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Department of Vertebrate Paleontology departmental records: field box tracking

Identifier: VPA 5

Scope and Contents

Includes a total of seven notebooks and ledgers created and maintained by George Krochak for the Frick Laboratory to track crates of materials sent and received from the field. The first set of two notebooks record outgoing packages from the field. The second set of five notebooks record the field shipments received. Outgoing : Notebook 1, 1927-1964, Santa Fe, Nebraska, Arizona, California, Alaska, Texas, Espanolia and Notebook 2, 1960's, labelled 'Outgoing packages April 29, 1964'. Ledgers for field boxes received: Ledger 1, 1927-1934, Ledger 2, 1936-1938, Ledger 3, 1938-1942, Ledger 4, 1941-1948, Ledger 5, 1948-1980.

Includes field notes.


  • 1927-1980


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Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical note

George Krochak worked for the Frick Laboratory and eventually held the position of Scientific Assistant and Registrar of the Frick Collections at the AMNH. Some of his duties included arranging the loans of specimens to/from many institutions and keeping the records in order. A specimen titled Paramerycoidodon georgei was named after him.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)


Arranged by subject matter and chronologically within each subject.

Related Archival Material

May be related to Childs Frick List Books Collection, VPA23, dates and locations seem to correspond.


Historic Call Number: 1:5

American Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology departmental records: field box tracking, 1927-1980
Melissa Silvestri, Allyson Mellone, Alana Gishlick, 2021
2021 August
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Minimal level collection record created with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museums for America grant, 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

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New York NY 10024-5192