This accession consists of files maintained by IPA President A. J. Boucot, 1984-1990; IPA Secretary-General William Albert Oliver, Jr., 1984-1992, with a small amount
of material from his predecessors Gerd Ernst Gerold Westermann and H. O. Wallister 1973-1984; and IPA Treasurer Richard E. Grant, 1980-1989. The records include correspondence,
memoranda, reports, financial statements, annual reports, IPA publications, and related materials concerning annual meetings, conferences, and symposia of IPA; IPA publications,
including its official journal "Lethaia"; the IPA constitution, membership, and financial status; and its relations with other scientific organizations.
The International Palaeontological Association (IPA) was established in 1933. The aim of IPA is "the collaboration and cooperation of international activity in paleontology