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MS 4851 Frank Harold Hanna Roberts, Jr., papers and photographs

Creator:
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966  Search this
Greenwood, Walter B.  Search this
Hill, Ernest H. Jr  Search this
Kyte, Dorothy  Search this
Leonard, Jane  Search this
Morgan, Dorothy  Search this
Smith, George Hubert  Search this
Stern, Theodore, 1917-  Search this
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
Correspondent:
Allyn, Harriet M.  Search this
Antevs, Ernst V.  Search this
Baker, Frank C.  Search this
Chaney, Ralph W.  Search this
Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977  Search this
Figgins, J.D.  Search this
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974  Search this
Hall, Marion  Search this
Harcus, John  Search this
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992  Search this
Hitchcock, Virginia Beth  Search this
Hooton, Earnest Albert, 1887-1954  Search this
Howard, Edgar B.  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Judson, Sheldon  Search this
Kellogg, A. Remington  Search this
Krieger, Alex D. (Alex Dony), 1911-1991  Search this
Leonard, Jane  Search this
McCarty, Oscar  Search this
Miller, Carl F.  Search this
Moomaw, Jack C.  Search this
Ray, Cyrus N.  Search this
Reiter, Paul David  Search this
Richards, Horace G.  Search this
Shapiro, Harry L. (Harry Lionel), 1902-1990  Search this
Shepard, Anna O.  Search this
Van Devanter, D.W.  Search this
Van Riet, Clarence  Search this
Wheat, Joe Ben  Search this
Woodbury, George  Search this
Author:
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Anderson, Jack C.  Search this
Baby, Raymond S.  Search this
Atkins, Ruth  Search this
Deacon, John C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Papers : 5.4 linear feet (16 boxes)
1 Item (Photographs : ca 3100 prints and negatives)
1 Item (Maps and illustrations )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Archeology
Bc53, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico -- Archeology
Chaco Canyon (N.M.) -- Archeology
Colorado -- Archeology
Arizona -- Archeology
New Mexico -- Archeology
Agate Basin, Wyoming -- Archeology
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection of Rober's papers and photographs is almost excluvely concerned with his scientific fieldwork and resulting publications. It is not complete; for example, there is little in the photographs concerning his work at Agate Basin in Wyoming (though some related site forms are part of the records of the River Basin Surveys). Apparently, some of the series that form the records of the RBS began as Roberts's own files and were simply continued once his interest turned to the administration of the RBS. For instance, there is correspondence concerning Robert's work in New Mexico among the RBS correspondence series. The file of correspondence in manuscript 4851 is a miscellany with few letters from any one correspondent.
Biographical / Historical:
Frank H.H. Roberts, Jr. studied history and English at the University of Denver and after receiving his B.A.worked briefly as a journalist. Entering graduate school at Denver he was influenced by Etienne Bernadeau Renaud and, later, Jean Allard Jeacon. Although his studies toward a master's degree were in political science, he carried out archeological work among ruins in the Piedra-Pagosa region of the San Juan River valley in southwestern Colorado and became an instructor in archeology at the University of Denver. In 1923, he became an assistant curator at the Colorado State Museum.
Robert's formal training in archeology came through subsequent studies at Harvard University, where he received a Ph.D. in 1927. While a student, he worked during the summers of 1925 and 1926 for Neil Merton Judd on expeditions to Chaco Canyon. Judd offered him the opportunity to study pottery sequences, expanding upon work already carried out successfully for the Piedra region. From his work under Judd, Roberts produced his dissertation. The work also led to a permanent appointment as an archeologist with the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology in 1926.
For some time after this, Roberts continued to work primarily among ruins in the Southwest. In 1927, he conducted excavations at Shabik'esche Village in Chaco Canyon and carried on excavations at Kiathuthlunna on the Long H Ranch in eastern Arizona. In 1930, he excavated in the Village of the Great Kivas on the Zuni reservation and, in 1931-1933, worked along the Whitewater River in eastern Arizona and at a site near Allantown, Arizona. For the University of New Mexico Field School in 1940-1941, Roberts directed expeditions to the Bc-53 site in Chaco Canyon.
Throughout this work Roberts's primary interest was "the early structure and sequences of Southwestern culture." This led to Roberts's ultimate interest in the problem of early man in America. He was asked to inspect the discoveries at the original Fosom site in 1927, and over time became convinced of an error in contemporary thinking about the relatively recent arrival of humans in the New World. He was increasingly drawn to study the problem and particuarly after 1933, devoted most of his field work to it. Between 1934 and 1940, he worked at Lindenmeier, a Folsom campsite in northern Colorado. In 1941, he excavated the Mons site near the Peaks of Otter in Virginia, though failing to find expected remains of early man. In the same year, he worked at a Folsom site at San Jon, New Mexico, and, in 1942, another Folsom site in the Agate Basin in Wyoming. In 1943--again in connection with this interest in early man--he carried out a reconnaissance of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in Texas. In addition, Roberts inspected other sites in Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Saskatchewan.
Roberts also worked briefly with other interests. In 1932, he served as an advisor to the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., in its excavation at Chichen Itza and Uxmal in the Yucatan. In 1933-1934, he conducted a Civil Works Administration expedition to excavate mounds in the Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee. In 1956-1960, he was on the advisory council for the National Park Service's Wetherill Mesa Project.
In the administration of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Roberts became the assistant chief under Matthew Williams Stirling in 1944. In 1946, he became, in addition, the director of the BAE's River Basin Surveys, a salvage archeological program concerned with areas where the federal government was planning dams and reservoirs. In 1947, he became the associate director of the BAE and, in 1958, its director. In addition to these duties and his scientific work, Roberts served as American representative to the League of Nations' International Conference of Archeologists at Cairo in 1937 and as representative on the International Commission for Sites and Monuments in 1939-1942. During World War II, he was involved with the Ethnogeographic Board, an organization that provided liaison between federal war agencies and the scientific community. For the board, Roberts prepared a survival manual and a volume on Egypt and the Suez Canal that was issued as one of the Smithsonian's War Background Studies. For several years later in his life, Roberts was also on the National Council for Historical Sites and Buildings. He also served the Smithsonian on committees concerned primarily with personnel.
Outside official duties, Roberts represented the American Anthropological Association on the National Research Council in 1935-1949. In 1936, he was president of the Anthropological Society of Washington and, in 1944, vice president of the AAA. In 1949, he became president of the Washington Academy of Sciences. A founding member of the Society for American Archaeology and a member of the committee that drafts its constitution and bylaws, Roberts served that organization as president in 1950. In 1952, he became a vice president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Local Numbers:
MS 4851
Restrictions:
The photographic negatives are in special storage and require advance notice to view.
Topic:
Early man -- in America  Search this
Shiloh National Military Park  Search this
Lindenmeier site, Colorado -- Archeology  Search this
Shiloh Mound, Tennessee -- Archeology  Search this
San Jon, New Mexico -- Archeology  Search this
Piedra District, Colorado -- Archeology  Search this
Kiathuthlanna, Arizona -- Archeology  Search this
Village of the Great Kivas, New Mexico -- Archeology  Search this
Whitewater District, Arizona -- Archeology  Search this
Wyoming -- Archeology  Search this
Clear Fork site, Texas -- Archeology  Search this
Texas -- Archeology  Search this
Pagosa Springs, Colorado -- archeolgoy  Search this
Peaks of Otter -- Virginia -- Archeology  Search this
Virginia -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
MS 4851, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4851
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Zuni Workmen

Creator:
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966  Search this
Greenwood, Walter B.  Search this
Hill, Ernest H. Jr  Search this
Kyte, Dorothy  Search this
Leonard, Jane  Search this
Morgan, Dorothy  Search this
Smith, George Hubert  Search this
Stern, Theodore, 1917-  Search this
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
Collection Correspondent:
Allyn, Harriet M.  Search this
Antevs, Ernst V.  Search this
Baker, Frank C.  Search this
Chaney, Ralph W.  Search this
Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977  Search this
Figgins, J.D.  Search this
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974  Search this
Hall, Marion  Search this
Harcus, John  Search this
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992  Search this
Hitchcock, Virginia Beth  Search this
Hooton, Earnest Albert, 1887-1954  Search this
Howard, Edgar B.  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Judson, Sheldon  Search this
Kellogg, A. Remington  Search this
Krieger, Alex D. (Alex Dony), 1911-1991  Search this
Leonard, Jane  Search this
McCarty, Oscar  Search this
Miller, Carl F.  Search this
Moomaw, Jack C.  Search this
Ray, Cyrus N.  Search this
Reiter, Paul David  Search this
Richards, Horace G.  Search this
Shapiro, Harry L. (Harry Lionel), 1902-1990  Search this
Shepard, Anna O.  Search this
Van Devanter, D.W.  Search this
Van Riet, Clarence  Search this
Wheat, Joe Ben  Search this
Woodbury, George  Search this
Collection Author:
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Anderson, Jack C.  Search this
Baby, Raymond S.  Search this
Atkins, Ruth  Search this
Deacon, John C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (003 in x 005 in)
Culture:
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Eight men standing in western dress, six with type of headdress, not feathers, two with western hats. One holding what looks like a bow. Village of the Great Kivas, New Mexico.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 10000220

NAA MS 4851

OPPS NEG 79-11638
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
New Mexico Zuni Pueblo
Forms part of:
Frank Harold Hanna Roberts Colln Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives
Collection Restrictions:
The photographic negatives are in special storage and require advance notice to view.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
MS 4851, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Petroglyphs

Creator:
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966  Search this
Greenwood, Walter B.  Search this
Hill, Ernest H. Jr  Search this
Kyte, Dorothy  Search this
Leonard, Jane  Search this
Morgan, Dorothy  Search this
Smith, George Hubert  Search this
Stern, Theodore, 1917-  Search this
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration  Search this
Collection Correspondent:
Allyn, Harriet M.  Search this
Antevs, Ernst V.  Search this
Baker, Frank C.  Search this
Chaney, Ralph W.  Search this
Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977  Search this
Figgins, J.D.  Search this
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974  Search this
Hall, Marion  Search this
Harcus, John  Search this
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992  Search this
Hitchcock, Virginia Beth  Search this
Hooton, Earnest Albert, 1887-1954  Search this
Howard, Edgar B.  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Judson, Sheldon  Search this
Kellogg, A. Remington  Search this
Krieger, Alex D. (Alex Dony), 1911-1991  Search this
Leonard, Jane  Search this
McCarty, Oscar  Search this
Miller, Carl F.  Search this
Moomaw, Jack C.  Search this
Ray, Cyrus N.  Search this
Reiter, Paul David  Search this
Richards, Horace G.  Search this
Shapiro, Harry L. (Harry Lionel), 1902-1990  Search this
Shepard, Anna O.  Search this
Van Devanter, D.W.  Search this
Van Riet, Clarence  Search this
Wheat, Joe Ben  Search this
Woodbury, George  Search this
Collection Author:
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Anderson, Jack C.  Search this
Baby, Raymond S.  Search this
Atkins, Ruth  Search this
Deacon, John C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (003 in x 005 in)
Culture:
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Pictographs of animals and other items on rock. To the left are the words "Bob Hudson"; to the right is a feathered headdress. Village of the Great Kivas, New Mexico.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 10000221

NAA MS 4851

OPPS NEG 79-11643
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint
Place:
New Mexico Zuni Pueblo
Forms part of:
Frank Harold Hanna Roberts Colln Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological Archives
Collection Restrictions:
The photographic negatives are in special storage and require advance notice to view.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
MS 4851, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers

Creator::
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Extent:
23.91 cu. ft. (45 document boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scientific illustrations
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
1901-1984 and undated
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
The Charles Lewis Gazin Papers document his professional career during his tenure at the Smithsonian, 1932-1984, and, to a slight extent, his graduate work, 1927-1930. Several aspects of Gazin's career receive extensive documentation in the papers: his administrative and curatorial duties at the Smithsonian; his field work and study trips; his research and publication in vertebrate paleontology, especially early mammals; his involvement with professional organizations; his activities with colleagues in the scientific community; and his interactions with the public. There are also correspondence, records, and papers of other scientists, some predating Gazin's career, which he apparently collected. The papers contain very little concerning his personal life.

Gazin maintained a voluminous correspondence documenting most aspects of his professional career. Most of the correspondence, including Smithsonian memoranda, and exchanges with colleagues and the public, is located in Series 1. However, a sizable amount, usually concerning specific subjects and organizations, is distributed throughout the collection.

Materials associated with Gazin's administration of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology are similarly dispersed. Those reflecting the day-to-day operations of the Division, such as memoranda, reports, budget notes, and informational publications, are concentrated in Series 2. The curatorial work of the Division is documented by records of specimen loans; photographs of specimen preparation and mounting; and memoranda, scripts, inventories, and drawings relating to the design and presentation of exhibits. Comprehensive discussion of Division activities is available in the Annual Reports, dating to 1906, which also document Charles W. Gilmore's tenure in the Division. These are located in Series 3.

Records of Gazin's frequent field expeditions include accounts of expenses; lists of collected specimens; photographs; and, sporadically, field diaries and narrative reports. As with other Division activities, the Annual Reports consistently provide the most complete descriptions of expeditions. Comprehensive coverage of Gazin's grant-sponsored museum trips and field work, including research proposals, progress reports, itineraries, and correspondence, can be found in the National Science Foundation files within Series 8.

Gazin's research is further documented by notes, drafts, and manuscripts relating to his publications and talks. Of note are the files relating to "Mammalian Faunal Zones of Bridger Eocene" (see Bridger Zones files) and "A Study of the Eocene Condylarthran Mammal Hyopsodus" (see Hyopsodus files) which record the progression of the papers from notes to printer's copies. Associated with Gazin's manuscripts are the scientific illustrations prepared for them. See Series 11.

Material reflecting Gazin's participation in professional societies is mostly located in the organization files located in Series 5. Those societies in which Gazin was long and actively involved, such as the American Geological Institute, the Geological Society of America, and the Washington Academy of Sciences, are represented extensively by correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes of meetings, and circulars, which in effect, document periods of their history.

A few organizations are represented in separate series. These records pertain to Gazin's research through the National Science Foundation (NSF), and his reviews of research proposals submitted to NSF (Series 8); his various positions with the Earth Sciences Division of the National Research Council (Series 7); and his long-standing service to the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) (Series 6). Correspondence, manuscripts, and charts included in the SVP files document the collective efforts of Gazin and his SVP colleagues to define and correlate, by the incidence of vertebrate fossils, the geologic formations of the North American continental Tertiary.
Historical Note:
Charles Lewis Gazin (1904-1996) was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Raised on the west coast, his first acquaintance with prehistoric animals took place on a childhood visit to the Los Angeles County Museum. As a student at the California Institute of Technology (CIT), he pursued a general interest in geology, receiving the B.S. degree in 1927 and the M.S. degree in 1928. In his graduate work, culminating in a Ph.D. earned at CIT in 1930, he focused on the study of vertebrate paleontology, his lifelong interest.

Gazin's long tenure in government service began in 1930 with his appointment as Junior Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). While assisting USGS geologists in studying and mapping geologic regions in Montana, Idaho, and California, Gazin also collected Miocene fossils for the United States National Museum (USNM). In 1932, he became Assistant Curator in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology at the USNM. Gazin served in that capacity until 1942 when, although maintaining a formal association with the Division as Associate Curator, he took a military leave from the Museum to participate actively in the war effort. Rising in rank from 1st Lieutenant to Major in the U. S. Army Air Force, he taught at the Air Force Intelligence School and also worked in radar intelligence, for which he received the Legion of Merit in 1946.

Gazin returned to the USNM in 1946 as Curator of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, a position he held until 1967. During 1967 he served as Acting Chairman of the Department of Paleobiology, before being named Senior Paleontologist. From 1970 to 1982 Gazin served as Paleobiologist Emeritus and from 1982 to 1984, as Curator Emeritus.

Gazin's research interests concern the vertebrate paleontology of the Tertiary and Quaternary of continental North America. Together with his responsibility for collecting fossil material for the Smithsonian, these interests spurred considerable field work over his career. Between 1934 and 1969, except during World War II, Gazin led field expeditions nearly every summer. Though he explored and excavated in much of the western United States, his efforts were concentrated on Hagerman, Idaho; southwestern Wyoming; central and northeastern Utah; San Juan Basin, New Mexico; San Pedro Valley, Arizona; and Huerfano and Denver Basins, Colorado. From these and other arid locales, he recovered prodigious quantities of mammalian fossils of Paleocene to Pleistocene age, in addition to fossils of Cretaceous dinosaurs and lizards. Most of the 99 works listed in his bibliography, and nearly all of his longer publications, whether describing regional faunal assemblages or focusing on particular varieties of early mammals, are based upon this extensive field work in the Rocky Mountain West.

During the winters of 1950 and 1951, Gazin conducted field work in Panama, returning to the Smithsonian with approximately ten tons of Pleistocene mammal specimens. Principal among them were two skeletons of the giant ground sloth Eremotherium, exhibited since at the National Museum of Natural History.

In 1960 Gazin received a four-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that he extended into a seven-year study of early Tertiary mammals. Under the grant, he made four field expeditions, mostly to Wyoming; trips to study museum specimens and fossil localities in Europe during 1960 and Guatemala, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Argentina in 1962; and numerous visits to inspect specimens in museums and universities in the United States. Gazin's study produced three major papers, published in the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, as well as several shorter articles. With a second NSF grant, received jointly with Waldo R. Wedel of the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology in 1961, Gazin participated in the collection and study of Pleistocene and recent mammals found in association with human artifacts near Littleton, Colorado.

Gazin also took an active role in several professional organizations. He was a charter member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, serving as its President, 1949-1950; representative to the National Research Council, 1948-1951, 1957-1960; and on several committees working to define and correlate the North American continental Tertiary. He assisted in drafting the constitution of the American Geological Institute and served as Director, 1956-1958, and 1962. He also chaired the National Research Council committee on postdoctoral fellowships in the earth sciences, 1960-1963.
Chronology:
June 18, 1904 -- born in Colorado Springs, Colorado

1927 -- married Alice Van Dusen; had three children

1927 -- B.S., with honors, California Institute of Technology

1927 -- field work in Santa Barbara County, California

1928 -- M.S., CIT

1928, 1929 -- field work in eastern Oregon and northeastern Nevada

1930 -- field work in San Pedro Valley, Arizona

1930 -- first prize, best pre-doctoral presentation, Cordilleron Section, Geological Society of America

1930 -- Doctor of Philosophy, CIT

1930 -- appointed Junior Geologist, USGS

1930 -- field work for USGS in western Montana and northern Idaho

1930-1931 -- geologic mapping of San Andreas fault zone in southern California for USGS; fossil collecting in the Cajon Pass and Palmdale area, California, for the USNM

1931 -- geologic mapping in Kettleman Hills, California, for USGS

1932 -- field work in Death Valley, California, for USGS

1932 -- appointed Assistant Curator, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, USNM

1934 -- field work in southern Idaho

1936 -- field work in Arizona and San Juan Basin, New Mexico

1938 -- field work in central and northeastern Utah

1938-1940 -- Editor, Washington Academy of Sciences

1939 -- field work in central Utah

1940 -- field work in central Utah and southwestern Wyoming

1940 -- USNM delegate to 8th American Scientific Congress

1941 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming

1942 -- divorced Alice van Dusen Gazin

1942 -- appointed Associate Curator, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, USNM

1942-1945 -- 1st Lieutenant to Major, United States Army Air Force (Intelligence)

1943 -- married Elizabeth Parker Hobbs

1946 -- appointed Curator, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, USNM

1946 -- member, Editorial Board, Geological Society of America

1946 -- field work in central Utah and southwestern Wyoming

1946-1948 -- Secretary, Washington Academy of Sciences

1947 -- helped draft constitution, American Geological Institute (AGI)

1947 -- Incorporator, AGI, representing the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP)

1947 -- Field work in Huerfano Basin, Colorado

1948-1949 -- Member, USNM Committee on Modernization of Exhibits

1948-1951 -- Member, Division of Geology and Geography, National Research Council (NRC), representing the SVP

1949 -- Field work in San Juan Basin, New Mexico, and western Wyoming

1949-1950 -- President, SVP

1949-1951 -- Member, Board of Managers, Washington Academy of Sciences

1950 -- field work in the interior of Panama

1950-1951 -- Member, Executive Committee, Division of Geology and Geography, NRC

1951 -- field work in the interior of Panama

1951 -- field work in Strait Canyon, West Virginia

1951 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming

1952-1966 -- Member, SVP Cenozoic Committee

1952-1966 -- Chairman, SVP Eocene Subcommittee

1953 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming and northeastern Utah

1954 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming

1956 -- field work in Wyoming and Nebraska

1956 -- Smithsonian delegate to the 20th International Geological Congress, Mexico City

1956-1958 -- Member, USNM Space Requirements Planning Committee for wings for the Natural History Building

1956-1958 -- Director, AGI

1957 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming

1957-1960 -- Member, Earth Sciences Division, NRC, representing the SVP

1959 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming

1960 -- received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for "Early Tertiary Mammals of America"

1960 -- Smithsonian delegate to the 21st International Geological Congress in Copenhagen and to symposia on early mammals in Brussels and Oxford

1960 -- study trip to museums and fossil localities in France, Spain, Switzerland, West Germany, Austria, Belgium, and England

1960-1963 -- Chairman, NRC Committee on Postdoctoral Fellowships in Earth Sciences

1960-1963 -- Member, NRC Physical Sciences Committee

-- 1961 received, with Waldo R. Wedel, NSF funding for "A Late Pleistocene Fauna and Possible Human Associations near Littleton, Colorado"

1961 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming; Littleton, Colorado; and Pipestone Springs, Montana

1962 -- Director, AGI

1962 -- study trip to museums and fossil localities in Brazil, Argentina, Nicaragua, and Guatemala

1963 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming

1964 -- field work in San Juan Basin, New Mexico, and southwestern Wyoming

1964-1966 -- Member and Alternate, Evaluation Committee, National Museum of Natural History

1965 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming

1965 -- survey and evaluation of the Childs Frick Corporation collection of fossil vertebrates in New York

1967 -- Acting Chairman, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

1967 -- Chairman, Nominating Committee, SVP

1967 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming

1967-1970 -- Senior Paleobiologist, NMNH

1969 -- field work in southwestern Wyoming

1970 -- retired from NMNH

1970 -- named Paleobiologist Emeritus

1982-1984 -- names Curator Emeritus

1996 -- Death
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Vertebrate paleontology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scientific illustrations
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7314
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED.

Collection Creator::
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of correspondence reflecting the varied aspects of Gazin's professional life as research scientist and Smithsonian curator. Over the course of his lengthy career, he maintained wide-ranging contacts with colleagues in universities and museums throughout the world, as well as with students and lay persons interested in ancient vertebrate life. The correspondence chiefly concerns field work by Gazin and others; identifications, loans, and donations and fossil specimens; analyses of geologic formations and faunal types; publications; conferences; and museum visits. Additional correspondence, involving officers and staff of the Smithsonian, focuses on field expeditions, exhibits, publications, and the administration of the Departments of Geology and Paleobiology and the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology. Also included are a few manuscripts by Gazin and papers and research proposals by associates. Further correspondence, usually related to specific subjects or organizations, can be found in most of the series that follow.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7314, Series 1
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Folder 16 Shotgun Manuscript, 1971

Collection Creator::
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 46 of 47
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 16: NOTES, MANUSCRIPTS, PLATES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1972, AND UNDATED. / Box 46
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 47

Collection Creator::
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 16: NOTES, MANUSCRIPTS, PLATES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1972, AND UNDATED.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Illustrations for Skull Springs

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 16: NOTES, MANUSCRIPTS, PLATES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1972, AND UNDATED. / Box 47
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Folder 2 Torrejor Manuscript

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
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Folder 3 Glossy Chart for WGA Manuscript, 1961

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 16: NOTES, MANUSCRIPTS, PLATES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1972, AND UNDATED. / Box 47
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Folders 4-7 Unidentified Cyanotypes

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 47 of 47
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 16: NOTES, MANUSCRIPTS, PLATES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1972, AND UNDATED. / Box 47
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Box 1

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED.
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Folder 1 Ab-Ad, general. Includes Gazin's brief reviews, 1962 and 1966, of articles submitted to Science (see Philip Abelson).

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Container:
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED. / Box 1
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Folder 2 Abbot, Charles G., 1933-1942

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
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Folder 3 Ak-Al, general

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
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Folder 4 Am, general

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
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Box 1 of 47
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED. / Box 1
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Folder 5 An-Ap, general

Collection Creator::
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
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Box 1 of 47
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED. / Box 1
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Folder 6 Ar-Av, general

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Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
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Box 1 of 47
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED. / Box 1
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Folder 7 Army Truck Loan, 1946. Correspondence, notes, and documents concerning the loan of an Army ambulance to the Smithsonian for a paleontological expedition to Wyoming and Utah in 1946.

Collection Creator::
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 47
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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED. / Box 1
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Folder 8 Ba-Bal, general

Collection Creator::
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 47
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
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Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
Charles Lewis Gazin Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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