Oliver Perry Hay Papers,
1911-1930

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7188
Creators:
Hay, Oliver Perry, 1846-1930
Dates:
1911-1930
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The papers of Oliver Perry Hay consist of incoming correspondence, mostly concerning paleontological issues; and notes, drawings, bibliographies, photographs, and related material regarding Hay's research on the Pleistocene vertebrata of North America. Materials of special interest include correspondence concerning Pleistocene fossil discoveries at Vero Beach, Florida, 1917, and Frederick, Oklahoma, 1927.

Historical Note
Historical Note
In 1912, Oliver Perry Hay (1846-1930) was appointed research associate at the Carnegie Institution of Washington to pursue the study of the vertebrate animal life of the North American Pleistocene period. Hay was furnished with office space in the United States National Museum (USNM) to conduct his research. In addition, he assisted in working up and describing the USNM collections in vertebrate paleontology.
Hay's primary scientific interest was the study of the Pleistocene vertebrata of North America. His major contribution to the field of vertebrate paleontology was his Bibliography and Catalogue of the Fossil Vertebrata of North America, 1902, supplemented by the Second Bibliography and Catalogue of Fossil Vertebrata of North America, 2 vols., 1929-1930. Other important works include The Fossil Turtles of North America, 1908, and The Pleistocene Geology of North America and its Vertebrated Animals, 3 vols., 1923-1927.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7188, Oliver Perry Hay Papers

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