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Malcolm C. McKenna correspondence, field notes and papers

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 117

Scope and Contents

In 1990 Malcolm McKenna cleared his office files of early correspondence through 1985 and deposited them in the archives. It includes 5 field notebooks from Mongolia, 1990-1997. After he became Frick Curator Emeritus, McKenna made another transfer of papers to the archive in 2001. The collection is comprised of two series, reflecting the two deposits: I. Correspondence and field notebooks, 1948-1997 (previously VPA 48a) and II. Papers as Frick Curator Emeritus, 1980-2002 (previously VPA 48b).

Dates

  • 1948-2002

Creator

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

Extent

29.5 Linear Feet (59 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Materials have been processed and inventoried, keeping the original order. Subject catalog cards have been prepared where appropriate.

Creator

Source

Title
Malcolm C. McKenna correspondence, field notes and papers, 1948-2002
Author
Melissa Silvestri, Allyson Mellone, Alana Gishlick, 2021; Maya Naunton, 2022
Date
2022 March
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Minimal level collection record created with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museums for America grant, 2020.

Revision Statements

  • August 2021: Based on Ruth Sternfeld's historic finding aid, Binder 8.

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

Contact:
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New York NY 10024-5192