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Papers, 1879-1932 : [microform]

 Collection
Identifier: Archives Microfilms #62 & 69

Dates

  • 1879 - 1932

Creator

Biographical sketch

American mineralogist and gem expert, Vice-President of Tiffany & Co. (1879-), U.S. Geological Survey special agent (1883-1909), President of the New York Mineralogical Club.

Extent

34 boxes (ca. 10,000 items) ; (34 boxes (ca. 10,000 items) ; 39 x 27 x 12 cm. or smaller.)

Language of Materials

English

Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: Special Collections. Silver original shelved in the Negative Storage Room.

General Note

Chiefly correspondence between Kunz and earth scientists, mineralogists, mineral dealers and collectors, museum and government officers, professors and students. Most of the letters deal with the acquisition, exhibition, exchange of or research on gemstones, pearls, ivory, new mineral specimens or meteorites; several hundred letters deal specifically with radioactive minerals, radium production and the effects of radiation on the color of gems. Also included are some related business documents, notes from Kunz's books, scientific papers and copies of his printed works.

General Note

The contents of the first 30 boxes were inventoried and appraised by Robert M. Hazen and Margaret Hindle Hazen (document dated August 1979). This inventory is microfilmed as part of Archives Microfilm #62. The last 4 boxes are smaller and inventoried separately.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm.; Place of reproduction--[New York, N.Y. :; Agency responsible for reproduction--American Museum of Natural History: Date of reproduction--1987]. Physical description of reproduction--17 microfilm reels, 35 mm.

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Sponsor
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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