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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology historical correspondence MVZA.MSS.0117
MVZA.MSS.0117  
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Description
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology historical correspondence is comprised of correspondence created and received by museum personnel primarily between 1908 and 1930.
Background
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's historical correspondence files was a filing system designed at the inception of the museum. It is believed that Joseph Grinnell may have designed the system himself. The files are arranged alphabetically by surname and then chronologically. All correspondence relating to curatorial activities, building operations, and general administrative functions were preserved and filed in this collection. The collection dates from the museum's founding in 1908 and ends with 1930. The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology was moved to a new building in 1930 and a new correspondence collection was begun at that time.
Extent
54.0 Cubic feet
Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives in writing for approval. Please contact the Museum Archivist for further information.
Availability
The collection is open for research.