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Gilbert F. Stucker papers

Identifier: VPA 128

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two folders of Stucker's incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding loans and exchanges of specimens and casts, as well as some internal department discussions from 1960-1979. Includes correspondence regarding loans and exchanges of specimens and casts: some are listed by number; some dated; some undated. Includes notes regarding a Polish shipment; information regarding publications, expense accounts and field trips of which only some are dated; a listing of turtle head slides and an inventory of fossil material. Correspondents include: E. H. Colbert, Wann Langston Jr., John S. McIntosh, Dale Russell, Ralph W. G. Wyckoff, Russ Patterson, Bobb Schaeffer and others. Includes a list of Triassic vertebrates from North Carolina donated to the AMNH dated March 21-24, 1967.

One of the specimen collections discussed is shared between AMNH and National Museum of Canada.

Collections VPA 35a and VPA 35b are housed in the same box.


  • 1960-1979


Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

Gllbert F. Stucker was born in 1914 and served as a preparator in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at AMNH from November 1, 1957 until his retirement in 1980. In 1960 Stucker and his party cut their own trail through what had been inaccessible territory in the Wapiti Lake area of British Columbia, Ganoid Mountain Range, Alberta, Canada to reach their excavation site. In the summers of 1961 and 1962 he served on a joint expedition between the AMNH and the National Museum of Canada in order to secure a representative collection of Triassic fossils. Both Museums share in the collection. Gil Stucker was active in developing Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, Utah, working with Barnum Brown and others.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Related Materials

See VPA 15 Box 1 Folder 7 for related correspondence and report on the joint expedition of AMNH and the National Museum of Canada to secure Triassic fossils.


Historic Call Number: 5:6

Formerly VPA 35a



Gilbert F. Stucker papers, 1960-1979
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.

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

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