Scope and Content
Title: Phila and George Caldwell Print and Slide Collection
about Kenya and Antarctica,
Date (inclusive): 1971, 1987
Collection number: 313
Creator: Caldwell, Mrs. Phila M.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections
for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Photographs and slides taken by Phila and George
Caldwell on a Los Angeles Natural History Museum collecting expedition to Kenya
in 1971, and on a Society Expedition cruise to the Antarctic in 1987.
Physical location: Biomedical Library History and Special
Collections for the Sciences cage manuscripts
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical
Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and
their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission
to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.
[Identification of item], Phila and George Caldwell Print and Slide
Collection about Kenya and Antarctica, 313, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
History and Special Collections for the Sciences, University of California, Los
The materials were a gift of Mrs. Phila M. Caldwell to the History and
Special Collections Division, University of California, Los Angeles, in August,
Phila and George Caldwell were well-known philanthropists who supported
cultural, educational, and family-support institutions in Southern California.
These world travelers were trustees of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
and sometimes accompanied Museum staff on collection expeditions. The Caldwells
owned the Milbank House in Santa Monica, Calif., a remarkably well preserved
Craftsman style home built in 1911 by Phila Caldwell's grandfather, Isaac
Milbank. Through Mrs. Caldwell's initiative the house was designated a Santa
Phila McFie Caldwell was born in Los Angeles and attended Marlborough School
and UCLA. She and George Caldwell were married during World War II. George
Caldwell died in 1990 and Phila died in 2008, at age 91.
Scope and Content
The Kenya material consists of 43 color snap shots (33 3x5" and 10 3x4"
prints), four 35mm color slides, and a six-page letter to friends sent from the
The Antarctica material includes 240 colored 35mm slides, a one-page printed
itinerary and a printed notebook titled "Project Antarctica" provided by the
company running the cruise.
The collection is organized into the following series:
- Series 1. Field Work : Kenya, circa 1971
- Series 2. Ecotourism : Antarctica, between 1987 and 1990
The bird specimens collected on this expedition are held in the Ornithology
collection of the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this
collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Caldwell, George, d.
Caldwell, Phila M.
Ecotourism -- Antarctic Regions --
Safaris -- Kenya -- Pictorial