Thomas J. M. Schopf Papers,
circa 1963-1984

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7429
Creators:
Schopf, Thomas J. M.
Dates:
circa 1963-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers consists primarily of Schopf's personal correspondence with professional colleagues and friends, and his extensive research, laboratory, and field notes. Also included in these papers are documents regarding grant proposals, classes at Lehigh and Chicago, Schopf's involvement in professional societies, and administrative records and class notes from his years as a fellow and instructor at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Of special interest are drafts of manuscripts written and edited by Schopf including a copy of Models in Paleobiology and a number of manuscripts written in collaboration with Jim L. Gooch. Three 16mm motion picture films of bryozoa are also worthy of note.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Thomas J. M. Schopf (1939-1984) was born in Urbana, Illinois. He received his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1960 and his Ph.D. in paleontology from Ohio State University in 1964. While at Ohio State, Schopf served as an assistant at the Orton Museum. From 1964 to 1967, Schopf was a Fellow in the systematics-ecology program at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. In 1967 and 1969 respectively, he became Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of paleontology and oceanography at Lehigh University. From 1978 to 1984 Schopf held the position of Professor of paleobiology at the University of Chicago.
During these years Schopf held many concurrent positions including, Faculty Associate and Research Associate, Center for Graduate Studies, Field Museum of Natural History; Fellow and Instructor, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts; Visiting Resident Associate, Department of Biology, California Institute of Technology; Visiting Professor, University of Hamburg; and Guggenheim fellow. He also founded the journal, Paleobiology, and edited the first volumes.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7429, Thomas J. M. Schopf Papers

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