Department of Vertebrate Paleontology collection of field diaries
Scope and Contents
The Department of Vertebrate Paleontology began sending staff into the field as early as the first year of its founding, 1891. Since then the department has organized and supported decades of seminal field work as it continues to do so today. These consist of diaries, lists of specimens found, locations of finds, records of day to day activities, and step by step findings. A chronological list can be found in the finding aid. Individual lists can be found with both the Charles H. Falkenbach and Ted Galusha Papers. The diaries are arranged by date and filed as nearly as possible in chronological order. Notable names in the field diaries include H. F. Osborn, Walter Granger, Barnum Brown, and G. G. Simpson.
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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. https://www.amnh.org/research/paleontology/collections/vertebrate-paleontology-archives
14.5 Linear Feet (28 boxes and 1 package)
The diaries are arranged by date and filed, as nearly as possible, in chronological order.
Historic Call Number: 6:2 to 6:6
- Sternfeld, Ruth, d. 2007 (Compiler, Person)
- American Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Paleontology collection of field diaries, 1891-2000
- Melissa Silvestri, Allyson Mellone, Alana Gishlick, 2021
- 2021 August
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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.