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Correspondence and diaries, 1930-1989

Identifier: VPA 127

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 26 original notebooks (1930-1943) held in Boxes 1-2 that record information on first semester work, camera equipment, personal notations, survey 1936, Shirley M. Skinner DVP, and field sections; 57 Diaries (1937-1989) held in Boxes 3-10 that contain anything that Skinner was involved with at the time, scientific and personal; 7 spiral notebooks (1928-1936) held in Box 10 that contain photocopied field notes. Box 2 contains 4 folders: 2 folders (1939-1940) hold Frick field correspondence; and 2 folders (1961-1971) hold reprints and notes on argon dating. Box 10 has 1 folder of Jane Mason Photo Exhibit materials of Protohippus simus for SVP.

Includes field notes.


  • 1930-1989

Conditions Governing Access

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


5 Linear Feet (90 notebooks and diaries, 5 folders)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Marie Skinner (Morris Skinner's spouse).


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

Historic Call Number: E4:1-E4:2

Formerly VPA 27b


Repository Details

Part of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024-5192