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SZ/CF - Conservation Foundation

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Conservation Foundation
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2 boxes
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The Conservation Foundation was incorporated in 1948 in New York, moving to Washington DC in 1965. It was established as a non-profit organization financed by grant-aid, conducting research and providing consultancy services in the fields of ecology, conservation, resource management, planning, law, education "and other disciplines". The Foundation was the creation of Dr Fairfield Osborn. 'Fair' Osborn and SZ had mutual interests in wildlife and zoos, the use and conservation of natural resources, and population studies. By 1954 SZ had been appointed to the Foundation's Advisory Council.

The file of correspondence with Fairfield Osborn (SZ/CF/1) includes a letter written to SZ by Dr Osborn's father, Henry Fairfield Osborn of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, 14.11.33, discussing SZ's recently-published 'Functional Affinities of Man, Monkeys, and Apes'. The files of correspondence with later Presidents of the Foundation, Samuel H. Ordway and Russell Train, are slight and formal in nature.

The first sub-file of correspondence with Dr Robert Snider (SZ/CF/4/1) is concerned with Foundation business and in particular the Caribbean Commission Conference on demographic problems, the next (SZ/CF/4/2) relates to International Population Research, a consultancy service established by Dr Snider. The third (SZ/CF/4/3), relates to an International Indian Ocean Expedition, sponsored by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) Special Committee on Oceanic Research; Robert Snider was Coordinator of the Expedition.

The file on the Caribbean Commission Conference on Demographic Problems, 1957, consists of copies of the report of the conference and some of the papers presented, and a variety of background publications on population, human fertility, and demography. SZ attended the Conference in an official capacity at the request of the Colonial Office.
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