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Carl Akeley: Archival Collections

Selected resources on renowned taxidermist, sculptor, and conservationist Carl Ethan Akeley.

Archives at The Field

For specific questions about our holdings, please contact Museum Archivist Armand Esai via email at

  • Field Museum of Natural History. Taxidermy and Sculpture: the work of Carl E. Akeley in Field Museum of Natural History. 1927. A collection of 47 9x12 plates located in the Field Museum Archives.
  • Akeley, Carl. E. Various correspondence.
  • Akeley, Carl E. Field Museum Expedition to East Africa, C.E. Akeley in charge. Photos.
  • A vertical file of related articles is available for viewing in the Library Reading Room by appointment.

Getty Images

© The Field Museum, CSZ62851. Carl Akeley, standing, profile. Portrait painting, circa 1926. 

A collection of high-resolution Field Museum images of Carl Akeley is offered via Getty Images.