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Sternfeld, Ruth, d. 2007

 Person

Biography

Ruth Sternfeld worked as an archivist at Rockefeller University as early as 1973 and after retirement volunteered at the AMNH from 1981-2003. She contributed over 8500 hours of service to the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology including the creation of a detailed report for the department's important archives and papers.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology building and exhibit records

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 9
Scope and Contents Collection of information pertaining to building and space development. Primarily the development of Building 3A (Frick Wing). Includes designs, blue prints, floor plans and various correspondence. Boxes 1-3 contain correspondence, grant proposals, administrative files, scale drawings, floor plans, building notes, and miscellaneous listings. The package contains blueprints and drawings of exhibit areas, like the Jurassic Hall, Cretaceous Hall, Hall of Mammals, Hall of Age of Man, and...
Dates: 1920-1974; Majority of material found within 1966-1974

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology collection of historic materials

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 10
Scope and Contents Various collections of historical materials from the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology have been gathered by different departmental members. The sources are unclear as well as the purposes. However, they have been inventoried and where appropriate, catalogued. This listing has been arranged more for suitability of storage than for relationship of the items. Box 1 contains 7 folders, including manuscripts, news articles, fossil pictures, cartoons, caricatures, and other miscellaneous...
Dates: 1898-1972

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology fossil fish collections

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 photograph collection and scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 29
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Photo Collection is grouped into four subcollections that contain, in a range of sizes, photographic prints of field exploration, field localities, work culture and staff portraits, as well as photographic records of restorations and ariel views. Included in this Collection are oversized drawings and sketches, photo albums and scrapbooks. Some of the photos are mounted, others are arranged in alphabetical order in folders, or housed in envelops and...
Dates: 1895-1941

Charles H. Falkenbach papers

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 119
Scope and Contents Charles H. Falkenbach Administrative Files contain correspondence, AMNH pension fund records, expense accounts, specimen exchanges, field work accounts, manuscript notes, and geological surveys. The collection is arranged by individuals, institutions, and by subject. Box 1 (1927-1961) contains correspondence from A to Christman; Box 2 (1956-1959) contains correspondence from Davies to Frick; Box 3 (1956-1962) contains correspondence from Frick to Schultz; Box 4 (1950-1951)...
Dates: 1916-1962; Majority of material found within 1940-1962

F. Walker Johnson papers

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 121
Scope and Contents The F. Walker Johnson papers is a collection of correspondence, records, field notebooks, bibliographic reference materials, drawings, charts, and maps. Boxes 1-3 labeled “Tertiary Stratigraphy and the Frick collection of fossil vertebrates from North Central Nebraska” contain material for Johnson’s 1984 publication. Box 1 (1972-1985) contains correspondence; Box 2 (1931-1963) contains photocopied field notes and M. F. Skinner’s compilation of documents used as bibliographic...
Dates: 1972-1983, 1973-1988

William Diller Matthew papers

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 122
Scope and Contents William Diller Matthew's notebooks, notes, correspondence and manuscripts. He worked at the AMNH for thirty-two years. His more than 250 publications deal with the morphology and classification of the Eocene mammals and later Cenozoic mammals. He was especially interested in horses and he made them a showpiece of evolution. Evolution was the one theme on which he constantly wrote whether dealing with descriptions or comparisons. Box 1 contains biographical and bibliographic materials, Boxes...
Dates: 1893-1927

Malcolm C. McKenna correspondence, field notes and papers

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 117
Scope and Contents In 1990 Malcolm McKenna cleared his office files of early correspondence through 1985 and deposited them in the archives. It includes 5 field notebooks from Mongolia, 1990-1997. After he became Frick Curator Emeritus, McKenna made another transfer of papers to the archive in 2001. The collection is comprised of two series, reflecting the two deposits: I. Correspondence and field notebooks, 1948-1997 (previously VPA 48a) and II. Papers as Frick Curator Emeritus, 1980-2002 (previously VPA...
Dates: 1948-2002

Rachel H. Nichols papers

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 124
Scope and Contents Rachel H. Nichols served as a cataloger, staff assistant and finally as a scientific assistant and replaced Miss Lucas in charge of the Osborn Library. The records that resulted consist of a great variety of subjects and represent her activities both in some personal enterprises and in her official capacity. Box 1 (1908-1966) contains Osborn Library history, organization, and administrative activity (1908-1962); excerpts from the publication Fossil Vertebrates, vi-xii (1926-1939), v.16-19...
Dates: 1908-1966