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Department of Vertebrate Paleontology accessions

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 6

Scope and Contents

The materials contained in this collection are housed under the categories: Bills, Requisitions, Accessions, Shipping Requests, and Donations. Each category has its own arrangement and box numbering system, resulting in a collection with repeating box numbers. To identify the correct box for a category, the Historic Call Number (1:6, 1:7, see Additional Description) for the category is placed before the date range of the materials. Bills Box A (1:6; 1927-1953, 1962) contains copies of bills sent by AMNH for equipment and specimens. Requisitions Box B (1:6; 1949-1950) contains copies of requests for supplies and bill payments. Accessions Boxes 1-2 (1:6; 1894-1972) contain specimen records. Shipping Requests Boxes 1-4 (1:7; 1913-1977) contain shipping requests and notices. Donations oversized wrapped package (1:6; Jul 1894 – Dec 25, 1910) contains a ledger titled “List of Donations, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, AMNH.”

Dates

  • 1894-1977

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

5.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 1 package)

Arrangement

Arranged by subject matter and chronologically within each subject

General

Historic Call Number: 1:6/1:7

Title
American Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology accessions, 1894-1977
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