Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Level of Taxonomic Identification | Collection Processing | Data Entry | Specimen Integration

Draper, Bertram C.

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)

Invertebrate Paleontology

Significance (Top)

The collected material includes specimens from several localities in southern California that due to human expansion are no longer accessible.

Background (Top)

Bert Draper (1904-2000) was one of the most active amateur malacologists in southern California. In addition to his malacological collections he also contributed significant fossil specimens described here. A biography by L. T. Groves and J. H. McLean was published in 2001 in The Festivus 33(6): 63-65.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Many of the specimens are from the Pleistocene, Palos Verdes Sand, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Mostly mollusks.

Documentation (Top)

It is most likely that these fossil specimens were accessioned through the NHMLAC Malacology Section when the collection was acquired. There is no accession record in the Invertebrate Paleontology Section.

Description of Collection (Top)

Approximately 2 Lane cabinets of fossils in the west wing of the South Grand facility.

Collection Inventory (Top)

Approximately 3,000 specimens, mostly mollusks.

Collection Assets (Top)

Date Click to View Image Information
12/08/2208 View [412.6 kB] Groves L. G. and J. H. McLean. 2001. Bertram C. Draper 1904-2000. The Festivus 33(6): 63-66.

Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
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Collection Processing (Top)

Date 5: Unpack, initial sorting of collection by locality. 4: Xerox/preserve existing label; photo document label/specimens and field notes. 3: Sort specimens from each locality into species lots. 2: Rehouse specimen lots into archival grade containers. 1: Rehousing complete.
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Data Entry (Top)

Date 4: Enter locality data into IP collection database. 3: Identify species. 2: Enter specimen lot identifications and specimen counts into IP collection database. 1: Data entry complete.
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Specimen Integration (Top)

Date 3: Place specimen lots, arranged by locality, into metal trays for final storage. 2: Integrate specimen trays into the main collection. 1: Specimen integration complete.
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