Wildlife Conservation Society: Library & Archives

Hornaday Wildlife Conservation Scrapbooks
Hornaday reading, 1910

A passionate defender of wildlife, William T. Hornaday (1854-1937) was well known during his lifetime for his closely linked roles in the worlds of zoos, natural history, and wildlife conservation. He served as the first director of the New York Zoological Park, known today as the Bronx Zoo, and he was a pioneer in the early wildlife conservation movement in the United States.

Between 1909 and 1935, Hornaday documented his conservation activities in a series of scrapbooks he titled the William T. Hornaday Scrapbook Collection on the History of Wild Life Protection and Extermination.

The Wildlife Conservation Society Archives invites you to explore the legacy of Hornaday and the early US wildlife conservation movement in these scrapbook pages.