9 3 American Society of Zoologists Sea Turtle Symposium, Tampa 1979
9 4 Ascension Island - Turtle Measurement Date, 1956-1969
9 5 Atlantic Ridley Article - Material for proposed Sports Illustrated article
9 6 Battelle Bioenvironmental Study of Sea Level Canal, 1966-1967
9 7 Behavior of Sea Turtles on Shore (film) - Documents, 1968
9 8 Biological Clocks (Cold Springs Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology) 1960
9 9 Biological Research Using Mathematical Approaches (AIBS Symposium 1963)
9 10 Caribbean Conservation Corporation -New Research; Report, 1973-74
9 11 Chelonia, Ecological Implication of Size and Growth in - Data for article published in 1970 (2 folders)
10 1 Clifton (Kim) Project re Conservation of Green Turtles, Pacific Coast of Mexico, 1981-1983
10 2 Conservation of Migratory Animals and Their Ecosystems (OAS) 1979
10 3 Endangered Species Permits, 1979-1988
10 4 Endangered Species Permits, 1980-1987
10 5 Everglades National Park - Correspondence, 1953
10 6 Florida and Interregional Conference on Sea Turtles, Jensen Beach, 1976
10 7 Green Turtle at Ascension, Internesting Behavior of the - Data for 1974 article
10 8 Green Turtle Nesting Colony, Recruitment and Remigration in a - Data for 1970 article
10 9 Hawksbill Nesting Behavior
10 10 Hawksbill Turtle Data - Notebook, 1971, and notes (Data for Observations on the ecology and Survival Outlook of the Hawksbill Turtle (1975)
10 11 Honolulu Turtle Workshop, 1979 - IUCN
10 12 International Ocean Disposal Symposium, 1986
10 13 Joint South Pacific Commission (SPC) - National Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS)Workshop - Noumea, 1979
10 14 "Knowledge in Action," UF Television Series, 1952-1954
11 1 NASA/AIBS Conference on Wildlife Monitoring,1973
11 2 Panspecific Reproduction Convergence in Lepidocholys Kempl
11 3 Paynes Prairie - Correspondence, various documentation, 1970-1982
11 4 Paynes Prairie - Alachua Sink Fish Kill - Photos by Elmer Bone, 1927
11 5 Program for Studies in Tropical Conservation (UF), 1984
11 6 Radio Tracking Equipment Tests. 1969
11 7 Rancho Nuevo Kemp Ridley Project, 1981
11 8 Range finders, 1962-1963
11 9 Ridley Turtle Restoration Project
11 10 Ridley Turtle Symposium (Galveston) 1985
11 11 Ridley Turtles - General
11 12 Rourse, Norine - Notes, 1984
11 13 San Felasco Hammock
11 14 Sanibel - Captiva
11 15 Sargassum Raft Reconnaissance (WWF-IUCN 180) - Contract, correspondence, etc. 1979-1982
12 1 Satellite Tracking
12 2 Sea Turtle Conservation Strategy (World Conference, 1979)
12 3 Sea Turtle Rescue Fund, 1981-1983
12 4 "Sea Turtles," St. Petersburg Times, November 25-27, 1979
12 5 Sea Turtles - Hatchling Mortality in Laboratory - notes
12 6 Seascape Synthetic Seaweed (includes sample), 1984
12 7 Sensory Studies Program (UF) 1976
12 8 Sensory Systems Laboratory - Correspondence, 1967-9171, includes records of trackings from Tortugero, 1968
12 9 Shark drawings, August 1965
12 10 Simposio del Pacifio (International Biological Program) Acapulco, 1964 - Correspondence.
12 11 Speciation in Separately Breeding Populations of Chelonia, grant proposal by Carr and Balzas, 1981
12 12 Sturgeon Permits - Correspondence, 1987-1988
12 13 Survey and Reconnaissance of Nesting Shores and Coastal Habitat of Marine Turtles in the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. A proposal from the Caribbean Conservation Corporation to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Archie Carr, principal investigator, 1976-1978 (a. Proposal, contract document, etc. 1976-1977; b. Interim report and data; c. Final Report, August 12 1977; d. Tables; e. Related papers and correspondence)
12 14 Survival Service Commission Meeting (IUCN) - San Jose C.R., 1979
12 15 Survival Service Commission Meeting (IUCN)- Gainesville, 1980
12 16 Survival Service Commission Meeting (IUCN)- Nairobi, 1980
12 17 Symposium Animal on Migration, Navigation and Homing, Tubingen, 1977
12 18 Symposium on Animal Orientation (Munich, 1962) - Correspondence
12 19 Symposium on Animal Orientation and Navigation (Wallops Island, VA 1970
12 20 Symposium on Endangered and Threatened Species in North America (Washington, 1974)
13 1 Symposium on Investigations and Resources of the Caribbean Sea (Willemstad, 1968)
13 2 Taste-Aversion Conditioning
13 3 Tosohatchee State Preserve (Florida) 1975-1977
13 4 TRAFFIC (USA) (World Wildlife Fund/IUCN) - Sea Turtle Reports Reports
13 5 TRAFFIC ( U.S.A) - Correspondence
13 6 Turtle Excluder Devices, 1987-1991
13 7 Turtle Excluder Devices, 1981-1987
13 8 Turtle care, breeding - Correspondence, 1966-68
13 9 Turtle Farming - Correspondence, 1966-71
13 10 Turtle Legislation - Florida, 1970-75
13 11 Turtle migration theory- Clippings, 1974
13 12 Turtle Orientation - Correspondence, 1963
13 13 Turtle Products
13 14 Turtle Recipes
13 15 Turtle Survey - Viequez Island (P.R.) Includes photographs
13 16 Turtle Tagging Procedures (1)
13 17 Turtle Tagging Procedures (2) - Includes sample tags
14 1 Turtle Tags, Magnetic
14 2 Turtle Tracking, 1960-1976
14 3 Turtle Tracking - Tests, Seahorse Key, March 29, 1965
14 4 Turtles - Nicaragua - Correspondence, 1957, 1969
14 5 Turtles - Somoa
14 6 University of Rhode Island. R/V Endeavor
14 7 Vultures and Air Turbulence, 1967
14 8 Western Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtle Workshop, Texas A&M, 1983
14 9 Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDCAST)
14 10 Wildlife Farming - Papua New Guinea, 1982
14 11 Workshop on Aquatic Tracking by Electronic Techniques (Office of Naval Research, 1963)
14 12 World Conference on Sea Turtle Conservation (Washington, 1979)
14 13 Maps showing locations of nesting turtles on Florida beaches in the summer of 1975, 7 sets. May be part of Survey and Reconnaissance of Nesting Shores and Coastal Habitat of Marine Turtles in the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. A proposal from the Caribbean Conservation Corporation to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Archie Carr, principal investigator, 1976-1978. Cf. Box 12, folder 13. [Added to the Papers, 2002.]


Caribbean Conservation Corporation Records

Annual Meetings and reports of the Technical Director (Archie Carr, Jr.). The Meeting files include agendas, minutes, reports, and related material of the membership and directors' meetings. Some minutes are filed with the meeting material for the following year. The Technical Director's Reports may also include correspondence and background material.


Box Folder
15 1 CCC Meetings, 1960-1969. Includes booklet The Brotherhood of the Green Turtle (Columbia, Missouri: Press of the Crippled Turtle, 1961), with history of the founding of the Brotherhood and of the CCC.
15 2 CCC Meetings, 1970
15 3 CCC Meetings, 1971
15 4 CCC Meetings, 1972
15 5 CCC Meetings, 1973
15 6 CCC Meetings, 1974
15 7 CCC Meetings, 1975
15 8 CCC Meetings, 1979
15 9 CCC Meetings, 1980
15 10 CCC Meetings, 1981
15 11 CCC Meetings, 1982
15 12 Directors' Meeting, 1982
15 13 CCC Meetings, 1983
15 14 CCC Meetings, 1984
15 15 CCC Meetings, 1985 (Includes bylaws)
15 16 CCC Meetings, 1986
15 17 CCC Meetings, 1987
15 18 Report of the Technical Director, 1960-1961
15 19 Report of the Technical Director, 1962-1963
15 20 Report of the Technical Director, 1963-1964
15 21 Report of the Technical Director, 1964-1965
15 22 Report of the Technical Director, 1965-1966
15 23 Report of the Technical Director, 1966-1967
15 24 Report of the Technical Director, 1967-1968
15 25 Report of the Technical Director, 1968-1969
15 26 Report of the Technical Director, 1970-1971
16 1 Report of the Technical Director, 1971-1972
16 2 Report of the Technical Director, 1972-1973
16 3 Report of the Technical Director, 1973-1974
16 4 Report of the Technical Director, 1974-1975
16 5 Report of the Technical Director, 1975-1976
16 6 Report of the Technical Director, 1976-1977
16 7 Report of the Technical Director, 1977-1978
16 8 Report of the Technical Director, 1978-1979
16 9 Report of the Technical Director, 1979-1980
16 10 Report of the Technical Director, 1981 (1980 season)
16 11 Report of the Technical Director, 1982 (Reports for 1981 and 1982 seasons)
16 12 Report of the Technical Director, 1984
16 13 Correspondence [n. d.]
16 14 Correspondence, 1957- [bulk] 1959
16 15 Correspondence, 1960
16 16 Correspondence, 1961-1968
16 17 Correspondence, 1969-1975
16 18 Correspondence, 1982-1983
16 19 Correspondence, 1984
16 20 Correspondence, 1985
16 21 Correspondence, 1986


IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group Meetings, 1969-1975, and CITES

Includes extensive correspondence relating to the working of the group, and background documentation, as well as official meeting documents. Much of the material relates to the Mariculture, ltd. controversy. Cf. Archie Carr Papers, Box 28 (Series 3, Box 1) and Carr Papers Supplement (Box 12, folders 14-16) for other years.


Box Folder
17 1 IUCN General Assembly, 1984
17 2 IUCN/SSC/MTSG Meeting, 1969
17 3 IUCN/SSC/MTSG Meeting, 1971
17 4 IUCN/SSC/MTSG Meeting, 1973
17 5 IUCN/SSC/MTSG Meeting, 1974
17 6 IUCN/SSC/MTSG Meeting, 1974 (November meeting)
17 7 IUCN/SSC/MTSG Meeting, 1975
17 8 CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) re proposals to permit turtle ranching and trade in turtle parts, 1982-1986


Turtle notes and Class Slides


Box Folder
18 1 Autograph turtle notes, arranged by species, on 3x5" cards. In 6x12x4" high box.
18 2 Folder of notes on letter size paper removed from note-card box. Glass slides, probably used for class lectures. Unidentified. In box. Approximately 60


Photographs and Illustrations


Box Folder
19 1 Portfolio of 16 Operation Green Turtle photographs removed from Caribbean Conservation Corporation files, labeled Caribbean Conservation Corporation, 1961.
19 1 1. Tortugeuero camp house with airplane.
19 1 2. Camp house, from the river. Tortuguero, C.R., Oct. 1961.
19 1 3. Measuring a big, green turtle. Harold Hirth, Carr, and Larry Ogren. Tortuguero, C.R., Oct. 1961.
19 1 4. Larry Ogren removing baby turtles from a circular fence placed around each nest in the hatchery. Tortuguero, C.R., Oct. 1961.
19 1 5. Dragging a green turtle to scales to be weighed.
19 1 6. Weighing a green turtle at Tortuguero.
19 1 7. Larry Ogren, Marjorie and Archie Carr, in small boat. Tortuguero, C.R., Oct. 1961.
19 1 8. Hawksbill at Tortuguero.
19 1 9. Navy Gruman amphibian, from Roosevelt Roads, P.R. coming in for landing at Tortuguero.
19 1 10. Navy Gruman at Tortuguero. Tortuguero, C.R., Oct. 1961.
19 1 11. Navy Gruman at Tortuguero, being observed by local children.
19 1 12. Gruman pilot, Ray Curry, distributing candy to local children.
19 1 13. Agricultural officials and press looking over young turtles for restocking program at Barbadoes. October, 1961.
19 1 14. Unloading hatchling turtles at Granada.
19 1 15. Crowd inspecting crate of baby turtles at Grenada, just arrived from Tortuguero. October, 1961.
19 1 16. Shipment of green turtles brought by Navy airplane to St. Lucia from Tortuguero. Shows pilot Ray Curry and machinist mate Glover.
19 2 The Sea Turtle: So Excellent a Fishe (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986). Photographic plates for Epilogue and Index. Previously published as So Excellent a Fishe: A Natural History of Sea Turtles.
19 3 The Sea Turtle: So Excellent a Fishe. Plates for Sea Turtle charts (2)
19 4 The Sea Turtle: So Excellent a Fishe. Lay-out for photographs accompanying Sea Turtle, three eight page sections.
19 5 The Sea Turtle: So Excellent a Fishe. Individual photographs, used in Sea Turtle. Numbered according to the section and page number of the layout.
19 5 I-4. Turtle Poacher
19 5 I-5. Male Pacific ridley from Mazatlan, Mexico
19 5 I-5. Matrure female Kemp's ridley
19 5 I-6. Young ridley and green turtle from Yankeetown, FL
19 5 I-7. Young olive ridley, taken in the windward side of Martinique. Anne Meylan photo.
19 5 I-8. Arribad at Nancite, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. David Hughes photo. Copyright National Geographic Society.
19 5 II-1. Green turtle left to die after calipee was removed, Tortuguero.
19 5 II-3. Black turtle, La Paz, Baja, California
19 5 II-3. Young green turtles in tank at Lerner Laboratory orienting toward the open sea.
19 5 II-4. Young lab-reared green turtles, released at Daytona Beach, FL.
19 5 II-5. Young green turtles for Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
19 5 II-5. Female green turtle, Ascension Island
19 5 II-6. Green turtles mating, Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Harold Hirth photo.
19 5 II-7. Green turtle entering the sea after nesting, Ascension Island. Not in the published Sea Turtle.
19 5 II-8. Dr. Karen Bjorndahl, Union Creek, Great Inagua. Not in the published Sea Turtle. A. B. Bolten photo.
19 5 III-1. Antonio Suarez and Archie Carr in boat off Escobilla, Oxaca, Mexico. Laura Tangley photo.
19 5 III-2. Calipee drying
19 5 III-3. Leatherback at dawn, returning to the sea after nesting at Bigisanti, Surinam. Henry A. Reichert photo.
19 5 III-4. Archie and Marjorie Carr and Larry Ogren in boat in Tortuguero Lagoon, October, 1961.
19 5 III-5. Hawksbill nesting, Tortuguero
19 5 III-6. Careyeros removing shell from Hawksbill plastron, Tortuguero.
19 5 III-7. Young hawksbill in sargassum at Los Roques, Venezuela. Anne Meylan photo.
19 5 III-7. Hawksbill being dispatched with a club after being harpooned.
19 6 Figures for "The Ecology and Migration of Sea Turtles, 7: the West Caribbean Green Turtle Colony," by A. Carr, M. H. Carr, and Anne Meylan, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 162:1, 1978. Drawings, prints, and photographs.
19 6 1A. Two views of Tortugero green turtle on the beach (A) frontal. Photo. Print: Y
19 6 1B. (B) Side. Photo. Print: Y
19 6 2. Seasonal and ontogenetic changes in the ecologic geography and habitat of Chelonia. Chart. Print. Negative. Drawing.
19 6 3. Foreign recoveries of turtles tagged while nesting at Tortuguero, C.R., 1965-1976. Drawing. Print: 2 copies. Negative. Drawing
19 6 4. Tagging technique used at Tortuguero (A) and (B). Photo. Print: Y (2 copies of A). Negative: 4A
19 6 5. Elapsed time between the terminal recoveries of tagged turtles on Miskito Bank, and their last observed nesting at Tortuguero, 1955-1976. Graph. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 6. Nesting distribution, by percentage, for successive 1-mile sections of Tortuguero Beach, 1971-1976. Graph, drawing. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 7. Tortuguero Village. Photo. Print: Y (2 copies). Negative: 2 versions
19 6 8. Aerial view northward along Tortuguero Beach, Jalova inlet. Photo. Print: Y (3 copies). Neg: Y
19 6 9. Cerro Tortuguero, from ca. 1km offshore. Photo. Print: Y. N: Y, adjoined to negative similar to photo [21]
19 6 10. Tortuguero Beach, between miles 4 and 5, showing vegetation from about 1 km. offshore. Photo. Print: Y; with this is a very similar photo [10a] not used in the article. Neg: 10 and 10 a
19 6 11. Monthly frequency of terminal recapture of Tortuguero turtles at Miskito Cay, etc. Drawing, chart. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 12. Time, in months, elapsed between the terminal recoveries of tagged turtles on Miskito Bank, and their last observed nestings at Tortuguero, 1955-1976. Graph. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 13. Comparison of turtles recorded in Nicaragua and the southern Caribbean with respect to their sites of first appearance on the Tortuguero nesting beach, 1955-1976. Graph. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 14. Seasonal distribution of nesting arrivals of turtles at Tortuguero, as sown by daily averages of tagged individuals, 1956-1976. Graph. Print. Negative
19 6 15. Intervals between observed nesting emergences of green turtles on Tortuguero Beach, 1955-1976. Graph. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 16A-B. Half moons on Tortuguero Beach. Photo. Print: Y
19 6 17. Comparison of recruit and remigrant turtles with respect to number of nesting emergences per season, by percentage. Graph. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 18. Composition of the nesting colonies of 10 successive seasons, Costa Rica. Graph. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 19. Yearly distribution of nesting along the northern 11 miles of Tortuguero Beach. Graph. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 [20]. Probably waterways back of Tortuguero beach, near Jalova inlet. Not published in article. Photo. Print: Y
19 6 [21]. Men in small boat off Tortuguero Beach with Cerro Tortuguero in background. Not published in article. Photo. Print:Y. Negative: cf. 9.
19 6 [22]. Number of turtles, by month. Not published in article. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 [23]. Time in days and number of intervals. Not published in article. Print. Negative. Drawing
19 6 [24]. Percent nesting three or more times, 1971-1976. Drawing
19 7 Figures for "The Ecology and Migration of Sea Turtles, 7: The West Caribbean Green Turtle Colony," by A. Carr, M. H. Carr, and Anne Meylan, Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 162:1, 1978. Photographic negatives.



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