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Series 2: Field correspondence, 1891-1969

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. The years 1960, 1962-1968 are missing.

Notable names in the field correspondence include Henry Fairfield Osborn, Walter Granger, Barnum Brown, Ted Galusha, Charles Falkenbach, and G. G. Simpson.


  • 1891-1969


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed in the Division of Paleontology. Please contact the collection manager for access; materials are sometimes restricted.


4.587 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Language of Materials



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

Physical Location

FA, C. Location: A080.


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

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New York NY 10024-5192