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Articles on the "Vertebrate Fossils from Late Cenozoic Deposits of Central Kansas" by Claude W. Hibbard

Collection Creator:
Medicine, Beatrice  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952
Collection Restrictions:
Materials relating to student grades, letters of recommendation, and evaluations have been restricted.
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Collection Citation:
Beatrice Medicine papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Guide to the Beatrice Medicine papers
Guide to the Beatrice Medicine papers / Series 3: Archaeology
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National Anthropological Archives
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National Museum of Natural History - Ammonite and Vertebrate Fossils, 1988

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-240, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Subject Files
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Subject Files / Box 4
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 "Correspondence Relating to Collections of Vertebrate Fossils Made by the Late O. C. Marsh," 1900.

Collection Creator::
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Container:
Box 88 of 117
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7004, Charles D. Walcott Collection
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Charles D. Walcott Collection
Charles D. Walcott Collection / Series 19: PUBLICATIONS, 1875-1928 AND UNDATED. / Box 88
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Folder 27 Department of Geology - Division of Vertebrate Paleontology (prior to 1897, the Section of Vertebrate Fossils of the Department of Paleontology. In 1897 it became the Section of Vertebrate Fossils of the Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology...

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 49 of 98
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
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Curators' Annual Reports
Curators' Annual Reports / Series 2: Annual Reports, 1897-1898 to 1929-1930, arranged by department. / Box 49
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 Department of Paleontology - Section of Vertebrate Fossils (established in 1890-1891 as the Department of Vertebrate Fossils; in 1893-1894 it became a section of the newly created Department of Paleontology): Annual and Monthly Reports, 1890-1891

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 98
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
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Curators' Annual Reports
Curators' Annual Reports / Series 1: Annual, Semiannual and Monthly Reports of Departments of the United States National Museum, 1881-1897, arranged by department. / Box 16
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 Department of Paleontology - Section of Vertebrate Fossils: Annual and Monthly Reports, 1891-1892

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 98
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
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Curators' Annual Reports
Curators' Annual Reports / Series 1: Annual, Semiannual and Monthly Reports of Departments of the United States National Museum, 1881-1897, arranged by department. / Box 16
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Folder 6 Department of Paleontology - Section of Vertebrate Fossils: Annual and Monthly Reports, 1892-1893

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 98
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
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Curators' Annual Reports
Curators' Annual Reports / Series 1: Annual, Semiannual and Monthly Reports of Departments of the United States National Museum, 1881-1897, arranged by department. / Box 16
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 7 Department of Paleontology - Section of Vertebrate Fossils: Annual and Monthly Reports, 1894-1895

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 98
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
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Curators' Annual Reports
Curators' Annual Reports / Series 1: Annual, Semiannual and Monthly Reports of Departments of the United States National Museum, 1881-1897, arranged by department. / Box 16
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Folder 8 Department of Paleontology - Section of Vertebrate Fossils: Annual and Monthly Reports, 1895-1896

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 98
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
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Curators' Annual Reports
Curators' Annual Reports / Series 1: Annual, Semiannual and Monthly Reports of Departments of the United States National Museum, 1881-1897, arranged by department. / Box 16
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 9 Department of Paleontology - Section of Vertebrate Fossils: Annual and Monthly Reports, 1896-1897

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 98
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
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Curators' Annual Reports
Curators' Annual Reports / Series 1: Annual, Semiannual and Monthly Reports of Departments of the United States National Museum, 1881-1897, arranged by department. / Box 16
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1956-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, administrative records regarding collections and the A. Remington Kellogg Library, research notes and proposals, exhibition files, photographs of specimens, and professional activity files. Curators represented in these records include Clayton Edward Ray, Associate Curator, Curator, and Curator Emeritus, 1964- .
Topic:
Paleobiology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-060, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-060
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Curatorial Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 9 Earl Douglass

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7264, United States National Museum, Collected Notebooks, Manuscripts, Drawings, Photographs, and Correspondence on Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology
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Collected Notebooks, Manuscripts, Drawings, Photographs, and Correspondence on Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology
Collected Notebooks, Manuscripts, Drawings, Photographs, and Correspondence on Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology / Series 1: FIELD NOTES, 1886-1908, 1939, AND UNDATED. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence - Vertebrate Fossils (T. H. Patton, Council Member)

Collection Creator::
Association of Systematics Collections  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 34
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7459, Association of Systematics Collections, Records
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Records
Records / Box 26
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Frank C. Whitmore Papers

Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Journals (accounts)
Date:
1950-1986 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of notebooks documenting Frank C. Whitmore's travels and research. Whitmore was a research geologist for the Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Research Associate of the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), specializing in the systematics of Tertiary Cetacea.
Topic:
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Journals (accounts)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-012, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
Identifier:
Accession 02-012
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Frank C. Whitmore Papers

Creator::
Whitmore, Frank C.  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1937-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of papers documenting the career of Frank C. Whitmore, Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Smithsonian Research Associate. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, examinations and reports, photographs, and other papers associated with Whitmore's paleontological research.
Topic:
Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-245, Frank C. Whitmore Papers
Identifier:
Accession 01-245
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Extent:
9.25 cu. ft. (18 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Journals (accounts)
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1889-1957
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the history of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1889-1957, and to a greater extent, document the professional and administrative activities of Charles W. Gilmore when he was a staff member with the Division (1905-1945). Materials include daybooks and journals kept by Gilmore, containing the daily work activities of himself and other staff members in the Division, 1905-1931; incoming and outgoing correspondence most of which, from 1905-1945, was written or received by Gilmore; examination and reports of specimens and outgoing correspondence; and article drafts, notes, speeches, and radio talks, mostly written by Gilmore.
Historical Note:
The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology maintains fossil collections, the earliest of which were gathered during the United States Exploring Expedition in the 1830's and forwarded to the National Institute. From 1846 to 1858, these collections were transferred to the Smithsonian. Unfortunately, most of the specimens have subsequently been discarded presumably because they lacked data pertaining to origin and locality.

Joseph Leidy of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was commissioned in 1850 by the Smithsonian as a collaborator to study the fossil collections housed in the Institution and those to be collected in the field. Leidy's studies continued into the late 1860's and were published in part in the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. Leidy's study of fossils included those gathered during the General Land Office surveys (1849-1858), Pacific Railroad Survey (1854-1855), and by the United States Geological Survey under the direction of F.V. Hayden (1856-1872).

In 1867, Edward Drinker Cope began his collaboration with the Smithsonian, and his studies on fossils collected at the Smithsonian were published both in the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge and the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections.

From the organizational beginning of the United States National Museum until 1887, the custody of vertebrate fossils was placed under the Department of Comparative Anatomy. Osteologists from the Department carried out the preparation and exhibition of the collection.

Vertebrate fossils emerged as an administrative organization in 1881, when Othniel Charles Marsh, in charge of vertebrate paleontology at the United States Geological Survey, was appointed honorary curator of the Department of Vertebrate Fossils. The Department came under the supervision of the Division of Zoology. Since then, the Department of Vertebrate Fossils has undergone numerous transformations both in name and administration.

The Department became a section under the Department of Paleontology in 1894 and when the USNM was reorganized in 1897, Vertebrate Fossils remained a section under the newly created Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology.

When Marsh died in 1898, Frederic Augustus Lucas, an osteologist, was made acting assistant curator of the Section. Lucas had been an assistant curator of the Section intermittently since 1891, and had been made curator of Comparative Anatomy in 1894. Lucas became acting curator of Fossils in 1903 only to resign from the USNM in 1904. Fossils disappeared as an administrative unit from 1905 to 1908. However, it remained a viable and functioning unit without a name as Charles W. Gilmore (1904) and James W. Gidley (1905) were appointed preparators to the section. George P. Merrill, head curator of the Department of Geology, administered the collection.

When the Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology was reorganized in 1908, with each of its sections becoming a division, Fossils reemerged as the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology. Gidley became custodian of the mammalian collection and Gilmore custodian of the reptilian collection.

In June 1911, Vertebrate Paleontology became a section under the Division of Paleontology; during the following month, Gidley and Gilmore became assistant curators of fossil mammals and fossil reptiles, respectively. Gilmore became associate curator of the Section in 1917-1918, and in May 1923 became curator of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Vertebrate Paleontology again became a Division in June of 1924, when the Division of Paleontology was renamed the Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology.

James W. Gidley died on September 26, 1931. The vacancy was filled when Charles L. Gazin was appointed assistant curator to the Division on March 1, 1932. Gazin became associate curator on March 1, 1942, and subsequently became curator of the Division on January 1, 1946, upon the death of Gilmore, September 27, 1945.

Other staff members appointed to the Division include David H. Dunkle, who was appointed associate curator in 1946-1947. Dunkle retired in March of 1968. Peter P. Vaughn, appointed associate curator in July, 1957, resigned in January of 1959. Nicholas Hotton III was appointed associate curator in June of 1959 and became curator of the Division in 1968-1969. Clayton E. Ray was appointed associate curator in 1963, and when Gazin became senior paleontologist in 1968 in order to devote full time to scientific studies, Ray became curator and supervisor of the Division.

On October 15, 1963, the Department of Geology was disbanded with its administrative function divided into two departments, Mineral Science and Paleobiology. The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology came under the supervision of the latter.

Most of the papers within these records pertain to the professional and administrative activities of Charles W. Gilmore while he was a staff member of the Division (1905-1945). Gilmore, who was selected in 1932 by J. McKeen Cattell, editor of Science, as one of the twenty-five leading geologists in the United States, was born in Pavilion, New York, in 1874. He began his interest in fossils and museum work at an early age, after visiting Ward's Natural Science Establishment. Gilmore attended the University of Wyoming where he studied and collected fossil specimens, and from 1901-1904, he was a collector in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. From 1904 until his death in 1945, Gilmore was a staff member of the United States National Museum. He participated in sixteen expeditions and because of his work, the results of the most important excavations and studies at the Dinosaur National Monument have been analyzed and recorded. Among the numerous scientific societies to which he belonged, Gilmore was president and member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, the Paleontology Society of Washington and the Geological Society of America.
Topic:
Paleontologists  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontology, Vertebrate  Search this
Genre/Form:
Journals (accounts)
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 156, United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 156
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Vertebrate Fossils Identifications, 1889-1904.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 156, United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 156, Series 4
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Records
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Box 13

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 156, United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: Vertebrate Fossils Identifications, 1889-1904.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folders 15-24 Vertebrate Fossils identifications, 1889-thru 1904. Arranged chronologically. Most of the material appears to be notes on fossil specimens sent in to the Division for examination and report. However, there are copies of accession lists co...

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 156, United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: Vertebrate Fossils Identifications, 1889-1904. / Box 13
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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#117026 - #117300. Includes correspondence with George Gaylord Simpson regarding his work on the Fort Union collection of vertebrate fossils in the USNM, 1931-1940 (#117255).

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 409 of 672
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, United States National Museum, Permanent Administrative Files
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Permanent Administrative Files
Permanent Administrative Files / Box 409
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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