Bobb Schaeffer correspondence
Scope and Contents
Correspondence from 1940-1984. Arranged alphabetically by subject and name of individual or institution.
- Schaeffer, Bobb, 1913-2004 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Bobb Schaeffer (1913-2004) studied the various aspects of vertebrate evolution and joined the AMNH staff in 1946. Much of his descriptive-systematic work was based on Triassic and Jurassic fishes collected under his direction in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho and Texas. He also wrote several papers on the history of the sharks, including one on the cranial anatomy of some uniquely well preserved shark remains from the Permian rocks of Texas. In addition, he was interested in evolutionary theory, and in the patterns of vertebrate development, particularly in relation to the skeleton.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Arranged alphabetically by subject and name of individual or institution.
Historic Call Number: 6:7
- Bobb Schaeffer correspondence, 1940-1984
- 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.