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Manuscript Collection

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Distinguishes collections in the Library that are part of the Manuscript (Mss) data set.

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Roy Chapman Andrews papers, 1987 Accession

Identifier: Mss .A54
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of Andrews' correspondence, manuscripts, and transcripts of Andrews' broadcasts and talks from 1934 to1944. It also contains one folder of family and biographical documents and newspaper clippings received from Charles Gallenkamp, Andrews' biographer, in 1990. The majority of the administrative papers' correspondence concerns requests for speaking engagements about Andrews' explorations, requests for articles, and letters from the public and from companies...
Dates: 1920-1947; Majority of material found within 1934-1944

Albert S. Bickmore papers

Identifier: Mss .B5351- .B5358
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, reports, newspaper clippings and photocopies of journal articles, photographs of Bickmore, and one drawing. The bulk of Bickmore's papers (32 boxes) consists of correspondence, mostly typewritten, relating to his work as superintendent of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and curator of the Dept. of Public Education. Additional material consists of handwritten diaries from Bickmore's travels; the typescript of his...
Dates: 1854-1914; Majority of material found within ( 1865-1903)

Central Asiatic Expeditions records

Identifier: Mss .C446
Scope and Contents This collection is a record of the Museum’s explorations undertaken during the 1920s in the Gobi Desert under the leadership of Roy Chapman Andrews. A list of the men who participated in the CAE can be culled from the expeditions’ letterheads used by museum personnel in New York. All but three of the men cited on these letterheads are represented here. Those not found are Mont Reid, a physician, James Wang, an interpreter and G. Horwath of motor transport. The variety of other correspondents...
Dates: 1916-1940; Majority of material found within 1921-1933

Clark Wissler papers, 1942-1943.

Identifier: Mss .W57

Survey of the American Museum of Natural History, typescript carbon, incomplete. Also include original notes and typed drafts.

Dates: 1942 - 1943

Columbia Broadcast System, Inc. Adventure Series papers, 1953-1956.

Identifier: Mss .C377

Adventure Series scripts and press releases.

Dates: 1953 - 1956

Andrew Dolkart publication proofs for book Breaking new ground : the architecture of the American Museum of Natural History

Identifier: Mss .D64
Scope and Contents Collection consists of several versions of the 48-page unpublished work, in 9 portfolios and folders. The work titled, Breaking new ground : the architecture of the American Museum of Natural History (assigned ISBN 0-913424-26-9). Pages include ms. corrections. Collection also includes 4 zip discs and 1 CD-ROM.Folder list: folder 1. Master, art included (48[12] leaves) -- folder 2. Master, art not included (leaves [1]-34, 47-48[12] leaves) -- folder 3. [Correspondence with book...
Dates: 2000-2001

Douglas J. Preston manuscript and correspondence, before 1986.

Identifier: Mss .P74

Three notebook binders with correspondence, manuscripts, and related editorial remarks concerning Douglas J. Preston's book Dinosaurs in the Attic, 1986.

Dates: 1986