American Museum of Natural History

Log Number: MA-249747-OMS-21

The American Museum of Natural History plans to digitize and improve access to its complete accessions archive. The archive is made up of 58,945 records of index cards, ledgers, and signed original documents about when, how, and by whom artifacts and specimens were donated or acquired. Current accession records remain largely only on paper, and those that have been digitized have not been transcribed and are not easily searchable. The museum will hire archivist staff to complete the scanning and transcription of these records, which will make the archive more accessible to museum curators and collections staff, as well as to external researchers to further their research.