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Photographic (Slide) Images, 1964–1974


Scope and Contents

Series of 35 mm color photographic slides of Dearl Adam's and Project Ridley. Images show Kemp's ridley sea turtles at various stages of their life cycle, including nesting, eggs, hatchlings, adolescent and adult turtles. Photographs also document Dearl Adams and his families trips to Playa Rancho Nuevo, Mexico to obtain eggs and their subsequent return and sea turtle releases on South Padre Island, Texas. The Turtle Lady, Ila Loetscher, is photographed.

The original handwritten slide descriptions are also included.


  • Creation: 1964–1974



80 Photographic Slides (35 mm slides) : Color images, badly faded due to improper storage

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Existence and Location of Copies

Slides scanned and burned to DVDs for local access (copies in Brownsville and Edinburg)

Separated Materials

Slides removed from original Kodak carousel slide tray. Rehoused in PrintFile slide sleeves for preservation.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Brownsville Campus Repository

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