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Creator::
Carriker, Melbourne R. (Melbourne Romaine), 1915-2007  Search this
Extent:
30.8 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 3x5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Lantern slides
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
South America
Colombia
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Bolivia
Date:
1934-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the research and professional activities of Melbourne R. Carriker, marine malacologist. Carriker's research interests included snails, oysters, clams, invasive species of mollusks, marine mariculture, and estuarine ecology. Much of Carriker's research focused on South America, where he was born in Santa Marta, Colombia and on the Chesapeake Bay, where he taught at the University of Delaware, College of Marine Studies. Carriker also wrote several books about his father, ornithologist Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, and their lives in Colombia and Bolivia. Materials include correspondence; research notes; lectures; manuscripts; course materials; newsletters and conference materials from various professional societies; lantern slides, transparencies, negatives, photographs, videotapes, audiotapes, and film created for research purposes; transparencies from research and personal trips, including several South American locations associated with the Carriker family; and materials related to books written about the Carriker family.
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Malacologists  Search this
Snails  Search this
Oysters  Search this
Clams  Search this
Mariculture  Search this
Estuarine ecology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Lantern slides
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-005, Melbourne R. Carriker Papers
Identifier:
Accession 08-005
See more items in:
Melbourne R. Carriker Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-005