Correspondence and Memoranda,
1975-1987

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 614
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Petrology and Volcanology
Dates:
1975-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of correspondence and memoranda documenting the operations of the Division of Petrology and Volcanology from 1975 to 1984. Most of the correspondence is written by the professional staff of the Division, but also included are letters of Museum Specialist Harold H. Banks, Jr. The records document the acquisition and identification of specimens, divisional administration, and professional activities of the staff.

Historical Note
Historical Note
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- .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 614, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Petrology and Volcanology, Correspondence and Memoranda

Keywords
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Melson, William G., 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simkin, Tom Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiske, Richard S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sorensen, Sorena Svea, 1956- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Mineral Sciences Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Volcanology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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