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Brown, Barnum

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: February 12, 1873 - February 5, 1963

Biographical Note

Barnum Brown (February 12, 1873 – February 5, 1963) was a distinguished curator at the American Museum of Natural History in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology. A famous fossil hunter, known as "Father of the Dinosaurs", he collected numerous specimens on many scientific expeditions for the Museum. In addition to excavating the first discovered remains of Tyrannosaurus rex, Brown collected more than fossils. His contributions to the scientific collections in the Museum include mammals, birds and insects. In 1928, Brown uncovered arrowheads near Folsom, New Mexico, which established human habitiation on the North American continent back to 20,000 years.

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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Barnum Brown Ethiopia field photographs, undated

 Collection
Identifier: PPC .B761
Scope and Contents

Field photographs of Ethiopia; African prints.

Dates: undated

Barnum Brown photographic series of North Continental Oil and Gas Corporation

 Collection
Identifier: PPC .B762
Scope and Contents

North Continental Oil and Gas Corporation Series. Also includes photographs of American Museum of Natural History Sinclair expedition, SAS series.

Dates: circa 1939

Barnum Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 114

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology general correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 105
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology correspondence from 1887-1966, alphabetized by subject or author. Hundreds of scientists worldwide are represented by correspondence and include Alexander Agassiz, Glover M. Allen, Florentino Ameghino, Erwin H. Barbour, Franz Boas, Stephen F. Borhegyi, Robert Broom, Barnum Brown, Hermon C. Bumpus, Edwin H. Colbert, Thomas Alva Edison, Childs Frick, Walter Granger, William T. Gregory, Claude W. Hibbard, D.A. Hooijer, William T. Hornaday, Remington...
Dates: 1887-1966

William King Gregory papers, 1889-1948 (bulk 1906-1948)

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .G7441
Scope and Contents The collection consists of administrative, scientific, academic and personal papers, and correspondence. Papers include Gregory's general correspondence with universities, colleges and scientists about his research topics and publications; correspondence with museums about purchasing replicas of fossils; and with students seeking employement. Other papers include lecture notes prepared for zoology classes emphasizing evolution, 1925-1926 and 1939; and manuscripts and notes for his...
Dates: 1889-1948; Majority of material found within 1906-1948

Sinclair Dinosaur Expedition photographs

 Collection
Identifier: PPC .S56
Scope and Contents

Field photos of aerial survey of S. Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona. Includes shots of the plane with Barnum Brown.

Dates: 1934