Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Papers,
1913-1992

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA95-078
Dates:
1913-1992
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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
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.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-078, Mackenzie Gordon, Jr., Papers

Keywords
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Gordon, Mackenzie, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geological Survey (U.S.). Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology (1979 : Champaign-Urbana, Ill.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invertebrate paleontology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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