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Department of Vertebrate Paleontology accessions

Identifier: VPA 6

Scope and Contents

The materials contained in this collection are housed under the categories: Bills, Requisitions, Accessions, Shipping Requests, and Donations. Each category has its own arrangement and box numbering system, resulting in a collection with repeating box numbers. To identify the correct box for a category, the Historic Call Number (1:6, 1:7, see Additional Description) for the category is placed before the date range of the materials. Bills Box A (1:6; 1927-1953, 1962) contains copies of bills sent by AMNH for equipment and specimens. Requisitions Box B (1:6; 1949-1950) contains copies of requests for supplies and bill payments. Accessions Boxes 1-2 (1:6; 1894-1972) contain specimen records. Shipping Requests Boxes 1-4 (1:7; 1913-1977) contain shipping requests and notices. Donations oversized wrapped package (1:6; Jul 1894 – Dec 25, 1910) contains a ledger titled “List of Donations, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, AMNH.”


  • 1894-1977


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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.


5.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 1 package)


Arranged by subject matter and chronologically within each subject


Historic Call Number: 1:6/1:7

American Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology accessions, 1894-1977
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