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Department of Vertebrate Paleontology departmental records: requisitions and specimens loans

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Identifier: VPA 3
Scope and Contents The Department of Vertebrate Paleontology began as a new department of the American Museum of Natural History with the arrival of Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857-1935) as curator in 1891. The years following are marked with substantial collection activity and growth. Early records of the Department of Paleontology were deposited at different times and in separate groupings, consisting of requisition records, and specimens borrowed, loaned and returned. Files have overlapping dates...
Dates: 1903-1943

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology loans and exchanges

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Identifier: VPA 12
Scope and Contents Between the years 1896-1930, Henry Fairfield Osborn actively sought from universities, museums, and institutes from around the world paleontological specimens to exchange, borrow, and purchase. The collection of correspondences provides a map of acquisitive collecting that followed the last half of the 19th century’s expansion in paleontological activity, with the trend continuing into the 20th century as more areas around the world developed systematic fossil collections. There are 5 boxes...
Dates: 1896-1940

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology photograph collection and scrapbooks

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Identifier: VPA 29
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Photo Collection is grouped into four subcollections that contain, in a range of sizes, photographic prints of field exploration, field localities, work culture and staff portraits, as well as photographic records of restorations and ariel views. Included in this Collection are oversized drawings and sketches, photo albums and scrapbooks. Some of the photos are mounted, others are arranged in alphabetical order in folders, or housed in envelops and...
Dates: 1895-1941

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology records of specimen casts and reproductions

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Identifier: VPA 11
Scope and Contents Collection is a compilation of records that document sales and exchanges with domestic and foreign institutions and cast information on parts available for reconstruction, includes some photographs. The dates of the transactions are as early as 1900 and as late as 1970. The collection may have originated from Rachel Nichols’ office.Box 1 (1900-1970) contains cast files for reproductions and sale exchanges of domestic and foreign specimens. Folder 7 holds a bird catalog for the...
Dates: 1900-1970

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