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Manuscript Collection

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Distinguishes collections in the Library that are part of the Manuscript (Mss) data set.

Found in 142 Collections and/or Records:

Roger Conant collection

Identifier: Mss .C667
Scope and Contents Correspondence, monographs, maps, articles, personal papers and oil paintings.Roger Conant (1909-2003) was a herpetologist whose specimen collection resides in the herpetology department of this museum. The author of the “Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America,” he served as the director of two Zoos, in Toledo and Philadelphia, and for many years was on the faculty of the University of New Mexico as an adjunct professor.Conant...
Dates: 1904-2003; Majority of material found within 1930-1995

Crocker Land Expedition papers, 1907-1922.

Identifier: Mss .C76
Dates: Majority of material found within 1907 - 1922

Cyril F. dos Passos papers, 1932-1978

Identifier: Mss .D67
Scope and content

The collection consists of minimally processed material. It is primarily correspondence, with some administrative papers, notes, newspaper clippings and a few personal and family photographs. Some general subject headings are noted in pencil on the outside of the boxes, such as Lepidoptera, Entomology, Zoological nomenclature and Carnegie [Institute]. Correspondents include F. Martin Brown, Jeane D. Gunder, Alexander B. Klots and Charles Lee Remington.

Dates: 1932 - 1978

Bashford Dean papers

Identifier: Mss .D433-.D434

Bashford Dean (1867-1928) was a teacher, ichthyologist, and armor scholar. As curator, he headed emergent departments at the American Museum of Natural History (Reptiles and Fishes, 1903-1910) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (curator, Arms and Armor, 1904-1912) in New York City. The Bashford Dean Papers primarily consists of correspondence and sketchbooks.

Dates: 1888-1961 and unknown; Majority of material found within 1901-1902

Andrew Dolkart publication proofs for book Breaking new ground : the architecture of the American Museum of Natural History

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: Mss .D64
Scope and Contents Collection consists of several versions of the 48-page unpublished work, in 9 portfolios and folders. The work titled, Breaking new ground : the architecture of the American Museum of Natural History (assigned ISBN 0-913424-26-9). Pages include ms. corrections. Collection also includes 4 zip discs and 1 CD-ROM.Folder list: folder 1. Master, art included (48[12] leaves) -- folder 2. Master, art not included (leaves [1]-34, 47-48[12] leaves) -- folder 3. [Correspondence with book...
Dates: 2000-2001

Douglas J. Preston manuscript and correspondence, before 1986.

Identifier: Mss .P74

Three notebook binders with correspondence, manuscripts, and related editorial remarks concerning Douglas J. Preston's book Dinosaurs in the Attic, 1986.

Dates: 1986