Sternfeld, Ruth, d. 2007
Ruth Sternfeld worked as an archivist at Rockefeller University as early as 1973 and after retirement volunteered at the AMNH from 1981-2003. She contributed over 8500 hours of service to the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology including the creation of a detailed report for the department's important archives and papers.
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Department of Vertebrate Paleontology general correspondence
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...
Departmental Annual Reports, Departmental Meetings, 1873-1976
Identifier: VPA 102
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology records, including annual reports, minutes of staff meetings and some scientific reports. Administrative activity is recorded in the Annual Report documents of the early Department of Paleontology from 1873-1891. Following are reports for the later Department of Vertebrate Paleontology from 1891-1976. Records during the years following 1891 provide a robust account of the Department's personnel hired, administrative costs and spending. Field work and...
Charles H. Falkenbach papers
Identifier: VPA 119
Scope and Contents Charles H. Falkenbach Administrative Files contain correspondence, AMNH pension fund records, expense accounts, specimen exchanges, field work accounts, manuscript notes, and geological surveys. The collection is arranged by individuals, institutions, and by subject. Box 1 (1927-1961) contains correspondence from A to Christman; Box 2 (1956-1959) contains correspondence from Davies to Frick; Box 3 (1956-1962) contains correspondence from Frick to Schultz; Box 4 (1950-1951)...
Dates: 1916-1962; Majority of material found within 1940-1962
Historical Fossil Fish Collection
Identifier: VPA 140
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection are correspondence, records, notebooks, drawings, photos, illustrations, and maps that pertain to fossil fish reports of finds, distribution and cataloguing, descriptions and publications, private and museum collections, exchanges, purchases, gifts, and exhibitions activities. This collection originally belonged to the Department of Ichthyology and Herpetology, then in 1944 moved to the Department of Geology and Paleontology, which is now the Department of...
F. Walker Johnson papers
Identifier: VPA 121
Scope and Contents The F. Walker Johnson papers is a collection of correspondence, records, field notebooks, bibliographic reference materials, drawings, charts, and maps. Boxes 1-3 labeled “Tertiary Stratigraphy and the Frick collection of fossil vertebrates from North Central Nebraska” contain material for Johnson’s 1984 publication, Bulletin AMNH, vol. 178, article 3. Box 1 (1972-1985) contains correspondence; Box 2 (1931-1979) contains photocopied field notes and M. F. Skinner’s compilation of...
Dates: 1972-1983, 1973-1988
William Diller Matthew papers
Identifier: VPA 122
Scope and Contents William Diller Matthew's notebooks, notes, correspondence and manuscripts. He worked at the AMNH for thirty-two years. His more than 250 publications deal with the morphology and classification of the Eocene mammals and later Cenozoic mammals. He was especially interested in horses and he made them a showpiece of evolution. Evolution was the one theme on which he constantly wrote whether dealing with descriptions or comparisons. Box 1 contains biographical and bibliographic materials, Boxes...
Malcolm C. McKenna Papers
Identifier: VPA 117
Scope and Contents In 1990 Malcolm McKenna cleared his office files of early correspondence through 1987 and deposited them in the archives. After he became Frick Curator Emeritus, McKenna made another transfer of papers to the archive in 2001, which contains his later correspondence after 1985, including some printed e-mails. The collection was originally comprised of two series (previously VPA 48a and VPA 48b), which reflected the two deposits. The two separate series were combined in 2022, although the two...
Rachel H. Nichols papers
Identifier: VPA 124
Scope and Contents Rachel H. Nichols served as a cataloger, staff assistant and finally as a scientific assistant and replaced Miss Lucas in charge of the Osborn Library. The records that resulted consist of a great variety of subjects and represent her activities both in some personal enterprises and in her official capacity. Box 1 (1908-1966) contains Osborn Library history, organization, and administrative activity (1908-1962); excerpts from the publication Fossil Vertebrates, vi-xii (1926-1939), v.16-19...
Requisitions and Specimen Loans, 1926-1943
Identifier: VPA 103
Scope and Contents
This series consists of records of supply requisitions from the department from 1926 to 1943.
Gilbert F. Stucker papers
Identifier: VPA 128
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three folders of Stucker's incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding loans and exchanges of specimens and casts, as well as some internal department discussions from 1960-1979. Includes correspondence regarding loans and exchanges of specimens and casts: some are listed by number; some dated; some undated. Includes notes regarding a Polish shipment; information regarding publications, expense accounts and field trips of which only some are dated; a listing of...