Departmental files, 1907-1979.


Departmental files, 1907-1979.

Departmental files consist principally of correspondence of the department's past and present curators and other associated individuals. Correspondence with colleagues, scientific organizations, and the public concerning collection management, acquisition of specimens, expeditions and field trips, exchange of scientific information, research, publications, lectures, identification of specimens, and personnel. Curators represented by correspondence include Joel A. Allen; Sydney Anderson, 1959-1979; Roy Chapman Andrews, 1908-1960; Donald Carter, 1926-1972; Samuel Harmsted Chubb, 1907-1947; George G. Goodwin, 1921-1964; Robert T. Hatt, 1925-1940; John Eric Hill, 1935-1950; Karl F. Koopman, 1953-1979; Guy Musser, 1959-1976; Henry C. Raven, 1916-1951; Hobart M. Van Deusen; and Richard Van Gelder. Other scientists include Glover M. Allen; Childs Frick, 1915-1972; and George H. Sherwood, Director of the Museum, 1917-1937. Also, correspondence about special topics such as conservation and individual animals popular with the public. In addition to correspondence, the collection also includes departmental annual reports, special fund and grant reports, budget statements, and committee documents.

ca. 111 linear ft.

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Koopman, Karl F. (person)

Goodwin, George Gilbert. (person)

Van Deusen, Hobart M. (person)

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Sherwood, George Herbert, 1876-1937. (person)