Rachel H. Nichols papers
Scope and Contents
Rachel H. Nichols served as a cataloger, staff assistant and finally as a scientific assistant and replaced Miss Lucas in charge of the Osborn Library. The records that resulted consist of a great variety of subjects and represent her activities both in some personal enterprises and in her official capacity. Box 1 (1908-1966) contains Osborn Library history, organization, and administrative activity (1908-1962); excerpts from the publication Fossil Vertebrates, vi-xii (1926-1939), v.16-19 (1944-1953), v.20-22 (1954-1966), Preface and Contents (1909-1940); Soc. of VP bibliography and periodicals received at AMNH (1958-1962); list of storage arrangements (1941-1951); and exhibit materials (1940-1966). Box 2 (1932-1957) contains Gift Shop records (1956-1957); dinosaur models (1956-1957); Rachel Husband’s typed master’s thesis titled “A Resume of the Tertiary Mammals in the Kansas University Museum with W. D. Matthew’s notes on certain Kansas Museum specimens (May 26, 1925); exhibits, publication dioramas and photographs (1932-1939), included is an August 15, 1938 instruction correspondence for WPA workers on dioramas.
- Nichols, Rachel H. (Rachel Husband) (Person)
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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
1 Linear Foot (2 boxes)
Chronological within folders.
Historic Call Number: 1:8
Formerly VPA 8
- Rachel H. Nichols papers, 1908-1966
- Melissa Silvestri, Allyson Mellone, Alana Gishlick, 2021
- 2021 August
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- Minimal level collection record created with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museums for America grant, 2020.