This biographical file was maintained by the United States National Museum's Department of Geology and several of its curators. Included in the file are biographies, obituaries, memoirs, and memorial service programs and addresses of prominent scientists, particularly American geologists and paleontologists, as well as some notable Smithsonian Institution personnel. Also included are newspaper feature stories about geologists and their important geological discoveries or contributions to their field of study. Many of the publications include published prints or an occasional photograph of the subject. Also attached by the Department to some of the publications is correspondence, 1836-1958, usually written by the subject.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7230, United States National Museum. Department of Geology, Biographical File
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