Correspondence and diaries, 1930-1989
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.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is housed in the Division of Paleontology. Please contact the collection manager for access; materials are sometimes restricted. https://www.amnh.org/research/paleontology/collections/vertebrate-paleontology-archives
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