Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

Resources I am Seeking

I'm always searching for new resources on Dr. McCleery and his successors' work - postcards, photos, flyers, documents, memorobilia, etc. There are a few specific items, however, that merit special mention.

If you can help with any of these (sending scans, loaning them, or even offering them for purchase), I would greatly appreciate if you would contact me!


  • The 1922 silent film "Brawn of the North" directed by Laurence Trimble and Jane Murfin, released through Associated First National Pictures, and starring Irene Rich and Strongheart (a German Shepherd dog)
  • Copies of "The Only Lobo Wolves In The World" flyer, particularly the ones which were one double-sided page

Photos of the Following People:

  • Rose V. Carroll (1897-1974) - Lived in Kane, PA
  • Mary Norse Byham McCleery (1887-1969) - Lived in Kane, PA and Brigantine, NJ
  • Myrtle C. Rowe Jarensky (1891-1989) (last name also spelled Jarsensky, Jarczynski, Jarezinski, and Jerschinsky) - Lived in Kane, PA and New Kensington, PA
  • Volney F. Dunbar (1880-1966) - Lived in Kane, PA
  • Mary Jane McCleery (1915-1922) - Lived in Kane, PA
  • Helen Catherine McCleery Mendon (1923-1990) - Lived in Kane, PA, Brigantine, NJ, and Marathon Shores, FL
  • William Frederick "Fred" Houben (1875-1929) - Lived in Kane, PA
  • Michael Stern (1865-1941) - Lived in Gap, PA

Photographs of the Following Items:

  • The gate which originally hung on the wolf park's stone archway
  • The taxidermy rug made from the mountain lion which escaped from Dr. McCleery's wolf park in 1946


  • Any information about or photos of the wolf park between Gap and Coatesville, PA