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

White, Homer C.

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)

Invertebrate Paleontology

Significance (Top)

An outstanding early collection of Pleistocene fossils made by Homer C. White and son, Homer L. White, from outcrops in the vicinity of Baldwin Hills and coastal areas near Playa del Rey, Los Angeles County, California. Most of the collecting localities are no longer accessible.

Background (Top)

Homer White was a contemporary of Harold Meals, June Maxwell, Homer White, and Bertram Draper and may have collected with some of them.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Most of these specimens are from the Pleistocene Palos Verdes Sand, Playa del Rey, Los Angeles County, California.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

An estimated 1,000 specimens, mostly mollusks.

Documentation (Top)

Accession number F.A.3860.2001-1, 29 March 2002.

Description of Collection (Top)

Approximately one (1) Lane cabinet of fossils containing this material is located in the west wing of the South Grand facility.

Collection Inventory (Top)

The estimated 1000 specimens have been unpacked, re-housed in archival-grade trays and arranged by collecting locality. Most of the specimen lots have been identified to species level.

Collection Assets (Top)

No collection assets available.

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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