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Vertebrates, Fossil -- Specimens

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology photograph collection and scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 29
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Photo Collection is grouped into four subcollections that contain, in a range of sizes, photographic prints of field exploration, field localities, work culture and staff portraits, as well as photographic records of restorations and ariel views. Included in this Collection are oversized drawings and sketches, photo albums and scrapbooks. Some of the photos are mounted, others are arranged in alphabetical order in folders, or housed in envelops and...
Dates: 1895-1941

Field box tracking, 1927-1980

 Series
Identifier: VPA 108
Scope and Contents Includes a total of seven notebooks and ledgers created and maintained by George Krochak for the Frick Laboratory to track crates of materials sent and received from the field. The first set of two notebooks record outgoing packages from the field. The second set of five notebooks record the field shipments received. Outgoing : Notebook 1, 1927-1964, Santa Fe, Nebraska, Arizona, California, Alaska, Texas, Espanolia and Notebook 2, 1960's, labelled 'Outgoing packages April 29, 1964'. Ledgers...
Dates: 1927-1980

Loans and exchanges, 1896-1940

 Series
Identifier: VPA 103
Scope and Contents Between the years 1896-1930, Henry Fairfield Osborn actively sought from universities, museums, and institutes from around the world paleontological specimens to exchange, borrow, and purchase. The collection of correspondences provides a map of acquisitive collecting that followed the last half of the 19th century's expansion in paleontological activity, with the trend continuing into the 20th century as more areas around the world developed systematic fossil collections. There are 5 boxes...
Dates: 1896-1940

Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1871-1941

 Series
Identifier: VPA 102
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Photo Collection is grouped into four subcollections that contain, in a range of sizes, photographic prints of field exploration, field localities, work culture and staff portraits, as well as photographic records of restorations and ariel views. Included in this Collection are oversized drawings and sketches, photo albums and scrapbooks. Some of the photos are mounted, others are arranged in alphabetical order in folders, or housed in envelops and...
Dates: 1871-1941

Requisitions and Specimen Loans, 1903-1943

 Series
Identifier: VPA 103
Scope and Contents The Department of Vertebrate Paleontology began as a new department of the American Museum of Natural History with the arrival of Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857-1935) as curator in 1891. The years following are marked with substantial collection activity and growth. Early records of the Department of Paleontology were deposited at different times and in separate groupings, consisting of requisition records, and specimens borrowed, loaned and returned. Files have overlapping dates...
Dates: 1903-1943

Specimen casts and reproductions, 1900-1970

 Series
Identifier: VPA 103
Scope and Contents The department's casts and reproductions production was managed as part of the Fossil Preparation lab, which undertakes the preparation of specimens for research and study. The collection is a compilation of records that document sales and exchanges with domestic and foreign institutions and cast information on parts available for reconstruction, includes some photographs. The dates of the transactions are as early as 1900 and as late as 1970. The collection may have originated from Rachel...
Dates: 1900-1970