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Galusha, Ted

 Person

Biographical Note

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 6 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence and diaries, 1906-1993

 Series
Identifier: VPA 127
Scope and Contents This series is composed of 33 boxes containing the notebooks, diaries, correspondence, photographs, and other personal papers of Morris F. Skinner. It is a consolidation of the old VPA collections 24, 27a, and 27b. Boxes 1 & 1A through 19 (1906 – 1982) contain personal papers, correspondence, administrative documents,, field and study notes, maps, charts, photographs, original plates, drawings, materials for his bison study. Box 13 also contains an oral history interview...
Dates: 1906-1993

Ted Galusha collection

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 120
Dates: 1852-1979; Majority of material found within 1924-1976

Papers and photographic material, 1924-1976

 Series
Identifier: VPA 120
Scope and Contents Ted Galusha collection contains field correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, stratigraphy, locality, and photographic materials. The notebooks are records of research and field work carried out in the west and southwest, and studies of mammals in Alaska and North America. The materials are housed in 4 subcollections that have repeating box numbers 1 and 2. To distinguish the materials that share that same box numbers, they are arranged by their subcollections written in capital letters...
Dates: 1924-1976

Photographs, 1926-1991

 Series
Identifier: VPA 127
Scope and Contents This series contains 5 boxes of photographs and negatives of images from the field. They are arranged in individual envelopes by date with short descriptions. The photographic material is a bequest from Marie Skinner following her husband's death in 1989, whereupon the materials were assembled in Ainsworth, Nebraska, and deposited in the Vertebrate Paleontology Archives. In July 2004, most of the negatives in Box 1 (Envelopes 1 to 73) were moved to the AMNH Research Library's...
Dates: 1926-1991

Series 1: Field diaries, 1891-1998

 Series
Identifier: VPA 101
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1891-1998

Series 2: Field correspondence, 1891-1969

 Series
Identifier: VPA 101
Scope and Contents

The field correspondence was 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.

Dates: 1891-1969