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Due to the weather, the Museum is closed on Tuesday, January 27. All Tuesday programs and some Wednesday programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.

The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm.

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General interest publications are authored or edited by members of the department. A listing of these is provided below and can be obtained from the museum shops or your local bookstore or library.



HARLOW, G.E. , Editor (1997) The Nature of Diamonds. Cambridge University Press, 278 p.


HARLOW, G.E. and PETERS, J.J. (1994). Minerals and Gems From the American Museum of Natural History. Abbeville Press, New York, 335 p.


PEARSON, C., ZEEK, W.C. and PETERS, J.J. (1991). Mining the Past: The Columbia School of Mines Collection. Matrix, 2, p.33-41.


PETERS, J.J. and PEARSON, C. (1990). Clarence S. Bement: The consummate collector. Mineralogical Record , 21, p 47-62.


SOFIANIDES, A.S. and HARLOW, G.E. (1990) Gems and Crystals from the American Museum of Natural History. Simon and Schuster, New York, 208 p.


PEARSON, C. and PETERS, J.J. (1988). Charles and Norman Spang: All-American mineral collectors. Matrix, 1, p.49-56.


PEARSON, C. and PETERS, J.J. (1988). William Boyce Thompson: The Man From Alder Gulch. Matrix, 1, (pt. 1), 65-69; (pt. 2), 81-85.


PETERS, J.J. and PEARSON, C. (1988). The S.C.H. Bailey mineral collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Matrix, 1, p.3-6.


PETERS, J.J. and PEARSON, C., Editors (1988). Clarence Sweet Bement (1843-1923), by George Frederick Kunz. Matrix, 1, p.42-43.

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