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Identifier: VPA 4
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 areas of growth in the department’s paleontology collections and scientific staff. The department’s records spanning 1924-1979 were deposited in the VP Archives at different times and in separate groupings. It has not always been possible to determine if files...
- Subject: Administrative
- Subject: Natural history museums -- Collection management
- Names: American Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Paleontology