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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...
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...
Identifier: VPA 140
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...
Identifier: VPA 105
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 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 119
Scope and Contents Charles H. Falkenbach Administrative Files contain correspondence, AMNH pension fund records, expense accounts, specimen exchanges, field work accounts, manuscript notes, and geological surveys. The collection is arranged by individuals, institutions, and by subject. Box 1 (1927-1961) contains correspondence from A to Christman; Box 2 (1956-1959) contains correspondence from Davies to Frick; Box 3 (1956-1962) contains correspondence from Frick to Schultz; Box 4 (1950-1951)...
Dates: 1916-1962; Majority of material found within 1940-1962
- Administrative 11
- Field notes 7
- Vertebrates, Fossil -- Specimens 5
- Correspondence 4
- Fossils -- Photographs 2
- Natural history museums -- Collection management 2
- Natural history museums -- Employees 2
- Paleontologists -- Correspondence 2
- Scientific expeditions 2
- Employee activities 1
- Fishes, Fossil 1
- Fishes, Fossil -- Specimens 1
- Fossils 1
- Geology 1
- Geology, Stratigraphic 1
- Museum exhibits -- Designs and plans 1
- Negatives (Photographs) 1
- Paleontology 1
- Scientists -- Correspondence 1
- Vertebrates, Fossil -- West (U.S.) 1 ∧ less
- American Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Paleontology 18
- Skinner, Morris F. 6
- American Museum of Natural History. Frick Laboratories 5
- Frick, Childs, 1883-1965 4
- Galusha, Ted 4
- Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935 4
- McKenna, Malcolm C. 3
- Schaeffer, Bobb, 1913-2004 3
- Colbert, Edwin H. (Edwin Harris), 1905-2001 2
- Granger, Walter, 1872-1941 2
- Johnson, F. Walker 2
- Matthew, William Diller, 1871-1930 2
- Taylor, Beryl E. 2
- Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910 1
- Allen, Glover M. (Glover Morrill), 1879-1942 1
- Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 1
- Brown, Barnum 1
- Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930) 1
- Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897 1
- Falkenbach, Charles H. 1
- Gaffney, Eugene S. 1
- Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937 1
- Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953 1
- Krochak, George 1
- Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932 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
- Stucker, Gilbert F. 1
- Wortman, J. L. (Jacob Lawson), 1856-1926 1 ∧ less