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F. Walker Johnson papers

Identifier: VPA 121

Scope and Contents

The F. Walker Johnson papers is a collection of correspondence, records, field notebooks, bibliographic reference materials, drawings, charts, and maps.

Boxes 1-3 labeled “Tertiary Stratigraphy and the Frick collection of fossil vertebrates from North Central Nebraska” contain material for Johnson’s 1984 publication, Bulletin AMNH, vol. 178, article 3. Box 1 (1972-1985) contains correspondence; Box 2 (1931-1979) contains photocopied field notes and M. F. Skinner’s compilation of documents used as bibliographic materials; Box 3 (1913-1933) contains photocopies of field books, journals, and papers used as research materials, included are photocopies of data from M. F. Skinner for a manuscript on the Cornell Dam Formation (1972-1974) and miscellaneous correspondence with M. F. Skinner (1963-1973).

Box 4 (1972-1988) labeled “Personal Files” contain administrative documents, CV, correspondence, donations, grants, Micropaleontology Press, volunteers, loans, maps; and documents pertaining to VP collections, Frick collection, cataloguing and systematics, and the Osborn Library.

Boxes 5-8 (1970s-1980s) labeled “Collected Notes” contain field research materials for publications, field maps and surveys, collecting reports, ash and argon dating, faunal lists, and SVP meetings, includes a folder in Box 6 labeled “Materials collected to encourage Centennial celebration for DVP.”


  • 1972-1983, 1973-1988


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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.


3.25 Linear Feet (8 boxes)


Chronological within subject.


Historic Call Number: was 5:8 now 3:3 and 3:4

VPA 20



F. Walker Johnson papers, 1972-1983, 1973-1988
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 Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

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