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Fourth Floor Fossil Hall Renovation, Final Documentation of the Interpretive System

Identifier: DR 033

Scope and content

Consists of eleven oversize binders and three spiral bound volumes for the final documentation of the museum's fourth floor renovation completed in the 1990s, prepared by Ralph Appelbaum Associates Incorporated (RAA). The final documentation of the interpretive system covers all fossil exhibitions: The Halls of Saurischian and Ornithischian Dinosaurs, the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing of Mammals and Their Extinct Relatives, which includes the Hall of Primitive Mammals and the Paul and Irma Milstein Hall of Advanced Mammals, the Hall of Vertebrates Origins, and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center.

The eleven binders contain the final versions of the graphic panel systems, with scripts, exhibit floorplans, and exhibition elevations. Final label copy is documented in the three spiral bound volumes.


  • 1992-1996


Restrictions on Access

Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.


6 Linear Feet : 11 binders loose on shelf and 1 box

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Eight of eleven binders were transfered from the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1996 accession.

Existence and Location of Copies

A photocopy of a portion of the documentation is available in Reference-restricted. Call number: QH70.U52 N4658 1994. Link to AMNH Library catalog record:

General Note

condition reviewed 20110519 good; binders are not housed in any protective enclosure

Fourth Floor Fossil Hall Renovation, Final Documentation of the Interpretive System, 1992-1996
Iris Lee
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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.
Edition statement
Updated from minimal catalog record description, 2011-2012.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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