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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 field correspondence

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Identifier: VPA 14
Scope and Contents The Department of Vertebrate Paleontology began sending staff into the field as early as the first year of its founding in 1891. Since then, the department has organized and supported decades of seminal field work as it continues to do today.From the field correspondence were written by field workers relaying events during excavations and expeditions. The collection includes department field communications from 1891 to 1969. While Henry Fairfield Osborn was in the department, the...
Dates: 1891-1969

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology fossil fish collections

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Identifier: VPA 15
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection are correspondence, records, notebooks, drawings, photos, illustrations, and maps that pertain to fossil fish reports of finds, distribution and cataloguing, descriptions and publications, private and museum collections, exchanges, purchases, gifts, and exhibitions activities. This collection originally belonged to the Department of Ichthyology and Herpetology, then in 1944 moved to the Department of Geology and Paleontology, which is now the Department of...
Dates: 1862-1980

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Fossil Halls renovation materials

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Identifier: VPA 53
Scope and Contents In 1990 a long-planned renovation of the dinosaur exhibits was finally begun. A planning and administration department was developed under the direction of Lowell Dingus and Melissa Posen. The planning was supervised by Richard Tedford and other departmental curators. The materials that have been kept for archival deposit have been arranged in separate groupings. Includes oversize mounted artwork collection generated by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, including original artwork by Stephen Nash...
Dates: 1990-1995

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology general correspondence

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Identifier: VPA 1
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology correspondence from 1887-1966, alphabetized by subject or author. Hundreds of scientists worldwide are represented by correspondence and include Alexander Agassiz, Glover M. Allen, Florentino Ameghino, Erwin H. Barbour, Franz Boas, Stephen F. Borhegyi, Robert Broom, Barnum Brown, Hermon C. Bumpus, Edwin H. Colbert, Thomas Alva Edison, Childs Frick, Walter Granger, William T. Gregory, Claude W. Hibbard, D.A. Hooijer, William T. Hornaday, Remington...
Dates: 1887-1966

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology historic specimen labels

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Identifier: VPA 58
Scope and Contents A group of AMNH exhibit labels from various specimens were found in boxes and envelopes. An attempt has been made to inventory them as much as possible by place and date. Within the three boxes, the collection is broken up into smaller boxes listing place and date. Labels range in size. In box 1, the smaller boxes are labelled 1-11 and include Mongolia, Bridger, Puerco, Huerfano, New Mexico, Evanston, Torrejon. In box 2 they are labelled 1-10 and include Cope Collection misc, Wind River...
Dates: 1905-1928

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 personnel records

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Identifier: VPA 7
Scope and Contents Collection contains personnel records, photographs, biographies, and group photos of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology. Originally arranged in a loose-leaf notebook called the "Rogue's Gallery," the materials are now in folders and filed in their original order. Box 1 (1916-1965) contains group photos, individual photos, biographies, and personnel records; box 2 (1893-1958) contains group photos and a typed, unsigned manuscript that provides an historical account of the museum’s...
Dates: 1891-1959

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology photograph albums

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Identifier: VPA 41
Scope and Contents Photograph albums were often created by departments across the AMNH as a way to provide easy access to the visual documentation of the work being done in the field. Over time these scrapbooks were often disbound as they were created with materials that became brittle over time. The images in the books are, but not always, derivatives or copies created from glass plate negatives that can be found in the Research Library's negative collections. In rare instances the prints are unique. Mounted...
Dates: 1895-1919

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

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