Theodore “Ted” Galusha (1911-1979), geologist and paleontologist, helped develop the Frick collections of fossil mammals at the American Museum of Natural History—the world’s largest collection of ancient horses, camels, and other mammals. He was hired in 1935 and went on to become one of the most respected field geologists at the time due to his research and field world in the West and Southwest United States. In 1960, he was appointed Assistant Curator in the Frick Laboratory. He retired in 1975 as Frick Associate Curator to live on a farm in Chadron, Nebraska where he grew up and started his interest in collecting rocks and fossils. By the time of his retirement, more than 250,000 fossils in the Frick Collection had been given to the American Museum of Natural History. He continued to take time to excavate and explore after his retirement, spending summers in Nebraska and winters in New Mexico. He died in 1979 at the age of 68. His wife, Marion Marchant Galusha (1916-2004) worked at the American Museum of Natural History as a scientific associate in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Field correspondence, 1891-1969
The field correspondence were written by field workers relaying events during excavations and expeditions. The collection includes department field communications from 1891 to 1969. While Henry Fairfield Osborn was in the department, the letters were addressed primarily to him, but later letters were addressed to others. Notable names in the field correspondence include Walter Granger, Barnum Brown, Ted Galusha, Charles Falkenbach, and G. G. Simpson. The years 1962-1968 are missing.
Field diaries, 1891-1998
Consist of diaries, lists of specimens found, locations of finds, records of day to day activities, and step by step findings. Individual lists can be found with both the Charles H. Falkenbach and Ted Galusha Papers. The diaries are arranged by date and filed as nearly as possible in chronological order. Notable names in the field diaries include H. F. Osborn, Walter Granger, Barnum Brown, and G. G. Simpson.