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American Museum of Natural History, Division of Paleontology records of expeditions, collections, purchases, gifts, and specimen lists

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 43
The Harold James Cook Memorial Collection of Fossil Mammals consists of photocopies of the Barbour-Cook correspondence from the letters at the University of Nebraska Archives and original correspondence and shipping lists with Morris F. Skinner who prepared the collection for shipping to AMNH. Also includes the John Collins Warren papers. Listings were made of various collections in the AMNH which were acquired through purchase or on expeditions of the Museum itself. The lists give dates, collector, field numbers and museum numbers. However not all this information is available on each list. Includes field notes and preliminary report from the 1968-1970 Yale-AMNH joint expedition to Como Bluff, Wyoming, led by Thomas H. Rich. Expedition was to collect mammal fossils. Includes collection of materials form the Western Asiatic Expedition (Iran) 1928, including Eugene Callaghan's photographs, field notebooks, and journal.

Dates

  • 1831-1963; 1968-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed in the Division of Paleontology. Please contact the collection manager for access; materials are sometimes restricted. https://www.amnh.org/research/paleontology/collections/vertebrate-paleontology-archives

Extent

3 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 4 binders)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Harold James Cook Memorial Collection donated by widow, Margaret Cook.

Condition

Good
Other Identifiers originally 4:7; 4:8; 5:8 later 5:4; 7:5; 9:3
Title
American Museum of Natural History, Division of Paleontology records of expeditions, collections, purchases, gifts, and specimen lists, 1831-1963; 1968-1970
Date
2021 February
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

Contact:
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New York NY 10024-5192