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Division of Invertebrate Zoology correspondence, approximately 1920-1970.

Identifier: DR 170

Scope and Content

Correspondence of many of the department's past curators with colleagues, collectors, benefactors and the public concerning collection management, acquisition of collections, expeditions and field trips, exchange of scientific information, identification of specimens and publications. Former curators and other individuals associated with the department who are represented in the collection include: Mont A. Cazier, William P. Comstock, John A. L. Cooke, C. Howard Curran, Frank E. Lutz, Charles D. Michener, John C. Pallister, Herbert Ruckes, Herbert F. Schwartz, and Patricia Vaurie. Their correspondents include: Paul H. Arnaud, Jr. Joseph Bequart, F. Martin Brown, Philip J. Darlington, William T. Davis, Lawrence S. Dillon, Cyril dos Passos, William T. M. Forbes, E. Gorton Linsley, Paulo Nogueira-Neto, William Proctor, David Rockefeller, and Harry G. Weiss. Correspondence also deals with departmental and Museum affairs such as with Museum executive and administrative offices, personnel, plans and reports.


  • 1920 - 1970


15 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

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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

American Museum of Natural History
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