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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...
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...
Identifier: VPA 55
Scope and Contents Mounted photos of specimens which have been filed according to Romer's Vertebrate Paleontology 3rd ed. A chart of the classification used is in the first drawer. The photos are identified by name and negative number, and also where applicable and known, the AMNH specimen number. Housed in two filing cabinents, four drawers of 1st cabinet and 1 1/2 drawer of 2nd cabinet (numbered 1-6). Additionally there are mounted photos in the second half of drawer 6 and drawer 7 filed under the following...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Identifier: VPA 21
Scope and Contents A relationship between the American Museum of Natural History (Museum) and the Childs Frick Corporation (Corporation) has been in existence since 1923. Financed by Childs Frick (Mr. Frick) by means of a Pliocene Fund (Fund), the Fund established by a donation made by Mr. Frick’s mother, Adelaide Howard Childs, the Corporation enabled Mr. Frick to carry out work in partnership with Vertebrate Paleontology. In the succeeding years, the Fund provided Mr. Frick with the means to pay assistant...
Identifier: VPA 8
Scope and Contents Rachel H. Nichols served as a cataloger, staff assistant and finally as a scientific assistant and replaced Miss Lucas in charge of the Osborn Library. The records that resulted consist of a great variety of subjects and represent her activities both in some personal enterprises and in her official capacity. Box 1 (1908-1966) contains Osborn Library history, organization, and administrative activity (1908-1962); excerpts from the publication Fossil Vertebrates, vi-xii (1926-1939), v.16-19...
American Museum of Natural History, Division of Paleontology records of expeditions, collections, purchases, gifts, and specimen lists
Identifier: VPA 43
Scope and Contents The Harold James Cook Memorial Collection of Fossil Mammals consists of photocopies of the Barbour-Cook correspondence from the letters at the University of Nebraska Archives and original correspondence and shipping lists with Morris F. Skinner who prepared the collection for shipping to AMNH. Also includes the John Collins Warren papers. Listings were made of various collections in the AMNH which were acquired through purchase or on expeditions of the Museum itself. The lists give dates,...
Dates: 1831-1963; 1968-1970
- Administrative 9
- Vertebrates, Fossil -- Specimens 4
- Field notes 3
- Correspondence 2
- Fossils -- Photographs 2
- Natural history museums -- Employees 2
- Paleontologists -- Correspondence 2
- Employee activities 1
- Fishes, Fossil 1
- Fishes, Fossil -- Specimens 1
- Fossils 1
- Fossils -- Catalogs and collections 1
- Museum exhibits -- Designs and plans 1
- Natural history museums -- Collection management 1
- Negatives (Photographs) 1
- Paleontology 1
- Scientific expeditions 1
- Scientists -- Correspondence 1 ∧ less
- Sternfeld, Ruth, d. 2007 18
- Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935 3
- Skinner, Morris F. 3
- Colbert, Edwin H. (Edwin Harris), 1905-2001 2
- Frick, Childs, 1883-1965 2
- Galusha, Ted 2
- Granger, Walter, 1872-1941 2
- Schaeffer, Bobb, 1913-2004 2
- Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910 1
- Allen, Glover M. (Glover Morrill), 1879-1942 1
- American Museum of Natural History. Division of Paleontology 1
- Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 1
- Brown, Barnum 1
- Callaghan, Eugene, 1904-1990 1
- Cook, Harold J. (Harold James), 1887-1962 1
- Gaffney, Eugene S. 1
- Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937 1
- Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953 1
- Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932 1
- Matthew, William Diller, 1871-1930 1
- Merriam, J. C. (John Clark), 1829- 1
- Morris, Frederick K. (Frederick Kuhne), 1886 1
- Nichols, Rachel H. (Rachel Husband) 1
- Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984 1
- Taylor, Beryl E. 1
- Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856 1
- Wortman, J. L. (Jacob Lawson), 1856-1926 1 ∧ less