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Barnum Brown manuscript collection

Identifier: VPA 16b
Scope and Contents

Barnum Brown's papers, manuscripts, reports and analyses, some published.

Dates: 1897-1942

Barnum Brown papers

Identifier: VPA 16a
Scope and Contents

Barnum Brown worked in nearly every geographical area of the world from the Arctic to the Antarctic, collecting specimens for the AMNH. He became famous for such specimens as Tyrannosaurus rex, Colossochelys atlas, and Probosuchus. Organized by the following subject arrangement: Personal, Correspondence, Expeditions, Scientific Writings, Mrs. Marion and Mrs. Lilian Brown, Dinosaur Materials. Includes 9 oversize packages including photos and scrapbooks. Includes field notes.

Dates: 1877-1963

Central Asiatic Expedition collection

Identifier: VPA 46
Scope and Contents The original plan was to publish the final report on these expeditions in twelve volumes. Each volume was to deal with a different aspect of findings as compiled during the expeditions. Plans, diagrams, maps, surveys, photographs, and correspondence of some completed chapters of the intended final reports of the expeditions, which were conducted in 1921 - 1930, are included, as well as photocopies of 25 original field books written by Walter Granger (binders 1-11), F. K. Morris (binders...
Dates: 1921-1950

Edward Drinker Cope correspondence facsimiles

Identifier: VPA 17
Scope and Contents 26 binders comprising photocopied materials. They consist of letters to family; correspondence between Edward Drinker Cope and Henry Fairfield Osborn; field diaries; correspondence between E.D. Cope and his field collectors, R.S. Hill and Frank Hazard. Original materials from which these copies were made have been deposited in the AMNH Rare Book Room.Department of Vertebrate Paleontology facsimile collection binders contain the following:* Cope Letters, 9 binders...
Dates: 1846-1897

Edward Drinker Cope papers

Identifier: VPA 44
Scope and Contents Box 1 consists of correspondence, collection lists, scrapbooks, photocopies of Cope Diaries, and a biographical memoir of Cope for the National Academy of Science. Box 2 consists of illustrations from H. F. Osborn's "Cope, Master Naturalist," photographs, a bibliography of his writings, list of fossils and specimens, and general catalogues. Box 3 contains catalogues, collection lists, specimen lists, and correspondence. Box 4 contains collection lists and typescript copies of correspondence...
Dates: 1847-1897

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...
Dates: 1894-1977

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology building and exhibit records

Identifier: VPA 9
Scope and Contents Collection of information pertaining to building and space development. Primarily the development of Building 3A (Frick Wing). Includes designs, blue prints, floor plans and various correspondence. Boxes 1-3 contain correspondence, grant proposals, administrative files, scale drawings, floor plans, building notes, and miscellaneous listings. The package contains blueprints and drawings of exhibit areas, like the Jurassic Hall, Cretaceous Hall, Hall of Mammals, Hall of Age of Man, and...
Dates: 1920-1974; Majority of material found within 1966-1974

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology collection of field diaries

Identifier: VPA 38
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...
Dates: 1891-2000

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology collection of historic materials

Identifier: VPA 10
Scope and Contents Various collections of historical materials from the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology have been gathered by different departmental members. The sources are unclear as well as the purposes. However, they have been inventoried and where appropriate, catalogued. This listing has been arranged more for suitability of storage than for relationship of the items. Box 1 contains 7 folders, including manuscripts, news articles, fossil pictures, cartoons, caricatures, and other miscellaneous...
Dates: 1898-1972

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology correspondence: fossil finds

Identifier: VPA 13
Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence regarding fossil specimens, where they were found, and their locality information in the United States and foreign countries. Arranged alphabetically by location and includes some photographs and newspaper clippings. Box 1 (1902-1928) contains localities in Alabama to Iowa; Box 2 (1902-1928) contains localities in Kansas to Tennessee; Box 3 (1902-1928) contains localities in Texas to the West Indies.

Dates: 1902-1928

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Sternfeld, Ruth, d. 2007 36
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Skinner, Morris F. 9
Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935 5
Frick, Childs, 1883-1965 4