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Library Tools and Materials

Identifier: Mem 300

Scope and Contents

These materials have been loosely grouped based on their nature and function. Their description ma be further refined in the future as more is learned about them.

The American Museum of Natural History's Library, established in 1869, aims to foster intellectual growth and support the research, teaching, and educational activities of the Museum. The tools and materials in this grouping were used in the Library's day to day functions that carried this activitie from aproximately 1897 to 1999. These materials reflect how the Library's daily functions evolved throughout the years. Some of the objects include a CT-82 microcomputer, rubber stamps, a Fairbanks scale, and card sorters.


  • Usage: Circa1897-1999



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Custodial History

The objects in this collection remained in the Library of the American Museum of Natural History as a representative sample of the materials used in their daily activities from around 1897 to 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These objects were used and kept by the Library of the American Museum of Natural History.

Library Tool and Materials, circa 1897-1999
Camila Aguirre
October 18, 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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New York NY 10024 USA
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