Guide to the Edith McChesney Ker papers, 1950s-2003

Edith McChesney Ker C0077


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Edith McChesney Ker, 1924-2003
Title Edith McChesney Ker papers
Date 1950s-2003
Physical Characteristics 10 linear feet
Abstract This collection contains approximately 10,000 slides, scrapbooks, publications, and archival materials relating to Edith Ker's nature expeditions around the world.
Collection number C0077
Language English

Biographical Information

An avid photographer of wildlife and nature, Edith Ker dedicated her life to traveling around the world taking pictures and writing journal entries about her experiences. In the course of her career, Ker participated in more than 70 professional photographic camping safaris in Africa, including expeditions with primatologist Jane Goodall. She also served as president of the Society of Woman Geographers from 1997 to 1999. Born in 1924, she died in 2003.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains approximately 10,000 slides, scrapbooks, publications, and archival materials relating to Edith Ker's nature expeditions around the world.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds the Kjell Sandved nature photograph collection.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Ker, Edith McChesney, 1924-2003.

Geographical Names:

Africa--Slides.

Subjects:

Nature.

Document Types:

Slides.
Video recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edith McChesney Ker papers, Collection #C0077, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Jean Moretti in October 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009.

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Contents List

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