Gerard Troost Manuscript and Related Notes, Papers and Drawings
These papers include Troost's manuscript on the crinoids of Tennessee; diagrams, sketches, and notes on crinoids; and a small bit of correspondence concerning the history of the manuscript.
Ray S. Bassler Papers
This accession consists of field books of Ray S. Bassler (1878-1961), a geologist and paleontologist in the United States National Museum. These notes mainly focus on his trips to Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. One field book contains notes made by John M. Nickles, who accompanied Bassler. Materials also include notes …
The 1879 act establishing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) declares "And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, and fossils, and objects of natural history, archaeology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when …
C. Willard Hayes Papers
This accession consists of field notes of C. Willard Hayes (1859-1916), geologist and chief geologist at the United States Geological Survey (1887-1911). In 1911, he began work in the private sector. Materials also include scientific illustrations.
Edward Oscar Ulrich Papers
This accession consists primarily of field notes by Edward Oscar Ulrich (1857-1944), a paleontologist and geologist who spent much of his career with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). A few notes were made by Ray S. Bassler and Willis T. Lee. Materials also include monthly reports, correspondence, scientific illustrations, photographs …
Rector Duvall Mesler Papers
This accession consists of field notes of Rector Duvall Mesler (c. 1879-1944), a geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). He spent the majority of his career (1911-1944) as an assistant to Edward Oscar Ulrich. Materials also include scientific illustrations and negatives.
Harry S. Ladd Papers
This accession consists primarily of field notes of Harry S. Ladd (1899-1982), a geologist who spent much of his career with the United States Geological Survey (1940-1969) and with the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology (1969-1979). He specialized in the geology of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Materials also …
Edward Oscar Ulrich Papers
This accession includes correspondence, notes, maps, photographs and negatives documenting Ulrich's research.
These records are the official files of the Branch Chief, Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch, USGS, and document its research program and administration from 1900 to 1987. Included is a large amount of correspondence of the first two Branch Chiefs, Stanton and Reeside, which concerns the identification of specimens, field work of USGS …
Thomas Wayland Vaughan Papers
These papers consist of Vaughan's professional correspondence with American and foreign scientists concerning descriptions of fossil localities; the identification, description and exchange of specimens; research in coral foraminifera and oceanography; research conditions in Europe around the time of World War II; and the activities of scientific committees on which Vaughan …