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Morgan Hebard, Jr. Collection

late 19th century-1990, 0.2 linear feet

1996.317

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Chestnut Hill Historical Society
Creator:
Hebard, Morgan, 1921-2000
Title:
Morgan Hebard, Jr. Collection
Date:
late 19th century-1990
Call Number:
1996.317
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
One document box
Language:
English
Abstract:
Morgan Hebard, Jr. (1921-2000) of Philadelphia was a naturalist and photographer who served as president of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association. His parents were renowned entomologist Morgan Hebard (1887-1946) and Margaret Champlin Perry Claxton, granddaughter of the artist John La Farge (1835-1910). The Morgan Hebard, Jr. Collection, late 19th century-1990, mostly consists of genealogical materials on Hebard's family. It also contains some prints of works by La Farge.
Cite as:
1996.317
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Biography/History

Morgan Hebard, Jr. (1921-2000) of Philadelphia was a naturalist and photographer who served as president of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association. His parents were renowned entomologist Morgan Hebard (1887-1946) and Margaret Champlin Perry Claxton, granddaughter of the artist John La Farge (1835-1910).

Hebard attended Yale University before serving four years in the Army as a Japanese language specialist and civil affairs officer for the Office of Strategic Services. Afterwards, he worked on Wall Street and then for the International Boiler Works Company in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania before becoming president of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association.

Around 1976, Hebard began pursuing his interest in nature photography, focusing on bird life. His pictures have been published widely and exhibited in galleries including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Woodmere Art Museum. He donated his extensive collection of bird transparencies to the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Hebard's first marriage ended in divorce; his second wife, Jean Ballard Hebard, was an artist.

Bibliography:

Obituary of Morgan Hebard Jr. Pocono Record, July 11, 2000. Accessed December 29, 2011. http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20000712/NEWS07/307129972.

Rehn, James A. G. "Morgan Hebard (1887-1946)." Entomological News LIX:3 (March 1948): 57-69. Accessed December 29, 2011. http://biostor.org/reference/3363.text

Scope and Contents

This collection mostly consists of genealogical materials on Hebard's family. Files on family members include handwritten notes about his family history, copies of genealogical research, and newspaper clippings (circa 1950-1980), as well as a photograph, an invitation, and a marriage certificate (1913). The collection also contains copies of Hebard's resume, bank statements (circa 1975-1985), a will, and prints of works by the artist John La Farge.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Chestnut Hill Historical Society

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

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Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Jean Ballard Hebard (Mrs. Morgan Hebard), 1996.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives: La Farge Family Papers, 1850-1990, MS 24.

Archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Hebard, Morgan, Correspondence, 1909-1942, Collection 670.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Hebard family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Hebard, Morgan, 1887-1946
  • La Farge, John, 1835-1910
Subject(s)
  • Entomologists
  • Genealogy
  • Naturalists

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