Record group RG17 - Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology records

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Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology records

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    CA ON00259 RG17

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    • 1912-1950 (Creation)
      Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology

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    The Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology (ROMZ) was created in 1912 by Bill 138 in the Ontario Legislature. By-laws under that act allowed departments of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to be designated as the ‘Royal Ontario Museum of…’. The Museum of Zoology was one of the five museums making up the Royal Ontario Museum.

    The ROM was controlled and managed by a Board of Trustees, with each department headed by a director. The first director of the ROMP was Professor William Arthur Parks. In 1955, the ROM was reorganized, and the separate museums became divisions, with ROMZ becoming the division of Zoology and Palaeontology (later changed to the Earth Sciences Sciences division.)

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    The record group is arranged into the following sub-series:
    RG17.1: History
    RG17.2 Reports
    RG17.3: Publications
    RG17.4: Internal memoranda
    RG17.5: Questionnaires
    RG17.6: Artwork
    RG17.7: Artwork
    RG17.8: Correspondence
    RG17.9: Photographic material
    RG17.10: Budget Records
    RG17.11: Ichthyology research files
    RG17.12: Naturalists’ records
    RG17.13: Natural History manuscripts
    RG17.14: Newspaper clippings
    RG17.15: Accession Records
    RG17.16: Maps
    RG17.17: Blueprints
    RG17.18: James L. Baillie’s records
    RG17.19: B.A. Bensley’s records
    RG17.20: Miscellaneous Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology records

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        3/3/2023 E. Thomas (Creation)

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