Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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Carolyn-Hedlund-The Wolf- A Man's Hobby by Volney F. Dunbar.pdf
This book by Volney F. Dunbar, who was an employee at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf farm, answers questions from visitors and was written with permission from Dr. McCleery.

The book addresses the care of the wolves, their history, their habits, details of how the park is run, and provides anecdotes…
Date: 1932

This article describes how much more magnificent the lobo wolves of Kane are compared to dogs passed as wolves in the movies and on TV, and describes a few of the wolves' individual habits. It reports that Jack Lynch plans to move the wolves to the west coast next month but plans to retain the…
Date: January 19, 1972

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This photograph depicts the stonework and entrance to Dr. McCleery's wolf park between Gap and Coatesville, Pennsylvania. A stone archway, ticket booth, and turnstile are visible, as well as fencing, a barrel, and what looks like a ladder. The park looks fairly new and well-kept in this photograph,…
Date: Probably 1930

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This photograph depicts three men with a dead wolf (one of the wolves from Dr. McCleery's wolf park between Gap and Coatesville, Pennsylvania after its closure), a bottle of whiskey, and a gun. The man on the left holding the gun is George Stern, one of the keepers at the wolf park. The man in the…
Date: 1931

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This photograph depicts a man with a dead wolf (one of the wolves from Dr. McCleery's wolf park between Gap and Coatesville, Pennsylvania after its closure) slung over his shoulders. The man's hat is on the ground.
Date: 1931

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This photograph depicts a man with a cigarette in his mouth holding a dead wolf (one of the wolves from Dr. McCleery's wolf park between Gap and Coatesville, Pennsylvania after its closure), with a bottle of whiskey and a gun propped up against the wolf.
Date: 1931

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This card advertises Dr. E. H. McCleery's secondary wolf park between Coatesville and Gap, Pennsylvania, along the Lincoln Highway. The front of the card states that the pack contains 25 giant wolves and has been shown in all parts of the world by picture news reels, and the back of the card…
Date: 1930

Rauner Special Collections Library of Dartmouth College - Wolves Leaflet.pdf
This is an early version of the leaflet which was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history and physical characteristics. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different versions are included in this archive - this page…
Date: Probably between 1930 and 1933, although the Rauner Special Collections Library finding aid lists it as "c. 1936"

tolwitw08.pdf
This is an early version of the leaflet which was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history and physical characteristics. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different versions are included in this archive - this page…
Date: Probably between 1930 and 1933

This article reports that Earl Coulter is erecting signs advertising the new McCleery Wolf Pack near Coatesville, PA. The signs will be put up in Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Western New Jersey. The article describes the signs - one of which depicts Little Red Riding Hood's encounter with the…
Date: May 3, 1930

This article, which appears in the "Interesting Pictures of Interesting People" section, profiles Dr. E. H. McCleery and describes his hobby of keeping a wolf pack. At the age of 12 he wanted a wolf, but his father objected. Later in 1921, after becoming a leading physician in Kane, he obtained his…
Date: February 1931

This article reports that the famous wolf pack owned by Dr. E. H. McCleery - now containing almost 100 wolves - has been divided. Twenty-five of the wolves have been moved to a park at Gap, PA, near Coatesville. Only adult wolves will be kept at the Gap park because Kane has a better climate for…
Date: May 3, 1930

This article reports that Dr. E. H. McCleery has established another wolf park near Coatesville, PA. This new park was constructed by C. A. Carlson and his son, and the stonework (presumably including the stone arch) was created by Carl Swanseen. Martin T. Carroll will be the manager of the new…
Date: May 3, 1930

This article reports Dr. E. H. McCleery's disbelief of a recent news dispatch that a hunter shot an arctic wolf near Camp Hill, PA. Dr. McCleery denies that any wolves have escaped from either of his parks and believes the animal to have been a timber wolf or police dog. The "wolf" reportedly…
Date: November 21, 1931

This article reports that the Kinogram Moving Picture company filmed Dr. McCleery's wolves at the Coatesville park, and the film will be released in a few days. Film of Dr. McCleery's wolves was also taken several years ago and was shown in several large U.S. and foreign cities. Partial text of the…
Date: March 13, 1931

The wolf sightings reported three days previous have been confirmed; a 40-pound timber wolf was shot near Albion by Albert Long. It is believed that the wolves crossed into Pennsylvania from Ontario via the ice on Lake Erie in search of food. This article offers an analysis of the situation by Dr.…
Date: January 30, 1931

In the past month, three sightings of an alleged pack of wolves have been reported. Those reporting the sightings express certainty that these are wolves and not dogs. Dr. McCleery claims that none of his wolves has ever made a permanent escape. This article mentions Dr. McCleery's wolf parks near…
Date: January 27, 1931