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Agency history, 1897-1963

Creator:
United States National Museum Department of Geology  Search this
Subject:
Bassler, Ray S (Ray Smith) 1878-1961  Search this
Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-2000  Search this
Foshag, William F (William Frederick) 1894-1956  Search this
Merrill, George P (George Perkins) 1854-1929  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Paleobiology  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1897
1897-1963
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00045
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217947

Agency history, 1897-1963

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology  Search this
Subject:
Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth 1847-1931  Search this
Tassin, Wirt deVivier 1869-1915  Search this
Pogue, Joseph E (Joseph Ezekiel) 1887-1971  Search this
Wherry, Edgar Theodore 1885-  Search this
Foshag, William F (William Frederick) 1894-1956  Search this
Henderson, Edward P (Edward Porter) 1898-  Search this
Switzer, George S (George Shirley) 1915-2008  Search this
Clarke, Roy S  Search this
Desautels, Paul E  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Geology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematic and Applied)  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1897
1897-1963
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Petrology  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Gems  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00046
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218062

Agency history, 1897-1942

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematic and Applied)  Search this
Subject:
Foshag, William F (William Frederick) 1894-1956  Search this
Henderson, Edward P (Edward Porter) 1898-  Search this
Shannon, Earl V (Earl Victor) 1895-  Search this
Gilbert, Chester Garfield  Search this
Merrill, George P (George Perkins) 1854-1929  Search this
Laney, Francis Baker 1875-1938  Search this
Martin, James C  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematic and Applied)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Geology  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1897
1897-1942
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00047
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218110

Measuring Angles of Microscopic Crystals with the Goniometer

Subject:
Foshag, William F (William Frederick) 1894-1956  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
4 x 3.25;
Type:
Lantern slides
Date:
1929
Between 1929 and 1934
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2782]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions 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
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367757

Budget Records, 1950-1963

Creator:
United States National Museum Department of Geology  Search this
Subject:
Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-2000  Search this
Foshag, William F (William Frederick) 1894-1956  Search this
Physical description:
.41 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1950
1950-1963
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00284
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Budget Records 1950-1963 [United States National Museum Department of Geology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217950

Research Records, 1948-1963

Creator:
United States National Museum Department of Geology  Search this
Subject:
Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-2000  Search this
Foshag, William F (William Frederick) 1894-1956  Search this
Physical description:
.25 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1948
1948-1963
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00285
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Research Records 1948-1963 [United States National Museum Department of Geology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217951

William F. Foshag Papers

Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Extent:
8.59 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 3x5 box) (2 5x8 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Parícutin (Volcano)
Date:
1923-1965 and undated
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists mostly of materials documenting Foshag's research on Parícutin Volcano. Included are field notes recorded by Foshag, as well as notes and observations made by Jenaro Gonzalez-Reyna and Celedonia Gutiérrez; photographs, color slides, and glass plate negatives documenting the birth and subsequent activity of the volcano; research notes mostly concerning the analysis of lava and other materials erupted from Parícutin; manuscripts, reports, reprints, and publications concerning Parícutin and volcanology; and maps of Mexico, particularly the Parícutin region. Also included in the collection is general correspondence of Foshag, 1923, 1942-1956, including letters concerning his study of Parícutin Volcano, his survey of Central American jade objects, and photographs taken on several of Foshag's mineral collecting trips to Mexico, 1926-1934.

Foshag transferred a collection of 151 photographic prints and corresponding negatives from his study of Parícutin Volcano to the National Archives in 1951 (NARS Accession Inventory No. 451-111).
Historical Note:
William F. Foshag (1894-1956) joined the United States National Museum's Division of Mineralogy and Petrology as an assistant curator in 1919. From 1929 to 1941, he served as curator of the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematic and Applied) and from 1929 to 1948 was also curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. From 1948 to 1956, Foshag was head curator of the Department of Geology and acting curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology.

Foshag's research was primarily devoted to the study of the geology and mineralogy of Mexico. Between 1926 and 1941, Foshag made several collecting trips to Mexico under the auspices of the Smithsonian's Roebling Fund. While serving as a representative of the United States Geological Survey in its cooperative work with the Mexican government, Foshag was able to study the eruption of the Parícutin Volcano in 1943. He made subsequent visits to Parícutin in 1944 and 1945 to observe the volcano. In 1946, he went to Japan for the United States government to supervise the grading, classifying, and appraising of diamonds captured from the Japanese during World War II. In 1949, Foshag was commissioned by the Guatemalan government to survey ancient jade objects from Central America.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mineralogy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7281
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William F. Foshag Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7281
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Folder 21 Fuller, Richard E., 1950

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1005

Folder 22 "F" misc., 1949-1956

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1017

Folder 23 Gemological Institute of America, 1948-1954

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1030

Folder 24 Gems and Minerals Magazine, 1953

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1042

Folder 25 General Electric Company, 1954-1956

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1054

Folder 26 Geological Society of America, 1948-1955

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1066

Folder 27 Geophysical Laboratory, 1949-1950

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1078

Folder 28 Geophysical Magazine (London), 1953-1954

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1090

Folder 29 Gonzalez, Enrique M., 1955

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1103

Folder 30 Gonzalez, Jenaro, 1949-1956

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1115

Folder 31 Graton, Louis C., 1948-1956

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1127

Folder 32 Guatemala Research, 1948-1954

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
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William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1139

Folder 33 Guild, William, 1952-1956

Collection Creator::
Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers
See more items in:
William F. Foshag Papers
William F. Foshag Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7281-refidd1e1151

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