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Correspondence

Topic:
This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics (Map)
Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Extent:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Picture postcards
Maps
Ephemera
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Galapagos Islands
Date:
1956-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the professional correspondence of Tom Simkin, Curator of Petrology and Volcanology, 1972-2003, and Senior Geologist and Volcanologist, 2003-2009. Simkin also served as Geologist, Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center, 1967-1972. Major topics covered in this accession include the creation and revision of This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics; manuscripts, articles, and other publications; research projects, especially in the Galapagos Islands and on the Island of Skye; and revisions to exhibitions, including the Physical Geology Hall, the Hall of Mineralogy and Meteorites, the Glacial Geology Hall, Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian, Our Changing Land, and those reviewed by the Exhibits Committee.

A large portion of the records also document the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Isles, an international not-for-profit organization that provides scientific research and technical information and assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos Islands. The Smithsonian Institution is an institutional member and Simkin served as Secretary of the Americas. In addition to his own correspondence, Simkin was often copied on the correspondence of other officers as well Smithsonian Institution staff, including Secretary Sidney Dillon Ripley, one of three founding council members, and Marsha E. Sitnik, Program Manager, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science, who also served as Executive Secretary of the Foundation.

Some records were created while Simkin was assigned to the Division of Petrology and Volcanology within the Department of Mineral Sciences. Other records were created prior to Simkin's career at the Smithsonian Institution.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, meeting materials, exhibition scripts, clippings, manuscripts, brochures, maps, research images, object images, bibliographies, postcards, newsletters, ephemera, and related materials.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Petrology  Search this
Volcanology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Publications  Search this
Research  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Volcanoes  Search this
Earthquakes  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Volcanologists  Search this
Plate tectonics  Search this
Skye, Island of (Scotland)  Search this
Charles Darwin Foundation for the G├ílapagos Isles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Picture postcards
Maps
Ephemera
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-003, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Mineral Sciences, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 11-003
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-003

Correspondence

Topic:
This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics (Map)
Catalog of the Active Volcanoes of the World (Manuscript)
Global Volcanism, 1975-1985: The First Decade of Reports from the Smithsonian Institution's Scientific Event Alert Network (SEAN) (Manuscript)
Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Date:
1968, 1980-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Tom Simkin, Curator of Petrology and Volcanology, 1972-2003, and Senior Geologist and Volcanologist, 2003-2009. Many of these records document his editorship of the "Catalog of the Active Volcanoes of the World," the development and update of "This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics," and the publication of "Global Volcanism, 1975-1985: The First Decade of Reports from the Smithsonian Institution's Scientific Event Alert Network (SEAN)." These records also document Simkin's research and professional activities. Materials include correspondence, agreements, proposals, reports, clippings, images, notes, and related materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 2/2/2011 memorandum, Wright to Simkin/McCoy; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Volcanology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Petrology  Search this
Research  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Volcanoes  Search this
Earthquakes  Search this
Plate tectonics  Search this
Volcanologists  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-048, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Mineral Sciences, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 20-048
See more items in:
Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa20-048

Correspondence, 1981-1992, 2001-2004

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences  Search this
Uniform title:
This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics (Map)  Search this
Subject:
Simkin, Tom  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Petrology and Volcanology  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1981
1981-2004
1981-1992, 2001-2004
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Petrology  Search this
Volcanology  Search this
Research  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Volcanoes  Search this
Earthquakes  Search this
Plate tectonics  Search this
Volcanologists  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-015
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 2/2/2011 memorandum, Wright to Simkin/McCoy; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Correspondence 1936-2008 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397914

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