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(Fwd) Help disseminating news of a theft

This following message was forwarded to me via a museum bulletin:-(

Sally Shelton
Director, Collections Care and Conservation
San Diego Natural History Museum
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 1994 10:05:09 -0500
To: Multiple recipients of list ARCH-L <ARCH-L@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU>
Subject: Help disseminating news of a theft
I apologize in advance for using the archaeology mailing list for 
something not
strictly archaeological.  But I know that some museum people 
subscribe to this
list and I hope that some of you can quickly help me find the 
electronic mailing lists and bulletin boards on which to post a 
notice of this
theft.  Not only do we want help in possibly tracking down the 
specimens that
were stolen, but we also want to alert college and university 
departments, and
other organizations with display collections, of the theft we 
experienced over
the weekend.
Please reply directly to MSAVINA@CARLETON.EDU  not to the list 
On Saturday, September 23, 1994, 133 museum quality mineral 
and 522 fossils, with a total value of over $50,000, were stolen 
from the
Geology Department at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.  
The mineral
specimens were removed from several large hallway display cases 
the fossils
were taken from other display cases and from an adjacent lab. The 
included several good quality mammoth and mastodon tusks, teeth 
jaw bones
and several hundred marine shell fossils from Miocene deposits in 
  Each of the specimens is identified with a catalog number in black 
lettering on white paint on the back or bottom.
  A complete inventory of the stolen specimens is available from the 
Department (507)-663-4407 or (507)-663-4401.
Thanks for your help in telling me how to disseminate this 
Mary Savina
Chair, Geology Department

Neil Clark
Curator of Palaeontology
Hunterian Museum
University of Glasgow
email: NCLARK@museum.gla.ac.uk

The first law of Geology is the law of supposition.
(Geological Howlers - ed. WDI Rolfe)