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Phila and George Caldwell Print and Slide Collection about Kenya and Antarctica, 1971, 1987
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Series 1. Field Work : Kenya circa 1971

Box 1

Los Angeles Natural History Museum Collection Expedition. June-July 1971

Physical Description: 3x5" and 3x4" photographs, 35mm slides, typed pages

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and slides taken mainly in Kenya, showing safari members and landscapes. Included are: George and Phila Caldwell and Ken Stager (collecting for the museum); Monty and Barbara Brown (safari managers); Dr. Bill and Mrs. Smith (tourists?); African assistants and servants. A six-page typed letter from Phila Caldwell, dated June 1-July 5, 1971, describes some of the events and people encountered during this time.


Two maps and additional information about Kenya, downloaded from the Internet, have been added by the collection processors.

Series 2. Ecotourism : Antarctica between 1987 and 1990

Box 2

"Project Antarctica": tourist cruise of southern Chile, the Antarctic Peninsula, and islands. between 1987 and 1990

Physical Description: 35 mm slides, printed notebook

Scope and Content Note

240 slides of people, fauna, and landscapes taken on the cruise. Cruise itinerary, and a 180-page notebook of text, illustrations and maps provided by Society Expedition Cruises, the cruise company, summarizing history, politics, and scientific research pertaining to Antarctica.


the date of the Antarctic expedition is not certain: a photocopied one-page announcement of the voyage lists sailing dates for 1987 through 1989; the expedition notebook bears the date Feb. 10-24, 1990. Mr. Caldwell died sometimes during 1990.