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American Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Paleontology

 Organization

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology digital images of fossil collection

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Identifier: VPA 66
Scope and Contents The Department of Vertebrate Paleontology began to image their fossil collection via a grant in 2000. Many of these images were leveraged to build an early version of the department's website. CDs featuring TIFFs from the American Musuem of Natural History's Division of Paleontology. Photos taken by Rick Edwards. Princeton Imaging DVD Image Collection. The images were mostly shot using a Mamiya RZ67 Pro with a Phase One scan back using multiple "hot" lights. Also includes miscellaneous image...
Dates: 2000-2005

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology field correspondence

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Identifier: VPA 14
Scope and Contents The Department of Vertebrate Paleontology began sending staff into the field as early as the first year of its founding in 1891. Since then, the department has organized and supported decades of seminal field work as it continues to do today.From 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...
Dates: 1891-1969

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology fossil fish collections

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Identifier: VPA 140
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection are correspondence, records, notebooks, drawings, photos, illustrations, and maps that pertain to fossil fish reports of finds, distribution and cataloguing, descriptions and publications, private and museum collections, exchanges, purchases, gifts, and exhibitions activities. This collection originally belonged to the Department of Ichthyology and Herpetology, then in 1944 moved to the Department of Geology and Paleontology, which is now the Department of...
Dates: 1862-1980

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology general correspondence

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Identifier: VPA 105
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology correspondence from 1887-1966, alphabetized by subject or author. Hundreds of scientists worldwide are represented by correspondence and include Alexander Agassiz, Glover M. Allen, Florentino Ameghino, Erwin H. Barbour, Franz Boas, Stephen F. Borhegyi, Robert Broom, Barnum Brown, Hermon C. Bumpus, Edwin H. Colbert, Thomas Alva Edison, Childs Frick, Walter Granger, William T. Gregory, Claude W. Hibbard, D.A. Hooijer, William T. Hornaday, Remington...
Dates: 1887-1966

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology illustrations by Henry Fairfield Osborn and Charles Mook

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Identifier: VPA 69
Scope and Contents

Two oversized illustrations by Henry Fairfield Osborn and Charles Mook. 2 plates, 930 and 931, Camarasaurus paper. Placed here by Bob Evander 1/7/2005 to be archived as illustrations by Evander in the future.

Dates: 1921

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology loans and exchanges

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Identifier: VPA 12
Scope and Contents Between the years 1896-1930, Henry Fairfield Osborn actively sought from universities, museums, and institutes from around the world paleontological specimens to exchange, borrow, and purchase. The collection of correspondences provides a map of acquisitive collecting that followed the last half of the 19th century’s expansion in paleontological activity, with the trend continuing into the 20th century as more areas around the world developed systematic fossil collections. There are 5 boxes...
Dates: 1896-1940

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology map collection

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Identifier: VPA 106
Scope and Contents

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology map collection. Includes commercial and handdrawn maps of North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Some maps are annotated. Also includes rolled maps above map drawers and in corner of archives.

Dates: 1880-1990

American Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology mounted photographs

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Identifier: VPA 55
Scope and Contents Mounted photos of specimens which have been filed according to Romer's Vertebrate Paleontology 3rd ed. A chart of the classification used is in the first drawer. The photos are identified by name and negative number, and also where applicable and known, the AMNH specimen number. Housed in two filing cabinents, four drawers of 1st cabinet and 1 1/2 drawer of 2nd cabinet (numbered 1-6). Additionally there are mounted photos in the second half of drawer 6 and drawer 7 filed under the following...
Dates: 1855-1959

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology personnel records

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Identifier: VPA 7
Scope and Contents Collection contains personnel records, photographs, biographies, and group photos of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology. Originally arranged in a loose-leaf notebook called the "Rogue's Gallery," the materials are now in folders and filed in their original order. Box 1 (1916-1965) contains group photos, individual photos, biographies, and personnel records; box 2 (1893-1958) contains group photos and a typed, unsigned manuscript that provides an historical account of the museum’s...
Dates: 1891-1959

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology photograph albums

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Identifier: VPA 41
Scope and Contents Photograph albums were often created by departments across the AMNH as a way to provide easy access to the visual documentation of the work being done in the field. Over time these scrapbooks were often disbound as they were created with materials that became brittle over time. The images in the books are, but not always, derivatives or copies created from glass plate negatives that can be found in the Research Library's negative collections. In rare instances the prints are unique. Mounted...
Dates: 1895-1919