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Frick Laboratories records and maps

Identifier: VPA 56b

Scope and Contents

Frick Laboratory correspondence, records, and maps. Correspondence and records consist of material from 1956 through 1973. Contained are two compiled binders labeled Lab. Correspondence: 1) “To and From Ted Galusha” (1961-1972); and 2) “To and From Morris Skinner” (1960-1973). Three folders: 1) labeled “Dr. John T. Lonsdale Correspondence” which contain letters (1958-1962) by Charles Falkenbach and W. W. Newcomb; 2) labeled “Frick Collection Loans” with main correspondence (1972-1973) by Ted Galusha; and 3) labeled “Amer. Mus. Nat. N. Y” with records for carnivore returned to DVP on 6/21/65 and cataloged material returned to Department of Vertebrate Paleontology on May 11, 1956, signed by Rachel H. Nichols. There is also loose miscellaneous correspondence by Ted Galusha. Maps are state road maps from 1930 through 1954, mostly dated 1948 and 1954 of states where Galusha and Skinner did their fossil collecting.


  • 1924-1965


Conditions Governing Access

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


5.25 Linear Feet (1 filing cabinet)

Language of Materials



Arranged alphabetically by location.

Related Materials

VPA 8, VPA 9, VPA 24.


Filing cabinet is 31x18 inches; 2 drawers

American Museum of Natural History. Frick Laboratories records and maps, 1924-1965
Melissa Silvestri, Allyson Mellone, Alana Gishlick, 2021
2021 August
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Minimal level collection record created with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museums for America grant, 2020.

Revision Statements

  • August 2021: Based on Ruth Sternfeld's historic finding aid, Binder 1.

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024-5192