The Division of Petrology was established in the Department of Mineral Sciences in 1964. In 1973, the name was changed to the Division of Petrology and Volcanology. Curators in the Division have included William G. Melson, Associate Curator in Charge, 1964-1973, and Curator, 1973- ; Thomas E. Simkin, Geologist, 1972-1973, Associate Curator, 1973-1974, and Curator, 1974- ; Richard S. Fiske, Curator, 1975- ; and Sorena Sorensen, Associate Curator, 1984- .
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 614, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Petrology and Volcanology, Correspondence and Memoranda
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