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William J. Moynihan papers

Identifier: DR 121


  • 1988-1995.


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Biographical sketch

William J. Moynihan was executive assistant to the president, then vice president and director, of the American Museum of Natural History, from 1988 to 1995. Moynihan had a background in educational administration and had spent 15 years at Colgate University when George Langdon, president of the AMNH, recruited him as his assisant to plan an upgrade of an exhibit of fossil mammals. Moynihan stayed on to become VP and director, overseeing the renovation of the museum's fourth floor, including the two dinosaur halls. He left to become director of the Milwaukee Public Museum.


12 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Date of acquisition--1996 accession..

General Note

Previous number: MSS.M69

Scope and content

The collection consists of 6 boxes of unprocessed administrative papers and correspondence.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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