Paleontology in the 1920s
Natural science museums in the 1920s were primarily research institutions. When it came time to develop new exhibits in 1914, the museum brought on Winifred Goldring, a Wellesley graduate, rather than devote regular staff to the project. Her excellent research skills convinced the director to hire her permanently after her work was done, and from then on she performed many of the same tasks that her colleagues did. But what were those tasks? This section explores the work of museum paleontologists in the 1920s through Goldring's experiences.