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Central Asiatic Expedition collection

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Identifier: VPA 46
Scope and Contents The original plan was to publish the final report on these expeditions in twelve volumes. Each volume was to deal with a different aspect of findings as compiled during the expeditions. Plans, diagrams, maps, surveys, photographs, and correspondence of some completed chapters of the intended final reports of the expeditions, which were conducted in 1921 - 1930, are included, as well as photocopies of 25 original field books written by Walter Granger (binders 1-11), F. K. Morris (binders...
Dates: 1921-1950

Edward Drinker Cope correspondence facsimiles

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Identifier: VPA 17
Scope and Contents 26 binders comprising photocopied materials. They consist of letters to family; correspondence between Edward Drinker Cope and Henry Fairfield Osborn; field diaries; correspondence between E.D. Cope and his field collectors, R.S. Hill and Frank Hazard. Original materials from which these copies were made have been deposited in the AMNH Rare Book Room.Department of Vertebrate Paleontology facsimile collection binders contain the following:* Cope Letters, 9 binders...
Dates: 1846-1897

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...
Dates: 1894-1977

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology building and exhibit records

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Identifier: VPA 9
Scope and Contents Collection of information pertaining to building and space development. Primarily the development of Building 3A (Frick Wing). Includes designs, blue prints, floor plans and various correspondence. Boxes 1-3 contain correspondence, grant proposals, administrative files, scale drawings, floor plans, building notes, and miscellaneous listings. The package contains blueprints and drawings of exhibit areas, like the Jurassic Hall, Cretaceous Hall, Hall of Mammals, Hall of Age of Man, and...
Dates: 1920-1974; Majority of material found within 1966-1974

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology collection of field diaries

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Identifier: VPA 38
Scope and Contents The Department of Vertebrate Paleontology began sending staff into the field as early as the first year of its founding, 1891. Since then the department has organized and supported decades of seminal field work as it continues to do so today. These consist of diaries, lists of specimens found, locations of finds, records of day to day activities, and step by step findings. A chronological list can be found in the finding aid. Individual lists can be found with both the Charles H. Falkenbach...
Dates: 1891-2000

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology collection of historic materials

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Identifier: VPA 10
Scope and Contents Various collections of historical materials from the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology have been gathered by different departmental members. The sources are unclear as well as the purposes. However, they have been inventoried and where appropriate, catalogued. This listing has been arranged more for suitability of storage than for relationship of the items. Box 1 contains 7 folders, including manuscripts, news articles, fossil pictures, cartoons, caricatures, and other miscellaneous...
Dates: 1898-1972

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology correspondence: fossil finds

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Identifier: VPA 13
Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence regarding fossil specimens, where they were found, and their locality information in the United States and foreign countries. Arranged alphabetically by location and includes some photographs and newspaper clippings. Box 1 (1902-1928) contains localities in Alabama to Iowa; Box 2 (1902-1928) contains localities in Kansas to Tennessee; Box 3 (1902-1928) contains localities in Texas to the West Indies.

Dates: 1902-1928

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...
Dates: 1873-1976

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...
Dates: 1924-1979

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology departmental records: field box tracking

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Identifier: VPA 5
Scope and Contents Includes a total of seven notebooks and ledgers created and maintained by George Krochak for the Frick Laboratory to track crates of materials sent and received from the field. The first set of two notebooks record outgoing packages from the field. The second set of five notebooks record the field shipments received. Outgoing : Notebook 1, 1927-1964, Santa Fe, Nebraska, Arizona, California, Alaska, Texas, Espanolia and Notebook 2, 1960's, labelled 'Outgoing packages April 29, 1964'. Ledgers...
Dates: 1927-1980

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