Collection Data

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Draper, Bertram C.

Section Responsible for Processing

Invertebrate Paleontology


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


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

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

Taxonomic Contents

Mostly mollusks.


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

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

Collection Inventory

Approximately 3,000 specimens, mostly mollusks.

Collection Assets

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12/08/2208 View [0.0 kB] Groves L. G. and J. H. McLean. 2001. Bertram C. Draper 1904-2000. The Festivus 33(6): 63-66.

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