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Department of Vertebrate Paleontology building and exhibit records

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 9

Scope and Contents

Collection of information pertaining to building and space development. Primarily the development of Building 3A (Frick Wing). Includes designs, blue prints, floor plans and various correspondence. Boxes 1-3 contain correspondence, grant proposals, administrative files, scale drawings, floor plans, building notes, and miscellaneous listings. The package contains blueprints and drawings of exhibit areas, like the Jurassic Hall, Cretaceous Hall, Hall of Mammals, Hall of Age of Man, and others.

Dates

  • 1920-1974
  • Majority of material found within 1966-1974

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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 (2 boxes, 1 oversized box, and 1 package)

Arrangement

Chronologically within each box

General

Historic Call Number: 1:6/2:1

Title
American Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology building and exhibit records 1920-1974 (bulk 1966-1974)
Author
Melissa Silvestri, Allyson Mellone, Alana Gishlick, 2021
Date
2021 August
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Minimal level collection record created with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museums for America grant, 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

Contact:
200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024-5192