Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library, Museum of Comparative Zoology


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Short Introduction

Currently, the Library collection numbers more than 274,000 volumes of monographs and journals and a collection of archival materials and natural history art.(http://library.mcz.harvard.edu/wp/?page_id=52/)

The Muybridge collection includes:

Das Pferd in Bewegung (6 photographic plates), Berlin, 1879

Animal Locomotion, Prospectus and Catalogue of Plates, Philadelphia, 1887 (2 copies)

Animal Locomotion - The Muybridge work at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1888.

Additionally, there are over 150 published plates (some of them duplicates).

Furthermore, in the Archives of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, there are several published works by Eadweard Muybridge, as well as five letters written by Muybridge to Alexander Agassiz January - May, 1883.

Rights & Reproduction Information

Contact the Ernst Mayr librarian for more information on reproduction and rights:

Constance Rinaldo
crinaldo@fas.harvard.edu More Information

Online Presence

Ernst Mayr Library web page

Harvard University Library catalog:

Collection Items:

Photographic Material

Prints: Various


Books concerning Muybridge: 3

Unpublished paper & documents

Letters: 5

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Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University,
26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Phone: +1 617-495-2475

Fax: +1 617-496-6838
Website: http://library.mcz.harvard.edu/

Email: mayrlib@oeb.harvard.edu

Lead Contact:
Constance Rinaldo, Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library(crinaldo@fas.harvard.edu)

Open Hours:
During the academic year: M-F 9-6, Sat 10-1, except holiday weekends. Summers M-F 9-5

Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
Non-Harvard researchers who wish to use Special Collections may be requested to present a letter of introduction. Please contact the library.

For extensive research, appointments should be made in advance.

Citations only may be taken into Special Collections. If possible include author, title, date of publication. For serials cite call number only.