The Gertrud Wolfner Archives provides researchers with access to a rich historical resource, including catalogs, field notes, correspondence, photographs and artifacts from our Leaders in Paleontology.

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  Katherine V. W. Palmer Collection

Personal and professional papers of Katherine V. W. Palmer, paleontologist and charter member, life trustee, and second director of PRI.

  Tompkins County Gem and Mineral Club Collection

  Victor E. Schmidt Collection

This collection includes samples, tools, and research data from Victor E. Schmidt's extensive study of the Sixmile Creek area. Of particular note are his "field tapes": these are long, thin sheets of notes designed to be placed next to the samples to indicate specific features of the varves.

  Ephraim Laurence Palmer Collection

A small collection of personal and professional papers separated from the Katherine V. W. Palmer Collection.

  William J. Zinsmeister Collection

  Helen J. Plummer Collection

  Paula C. Mikkelsen Collection

  Floyd and Helen King Hodson Collection

This collection is made up of materials related to the trips of Floyd Hodson and his wife Helen King Hodson to Venezuela and Trinidad to collect fossil mollusks. Seventeen field notebooks are supplemented by a photograph of the work crew, locality information, and correspondence.

  Art Bloom Collection

This small collection is made up of materials related to Art Bloom's travels and specimen collections: maps, field notes, photos, and chemical analyses. Bloom collected specimens from Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), Fiji, and Tonga, among others.

  Curt Teichert Collection

  John L. Cisne Collection

A small collection of field notes, sample notes, and manuscripts donated by John Cisne. Most of the donation consisted of books and article reprints; these have been placed in the PRI Library.

  Paleontological Society Collection

This collection currenly only contains one item, a copy of the Paleontological Society Centennial photo album.

  John W. Wells Collection

This small collection currenly contains one item, the desk used by John Wells, and a few folders of notes.