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Willis John Gertsch papers, 1969-1982

Identifier: DR 191

Scope and Contents

Papers from after Gertsch's retirement from AMNH. Includes correspondence, personal and general; specimen work list; drawings for publications; manuscripts both published and unpublished; expedition and travel files.


  • 1969 - 1982


Restrictions on Access

Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.


6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



Alphabetical, then chronological within correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Invertebrate Zoology in. Method of acquisition--Transferred from; Date of acquisition--Fall 2011..

Related Archival Materials

Indicator 1 Associated Materials-- Note--There is an early collection of Gertsch papers from his career at AMNH. Call number DR 172.

General Note

Includes field notes - some of the correspondence could be counted as such.

General Note

Unprocessed collection.

General Note

This collection was sent to the museum from Portal, Arizona, where Gertsch had retired.

General Note

Previous number used: IZ 024

General Note

condition reviewed 20111201; fair; all material very dusty and dirty

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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