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Paleontologists and Continental Drift

Author:
Hickey, Leo J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1980
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
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Paleobiology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_98267

Long distance dispersal in the assembly of floras: A review of progress and prospects in North America

Author:
Rodriguez, Aaron  Search this
Ickert-Bond, Stefanie  Search this
Harris, Aj  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
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Botany
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_148794

Collections-based science in the 21st Century

Author:
Funk, Vicki A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Botany
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_146277

Bailey Willis Glass Plate Photonegatives Collection

Creator:
Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949  Search this
Names:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949  Search this
Extent:
160 Items (Glass plate photonegatives, Box 1-13, 12.7x20.3 cm, 15.2x25.4 cm)
119 Items (Modern copy prints, Box 14-15, 12x19.5 cm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass negatives, modern copy prints
Place:
Japan
China
Date:
circa 1904
Scope and Contents:
Bailey Willis Glass Plate Photonegatives Collection consists of 160 glass plate photonegatives and 119 modern copy prints mostly of Japanese subjects. Depicting Meiji-era Japan and traditional paintings, the photographs are attributed to the prominent American geologist Bailey Willis, who travelled to Japan in 1904 in his return trip from China to the U.S. From 1903 to 1904, Willis led a scientific expedition to China to conduct geological and paleontological investigations under the auspices of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The expedition was proposed by Dr. Charles D. Walcott, the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, who would become the fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1907. After the expedition, the Smithsonian Institution took custody of 375 glass plate photonegatives taken by Willis during his Chinese expedition. The current Willis Collection does not retain Chinese glass plate photonegatives, which appear to be housed in the Huntington Library. Twelve original prints of China are in the Charles Lang Freer Papers, acquired by Freer directly from Willis. The Willis Collection richly documents Japanese local scenes, people, buildings, industries, agriculture, and art. It also contains a small number of Middle Eastern and Western images. These photographs are thought to be taken and/or purchased by Willis during his short stay in Japan in 1904, although there is no direct evidence that Willis was the original photographer of any or all of these. Since there are many views of locations that Willis never visited, it seems likely that the plates were acquired from another photographer.
Arrangement:
Box 1-3 Japanese paintings; Box 4-11 Japanese scenes; Box 12 Middle Eastern scenes, miscellaneous; Box 13 Western scenes, miscellaneous; Box 14 Japanese painting and scenes; Box 15 Japanese scenes
Biographical / Historical:
Bailey Willis was born at his parents' country estate at Idlewild-on-Hudson, near Cornwall, New York in 1857. He was the son of Nathaniel Parker Willis, a poet and journalist, and Cornelia (Grinnell) Willis of the prominent New England Grinnell family. His maternal granduncle, Henry Grinnell, was a benefactor of Arctic expeditions. His mother was instrumental in nurturing young Willis's interest in nature and exploration. After his father's death when Willis was ten years old, his mother, concerned about her son's "tendency to dream ineffectually," decided to train him in the stern disciplines of mathematics and science (Willis, A Yanqui in Patagonia 4). At the age of thirteen, Willis began schooling in Germany, where he received rigorous Prussian education.
Returning to New York in 1874, Willis entered the School of Mines at Columbia University, graduating with degrees in Mining Engineering in 1878 and Civil Engineering in 1879. After graduation Willis worked as an assistant for Raphael Pumpelly, a prominent geologist, by estimating iron and coal resources for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Geological work in the Pacific Northwest convinced Willis to support the preservation of Mount Rainier and its surroundings. The Mount Rainier National Park was established by law in 1899.
In 1882 Willis married his cousin Altona Holstein Grinnell. After her death in 1896, he married Margaret Delight Baker, daughter of anatomist Frank Baker. Margaret assisted Willis as draftsman and secretary.
Willis first earned international recognition as a geologist in the field of structural geology. Following the bankruptcy of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1884, Willis worked on assignments from the United States Geological Survey. While working in the southern Appalachian Mountains, he became interested in what had caused folding and faulting. By using laboratory experiments, Willis investigated the conditions causing the deformation of strata and published his new interpretation of the deformation in the report "The Mechanics of Appalachian Structure" (1893). This study established him as one of the country's leading structural geologists. His later book Geologic Structures (1923) went into three editions.
In addition to geological studies in the United States, Willis actively engaged himself in foreign expeditions throughout his life. From 1903 to1904, Willis led a scientific expedition to China under the auspices of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. With Eliot Blackwelder, an associate geologist, and R. H. Sargent, a topographer, the expedition investigated the geomorphology, stratigraphy, and paleontology of the country. The result of the expedition appeared as Research in China in 1907, which won a gold medal from the Geographic Society of France. Furthermore, in recognition of this work, Willis was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Berlin in 1910. In the same year the Argentine government invited Willis to conduct a geological survey of Patagonia for the region's irrigation potential.
In 1915, at age 59, Willis accepted a position of Chairman of the Department of Geology at Stanford University, where he remained affiliated as a professor emeritus after his retirement. In California, Willis extended his research to the area of seismology, and served as President of the Seismological Society of America. Believing in the permanence of continents, he held an oppositional view to the continental drift theories. In 1949, Willis died in Palo Alto, California at age 91.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1991.06
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives, Modern copy prints
Citation:
Bailey Willis Glass Plate Photonegatives Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.06
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc32ea56c31-3dd6-4da9-9efe-f420d2e44969
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1991-06
Online Media:

TW 086 Watt and Wiz and Geographic Spcls, The Birds and Australia Continental Drift nd

Collection Creator:
Wisner, Tom, 1930-2010  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Tom Wisner collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklikfe Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Tom Wisner papers
Tom Wisner papers / Series 3: Visual Recordings / 997
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56405a92c-cfde-499e-be66-17eced854802
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-wisn-ref1063

Paleomagnetic rotations and continental deformation / edited by Catherine Kissel and Carlo Laj

Author:
NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Paleomagnetic Rotations and Continental Deformation (1988 : Loutra Aidēpsou, Greece)  Search this
Kissel, Catherine  Search this
Laj, Carlo  Search this
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Scientific Affairs Division  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 516 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Earth (Planet)
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Paleomagnetism  Search this
Continental drift  Search this
Crust  Search this
Call number:
QE511.P335 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374488

Loxsoma cunninghamii W.T. Aiton

Biogeographical Region:
51 - New Zealand  Search this
Collector:
R. Cooper  Search this
N. Nickerson  Search this
Place:
Evidence of the Gondwanaland continent prior to continental drift, Mangamuka Forest Park, Kaitaia., New Zealand, Australasia
Collection Date:
Transcribed d/m/y: 30/10/79
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Cyatheales Loxsomataceae
Published Name:
Loxsoma cunninghamii W.T. Aiton
Barcode:
01444997
USNM Number:
2947677
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39c37a40d-247f-4c7a-9fea-cb600352e9f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12412024

RS-156 The Importance of Continental Drift

Container:
Box 17 of 40
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 296, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
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Production Records
Production Records / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0296-refidd1e2060

115 Special Project Files, 1971: Kauffman, P-5, The Paleobiology of Continental Drift: A Test Case

Container:
Box 22 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 197, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Series 4: Records of the Director's Office, NMNH, 1971 [related records, 1970, 1972] / Box 22
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0197-refidd1e3192

Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, and Continental Drift Articles, 1971-1973

Container:
Box 1 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Until the death of the Donor, SIA will notify the Donor prior to, or within 7 days after, the materials have been accessed for research, Transferring office; 9/5/2007 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-376, David H. DeVorkin Papers
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David H. DeVorkin Papers
David H. DeVorkin Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-376-refidd1e415

Seminar: Notes and Reprints - Continental Drift, 1967-1968

Container:
Box 2 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-060, Ursula B. Marvin Papers
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Ursula B. Marvin Papers
Ursula B. Marvin Papers / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-060-refidd1e1170

Continental Drift Revision, 1988

Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-060, Ursula B. Marvin Papers
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Ursula B. Marvin Papers
Ursula B. Marvin Papers / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-060-refidd1e3158

Continental Drift, 1996

Container:
Box 7 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-060, Ursula B. Marvin Papers
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Ursula B. Marvin Papers
Ursula B. Marvin Papers / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-060-refidd1e4347

Continental Drift - Discovery in the Deep [Technical Aspects], 16mm

Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted to reference use only. Copyright not owned by the Smithsonian Institution. Permission to duplicate must be obtained from films' creators, Transferring office; 9/2/2008 memorandum, Yowell to Rothberg; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-166, National Museum of Natural History, Films
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Films
Films / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa08-166-refidd1e183

Vertebrate Problems/Continental Drift, 1971

Container:
Box 7 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-084, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-084-refidd1e2856

0220 Genetic Continental Drift

Collection Creator:
Krantz, Grover S.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000
Collection Restrictions:
Materials that include student grades are restricted until 2081. Nude photographs of Grover were restricted until 2017. Electronic records are restricted due to preservation concerns.

Access to the Grover Sanders Krantz papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Grover Sanders Krantz papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Grover Sanders Krantz papers
Grover Sanders Krantz papers / Series 2: Writings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c0e61a96-b355-446f-836b-d058c45630d9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2003-21-ref39

Organisms and continents through time : methods of assessing relationships between past and present biologic distributions and the positions of continents : a symposium volume of 23 papers / edited by N.F. Hughes

Editor:
Hughes, Norman F (Norman Francis)  Search this
Author:
Geological Society of London  Search this
Palaeontological Association  Search this
Systematics Association  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 334 pages : illustrations, charts, maps (some folded) ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1973
Topic:
Paleobiogeography  Search this
Continental drift  Search this
Paléobiogéographie--Congrès  Search this
Continents, Dérive des--Congrès  Search this
PALEONTOLOGY  Search this
CONTINENTAL DRIFT  Search this
CONFERENCES  Search this
Call number:
QE721.2.P24 O68
QE721.2.P24
QE721.2.P24O68
QE721.2.P24
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_37976

The Oxford handbook of international antitrust economics. Volume 2 / edited by Roger D. Blair, D. Daniel Sokol

Editor:
Blair, Roger D.  Search this
Sokol, D. Daniel  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (644 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Antitrust law (International law)  Search this
Antitrust law--Economic aspects  Search this
Competition, Unfair  Search this
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS--Industries--General  Search this
Call number:
K3850 .O94 2014 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1152336

Antarctic geology and geophysics. Symposium on Antarctic Geology and Solid Earth Geophysics, Oslo, 6.-15. Aug. 1970, organized by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research. Ed. by Raymond J. Adie

Author:
Symposium on Antarctic Geology and Solid Earth Geophysics (1970 : Oslo, Norway)  Search this
International Union of Geological Sciences  Search this
Editor:
Adie, Raymond J (Raymond John) 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
6 leaves, 875 pages illustrations, maps, tables, diagrams 30 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
Antarctica
Date:
1972
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Geophysics  Search this
Geologia Geral  Search this
Geology--Congresses--Antarctica  Search this
Geophysics--Congresses--Antarctica  Search this
Call number:
QE350 .S96 1970X
QE350.S96 1970X
Restrictions & Rights:
Current Copyright Fee: GBP20.00 0. Uk
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_32877

Implications of continental drift to the earth sciences. NATO Advanced Study Institute, April 1972, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Edited by D.H. Tarling and S.K. Runcorn

Author:
NATO Advanced Study Institute (1972 : University of Newcastle upon Tyne)  Search this
Editor:
Tarling, D. H (Donald Harvey)  Search this
Runcorn, S. K.  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes illustrations 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Congrès
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1973
Topic:
Continental drift  Search this
Earth sciences  Search this
Continents, Dérive des--Congrès  Search this
Sciences de la terre  Search this
Continentverschuiving  Search this
Call number:
QE511.5 .N39 1972X
QE511.5.N39 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_34625

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