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Charles Elmer Resser Papers, 1912-1942 and undated

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Creator:
Resser, Charles Elmer 1889-1943  Search this
Subject:
Roddy, H. Justin (Henry Justin) 1856-1943  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Resser, Charles Elmer 1889-1943  Search this
Pennsylvania State Teachers College  Search this
Milwaukee Public Museum  Search this
Franklin and Marshall College  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Paleontology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleobotany  Search this
University of Maryland at College Park  Search this
Physical description:
4.58 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Journals (accounts)
Exhibition catalogs
Diaries
Date:
1912
1912-1942
1912-1942 and undated
Notes:
Charles Elmer Resser (1889-1943), paleontologist, was born in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Pennsylvania State Teachers College, B. Ped., 1912; Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1913; Princeton University, M.A., 1915; and The George Washington University, Ph.D., 1917. Resser's interest in Cambrian fossils was developed while a student of H. Justin Roddy at Franklin and Marshall.
In 1914 Resser came to the United States National Museum as an assistant to Charles D. Walcott. In 1915 he was appointed Assistant Curator in the Division of Paleontology, and subsequently held positions as Assistant Curator, Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology, 1923; Associate Curator, Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology, 1924-1928; Curator, Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology, 1929-1940; and Curator, Division of Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleobotany, 1941-1943. Resser was also a part-time faculty member at The George Washington University, 1915-1932. Resser also taught geology at the University of Maryland for several years.
Organization:
(1) General correspondence, 1912-1940 and undated; (2) field notebooks, diaries, account books, and miscellaneous notebooks, 1913-1942 and undated; (3) unpublished manuscript on Wisconsin localities; (4) photographs, 1923-1941
Summary:
These papers consist of Resser's professional correspondence, 1912-1940 and undated; notebooks from field trips in the United States and museum collection study trips in Europe; a manuscript on Wisconsin localities at the Milwaukee Public Museum; and photographs from his field trips.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007232
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217389