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Frick Laboratory administrative and personnel records

Identifier: VPA 111

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Childs Frick correspondence. The majority of the papers consern his relationship with the American Museum of Natural History while running the Frick Laboratory as well as his role as museum Trustee.

There is also Frick's correspondence with other scientists and institutions that deals with both research in paleontology and Frick's financial support of their activities.

A very small number of letters are of personal nature.


  • 1912-1968


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed in the Division of Paleontology. Please contact the collection manager for access; materials are sometimes restricted.

Biographical / Historical

For information on Frick Laboratory and its relationship to the American Museum of Natural History see Frick Laboratory Agent Record

For information on Childs Frick Corporation and its relationship to the American Museum of Natural History see Childs Frick Corporation Agent Record


6.25 Linear Feet (15 Boxes, 1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials


Frick Laboratory Administrative and Personnel Records
Maya Naunton
2023 November
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The finding aid was created with the support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Museums for American grant, 2020, 2023

Repository Details

Part of the Vertebrate Paleontology Archives Repository

200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024-5192