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Bobb Schaeffer correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 40

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from 1940-1984. Arranged alphabetically by subject and name of individual or institution.

Dates

  • 1940-1984

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

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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject and name of individual or institution.

General

Historic Call Number: 6:7

Creator

Source

Title
Bobb Schaeffer correspondence, 1940-1984
Author
Melissa Silvestri, Allyson Mellone, Alana Gishlick, 2021
Date
2021 August
Description rules
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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:
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New York NY 10024-5192