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List of Illustrations and Table

Jennifer Shannon

Prologue: Fieldnotes from the Badlands

List of Abbreviations

Chronology A: Lists of Relevant Leadership
Chronology B: Geologic Time Scale
Chronology C: Fossil Exhibits Timeline


Chapter 1. Increase and Diffusion: Early Fossil Exhibits and a History of Institutional Culture
Chapter 2. Group Dynamics: Exhibit Meetings and Expertise
Chapter 3. Group Dynamics: The Roots of Team Frictions and Complementarities
Chapter 4. Content Development: Debates about Interconnected Processes and Static Things
Chapter 5. Content Development: The Roots of Interpretive Frictions and Complementarities
Chapter 6. Diffusion and Increase: Shifts in Institutional Culture from Modernization to Now
Chapter 7. Conclusion
Chapter 8. Coda: The Nation’s T-rex

Appendix A: Consent Form
Appendix B: Interview Questionnaires

Sample Team Interview Questionnaire
Sample Oral History Interview Questionnaire


Extinct Monsters to Deep Time

Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian's Fossil Halls

Diana E. Marsh
Foreword by Jennifer Shannon

334 pages, 54 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-122-2 Hb Published (February 2019)

eISBN 978-1-78920-123-9 eBook