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Department of Vertebrate Paleontology accessions

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Identifier: VPA 6
Scope and Contents The materials contained in this collection are housed under the categories: Bills, Requisitions, Accessions, Shipping Requests, and Donations. Each category has its own arrangement and box numbering system, resulting in a collection with repeating box numbers. To identify the correct box for a category, the Historic Call Number (1:6, 1:7, see Additional Description) for the category is placed before the date range of the materials. Bills Box A (1:6; 1927-1953, 1962) contains copies of bills...

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology departmental records

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Identifier: VPA 2
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology records, including annual reports, minutes of staff meetings and some scientific reports. Administrative activity is recorded in the Annual Report documents of the early Department of Paleontology from 1873-1891. Following are reports for the later Department of Vertebrate Paleontology from 1891-1976. Records during the years following 1891 provide a robust account of the Department’s personnel hired, administrative costs and spending. Field work and costs...

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology departmental records

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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 came...

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...

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 Kellogg,...

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...

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology records of specimen casts and reproductions

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Identifier: VPA 11
Scope and Contents A listing of specimens, reconstructions, restorations, casts and photographs including information regarding sales or exchanges with other institutions both domestic and foreign. The dates of the transactions are as early as 1902 and as late as 1970. The arrangement in each folder is individually described. The 7th folder does not properly belong with this group (though found together) and consists of a catalog of bird specimens from the Frick Laboratory. Box 1 consists of loans,...

Frick Corporation, Childs Frick and American Museum of Natural History papers and records

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Identifier: VPA 21
Scope and Contents Since 1923 there has been a relationship between the American Museum of Natural History and the Childs Frick Corporation. The early relationship was by means of the Pliocene Fund established by Mr. Frick at the Museum to finance certain work carried out by Mr. Frick in Vertebrate Paleontology. The original fund was begun by a donation from Mr. Frick's mother, Mrs. Henry C. Frick, and replenished from time to time by members of the family. The fund was spent only in accordance with the direction...

Rachel H. Nichols papers

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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...

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