New York State Science Service State Paleontologist's Photographs

Held by the New York State Archives

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

These photographs and postcards depict geologic formations; fossil specimens; collection site maps; models and exhibits; charts, texts, diagrams, and illustrations; and portraits of geologists and paleontologists. Many were assembled from State Museum publications.
6 cubic feet (approximately 700 photographs and negatives)
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1900-1962
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No arrangement.

Administrative History

B0577-97: Dr. Donald W. Fisher was Assistant State Paleontologist (1953-1954) and State Paleontologist (1955-1982).

Scope and Content Note

Many of these mounted and unmounted photographic prints, postcards, and offprints from State Museum publications were collected by Winifred Goldring, Assistant in Paleontology (1914), Assistant Paleontologist (1915-1920), Associate Paleontologist (1920-1925, 1928-1932), Paleobotanist (1925-1928), Assistant State Paleontologist (1932-1938) and State Paleontologist (1938-1954). These pictures depict geologic formations, fossil specimens, restorations of specimens and habitats, enlargements of map sections, and portraits of geologists and paleontologists.

B0577-97: The photoimages in this accretion were collected by Donald W. Fisher, who was State Paleontologist from 1955 to 1982. The images consist of black-and-white photographic prints and negatives varying in size from 35mm to 8 x 10 inches. A wide variety of geological subjects are depicted including specimens; sites; models and exhibits; and reproductions of charts, texts, diagrams, maps and illustrations. Some photographs are stamped on the verso as official photographs of the New York State Museum and Science Service.

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Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1058 Photographic Prints and Negatives of Fossil Tentaculitids, contains other images collected by Dr. Fisher.

Custodial History

B0577-75: Accessioned as part of old collection #238, accession number -193 (Winifred Goldring Papers).

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