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Original drawings of fossil graptolites

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of original drawings of graptolites and other fossils including phyllocarids, arthropods, eurypterids, machaeridia, Hyolithes, Protoscolex and Lingula. Rudolf Ruedemann, State Paleontologist, prepared the drawings, many of which subsequently appeared in State Museum and other scientific publications.
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3.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1900-1940
Series Number:
B1061

Scope and Content Note

B1061-01: This accretion includes approximately 500 original drawings of graptolites, as well as other fossils including phyllocarids, arthropods, eurypterids, machaeridia, Hyolithes, Protoscolex, Lingula, and other brachiopods. Rudolf Ruedemann, State Paleontologist from 1926 to 1937 prepared the drawings, many of which subsequently appeared in State Museum and other scientific publications. The author of over 160 scholarly articles, Ruedemann was widely regarded as America's foremost authority on graptolites, as well as a valuable resource in the fields of paleontology and geology generally.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Custodial History

B1061-01: This accretion was transferred to the State Archives from the New York State Geological Survey in November 1994 and accessioned in April 2001.

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