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Photographs, 1926-1991

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 refrigerated storage by Susan K. Bell, the DVP Resident Research Associate at the time. Envelopes 74 through 110 of Box 1 still contains negatives. Box 2 through Box 5 contain a variety of negatives and prints, with notable appearances in the images including Ted Galusha, Marilyn Galusha, Hazel DeBerard, Marie Skinner, and Morris Skinner himself. Other photograph subjects include landscapes of field research sites in Nebraska, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and others, as well as landmarks, group portraits, specimens, and specimen localities relating to Skinner’s work, and photos of Native Americans.

Box Contents

Box 1
Photographs 1926 – 1952
Box 2
Photographs 1954 – 1959
Box 3
Photographs 1960 – 1963
Box 4
Photographs 1964 – 1991
Box 5
Photographs 1940 – 1991


  • 1926-1991

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed in the Division of Paleontology. Please contact the collection manager for access; materials are sometimes restricted.


1 Linear Foot (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Marie Skinner (Morris Skinner's spouse).

Related Materials

Some negatives moved to main AMNH refrigerated storage.


Based on Ruth Sternfeld's historic finding aid, Binder 7.

Historic Call Number: 4:7

Formerly VPA 28


Repository Details

Part of the Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024-5192