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Series 2: Field correspondence, 1891-1969

 Series
Identifier: VPA 101

Scope and Contents

The field correspondence was written by field workers relaying events during excavations and expeditions. The collection includes department field communications from 1891 to 1969. While Henry Fairfield Osborn was in the department, the letters were addressed primarily to him, but later letters were addressed to others. Notable names in the field correspondence include Walter Granger, Barnum Brown, Ted Galusha, Charles Falkenbach, and G. G. Simpson. The years 1962-1968 are missing.

Dates

  • 1891-1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed in the Division of Paleontology. Please contact the collection manager for access; materials are sometimes restricted. https://www.amnh.org/research/paleontology/collections/vertebrate-paleontology-archives

Extent

4.587 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically. Within the given year, the correspondence is arranged by author alphabetically.

Physical Location

FA, C. Location: A080.

General

Based on Ruth Sternfeld's historic finding aid, Binder 4.

Historic Call Number: 2:2/2:3

Formerly VPA 14

Processing Information

The collection was created by gathering all the field correspondence from the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology expeditions.

Repository Details

Part of the Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

Contact:
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