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Accession 87-107,  Society of Vertebrate Paleontology,  Records, circa 1940-1985

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1940-1985
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 87-107
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist primarily of materials of the Secretary-Treasurer concerning fiscal matters, annual meetings, Society publications, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) executive committee meeting, memberships, and related SVP activities. Also includes Mint Canyon Research Project files of John H. Maxson and of Chester Stock, c.1947-1962.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists mostly of records of the Secretary-Treasurer concerning fiscal matters, annual meetings, Society publications, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) executive committee meeting, memberships, and related SVP activities. Also includes Mint Canyon Research Project files of John H. Maxson and of Chester Stock, c.1947-1962.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 87-107, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Records

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Correspondence of President John H Ostrom, 1969-1970

Box 1 of 5

Folders 2-4 Correspondence, general: 12/1971-6/1973

Box 1 of 5

Folders 5-6 Correspondence, Keith Thomson (treasurer), 12/1971-11/1973

Box 1 of 5

Folder 7 Information on by-laws, amendments to bibliography , 1971-1972

Box 1 of 5

Folder 8 Annual meeting, 1973 (Dallas, TX)

Box 1 of 5

Folder 9 Annual meeting, 1982 (Mexico City)

Box 1 of 5

Folders 10-11 Annual meeting, 1972 (Lincoln, NE)

Box 1 of 5

Folder 12 Dues increase, 1970

Box 1 of 5

Folder 13 Pencil Cartoons of members, n.d.

Box 1 of 5

Folder 14 "Odds and Ends" file - Bulletins

Box 1 of 5

Folder 15 Honorary Life Member forms

Box 1 of 5

Folder 16 Bulletins - photographs used in various issues

Box 1 of 5

Folder 17 America 's Systematics Collections: A National Plan (prepublication draft), 8/1973

Box 1 of 5

Folders 18-20 Bibliography correspondence, 1965-1975

Box 1 of 5

Folder 21 Treasurer's report, 1973-1974

Box 1 of 5

Folder 22 Checking Account record (#011-585) , 1969-1970

Box 1 of 5

Folders 23-24 Bills and Bank Statements, 1970-1971

Box 1 of 5

Folder 25 Correspondence, Shirley Thomas (treasurer): 1974-1979

Box 1 of 5

Folder 26 Charter meeting photo, 1940 (copy print)

Box 1 of 5

Folder 27 SVP Bulletin (original copy of first issue): 3/20/1941

Box 1 of 5

Folder 28 SVP Bulletin (photocopies): 3/20/41-1/20/43 (vol. 1-8)

Box 1 of 5

Folders 29-31 Inventory of Bulletins and Bibliography, 1970-1980

Box 1 of 5

Folders 32-34 Mint Canyon Research Project, c. 1940s-1960s. Includes original maps, photos, illustrations, notes, etc.

Box 1 of 5

Folder 35 Arellano

Box 1 of 5

Folder 36 Los Angeles County Museum

Box 1 of 5

Folder 37 Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 5

Folder 38 Mexican Trip

Box 1 of 5

Folder 39 California Fossil Marine Mammals

Box 1 of 5

Folder 40 Cambrian

Box 1 of 5

Folder 41 Miscellaneous (Coal)

Box 1 of 5

Folder 42 Lower Cretaceous

Box 1 of 5

Folder 43 Upper Cretaceous

Box 1 of 5

Folder 44 Miscellaneous (Cretaceous)

Box 1 of 5

Folder 45 Franciscan

Box 1 of 5

Folder 46 Geological History of California

Box 1 of 5

Folder 47 Localities

Box 1 of 5

Folder 48 Horsetown

Box 1 of 5

Folder 49 Index of Fossils - Invertebrates

Box 1 of 5

Folder 50 Ione Formation

Box 1 of 5

Folder 51 Ivanpah

Box 1 of 5

Folder 52 Jurassic

Box 1 of 5

Folder 53 Klamath Mountains

Box 1 of 5

Folder 54 La Jolla Quadrangle

Box 1 of 5

Folder 55 Maryville Butte

Box 1 of 5

Folder 56 Pennsylvania

Box 1 of 5

Folder 57 Point Sar Quadrangle

Box 1 of 5

Folder 58 Potrero Hill

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Folder 1 Correspondence, American Geological Institute (AGI), 1974-1979

Box 2 of 5

Folder 2 Correspondence, AGI, 1971-1972

Box 2 of 5

Folder 3 AGI meeting of Governing Board, 11/1979 (San Diego, CA)

Box 2 of 5

Folder 4 AGI report, 1979

Box 2 of 5

Folder 5 AGI budget, 1979

Box 2 of 5

Folder 6 AGI meeting of Goven ling Board, 4/1979 (Houston, TX)

Box 2 of 5

Folder 7 SVP Advisory Committee on collections, 1973-1974

Box 2 of 5

Folder 8 Fossil Vertebrate Collections conservation and National Science Foundation support, 1972

Box 2 of 5

Folder 9 SVP Committee on storage and retrieval of specimen information, 1972

Box 2 of 5

Folder 10 SVP Meeting papers, 1972

Box 2 of 5

Folder 11 SVP Bibliography Committee, 1983-1984

Box 2 of 5

Folder 12 Fossil Vertebrate Bibliography (Dr. Camp), 1970

Box 2 of 5

Folder 13 SVP Bibliography problems, 1971-1972

Box 2 of 5

Folder 14 SVP Bibliography, 1971-1972

Box 2 of 5

Folder 15 Correspondence, Graham Lea, re Bibliography, 1973

Box 2 of 5

Folder 16 SVP Bibliography Committee, 1977-1978

Box 2 of 5

Folder 17 Geological Society of America, 1979-1984

Box 2 of 5

Folder 18 Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates (Joe Gregory) - termination, 1981-1982

Box 2 of 5

Folder 19 Constitution: 1972, 1973, 1975

Box 2 of 5

Folder 20 Constitutional revision: 1972, 1975

Box 2 of 5

Folder 21 Miscellaneous Business, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 5

Folder 22 Paleo Survey - National Research Council report, 1969

Box 2 of 5

Folder 23 Cenozoic Committee, 1968-1969

Box 2 of 5

Folder 24 Colbert (Edwin) story for 2/1981 News Bulletin

Box 2 of 5

Folder 25 Address Label sales, 1980-1984

Box 2 of 5

Folder 26 SVP Bibliography - Graham Lea, 1974-1978

Box 2 of 5

Folder 27 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Jiri Zidek, 1977-1983

Box 2 of 5

Folder 28 SVP Business, 1971-1972

Box 2 of 5

Folder 29 SVP File on Geological Society of America, 1969-1970

Box 2 of 5

Folder 30 Geological Society of America, 1976-1978

Box 2 of 5

Folder 31 American Geological Institute problem, 1974-1975

Box 2 of 5

Folder 32 American Geological Institute, 1983

Box 2 of 5

Folder 33 Jewelry (retailing for SVP), 1964

Box 2 of 5

Folder 34 Symposium Account, 1978

Box 2 of 5

Folder 35 Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates, 1983-1984

Box 2 of 5

Folder 36 Telephone credit card, 1980

Box 2 of 5

Folder 37 SVP Executive Committee, 1981-1982

Box 2 of 5

Folder 38 Cost of Bulletins, 1973-1979

Box 2 of 5

Folder 39 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (JVP) - NSF funding proposal, 1983-1984

Box 2 of 5

Folder 40 Correspondence, American Geological Institute (AGI), 1979-1980

Box 2 of 5

Folder 41 AGI annual contributions, 1979-1980

Box 2 of 5

Folder 42 Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates, funds, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Folder 1 SVP Headquarters, 1974-1979

Box 3 of 5

Folder 2 SVP Headquarters move from Austin to Gainsville, 1979-1980

Box 3 of 5

Folder 3 SVP Office Search, 1983

Box 3 of 5

Folder 4 Careers in vertebrate paleontology, 1981

Box 3 of 5

Folder 5 National Science Foundation report - correspondence and requests, 1977-1978

Box 3 of 5

Folder 6 SVP annual meeting, miscellaneous: 1976-1978

Box 3 of 5

Folder 7 SVP annual meeting, 1970 (Toronto)

Box 3 of 5

Folder 8 SVP annual meeting, 1980 (Florida)

Box 3 of 5

Folder 9 SVP annual meeting, 1981 (Michigan)

Box 3 of 5

Folder 10 SVP annual meeting, 1982 (Mexico)

Box 3 of 5

Folder 11 SVP annual meeting, 1983 (Wyoming)

Box 3 of 5

Folder 12 SVP annual meeting, 1984 (UCal, Berkeley)

Box 3 of 5

Folder 13 SVP Archives, 1974-1981

Box 3 of 5

Folder 14 SVP Committees, correspondence, 1975-1977

Box 3 of 5

Folder 15 SVP New Mexico Life History Advisory Committee, 1979

Box 3 of 5

Folder 16 SVP Executive Committee, 1969

Box 3 of 5

Folder 17 SVP Executive Committee, 1971-1972

Box 3 of 5

Folder 18 SVP Executive Committee, 1980

Box 3 of 5

Folder 19 SVP Executive Committee, 1981

Box 3 of 5

Folder 20 SVP Executive Committee, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 5

Folder 21 SVP Executive Committee, 1983-1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 22 SVP President's correspondence, 1969

Box 3 of 5

Folder 23 SVP President Richard Tedford, 1979-1980

Box 3 of 5

Folder 24 SVP President Ernie Lundelius, 1981

Box 3 of 5

Folder 25 SVP President Parish Jenkins, 1982

Box 3 of 5

Folder 26 SVP President Robert Carroll, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 5

Folder 27 Federal Tax Returns (501C3 exempt on), 1976-1980

Box 3 of 5

Folder 28 Financial Statement (unaudited), 1979-1980

Box 3 of 5

Folder 29 Financial Statement, 1980-1981

Box 3 of 5

Folder 30 Financial report, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 5

Folder 31 Financial report, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 32 Treasurer's report, 1980

Box 3 of 5

Folder 33 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (JVP) - Allen Press, 1983-1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 34 JVP Symposium issue - Bruce MacFadden, editor: 1983

Box 3 of 5

Folder 35 JVP Mail Ballot, 12/1982

Box 3 of 5

Folder 36 American Geological Institute - congressional science fellow, 1980-1981

Box 3 of 5

Folder 37 Association of Systematics Collections, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 5

Folder 38 Bureau of Land Management: public access to federal lands, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 5

Folder 39 National Medal of Science, 1972-1977

Box 3 of 5

Folder 40 Office of Personnel Management (US), 1980

Box 3 of 5

Folder 41 Members list, 1983

Box 3 of 5

Folder 42 Domestic JVP subscriptions, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 43 Foreign JVP subscriptions, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 44 Domestic News Bulletin subscriptions, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 45 Foreign Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates subscriptions, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 46 Foreign News Bulletin subscriptions, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 47 Editor, assistant editor - job reclassification, 1982

Box 3 of 5

Folder 48 Robert Carroll Membership, 1983-1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 49 Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates - AGI & Berkeley operations (MacFadden's file), 1982-1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 50 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology - misc. business and fundraising (MacFadden's file), 1982-1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 51 Bank account: Florida Federal & Fortune Federal Savings, 1980-1984

Box 3 of 5

Folder 52 Bank account: JVP Money Market Account, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Folders 53-56 Bank Account: Romer Fund (Merrill Lynch), 1981-1984

Box 3 of 5

Folders 57-59 Bank Account: Patterson Fund (Merrill Lynch), 1981-1983

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Folder 1 Printing account: Big Red Q Quick Print, 1983-1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 2 Chestnut's charge account: 1981-1984

Box 4 of 5

Folders 3-5 University of Florida printing blanket, 1980-1983

Box 4 of 5

Folder 6 The Mail Room account: 1983-1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 7 SVP Financial status (balances in accounts): 6/15/1983

Box 4 of 5

Folders 8-12 Paid Bills, miscellaneous: 11/1979-10/1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 13 Bank account: Guaranty Federal (FL) - general account, 1980

Box 4 of 5

Folders 14-15 Bank account: Atlantic National Bank-checking, 1982-1984

Box 4 of 5

Folders 16-17 Merrill Lynch: Ready Assets, general fund: 1980-1982

Box 4 of 5

Folders 18-20 Merrill Lynch: Ready Assets, BFV fund: 1979-1982

Box 4 of 5

Folder 21 Florida State sales tax refund: 1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 22 Texas tax exemption: 1975

Box 4 of 5

Folder 23 Bank account: president's fund money market account, 1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 24 SVP Incorporation: 1983

Box 4 of 5

Folder 25 Financial report, 1981-1982

Box 4 of 5

Folder 26 Treasurer's report, 1973-1975

Box 4 of 5

Folder 27 Treasurer's report, 1979

Box 4 of 5

Folders 28-30 Taxes (exemption), 1979-1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 31 Merrill Lynch: Ready Assets, general fund: 1983-1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 32 Dean Witter: Endowment account, 1983-1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 33 McKenna Gift (Kennametal, Inc. shates), 4/1983

Box 4 of 5

Folder 34 Bank Account: Atlantic Bank - BFV money market, 1983

Box 4 of 5

Folder 35 President's fund money market fund, 1983

Box 4 of 5

Folder 36 JVP Journal Fund (Fortune Federal Savings), 1982-1983

Box 4 of 5

Folder 37 Merrill Lynch: Ready Assets, general fund: 1982-1983

Box 4 of 5

Folder 38 President's fund - correspondence 1978

Box 4 of 5

Folder 39 BFV Money Market account, 1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 40 JVP Money Market account, 1983

Box 4 of 5

Folder 41 Bryan Patterson Money Market account, 1984

Box 4 of 5

Folder 42 Bank Account closeouts: 1984 (Pres. Fund, Romer, Patterson, BFV, JVP)

Box 4 of 5

Folders 43-45 Atlantic First National Bank - checking, 1979-1981

Box 4 of 5

Folders 46-50 Mint Canyon Research Project: research files of John H. Maxson and possibly of Chester Stock regarding research on this topic. Files date c. 1947-1962.

Box 4 of 5

Folder 51 Los Angeles County Museum, 1949

Box 4 of 5

Gazin's Newscript

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Folder 1 "SVP Old Picture" Project, 1980 - contains original photo of organizing meeting (Harvard, 1940), copy prints, and identification information regarding those pictured.

Box 5 of 5

Folders 2-3 Membership applications, approved: 1980-1981

Box 5 of 5

Folder 4 Bryan Patterson Award, 1980s

Box 5 of 5

Folder 5 Skull Duggery news bulletin, 1964

Box 5 of 5

Folder 6 Old receipts, bank books: 1970s

Box 5 of 5

Folder 7 Theodore Downs file: trip east for SVP and GSA, 1964

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Folder 8 Theodore Downs file: SVP annual meeting, 1966 (CA)

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Folder 9 Theodore Downs file: SVP annual meetings (1970-72), SVP correspondence as SVP secretary-treasurer and as president, 1972-1973

Box 5 of 5

Folder 10 Theodore Downs file: correspondence and other documents assembled as SVP executive committee member, secretary-treasurer, president, and immediate past president: 1970-1973

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Folder 11 Theodore Downs file: SVP business, 1972-1976

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Folder 12 Theodore Downs file: SVP "Conservation and Sales", 1972-1973

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Folder 13 Theodore Downs file: SVP 1977 annual meeting (Los Angeles, CA)

Box 5 of 5

Folder 14 Theodore Downs file: field trip to Anza Borrego dessert, 1977

Box 5 of 5

Folder 15 Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates: ledger sheets and financial reports, 1978-1980

Box 5 of 5

Folder 16 SVP members address changes, 1984-1985

Box 5 of 5

Folder 17 Editor's file for SVP News Bulletin, 1977-1983

Box 5 of 5

Folder 18 Regional Editors file for SVP New B ulletin, 1979-1984

Box 5 of 5

Folder 19 Editor's report: 1980, 1981

Box 5 of 5

Folder 20 SVP Treasurer's reports: 1967-1979

Box 5 of 5

Folder 21 SVP Constitution - revised, 1983

Box 5 of 5

Folders 22-23 JVP Volume 5-domestic & foreign subscriptions, 1984 -1985

Box 5 of 5

Folder 24 Journal Fund Contributors, 1982-1983

Box 5 of 5

Folder 25 JVP Mailing Lists, 1980s

Box 5 of 5

Folder 26 JVP Business, 1984-1985

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Folder 27 JVP Inquiries, 1982-1985

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Folder 28 JVP Back issue orders (foreign and domestic), 1984-1985

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Folder 29 JVP Editor - Dick Estes, 1984

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Folder 30 SVP office manual, N.D.

Box 5 of 5

Folder 31 SVP New Members, 1983-1984

Box 5 of 5