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Iowa State University. Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/8

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials related to the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences. Records include news clippings, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, publications, subject files, biographical files, and faculty papers.

Dates

  • 1994-2014

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Physical Geography was first taught in 1869. From 1884 to 1898, geology courses were taught by the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Geology. Separated from the Department of Zoology, Entomology, and Geology, the Department of Geology was established in 1898 and it was then coupled with the Department of Mining Engineering until 1920 when it was administer by its own head. In 1910, the Department first offered graduate work leading to the Master of Science degree. In 1915, work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degrees was added, but it was eliminated in 1933. In 1954, doctoral work was offered as a divided major. On July 1, 1965, the name of the Department was changed to the Department of Earth Science. In 1967, the Department reopened major work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and cooperated in interdepartmental program leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. in Water Resources. In 1969, the Department expanded to include earth science, geology and meteorology. The name of he Department was changed in 1989 to the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences.



Chairs:



Samuel W. Beyer(1898-1931)

Charles S. Gwynne (1932-1936) Acting

John T. Lonsdale (1936-1946) On leave 1943-46

Charles S. Gwynne (1943-1946) Acting (while Lonsdale on leave)

Harold V. Gaskill (1946-1948) Acting

Chalmer J. Roy (1948-1963)

Keith M. Hussey (1963-1975)

Bert Nordlie (1975-1989)

Karl Seifert (1989-1991)

Carl Vondra (1991-1997)

Paul G. Spry (1997-2001)

Carl E. Jacobson (2001-2011)

Neal Iverson (2011- ) Smith Family Foundation Departmental Chair

Extent

1.05 Linear Feet (5 half-document boxes)

Items in related collections

RS 13/8/12. Charles S. Gwynne papers, 1892-1973, undated RS 13/8/51. Lyle Vernon Archie Sendlein papers, 1969-1977

Processing Information

Released on 2019-04-10.

Title
RS 13/8. Iowa State University. Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences records, 1994-2014
Date
February 9, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672