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Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
The papers of Donald J. Ortner were processed with the assistance
of the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
This accession consists of Robert S. Hoffmann files as member/chairman of the United States National Committee for the International Union for Quaternary Research (USNC/INQUA),
1977 through 1982. INQUA is essentially an interdisciplinary organization, with a special interest in the Quaternary Period of Earth history. The main objective is to further
enhance all aspects of the study of the Quaternary, which is basically concerned with the range of environmental changes which have occurred many times during this period.
Such examples would be the "Ice Age", the Tertiary Period, and the emergence of man.
These files include minutes of meetings, American Quaternary Association newsletters and meetings, correspondence, INQUA symposia, reports, and journals. This accession
also contains files of Richard Goldthwait, Chairman, Robert S. Hoffmann's predecessor from 1974 through 1977.
This accession consists of the personal papers and correspondence, 1989-1993, of Robert S. Hoffmann, Assistant Secretary for Research. Within these files are newspaper
clippings, letters from colleagues requesting photos, published, and unpublished materials. There are also thank you and appreciation letters to and from Mr. Hoffmann. Also
there is an electronic copy of the book Five Oceans by Michail V. Propp.