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Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology, 1982-1983

Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-083, Ellis Leon Yochelson Papers
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Ellis Leon Yochelson Papers / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE, 1929-1956, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of correspondence exchanged between Williams and paleontological associates in foreign countries. The letters primarily concern research on Carboniferous and Permian paleontology and stratigraphy. Also included is correspondence documenting Williams' attendance at the Seventeenth International Geological Congress in Russia, 1937 (see under I. I. Gorskey and Boris K. Licharev), and the Third Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology, Heerlen, Netherlands, in 1951 (see under Helen M. Muir-Wood and Cyril J. Stubblefield).
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7328, James Steele Williams Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7328, Series 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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James Steele Williams Papers

Extent:
5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (8 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1918-1960 and undated
Introduction:
The 1879 act establishing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) declares, "And all collections of rocks, minerals, soil, and fossils, and objects of natural history, archaeology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer needed for investigations in progress, shall be deposited in the National Museum." Many of the paleontologists affiliated with the USGS Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch have been stationed at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) to study and care for the national collections. This close working relationship between the USGS and the NMNH has resulted in the Smithsonian Archives acquiring records and special collections documenting paleontological work of the Survey and its scientists.
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of James Steele Williams provide documentation of his professional career from the early 1920s until his death in 1957. The papers document his research on Carboniferous and Permian invertebrates; work on various United States Geological Survey (USGS) projects, especially the World War II era investigations of domestic fluorspar resources; field work in the western United States; and professional activities. Materials documenting Williams' teaching career at the University of Missouri and his work for the Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines are also present. The majority of the collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence found in two series. The first consists of letters exchanged between Williams and paleontologists in the United States. The correspondence concerns all aspects of Williams' professional work, and is particularly valuable in documenting day-to-day activities of the USGS Section of Paleontology. The second series of letters documents professional relations between Williams and foreign paleontologists. This correspondence provides extensive information on Williams' participation at the Seventeenth International Geological Congress in Russia, 1937, and at the Third Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology at Heerlen, Netherlands, 1951.

The papers also include notebooks, mostly from Williams' student days; undated photographs of Williams; classroom materials used by Williams in courses taught at the University of Missouri; and a bibliography of Missouri Geology maintained by Williams.
Historical Note:
James Steele Williams (1896-1957) was an authority on Carboniferous and Permian paleontology and stratigraphy. He was educated at the University of Missouri where he received the B.A. degree in 1921, the M.A. in 1922, and the Ph. D. in 1924. Williams was appointed Instructor of Geology at the University of Missouri in 1921. He continued his academic career until 1930, eventually achieving the position of Associate Professor. In addition to his faculty post, Williams held appointment as Geologist on the staff of the Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines. In 1930 he joined the United States Geological Survey's (USGS), Section of Paleontology as assistant, and eventually successor, to George Herbert Girty -- a leading specialist on late Paleozoic marine fauna. Williams remained with the USGS for the remainder of his career, and at the time of his death he had risen to the position of Principal Geologist.

After joining the USGS, Williams' paleontological studies were concentrated on the Carboniferous invertebrate fauna of the mid-western United States. His interests later shifted to the Carboniferous and Permian invertebrates of the western United States (primarily the Rocky Mountain states) and Alaska. During several summers from 1930 to 1953, Williams collected fossils with USGS field parties detailed to the West. During World War II, Williams was placed in charge of the USGS investigation of domestic fluorspar resources.

Williams was active within the geological profession and held membership in many organizations - several of which he served in elected or appointed capacities. In 1937 he was a United States delegate to the Seventeenth International Geological Congress in Russia. He traveled to Heerlen, Netherlands, in 1951, as USGS representative at the Third Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology.

For additional biographical information on Williams, see "Memorial to James Steele Williams (1896-1957)," by W. P. Woodring. Proceedings Volume of the Geological Society of America Annual Report for 1957, pp. 171-174, May 1958.
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontology -- Carboniferous  Search this
Paleontology -- Permian  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7328, James Steele Williams Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7328
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Papers

Creator::
Gordon, Mackenzie, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Manuscripts
Date:
1913-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This collection documents Gordon's paleontological research; his service with the USGS, including field work; and his professional activities. Included is correspondence and memoranda arranged chronologically, alphabetically, and by subject; reports on fossils sent to Gordon for identification; subject/project files concerning field work, meetings, conferences, and other professional activities; and files concerning the preparation and publication of manuscripts. Of special interest are files documenting Gordon's service as President of the 9th International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology (IX ICC) in 1971.
Historical Note:
Mackenzie Gordon, Jr. (1913-1992) was an invertebrate paleontologist and authority on Carboniferous fossils. He served on the staff United States Geological Survey (USGS) from c. 1941-1981. Most of his USGS service was with the Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch. From 1981 until his death he was a research associate of the National Museum of Natural History.
Topic:
Invertebrate paleontology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-078, Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Papers
Identifier:
Accession 95-078
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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10th International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology (X ICC), Madrid (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Gordon, Mackenzie, 1913-  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-078, Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Papers
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Collection Creator::
Gordon, Mackenzie, 1913-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology (IX ICC)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-078, Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Papers
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Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Papers / Box 10
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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England, August 31 - September 30, 1967

Alternate Title:
1967  Search this
Collection name:
Axel A. Olsson Papers, c. 1915 - 1974, 1988
Physical Description:
1 Folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 12
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
England
Durham
United Kingdom
Date Range:
1967
Start Date:
19670831
End Date:
19670930
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 15-308
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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Axel A. Olsson Papers, c. 1915 - 1974, 1988
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Sando, William Jasper
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Carboniferous stratigraphy in China / edited by Zhang Linxin, responsible editor Zhang Rumei

Author:
International Congress on Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology (11th : 1987 : Beijing, China)  Search this
Zhang, Linxin  Search this
Zhang, Rumei  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 160 p. : ill., charts, map ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1987
Carboniferous
Topic:
Geology, Stratigraphic  Search this
Geology  Search this
Call number:
QE671 .I55X 1987
QE671.I55X 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:siris_sil_382895

Carboniferous basins of southeastern New England : guidebook for field trip no. 5, May 14-16, 1979, ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology / edited by Barry Cameron

Author:
Cameron, Barry  Search this
International Congress on Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology (9th : 1979 : Washington, D.C. and Urbana, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 170 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Date:
1979
C1979
Carboniferous
Topic:
Geology, Stratigraphic  Search this
Geology  Search this
Geology--Guidebooks  Search this
Call number:
QE671 .C22X
QE671.C22X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_122744

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