SIA RU007314, Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers, 1901-1984 and undated
- Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996
- Charles Lewis Gazin Papers, 1901-1984 and undated
- 1901, 1901-1984, 1901-1984 and undated
- Charles Lewis Gazin (1904-1995) was born in Colorado and educated at the California Institute of Technology where he earned his B.S. in 1927, his M.S. in 1928 and his Ph.D. in geology and paleontology in 1930. In 1930 Gazin began work for the United States Geological Survey. In 1932 he was named Assistant Curator in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology at the United States National Museum (USNM). Gazin became Associate Curator in 1942 and Curator of the Division in 1946. In 1967 he was named Senior Paleobiologist, and when he retired in 1970 he became Paleobiologist Emeritus. In 1982 he was named Curator Emeritus. Gazin led field expeditions almost every summer between 1934 and 1969, except while he was in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. Gazin published ninety-nine works on vertebrate paleontology, many of them concerning mammalian paleontology. He served as President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and Director of the American Geological Institute and was actively involved in other professional organizations.
- These papers document Gazin's career at the Smithsonian as a vertebrate paleontologist, focusing on the Tertiary and Quaternary fossils of continental North America. They contain little record of his personal life. His curatorial responsibilities are documented through specimen loans, memoranda, inventories, and drawings relating to the design of exhibitions. Division activities are documented in the annual reports, which also contain thorough reports of Gazin's field work. Records concerning Gazin's grant-sponsored research and trips can be found in the National Science Foundation files. Notes, drafts, and manuscripts of his publications, as well as illustrations prepared for them, can be found in the papers. These papers also contain other photographs and drawings of specimens. There is a substantial amount of correspondence, memoranda, and minutes of meetings of the scientific organizations in which Gazin was involved, including the American Geological Institute, the Geological Society of America, the Washington Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
- Vertebrate Paleontology, Paleontology
- Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Geological Institute, Geological Society of America, Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.), National Research Council (U.S.), National Science Foundation (U.S.), California Institute of Technology, Geological Survey (U.S.), United States National Museum Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, United States Army Air Forces
- Scientific illustrations, Collection descriptions, Field notes, Photographs
- Local Number:
- SIA RU007314
- Physical Description:
- 23.88 cu. ft. (45 document boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (oversize materials)
Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Table of Contents
- Collection Overview
- Historical Note
- Descriptive Entry
- Index Terms
- Administrative Information
- Container List
- Series 1 - CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED.
- Series 2 - SUBJECT FILES, 1906, 1918, 1932-1984.
- Series 3 - RESEARCH REPORTS AND ANNUAL REPORTS, 1906-1908, 1910-1933, 1935-1971.
- Series 4 - EXPEDITIONS, FIELD WORK, AND STUDY TRIPS, 1934-1941, 1946-1969, AND UNDATED.
- Series 5 - ORGANIZATIONS, 1930-1984.
- Series 6 - SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 1935-1983, AND UNDATED.
- Series 7 - NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, 1930, 1947-1952, 1957-1967, 1974-1975.
- Series 8 - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, 1958-1977.
- Series 9 - EXHIBITS, 1940-1941, 1946, 1955-1968, 1975, AND UNDATED.
- Series 10 - AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES, 1956, 1960, 1964-1966, 1976, AND UNDATED.
- Series 11 - NOTES, DRAFTS, AND MANUSCRIPTS, 1921-1976, AND UNDATED.
- Series 12 - COLLECTED MANUSCRIPTS, CORRESPONDENCE, AND RELATED MATERIAL, 1901, 1924, 1961, AND UNDATED.
- Series 13 - ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1906, 1920, 1933-1971, AND UNDATED.
- Series 14 - FIELD NOTES, 1930-1942, 1946-1969.
- Series 15 - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1927-1981.
- Series 16 - NOTES, MANUSCRIPTS, PLATES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1972, AND UNDATED.
Record Unit 7314
Gazin, C. Lewis,(Charles Lewis),1904-
Charles Lewis Gazin Papers, 1901-1984 and undated
|General Information About This Collection|
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Creator:||Gazin, C. Lewis,(Charles Lewis),1904-|
|Title:||Charles Lewis Gazin Papers|
|Dates:||1901-1984 and undated|
|Quantity:||6.5 linear meters.|
|Collection:||Record Unit 7314|
|Language of Materials:||English|
Charles Lewis Gazin (1904-1996) was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Raised on the west coast, his first acquaintance with prehistoric animals took place on a childhood visit to the Los Angeles County Museum. As a student at the California Institute of Technology (CIT), he pursued a general interest in geology, receiving the B.S. degree in 1927 and the M.S. degree in 1928. In his graduate work, culminating in a Ph.D. earned at CIT in 1930, he focused on the study of vertebrate paleontology, his lifelong interest.
Gazin's long tenure in government service began in 1930 with his appointment as Junior Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). While assisting USGS geologists in studying and mapping geologic regions in Montana, Idaho, and California, Gazin also collected Miocene fossils for the United States National Museum (USNM). In 1932, he became Assistant Curator in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology at the USNM. Gazin served in that capacity until 1942 when, although maintaining a formal association with the Division as Associate Curator, he took a military leave from the Museum to participate actively in the war effort. Rising in rank from 1st Lieutenant to Major in the U. S. Army Air Force, he taught at the Air Force Intelligence School and also worked in radar intelligence, for which he received the Legion of Merit in 1946.
Gazin returned to the USNM in 1946 as Curator of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, a position he held until 1967. During 1967 he served as Acting Chairman of the Department of Paleobiology, before being named Senior Paleontologist. From 1970 to 1982 Gazin served as Paleobiologist Emeritus and from 1982 to 1984, as Curator Emeritus.
Gazin's research interests concern the vertebrate paleontology of the Tertiary and Quaternary of continental North America. Together with his responsibility for collecting fossil material for the Smithsonian, these interests spurred considerable field work over his career. Between 1934 and 1969, except during World War II, Gazin led field expeditions nearly every summer. Though he explored and excavated in much of the western United States, his efforts were concentrated on Hagerman, Idaho; southwestern Wyoming; central and northeastern Utah; San Juan Basin, New Mexico; San Pedro Valley, Arizona; and Huerfano and Denver Basins, Colorado. From these and other arid locales, he recovered prodigious quantities of mammalian fossils of Paleocene to Pleistocene age, in addition to fossils of Cretaceous dinosaurs and lizards. Most of the 99 works listed in his bibliography, and nearly all of his longer publications, whether describing regional faunal assemblages or focusing on particular varieties of early mammals, are based upon this extensive field work in the Rocky Mountain West.
During the winters of 1950 and 1951, Gazin conducted field work in Panama, returning to the Smithsonian with approximately ten tons of Pleistocene mammal specimens. Principal among them were two skeletons of the giant ground sloth Eremotherium, exhibited since at the National Museum of Natural History.
In 1960 Gazin received a four-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that he extended into a seven-year study of early Tertiary mammals. Under the grant, he made four field expeditions, mostly to Wyoming; trips to study museum specimens and fossil localities in Europe during 1960 and Guatemala, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Argentina in 1962; and numerous visits to inspect specimens in museums and universities in the United States. Gazin's study produced three major papers, published in the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, as well as several shorter articles. With a second NSF grant, received jointly with Waldo R. Wedel of the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology in 1961, Gazin participated in the collection and study of Pleistocene and recent mammals found in association with human artifacts near Littleton, Colorado.
Gazin also took an active role in several professional organizations. He was a charter member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, serving as its President, 1949-1950; representative to the National Research Council, 1948-1951, 1957-1960; and on several committees working to define and correlate the North American continental Tertiary. He assisted in drafting the constitution of the American Geological Institute and served as Director, 1956-1958, and 1962. He also chaired the National Research Council committee on postdoctoral fellowships in the earth sciences, 1960-1963.
- June 18, 1904
- born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- married Alice Van Dusen; had three children
- B.S., with honors, California Institute of Technology
- field work in Santa Barbara County, California
- M.S., CIT
- 1928, 1929
- field work in eastern Oregon and northeastern Nevada
- field work in San Pedro Valley, Arizona
- first prize, best pre-doctoral presentation, Cordilleron Section, Geological Society of America
- Doctor of Philosophy, CIT
- appointed Junior Geologist, USGS
- field work for USGS in western Montana and northern Idaho
- geologic mapping of San Andreas fault zone in southern California for USGS; fossil collecting in the Cajon Pass and Palmdale area, California, for the USNM
- geologic mapping in Kettleman Hills, California, for USGS
- field work in Death Valley, California, for USGS
- appointed Assistant Curator, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, USNM
- field work in southern Idaho
- field work in Arizona and San Juan Basin, New Mexico
- field work in central and northeastern Utah
- Editor, Washington Academy of Sciences
- field work in central Utah
- field work in central Utah and southwestern Wyoming
- USNM delegate to 8th American Scientific Congress
- field work in southwestern Wyoming
- divorced Alice van Dusen Gazin
- appointed Associate Curator, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, USNM
- 1st Lieutenant to Major, United States Army Air Force (Intelligence)
- married Elizabeth Parker Hobbs
- appointed Curator, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, USNM
- member, Editorial Board, Geological Society of America
- field work in central Utah and southwestern Wyoming
- Secretary, Washington Academy of Sciences
- helped draft constitution, American Geological Institute (AGI)
- Incorporator, AGI, representing the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP)
- Field work in Huerfano Basin, Colorado
- Member, USNM Committee on Modernization of Exhibits
- Member, Division of Geology and Geography, National Research Council (NRC), representing the SVP
- Field work in San Juan Basin, New Mexico, and western Wyoming
- President, SVP
- Member, Board of Managers, Washington Academy of Sciences
- field work in the interior of Panama
- Member, Executive Committee, Division of Geology and Geography, NRC
- field work in the interior of Panama
- field work in Strait Canyon, West Virginia
- field work in southwestern Wyoming
- Member, SVP Cenozoic Committee
- Chairman, SVP Eocene Subcommittee
- field work in southwestern Wyoming and northeastern Utah
- field work in southwestern Wyoming
- field work in Wyoming and Nebraska
- Smithsonian delegate to the 20th International Geological Congress, Mexico City
- Member, USNM Space Requirements Planning Committee for wings for the Natural History Building
- Director, AGI
- field work in southwestern Wyoming
- Member, Earth Sciences Division, NRC, representing the SVP
- field work in southwestern Wyoming
- received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for "Early Tertiary Mammals of America"
- Smithsonian delegate to the 21st International Geological Congress in Copenhagen and to symposia on early mammals in Brussels and Oxford
- study trip to museums and fossil localities in France, Spain, Switzerland, West Germany, Austria, Belgium, and England
- Chairman, NRC Committee on Postdoctoral Fellowships in Earth Sciences
- Member, NRC Physical Sciences Committee
- 1961 received, with Waldo R. Wedel, NSF funding for "A Late Pleistocene Fauna and Possible Human Associations near Littleton, Colorado"
- field work in southwestern Wyoming; Littleton, Colorado; and Pipestone Springs, Montana
- Director, AGI
- study trip to museums and fossil localities in Brazil, Argentina, Nicaragua, and Guatemala
- field work in southwestern Wyoming
- field work in San Juan Basin, New Mexico, and southwestern Wyoming
- Member and Alternate, Evaluation Committee, National Museum of Natural History
- field work in southwestern Wyoming
- survey and evaluation of the Childs Frick Corporation collection of fossil vertebrates in New York
- Acting Chairman, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)
- Chairman, Nominating Committee, SVP
- field work in southwestern Wyoming
- Senior Paleobiologist, NMNH
- field work in southwestern Wyoming
- retired from NMNH
- named Paleobiologist Emeritus
- names Curator Emeritus
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
The Charles Lewis Gazin Papers document his professional career during his tenure at the Smithsonian, 1932-1984, and, to a slight extent, his graduate work, 1927-1930. Several aspects of Gazin's career receive extensive documentation in the papers: his administrative and curatorial duties at the Smithsonian; his field work and study trips; his research and publication in vertebrate paleontology, especially early mammals; his involvement with professional organizations; his activities with colleagues in the scientific community; and his interactions with the public. There are also correspondence, records, and papers of other scientists, some predating Gazin's career, which he apparently collected. The papers contain very little concerning his personal life.
Gazin maintained a voluminous correspondence documenting most aspects of his professional career. Most of the correspondence, including Smithsonian memoranda, and exchanges with colleagues and the public, is located in Series 1. However, a sizable amount, usually concerning specific subjects and organizations, is distributed throughout the collection.
Materials associated with Gazin's administration of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology are similarly dispersed. Those reflecting the day-to-day operations of the Division, such as memoranda, reports, budget notes, and informational publications, are concentrated in Series 2. The curatorial work of the Division is documented by records of specimen loans; photographs of specimen preparation and mounting; and memoranda, scripts, inventories, and drawings relating to the design and presentation of exhibits. Comprehensive discussion of Division activities is available in the Annual Reports, dating to 1906, which also document Charles W. Gilmore's tenure in the Division. These are located in Series 3.
Records of Gazin's frequent field expeditions include accounts of expenses; lists of collected specimens; photographs; and, sporadically, field diaries and narrative reports. As with other Division activities, the Annual Reports consistently provide the most complete descriptions of expeditions. Comprehensive coverage of Gazin's grant-sponsored museum trips and field work, including research proposals, progress reports, itineraries, and correspondence, can be found in the National Science Foundation files within Series 8.
Gazin's research is further documented by notes, drafts, and manuscripts relating to his publications and talks. Of note are the files relating to "Mammalian Faunal Zones of Bridger Eocene" (see Bridger Zones files) and "A Study of the Eocene Condylarthran Mammal Hyopsodus" (see Hyopsodus files) which record the progression of the papers from notes to printer's copies. Associated with Gazin's manuscripts are the scientific illustrations prepared for them. See Series 11.
Material reflecting Gazin's participation in professional societies is mostly located in the organization files located in Series 5. Those societies in which Gazin was long and actively involved, such as the American Geological Institute, the Geological Society of America, and the Washington Academy of Sciences, are represented extensively by correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes of meetings, and circulars, which in effect, document periods of their history.
A few organizations are represented in separate series. These records pertain to Gazin's research through the National Science Foundation (NSF), and his reviews of research proposals submitted to NSF (Series 8); his various positions with the Earth Sciences Division of the National Research Council (Series 7); and his long-standing service to the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) (Series 6). Correspondence, manuscripts, and charts included in the SVP files document the collective efforts of Gazin and his SVP colleagues to define and correlate, by the incidence of vertebrate fossils, the geologic formations of the North American continental Tertiary.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- American Geological Institute.
- Division of Vertebrate Paleontology (NMNH)
- Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis), 1904-
- Geological Society of America
- National Research Council (U.S.)
- National Science Foundation (U.S.)
- Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
- Washington Academy of Sciences
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7314, Gazin, C. Lewis,(Charles Lewis),1904-, Charles Lewis Gazin Papers
Series 1CORRESPONDENCE, 1911, 1930-1983, AND UNDATED.
This series consists of correspondence reflecting the varied aspects of Gazin's professional life as research scientist and Smithsonian curator. Over the course of his lengthy career, he maintained wide-ranging contacts with colleagues in universities and museums throughout the world, as well as with students and lay persons interested in ancient vertebrate life. The correspondence chiefly concerns field work by Gazin and others; identifications, loans, and donations and fossil specimens; analyses of geologic formations and faunal types; publications; conferences; and museum visits. Additional correspondence, involving officers and staff of the Smithsonian, focuses on field expeditions, exhibits, publications, and the administration of the Departments of Geology and Paleobiology and the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology. Also included are a few manuscripts by Gazin and papers and research proposals by associates. Further correspondence, usually related to specific subjects or organizations, can be found in most of the series that follow.
Folder 1 Ab-Ad, general. Includes Gazin's brief reviews, 1962 and 1966, of articles submitted to Science (see Philip Abelson).
Folder 2 Abbot, Charles G., 1933-1942
Folder 3 Ak-Al, general
Folder 4 Am, general
Folder 5 An-Ap, general
Folder 6 Ar-Av, general
Folder 7 Army Truck Loan, 1946. Correspondence, notes, and documents concerning the loan of an Army ambulance to the Smithsonian for a paleontological expedition to Wyoming and Utah in 1946.
Folder 8 Ba-Bal, general
Folder 9 Baird, Donald, 1956-1961, 1968
Folder 10 Bam-Bd, general
Folder 11 Bassler, Ray S., 1935-1942, 1945-1948
Folder 12 Be, general
Folder 13 Bi-Bo, general
Folder 14 Black, Craig C., 1959-1962, 1966-1975, 1982
Folder 15 Br-Bri, general. Includes correspondence regarding Gazin's revisions of the article, "Tertiary" for Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1946-1947, 1952.
Folder 16 Bro-Bry, general
Folder 17 Bu-By, general. Includes correspondence, with photographs and a report, from R. M. Burnett to Charles W. Gilmore, 1934.
Folder 18 Bump, James Dye, 1951-1958
Folder 19 Burke, John James, 1935-1941, 1955-1958, 1962, 1966-1967
Folder 20 C-Car, general
Folder 21 Cas-Ce, general
Folder 22 Casanova, Richard L., 1956-1959, 1965
Folder 23 Cattell, Jaques, circa 1942-1973
Folder 24 Ch, general. Includes correspondence with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin concerning excavations at Choukoutien, China, 1933-1934.
Folder 1 Chaffee, Robert Gibson, 1946, 1951, 1961
Folder 2 Cl-Co, general
Folder 3 Clark, John, 1934, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1967-1968
Folder 4 Clemens, William Alvin, 1958-1968, 1975
Folder 5 Cloud, Preston E., Jr., 1941, 1950-1956
Folder 6 Colbert, Edwin H., 1932-1940, 1946-1949, 1952-1964, 1969-1970
Folder 7 Collins, R. Lee, 1934, 1949-1950, 1960-1962
Folder 8 Cook, Harold J., 1933, 1936-1943, 1953-1959, 1962
Folder 9 Cr-Cz, general
Folder 10 Crockett, William D., 1947-1948, 1953
Folder 11 Curry, H. Donald, 1936, 1960-1962. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, a Shell Oil Co. magazine, and a photograph that refers to "Strawberry Slab," a large rock imprinted with fossil animal tracks that Shell donated to the Smithsonian.
Folder 12 Da, general. Includes a 1949 biographical sketch and bibliography of David H. Dunkle (see Dayton).
Folder 13 Dalquest, Walter W., 1960-1961, 1975
Folder 14 Dawson, Mary R., 1955-1956, 1959-1968
Folder 15 De, general
Folder 16 Deaton, Norman N., 1959-1961
Folder 17 Di-Du, general
Folder 18 Dorr, John Adam, Jr., 1950-1953, 1957, 1960, 1966, 1969
Folder 19 Downs, Theodore, 1950, 1952, 1956-1964, 1969
Folder 20 Dunkle, David H., 1935, 1937-1939, 1946-1967
Folder 1 E-El, general
Folder 2 Eddinger, Tilly, 1941, 1946, 1949, 1952, 1962-1967
Folder 3 Edmund, Alexander Gordon, 1954-1964, 1969-1971, 1976
Folder 4 Em-Ew, general
Folder 5 F, general
Folder 6 Foshag, William F., 1948-1954
Folder 7 G-Go, general
Folder 8 Galbreath, Edwin Carter, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1953, 1960-1961
Folder 9 Gilmore, Charles W., 1932-1942, 1964, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning Gazin's field expeditions, and a draft of a brief biographical sketch of Gilmore, undated, probably by Gazin.
Folder 10 Gingerich, Philip Dean, 1971-1975
Folder 11 Gr, general
Folder 12 Graf, John Enos, 1932-1941, 1946-1956
Folder 13 Granger, Walter, 1933-1941
Folder 14 Gregory, Joseph T., 1936, 1946-1948, 1952-1964, 1967
Folder 15 Gu, general
Folder 16 Guilday, John E., 1958-1965
Folder 1 Ha, general
Folder 2 Hall, Eugene Raymond, 1930, 1932, 1938, 1944, 1953, 1961
Folder 3 He-Hi, general. Includes four drafts by T. R. Henry of popular accounts of field expeditions by Gazin, intended for publication by Science Service. See also Science Service, series 5.
Folder 4 Hesse, Curtis J., 1939-1942
Folder 5 Hibbard, Claude W., 1936-1942, 1945-1968
Folder 6 Ho, general
Folder 7 Hotton, Nicholas, III, 1957-1967. Includes research proposals by Hotton to the National Science Foundation, "Adaptive Evolution and Paleocology of the Permo-Triassic Reptiles of South Africa," 1960, with progress reports; and to the Smithsonian, "Systematics of the Anomodont Reptiles and Reptilian Osteological Patterns," 1966.
Folder 8 Hough, Margaret Jean R., 1947-1952, 1955-1959
Folder 9 Howard, Edgar Billings, 1932-1940
Folder 10 Howell, Thomas Raymond, 1961-1962. Includes letters to Peter Vaughn from Howell, Gazin, and O. M. Buchanan as well as a letter from Vaughn to Gazin.
Folder 11 Hs-Hu, general
Folder 12 I, general
Folder 13 J, general
Folder 14 Jenkins, Olaf Pitt, 1931, 1936, 1939-1940
Folder 15 Jepson, Glenn Lowell, 1938-1941, 1946-1968
Folder 16 Jerison, Harry Jacob, 1959-1961, 1967-1973. Includes a draft of Jerison's paper, "A Quantitative Analysis of the Evolution of the Mammal Brain," 1960.
Folder 1 Ka-Ke, general
Folder 2 Kay, J. Leroy, 1938-1942, 1946, 1951-1957
Folder 3 Keddy, John L., 1947-1953, 1959
Folder 4 Kermack, K. A., 1957-1958
Folder 5 Ki-Kn, general. Includes a letter from Dean Winchester to Frank H. Knowlton, dated June 24, 1911.
Folder 6 Kier, Porter M., 1967-1969, 1972, 1976, 1979. Includes a statement by Gazin concerning his 1967 research, probably directed, via Kier, to the Smithsonian Year.
Folder 7 Kitts, David Burlingame, 1952-1955
Folder 8 Ko, general
Folder 9 Konizeski, Richard L., 1957-1964
Folder 10 Kr-Ku, general. Includes brief correspondence with Bjorn Kurten, and a radio script by Gazin on tillodonts (see B. R. Krause).
Folder 11 La-Le, general
Folder 12 Langston, Wann, Jr., 1952-1956, 1959-1961
Folder 13 Lavocat, Rene, 1957-1958, 1963, 1970
Folder 14 Lehman, J. P., 1960, 1970
Folder 15 Lewis, George Edward, 1938-1941, 1955-1969
Folder 16 Li-Ly, general
Folder 17 Library of Congress, 1958
Folder 18 Lindsay, G. Carroll, 1961, 1963
Folder 19 Lohman, Stanley William, 1940, 1948-1949
Folder 20 Lundelius, Ernest Luther, Jr., 1949-1950, 1957-1959, 1963-1964
Folder 21 Ma, general. Includes a research proposal, "K-A Ages of Tuffs in the Green River and Adjacent Tertiary Basins and Their Relationship to Stratigraphic and Paleontological Correlations," 1971, submitted to the American Chemical Society by Richard L. Mauger.
Folder 1 Macdonald, James Reid, 1950, 1953, 1960, 1965, 1968-1969
Folder 2 MacGinitie, Harry Dunlap, 1962-1965, 1968
Folder 3 MacIntyre, Giles T., 1960-1963, 1968
Folder 4 Masursky, Harold, 1961-1962
Folder 5 Maxson, John Haviland, 1961-1964
Folder 6 Mc, general
Folder 7 McCrady, Edward, Jr., 1947-1948
Folder 8 McGrew, Paul Orman, 1936-1937, 1946-1953, 1956-1962, 1965-1970. Includes a letter from Waldo R. Wedel to McGrew, 1947; and Gazin's contributions, 1946-1947, to the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology News Bulletin concerning activities of the Smithsonian Division of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Folder 9 McKenna, Malcolm C., 1953-1967
Folder 10 Me-Mi, general
Folder 11 Mendez P., Alejandro, 1956-1962. See also Museo Nacional de Panama, Series 5.
Folder 12 Miller, Robert Lee, 1957, 1960-1961
Folder 13 Mitchell, Edward D., Jr., 1961-1965
Folder 14 Mo-My, general
Folder 15 Na-Ne, general
Folder 16 Napier, John R., 1967-1970
Folder 17 Nash, Carlton S., 1950, 1953
Folder 18 National Geographic Society, 1949, 1956, 1959, 1974. Includes a research proposal, "A Vertebrate Paleontologic Reconnaissance of Baja California, Mexico," 1974, submitted to the National Geographic Society by the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Foundation.
Folder 19 Needham, Claude Ervin, 1935-1937, 1941
Folder 20 Netting, Morris Graham, 1955-1958
Folder 21 Ni-Ny, general
Folder 22 Nichols, Rachael H., 1940-1941, 1947-1960, 1964
Folder 23 O, general
Folder 24 Oehser, Paul H., 1950-1965
Folder 1 Oelrich, Thomas Mann, 1953-1958
Folder 2 Oliver, Lawrence L., 1940, 1946, 1949-1957
Folder 3 Olsen, George L., 1939-1940
Folder 4 Olsen, Stanley John, 1956-1958, 1964, 1968
Folder 5 Olson, Everett Claire, 1946, 1948, 1956, 1969
Folder 6 Ostrom, John Harold, 1957, 1962-1964
Folder 7 Otto, William, 1953-1954
Folder 8 Pa, general
Folder 9 Patterson, Bryan, 1935-1938, 1940
Folder 10 Paula Couto, Carlos de, 1957-1969
Folder 11 Pe, general
Folder 12 Peabody, Frank E., 1946, 1953-1957
Folder 13 Pearce, Franklin L., 1946-1947, 1953, 1964, 1974. Includes notes and draft of Gazin's speech for Pearce's retirement from the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1974.
Folder 14 Pearce, George B., 1938, 1942, 1948, 1953
Folder 15 Peyer-Amsler, Bernard, 1960
Folder 16 Pf-Pu, general
Folder 17 Pipiringos, George N., 1953-1956
Folder 18 Prentice, Sydney, 1932-1941. Correspondence concerning illustrations for Charles W. Gilmore's and Gazin's papers.
Folder 19 Price, Llewellyn Ivor, 1939-1942
Folder 20 Pringle, Morse Brownell, 1945-1946, 1948
Folder 21 Q, general
Folder 22 Quinn, James Harrison, 1938, 1947, 1952-1953, 1956-1959
Folder 23 Radinsky, Leonard, 1961-1967
Folder 24 Ray, Clayton E., 1956, 1962-1969. Includes Ray's proposal, "Quaternary History of an Upland Basin at Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia," 1965, for a Smithsonian Research Award, and a request for continuation of the award, 1966.
Folder 1 Re-Ri, general. Includes Gazin's report on his 1962 visit to Guatemala. See A. Arturo Rivera G.
Folder 2 Reed, Charles A., 1948-1956, 1959, 1971
Folder 3 Reed, Ralph D., 1933-1938
Folder 4 Reinhart, Roy Herbert, 1959, 1963-1965
Folder 5 Repenning, Charles A., 1962-1965
Folder 6 Reynolds, Thomas E., 1937, 1941, 1946-1949, and undated
Folder 7 Richards, Horace Gardner, 1947-1948, 1952, 1957-1958, 1964-1966
Folder 8 Richards, Lawrence Phillips, 1958
Folder 9 Riggs, Elmer S., 1934, 1938, 1942
Folder 10 Ripley, S. Dillon, 1964-1967, 1981, and undated
Folder 11 Ro-Ru, general. Includes drafts of "Gray Bull and Lysite Faunal Zones of the Willwood Formation in the Tatum Mountain Area, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming," 1965, by Gazin and W. L. Rohrer.
Folder 12 Roberts, Frank H. H., Jr., 1947-1953, 1962
Folder 13 Robinson, Peter, 1956-1964, 1968, 1972
Folder 14 Roehler, Henry W., 1959-1970, 1981
Folder 15 Romer, Alfred S., 1935, 1937, 1951-1952, 1955-1958, 1962-1963, 1966-1967, 1973
Folder 16 Rubey, William Walden, 1937, 1956-1957
Folder 17 Russell, Dale, 1959-1960, 1966
Folder 18 Russell, Donald E., 1956, 1958-1965, 1970
Folder 19 Russell, Loris Shano, 1932, 1934, 1948-1959, 1962-1965, 1969-1972, 1976. Includes Russell's bibliography.
Folder 1 Sa-Sc, general
Folder 2 Savage, Donald Elvin, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1973. Includes map and site list of the Lance Formation, Wyoming; and the Terminal Technical Report for National Science Foundation Grant G-13425 and Continuation GB-426, "Vertebrate Paleontology and Non-Marine Stratigraphy in the Area of the Type Paleocene and Eocene," undated, by Savage and Donald E. Russell.
Folder 3 Schaeffer, Bobb, 1948, 1959-1962
Folder 4 Schiller, Dorothy M., 1959, 1962-1965
Folder 5 Schultz, C. Bertrand, 1933-1941, 1946-1950, 1955-1960
Folder 6 Scott, William Berryman, 1933, 1936, 1939, 1941
Folder 7 Se-Sh, general
Folder 8 Sellards, Elias Howard, 1933-1934, 1938-1941, 1946, 1954, 1956
Folder 9 Semken, Holmes, Jr., 1961-1964. Concerns excavations for mammoths near Littleton, Colorado.
Folder 10 Sharp, Robert Phillip, 1953, 1956-1957
Folder 11 Shepherd, Harold R., 1939
Folder 12 Shotwell, Jesse Arnold, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1963
Folder 13 Si-Sl, general
Folder 14 Simons, Elwyn L., 1956-1967, and undated
Folder 15 Simpson, George Gaylord, 1933, 1937-1940, 1945-1961, 1964-1967, 1973
Folder 16 Skinner, Morris F., 1949, 1954-1956, 1959, 1966, 1968
Folder 17 Slaughter, Bob H., 1960-1963, 1967, 1971, 1978
Folder 18 Sm-Sq, general
Folder 19 Smith, Albert C., 1958-1963
Folder 1 St, general
Folder 2 Sternberg, George F., 1933-1942, 1946-1948, 1953-1954
Folder 3 Stewart, Thomas Dale, 1963-1965
Folder 4 Stirton, Ruben Arthur, 1932-1940, 1949-1950, 1956-1965
Folder 5 Stock, Chester, 1932-1940, 1946-1948
Folder 6 Stokes, William Lee, 1939, 1952-1959, 1963, 1965
Folder 7 Stovall, John Willis, 1937-1938, 1941, 1945-1946
Folder 8 Su-Sz, general
Folder 9 Ta-Te, general
Folder 10 Taborda, Tarcisio Antonio Costa, 1961-1962
Folder 11 Takai, Fuyuji, 1947, 1953, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1969-1970
Folder 12 Taylor, Dwight Willard, 1956-1957. Includes a letter to John B. Reeside; a paper, "Correlation of Late Cenozoic Events in the Southern Idaho Area," with chart by Taylor; and two Reports on Referred Fossils, by Taylor, for the United States Geological Survey.
Folder 13 Taylor, Frank A., 1948-1949, 1956, 1965
Folder 14 Tener, John S., 1960-1961
Folder 15 Texas Press, University of, 1955
Folder 16 Th, general
Folder 17 To, general
Folder 18 Toohey, Loren Milton, 1951-1954
Folder 19 Tourtelot, Harry Allison, 1946-1948, 1955-1958, 1962-1965, 1968
Folder 20 Tr-Ty, general
Folder 21 Tracey, Joshua Irving, Jr., 1956, 1959
Folder 22 True, Webster P., 1946-1950
Folder 1 U, general
Folder 2 United States Geological Survey, 1949, 1953-1954, 1959, 1962, 1975
Folder 3 V, general
Folder 4 Van Houten, Franklyn B., 1939, 1943, 1951-1954, 1963
Folder 5 Van Valen, Leigh, 1961-1965, 1970
Folder 6 Vaughn, Peter Paul, 1956-1961, 1969, 1974. See also Thomas Raymond Howell.
Folder 7 Viret, J., 1956
Folder 8 Virginia Academy of Science, 1947, 1949
Folder 9 Wa-We, general
Folder 10 Walker, Alan C., 1965
Folder 11 Wedel, Waldo R., 1947, 1962, 1977
Folder 12 Welles, Samuel Paul, 1946, 1948, 1968
Folder 13 Wendorf, Fred, 1954-1955. Concerns identification of faunal remains from excavations near Midland, Texas.
Folder 14 West, Robert M., 1966-1968, 1974, 1976, 1979-1980
Folders 15-16 Wetmore, Alexander, 1933-1942, 1945-1953, 1964
Folder 17 Wh-Wi, general
Folder 18 Wheeler, Walter Hall, 1949-1950, 1953-1954, 1959-1960
Folder 19 White, John Anderson, 1958, 1964, 1968-1969
Folder 20 White, Theodore Elmer, 1947-1949, 1956
Folder 21 Whitmore, Frank C., Jr., 1960-1967
Folder 22 Who's Who in American Education, Inc., 1952
Folder 23 Wilding, Anthony W., 1946-1949
Folder 24 Williams, Norman Charles, 1959
Folder 25 Wilson, John Andrew, 1940, 1946-1950, 1953-1958, 1964-1966
Folder 26 Wilson, Robert Warren, 1934-1937, 1948-1953, 1956, 1961, 1963, 1975, 1977
Folder 1 Winters, Herbert H., 1952-1961
Folder 2 Wo-Wu, general
Folder 3 Wood, Albert Elmer, 1931, 1934-1936, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1957-1970
Folder 4 Wood, Craig B., 1968-1971
Folder 5 Wood, Florence Dowden, 1942, 1954, 1962-1965, 1969
Folder 6 Wood, Horace Elmer, II, 1939-1942, 1949-1950, 1953, 1956-1959, 1964. Includes a research proposal to the National Science Foundation, "Ceratomorph Perissodactyls, Evolution, and Cenozoic Continental Stratigraphy," 1958, by Wood, with his vita and autobiographical sketch appended.
Folder 7 Wright, Nelda E., 1947-1961. Includes Gazin's contributions to the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology News Bulletin concerning activities of the Smithsonian Division of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Folder 8 Y-Z, general
Folder 9 Young, Robert G., 1956-1959
Folder 10 Zangerl, Rainer, 1941, 1947, 1958, 1964, 1969-1970
Folder 11 Zapfe, Helmuth, 1958-1959, 1965, 1970, 1980
Series 2SUBJECT FILES, 1906, 1918, 1932-1984.
This series consists of material received and used by Gazin in administering the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Folder 12 Aerial Photograph Information, 1940, 1945. Includes maps of Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico showing the extent of aerial surveys.
Folder 13 Automobile, Smithsonian, 1949, 1954-1965. Records concerning Smithsonian vehicles used for Division field work.
Folder 14 Budget notes, 1964-1967. Concern requisitions and budgeting for the Department of Paleobiology and the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Folder 15 Cast Availability Lists, 1965, and undated. Fossil casts available from various museums.
Folder 16 Collecting Regulations, 1906, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1947-1958, 1962-1967. Includes proposed and enacted regulations concerning the collection of fossils, and correspondence regarding the Antiquities Act. Correspondents include: D. Otis Beasley, Leonard Carmichael, C. C. Davison, Floyd E. Dotson, Joseph T. Gregory, A. Remington Kellogg, Paul O. McGrew, Douglas McKay, Jesse L. Nusbaum, Bryan Patterson, S. Dillon Ripley, C. Bertrand Schultz, Fred A. Seaton, Jane F. Smith, and Horace Thomas. Also included are reports by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and "Report of Vertebrate Paleontological Investigations in the Tertiary of Big Bend National Park," by John A. Wilson, undated.
Folder 1 Correspondence and Records, Office of, 1936, 1940, 1946-1954. Memoranda concerning specimen transfers, Division visitors, and responses to public queries.
Folder 2 Cowan, Richard S., 1963-1972
Folder 3 Data processing, 1964-1969. Includes memoranda; a report by the Committee on Data Processing in the National Museum of Natural History; a grant proposal, "An Information Storage and Retrieval System for Biological and Geological Data," 1967, by the Smithsonian to the United States Commissioner of Education; and a paper, "An Automated System for Retrieval of Museum Data," 1967, by John M. Rensberger and William B. N. Berry.
Folder 4 Division office and storage space, office and laboratory facilities, 1957-1958, 1965
Folder 5 Division office and storage space, Space Requirements and Floor Plans, 1947-1950, 1966
Folder 6 Division office and storage space, storage cases and drawers, 1950, 1953-1965
Folder 7 Division office and storage space, Wings Committee, 1956-1958, 1961. Memoranda of the Space Requirements Planning Committee for Wings for Natural History Building.
Folder 8 Efficiency rating information, personnel, 1945, 1950-1957, 1961-1964, 1967
Folder 9 Equipment receipts, 1949-1951
Folder 10 Evaluation Committee, 1964-1967. Memoranda and publications relating to personnel evaluation and promotion. Includes Waldo R. Wedel's 1965 personal history form and bibliography, as well as reviews of some of his books.
Folder 11 Geological data, undated. Glossary of map symbols and charts indicating geologic time divisions.
Folder 12 Laboratory techniques, 1955, 1961, 1963. Publications concerning techniques for preparation, casting, and mounting of fossil specimens.
Folder 13 Library, Smithsonian, 1964-1968
Folder 14 Loans of specimens from the Academy of Natural sciences of Philadelphia, 1946, 1948, 1957-1958, 1965
Folder 15 Loans of specimens from the American Museum of Natural History, 1932-1937, 1940-1946, 1951-1959, 1962-1971
Folder 16 Loans of specimens from the California Institute of Technology, 1933-1934, 1953-1955
Folder 17 Loans of specimens from the University of California-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology, 1932-1935, 1960-1962, 1966-1968.
Folder 18 Loans of specimens from the Carnegie Museum, 1953-1954, 1957-1968
Folder 19 Loans of specimens from the Chicago Natural History Museum, 1953, 1963-1964, 1967
Folder 20 Loans of specimens from the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1957-1959, 1962, 1966-1971
Folder 21 Loans of specimens to and from the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, 1950-1952, 1959
Folder 1 Loans of specimens from the Los Angeles County Museum, 1957-1959, 1966-1969
Folder 2 Loans of specimens from the National Museum of Canada, 1950-1952
Folder 3 Loans of specimens from Princeton University, 1949, 1952-1954, 1958-1962, 1967, 1969
Folder 4 Loans of specimens from the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 1940, 1946-1947, 1952-1968
Folder 5 Loans of specimens, miscellaneous, undated
Folder 6 Management Improvement Plans, 1950-1954
Folder 7 Memoranda, general, 1932-1971
Folder 8 Parking Committee Report, 1948, 1951-1956, 1959, 1979-1980, 1983
Folder 9 Pay data, 1949, 1955, 1960-1966
Folder 10 Personnel Division, 1947, 1959-1962, 1965-1967
Folder 11 Personnel increases, 1961-1964, 1967. Assessments and projections of organizational and staffing needs of the Department of Geology.
Folder 12 Photographic Laboratory, 1968-1970
Folder 13 Plan of Operations, 1965-1966
Folder 14 Procedures, 1945, 1948, 1964-1968, and undated. Memoranda and manuals concerning duplicating, publications, and museum collections. Includes memorandum to Smithsonian Press accompanying Gazin's manuscript, "A Study of the Eocene Condylarthran Mammal Hyopsodus."
Folder 15 President's Scientific Research Board, 1947. Includes a description of the Division's research program.
Folder 16 Records Management, 1952-1957. Includes correspondence with the Records Management Subcommittee concerning the quantity and type of records maintained by the Division.
Folder 17 Reference Circulars, 1955-1964, and undated. Lists of published works on various topics in geology and paleontology.
Folder 18 Registrar, 1953-1960, 1967, 1973-1974
Folder 1 Senate of Scientists, 1963-1972
Folder 2 Senate of Scientists, 1976-1984
Folder 3 Smithson Bicentennial, 1965
Folder 4 Specimens stored during the War, 1942, 1952. Lists of boxed specimens, 1942; and estimates of specimen weights and volumes, 1952.
Folder 5 Step increases in salary, 1963-1966
Folder 6 Travel data, 1961-1969. Records related to Smithsonian trips. Includes travel vouchers, excavation permits, memoranda detailing plans, and brief trip reports.
Folder 7 United States Geological Survey, examinations and reports of referred fossils, 1951, 1960, 1963, 1966
Folder 8 Workload, backlog, and functional analysis, 1944-1951, 1960-1963. Statistical records of Division activities, with workload descriptions.
Series 3RESEARCH REPORTS AND ANNUAL REPORTS, 1906-1908, 1910-1933, 1935-1971.
This series consists of Research Reports and Annual Reports prepared by the Curator of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology. The Research Reports, submitted to the Research Subcommittee of the Smithsonian Planning Committee, detail the research activities of the Division, 1948-1963. The Department of Geology, later named the Department of Paleobiology, submitted the Annual Reports, to the Annual Reports of the Smithsonian, later titled Smithsonian Year. The reports, written by Charles W. Gilmore, 1906-1945, and Gazin, 1946-1967, describe the Division staff's field work, research, curatorial activities, and publications during the previous year.
Folder 9 Research Reports, 1948-1963. Quarterly reports, 1948-1951, and annual reports, 1952-1963. Includes the Consolidated Quarterly Report on Research Programs, Department of Geology, July-September 1951.
Folders 1-44 Annual Reports, 1906-1951
Folders 1-16 Annual Reports, 1951-1952, 1966-1967
Folder 17 Brief statements by Gazin for the Annual Reports concerning his research and publications, 1968, 1970-1971.
Series 4EXPEDITIONS, FIELD WORK, AND STUDY TRIPS, 1934-1941, 1946-1969, AND UNDATED.
This series consists of reports and photographs documenting Gazin's field work in the American West and Panama, as well as reports of trips to museums in Europe and Central and South America. The reports generally document expenses incurred and specimens collected. Included with some reports are descriptions of expeditions, correspondence with Smithsonian administrators, and officials of federal agencies with jurisdiction over excavated lands. The field photographs, grouped by locality, but usually not labeled individually, feature landscapes, evidently of site areas and formations, and field crews at work and in camp. Also included are photographs of the 1948 and 1951 field conferences of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Further information regarding expeditions and museum visits can be found in Series 3, Series 8, Series 10, and Series 14.
Folder 1 List of Gazin's expeditions, 1927-1941, 1946-1965, indicating formations worked. Included are notes on collection accession numbers, 1912-1946.
Folders 2-3 Idaho, 1934, report and photographs
Folders 4-5 New Mexico and Arizona, 1936, report and photographs
Folders 6-8 Utah, 1938, report and photographs, Uinta National Forest and Manti National Forest
Folders 9-10 Utah, 1939, report and photographs
Folders 11-14 Utah and Wyoming, 1940, report and photographs
Folders 15-16 Wyoming, 1941, report and photographs. Includes memorandum discussing fossils and localities examined at Fort Peck, Montana.
Folders 17-18 Utah and Wyoming, 1946, report and photographs
Folders 19-20 Colorado and Wyoming, 1947, report and photographs
Folders 21-22 Wyoming and Montana, 1948, report and photographs. Includes photographs of Field Conference, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Folders 23-24 New Mexico and Wyoming, 1949, report and photographs
Folders 1-2 Panama, 1950, report and photographs
Folders 3-4 Panama, 1951, report and photographs. Includes correspondence with Remington Kellogg and James Zetek.
Folders 5-6 Western Wyoming, 1951, report and photographs. Includes correspondence with Alexander Wetmore and photographs of Field Conference, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, South Dakota.
Folders 7-8 Wyoming, 1953, report and photographs
Folders 9-10 Wyoming, 1954, report and photographs
Folders 11-12 Wyoming and Nebraska, 1956, report and photographs
Folders 13-14 Wyoming, 1957, report and photographs
Folders 15-16 Wyoming, 1959, report and photographs
Folder 17 European Museum Trip, 1960 report. Includes copy of Gazin's research proposal to the National Science Foundation, "Early Tertiary Mammals of North America."
Folder 18 Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, 1961 report
Folder 19 Central and South America, 1962 report. Includes account of study trip to museums in Argentina and Brazil and fossil localities in Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Folders 20-21 Wyoming, 1963, report and photographs
Folder 1 New Mexico and Wyoming, 1964 report
Folder 2 Wyoming, 1965, report and photographs
Folders 3-4 Wyoming, 1967, report and photographs
Folder 5 Wyoming, 1969 report
Folder 6 Miscellaneous expedition photographs, unlabelled
Series 5ORGANIZATIONS, 1930-1984.
This series consists of material relating to professional organizations and institutions to which Gazin belonged, as member, fellow, or officer, or with which he was associated through publications or his positions at the Smithsonian. Included are correspondence, manuscript reviews, minutes of meetings, programs, organizational memoranda, news releases, and circulars. Other organizational files can be found in Series 6-8.
Folder 7 American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1932-1934, 1940, 1948, 1951, 1966-1974. Includes brief reviews by Gazin of manuscripts submitted to Science, as well as reviews of Evolution of the Vertebrates, by Edwin H. Colbert, and The Pattern of Vertebrate Evolution, by L. B. Halstead, printed in the May 15, 1970 issue of Science.
Folder 8 American Geographical Society, 1955, 1958-1959, 1965-1968
Folder 9 American Geological Institute (AGI), 1946-1950. Includes circulars, financial reports, minutes of meetings, and drafts of the AGI constitution.
Folder 10 American Geological Institute, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1968. Includes circulars, financial reports, minutes of meetings, and copy of the 1962 Meeting File for the AGI Board of Directors.
Folder 11 American Geophysical Union, 1947, 1965
Folder 12 American Museum of Natural History, 1931, 1935, 1946-1950, 1957-1958. Includes correspondence regarding specimen loans.
Folder 13 American Philosophical Society, 1936, 1949, 1965. Includes correspondence concerning "A Taeniodont Skull from the Lower Eocene of Wyoming," 1936, by Gazin, published in the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 76, No. 5.
Folder 14 American Scientific Congress, Eighth, Programs, 1940
Folder 15 American Society of Mammalogists (AMS), 1930-1937, 1940, 1946-1984. Includes programs and minutes of meetings (See Series 13 for group photograph at the 39th AMS Annual Meeting, 1959).
Folder 1 American Society of Zoologists, 1960-1961, 1964-1968, 1977-1978, 1980
Folder 2 Associacion Paleontologica Argentina, 1963-1966, 1969, 1974
Folder 3 Biological Society of Washington, 1961-1965, 1969-1972, 1976-1980
Folder 4 Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1932, 1934-1939, 1952, 1956
Folder 5 Chicago Natural History Museum, 1954
Folder 6 Geological Society of America (GSA), 1940-1943, 1946-1949. Includes correspondence with H. R. Aldrich and brief reviews by Gazin of articles submitted for the GSA Bulletin.
Folder 7 Geological Society of America, Program Committee, 1949-1951. Includes minutes of meetings, circulars, reports, and correspondence with H. R. Aldrich and Everett C. Olson.
Folder 8 Geological Society of America, 1950-1982. Includes circulars and programs.
Folder 9 Geological Society of Washington (GSW), 1932-1938, 1946, 1948, 1957, 1974-1984. Includes notes on the GSW constitution.
Folder 10 International Geological Congress, Sessions XVI, 1933, XVIII, 1940 and 1948, and XIX, 1952
Folder 11 International Geological Congress, Session XX, Mexico, 1956. Includes programs and correspondence concerning hotel arrangements.
Folder 12 International Geological Congress, Session XXI, Denmark, 1960. Includes correspondence, programs, and minutes of meetings.
Folder 13 Museo Nacional de Panama, 1956. Includes notes and shipping lists regarding specimens returned to Panama (See Alejandro Mendez P., Series 1).
Folder 1 National Academy of Sciences, 1932, 1935-1941, 1946-1964
Folder 2 National Academy of Sciences Centennial, 1963
Folder 3 National Register of Scientific and Technical Personnel, 1940, 1962-1966
Folder 4 New York Academy of Sciences, 1938-1941, 1947-1948, 1973
Folder 5 Nomenclature Discussion Group, United States National Museum, 1947-1953, 1958. Includes notices, minutes of meetings, and reports.
Folder 6 Paleontological Society, 1932-1942, 1945-1949, 1957, 1961, 1969, 1976. Includes brief reviews by Gazin of articles submitted to the Journal of Paleontology, reports and circulars.
Folder 7 Paleontological Society of Washington, 1972-1983
Folder 8 Science Information Exchange, 1964
Folder 9 Science Service, 1933-1941, 1946-1949. Includes news releases by Science Service concerning Gazin's fossil discoveries.
Folder 10 Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, 1935
Folder 11 Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), 1946-1957. Includes circulars, programs, ballots, and drafts of the SSE constitution and amendments.
Folder 1 Society for the Study of Evolution, 1958-1983. Includes circulars, programs, and ballots.
Folder 2 Washington Academy of Sciences, 1935-1943, 1946-1949. Includes circulars, reports, and lists of Academy officers, 1910-1947.
Folder 3 Washington Academy of Sciences, Board of Managers, 1947-1949. Includes minutes of meetings.
Folder 4 Washington Academy of Sciences, 1950-1968. Includes circulars, reports, and memoranda.
Folder 5 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1964-1968. Includes invitations and programs for Supper-Conferences for Anthropologists.
Folder 6 Organizations, general, 1933-1940, 1946-1949, 1953, 1964, 1967. Includes miscellaneous programs.
Series 6SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 1935-1983, AND UNDATED.
This series consists of material reflecting Gazin's longstanding involvement with the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) as charter member, 1940; fellow; Incorporator (with the American Geological Institute), 1947-1948; President, 1949; and Chairman, Nominating Committee, 1967. He also served as SVP representative at the National Research Council, 1948-1951, 1957-1960. Gazin played a principal role in the lengthy effort by the SVP to define and correlate, by the incidence of vertebrate fossils, the geologic formations of the North American continental Tertiary. He chaired the Eocene Subcommittee; served on the Cenozoic Committee; and submitted glossary articles, defining formations, to various subcommittees. Materials in this series include correspondence; glossary articles by Gazin and others; charts indicating formation correlations; drafts of subcommittee reports; SVP News Bulletins, with Gazin's submissions to them concerning Smithsonian Division of Vertebrate Paleontology activities; and circulars.
Folder 7 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1935-1952. Includes SVP News Bulletins, Gazin's articles for the Bulletins, minutes of meetings, reports, ballots, circulars, and a photograph of Walter Granger. Correspondents include Edwin H. Colbert, Everett C. Olson, Bryan Patterson, and Albert E. Wood.
Folder 1 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1953-1970. Includes SVP News Bulletins, Gazin's articles for the Bulletins, minutes of meetings, reports, ballots, circulars, and Gazin's reports on his involvement with the National Research Council. Correspondents include Craig C. Black, John A. Dorr, Jr., Joseph T. Gregory, Everett C. Olson, and C. Bertrand Schultz.
Folder 2 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1971-1983. Includes programs and circulars.
Folder 3 Cenozoic Committee, general, 1951-1960, 1963, 1966. Includes reports, circulars, and correspondence concerning the revision of the SVP bulletin on the North American continental Tertiary. Correspondents include Claude W. Hibbard, Bryan Patterson, Donald E. Savage, George Gaylord Simpson, and Horace E. Wood, II.
Folder 4 Cenozoic Committee, glossary articles, undated. Includes drafts of glossary articles written by Gazin and others, with references.
Folder 5 Paleocene Subcommittee, 1952-1954, 1959-1960. Includes drafts of glossary articles written by Roland W. Brown, Gazin, and Franklin B. Van Houten. Correspondents include Brown, Van Houten, and George Gaylord Simpson.
Folder 6 Eocene Subcommittee, correspondence, 1952-1955, 1959-1960. Correspondents include John A. Dorr, Jr., Bryan Patterson, Loris S. Russell, Bobb Schaeffer, George Gaylord Simpson, Harry A. Toutelot, Franklin B. Van Houten, John A. Wilson, Albert E. Wood, and Horace E. Wood, II.
Folder 7 Eocene Subcommittee, undated. Consists of correlation chart, with drafts of a summary definition for the continental Eocene.
Folder 8 Oligocene Subcommittee, 1954-1956. Includes correlation chart, drafts of a summary definition of the continental Oligocene, and correspondence with James D. Bump and Bryan Patterson.
Folder 1 Miocene Subcommittee, 1953. Includes two large correlation charts of the Miocene (general and floral), drafts of glossary articles by Peter Robinson and Donald E. Savage, and correspondence with William Otto and Robert W. Wilson.
Folder 2 Pliocene Subcommittee, 1953-1960. Includes correlation chart, drafts of the summary definition of the continental Pliocene, and drafts of glossary articles by Gazin. Correspondents include Claude W. Hibbard, Donald E. Savage, and Horace E. Wood, II.
Folder 3 Pleistocene Subcommittee, 1953, 1957, 1959. Includes correlation charts, drafts of the summary definition of the continental Pleistocene, and correspondence with Claude W. Hibbard and C. Bertrand Schultz.
Folder 4 Subcommittee on International Correlation, 1957-1961. Includes correlation charts, drafts of Subcommittee papers, and correspondence with Claude W. Hibbard, Robert W. Wilson, and Horace E. Wood, II.
Series 7NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, 1930, 1947-1952, 1957-1967, 1974-1975.
This series consists of material related to Gazin's affiliation with the National Research Council (NRC) as representative of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) to the NRC Division of Geology and Geography, 1948-1951, and to the NRC Earth Sciences Division, 1956-1960, and as Chairman of the NRC Committee on Postdoctoral Fellowships in Earth Sciences, 1960-1963. Included are a biographical questionnaire completed by Gazin in 1948; annual reports of activities of the SVP, 1949-1951; notes on candidates for fellowships; printed information concerning the candidate selection process; and memoranda, reports, and minutes of meetings.
Folder 5 National Research Council, 1930, 1947-1952. Includes biographical questionnaire completed by Gazin, March 4, 1948; annual reports of activities of the SVP, 1949-1951; minutes of meetings; reports; and memoranda concerning business of the NRC Division of Geology and Geography.
Folder 6 National Research Council, 1957-1958. Includes minutes of meetings, reports, and Earth Sciences Division memoranda.
Folder 7 National Research Council, 1959. Includes minutes of meetings, reports, and memoranda.
Folder 8 National Research Council, 1960. Includes minutes of meetings, reports, memoranda of the Earth Sciences Division, notes on fellowship candidates, information on the selection process, and lists of fellowship recipients.
Folder 1 National Research Council, 1961-1967, 1974-1975. Consists of notes on postdoctoral fellowship candidates, fellowship information materials, lists of recipients, reports, and circulars.
Series 8NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, 1958-1977.
This series consists of proposals by individuals, museums, and universities for grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that were referred to Gazin for his evaluation; his reviews of approximately one-half of the proposals included here (and of a few that are not); correspondence regarding NSF grant information for Smithsonian researchers; and proposals, progress reports and associated correspondence for two NSF grants through which Gazin conducted research.
Folders 2-5 NSF Proposals and Evaluations, 1958-1971
Folders 1-4 NSF Proposals and Evaluations, 1972-1977
Folder 5 NSF, Smithsonian Information, 1963-1964, 1968. Includes memoranda and printed information from S. Dillon Ripley and T. Dale Stewart about the use of NSF grants by Smithsonian scientists and correspondence with William R. Reimer concerning an inaccurate news article.
Folder 6 NSF Grant G10686, "Early Tertiary Mammals of America," 1959-1967. Consists of correspondence, primarily with the NSF Office of Systematic Biology, relating to Gazin's grant and the progress of his research. Includes a copy of his research proposal, progress reports, and notes.
Folder 7 NSF Grant G17609, "A Late Pleistocene Fauna and Possible Human Associations near Littleton, Colorado," 1960-1965. Includes drafts and a copy of the research grant proposal by Gazin and Waldo R. Wedel; a reprint of "The High Plains and Their Utilization by the Indian," 1963, by Wedel; a list of a skeletal material recovered at Littleton during 1963; progress reports, 1962-1963; and newspaper clippings. Also includes correspondence with Leonard Carmichael, David D. Keck, G. Edward Lewis, C. Bertrand Schultz, George Sternberg, T. Dale Stewart, Alan T. Waterman, and Wedel.
Series 9EXHIBITS, 1940-1941, 1946, 1955-1968, 1975, AND UNDATED.
This series consists of correspondence, drawings, specimen inventories, scripts, guidelines, and other materials related to the design and fabrication of vertebrate paleontology exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History.
Folder 8 Exhibit plans, data and notes, 1940, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1965-1968, and undated. Includes "Report on Proposed Plan of Exhibits for the Main Hall and Children's Room of the Smithsonian Institution," 1940, guidelines for exhibit preparation, inventories of halls, cases, and specimens, and notes.
Folder 1 Exhibit promotion, 1941, 1946, 1957, 1961-1965, 1968, and 1975. Includes drafts and copies of exhibit scripts and labels.
Folder 2 Exhibit Hall 2, 1959-1966. Consists of memoranda, drawings, purchase orders, and a photograph regarding the renovation of Hall 2.
Folder 3 Exhibit Hall 5, 1958-1962. Consists of memoranda and correspondence concerning the renovation of Hall 5 by Anne Karras, and includes hall and design specifications, case inventories, and specimen descriptions.
Folder 4 Exhibit Hall 6, 1960, 1964-1965. Includes notes, drawings, specimen lists, memoranda, and two photographs showing the mounting of a giant ground sloth.
Folder 5 International Zoological Congress Exhibit, 1963. Includes drawing memoranda, and drafts and copies of exhibit plans and descriptions.
Series 10AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES, 1956, 1960, 1964-1966, 1976, AND UNDATED.
This series consists of information prepared by Gazin concerning his professional life and publications.
Folder 6 C. Lewis Gazin Personal History Form and Bibliographies, 1956, 1960, 1964-1966, 1976, and undated. Includes Who's Who in America entry for 1956-1957; draft of 1965 Personal History Form; memorandum from S. Dillon Ripley concerning personnel evaluation; and drafts and copies of bibliographies, 1960, 1964-1966, and 1976.
Series 11NOTES, DRAFTS, AND MANUSCRIPTS, 1921-1976, AND UNDATED.
This series consists of notes, drafts, manuscripts, and related correspondence for several publications and talks authored or co-authored by C. Lewis Gazin. There are additionally a few notes by Gazin on specimens, and brief papers by other scientists that were evidently retained for more general reference. While some illustrations, photographs, and negatives are also included here, most are to be found in Series 13. Illustrations used for publications represented in this series are listed under similar folder titles. These titles are largely Gazin's own, each reflecting a specimen, formation, or locality featured in a particular publication or research subject. For more complete bibliographical information see also Gazin's bibliographies and Section 8 of his 1966 Personal History Form, both in Series 10.
Folder 7 Almy Eocene, manuscript and correspondence, 1961-1962. Includes drafts of "Main Body of the Wasatch Formation near La Barge, Wyoming," by Steven S. Oriel, drafts and a copy of "Eocene Age of Almy Formation, Wyoming, in Its Type Area," by Gazin, Steven S. Oriel and Joshua I. Tracey, Jr., and correspondence among the authors.
Folder 8 Almy Paleocene, notes, undated. Consists of notes and references, some of which concern "The Upper Paleocene Mammalia of the Almy Formation in Western Wyoming."
Folder 9 Apheliscinae, notes, undated. Concerns Apheliscus specimens.
Folder 10 Artiodactyla, notes, undated. Includes notes, chart, and measurements concerning Artiodactyla specimens.
Folder 11 Artiodactyla, manuscript, 1959-1961. Includes the manuscript "Artiodactyla" for the Reinhold Encyclopedia of the Biological Sciences, 1961, and correspondence with the Reinhold editor and publisher.
Folder 12 Auxontodon, notes, undated. Includes notes, with a list of references concerning Auxontodon specimens.
Folder 13 Badwater, notes and correspondence, 1955-1956, and undated. Includes notes concerning fauna of the Badwater area, and correspondence with Horace W. Wood and R. B. McManus.
Folder 14 Bison Basin Paleocene, notes and correspondence, 1952-1953, and undated. Includes notes on fauna of Bison Basin, Wyoming, identifications of fossil specimens for the United States Geological Survey, and correspondence with James S. Williams, Wallace G. Bell, Roland W. Brown, and Paul O. McGrew.
Folder 15 Bridger Collection, 1930. Includes maps, with lists of specimens collected in the 1930 expedition by Charles W. Gilmore.
Folder 16 Bridger Zones, notes, undated. Includes notes used for "Mammalian Faunal Zones of the Bridger Middle Eocene," 1976.
Folders 1-3 Bridger Zones, manuscript, 1976.
Folder 4 Bridger Zones, comments and alterations, 1976. Includes correspondence with Frank C. Whitmore, Jr. and Albert Ruffin.
Folder 5 Bridger Zones, manuscript, printer's copy, 1976
Folder 6 Bug Creek, Montana, notes, undated. Notes concern fauna of Bug Creek, with two photographs.
Folder 7 Canis (Aenocyon) Dirus, drafts, undated. Includes uncredited drafts of "A Nearly Complete Skeleton of Canis (Aenocyon) Dirus Leidy from Oklahoma."
Folder 8 Cave data, notes and manuscript, 1926, and undated. Includes notes and references concerning various caves and their fossil specimens, and copies of "The Paleontological Exploration of Caves," by David White.
Folder 9 Denver Basin Paleocene, 1941, 1963-1964. Includes a draft of "Paleocene Mammals from the Denver Basin, Colorado," 1941, with Roland W. Brown; a draft, copy, and reprint of the same paper revised by Gazin, 1963; correspondence relating to the 1963 publication; and an original drawing of test figure #2.
Folder 10 Eocene Primates, notes, undated. Includes notes and portions of drafts for "A Review of the Middle and Upper Eocene Primates of North America," 1958.
Folder 11 Faunal Correlations, 1939, and undated. Includes charts correlating Cenozoic geologic formations and the "Preliminary Draft of the Committee on Nomenclature of the North American Tertiary," with cover letter dated November 1939, by Horace E. Wood.
Folder 12 Faunal Notes, undated. Includes notes and charts concerning various fauna.
Folder 13 Faunal Notes, Asiatic Forms, undated
Folder 14 Hagerman, notes and drafts, 1931, 1961, and undated. Includes notes and measurements concerning fauna from Hagerman, Idaho; a letter from Elmer Cook to Alexander Wetmore, 1931; a draft of "Hagerman Lake Beds" by Gazin for "Stearns Ms."; "Bibliography of the Fossil Vertebrates from Hagerman, Idaho," 1961; and an abstract for "New Felids from the Upper Pliocene of Idaho."
Folder 15 Haitian Caves, notes, 1921. Includes notes by John S. Brown on the excavation of two caves in Haiti.
Folder 1 Hyopsodus, Bridger Data, undated. Information regards "A Study of the Eocene Condylarthran Mammal Hyopsodus, 1968.
Folder 2 Hyopsodus, Buffalo Basin Data, undated
Folder 3 Hyopsodus, Carnegie Museum Data, undated
Folder 4 Hyopsodus, Wasatch, General Data, undated
Folder 5 Hyopsodus, Wasatch, Gray Bull Data, undated
Folder 6 Hyopsodus, Wasatch, Huerfano Data, undated
Folder 7 Hyopsodus, Wasatch, La Barge and Big Piney Data, undated
Folder 8 Hyopsodus, Wasatch, san Juan Basin Data, undated
Folder 9 Hyopsodus, Wasatch, Wind River Basin Data, undated
Folder 10 Hyopsodus, Data on Type Specimens, undated
Folder 11 Hyopsodus, Miscellaneous Data, undated
Folder 12 Hyopsodus, Bibliographic Material, undated
Folder 13 Hyopsodus, Notes on Text Figures, undated. Includes rough drawings by Gazin.
Folder 14 Hyopsodus, Text Figures, undated
Folder 15 Hyopsodus, Plate Negatives, undated. Includes thirteen negatives and a memorandum requesting photographic services.
Folder 16 Hyopsodus, Drafts of texts for plates and figures, undated
Folders 17-18 Hyopsodus, Manuscripts, 1968. Include first and final drafts.
Folder 1 Hyopsodus Manuscript, 1968, printer's copy
Folder 2 Knight Manuscript, notes, undated
Folder 3 Knight Manuscript, draft, undated
Folder 4 Knight Manuscript, carbon copy, undated
Folder 5 Leptictid Insectivore Manuscript, printer's copy, 1949
Folder 6 Little Muddy Creek Paleocene Manuscript, copy, 1969
Folder 7 Little Muddy Creek Paleocene Manuscript, printer's copy, 1969
Folder 8 Machaeroides eothen, undated
Folder 9 Meniscotherium Manuscript, notes, undated
Folder 10 Meniscotherium Manuscript, draft and copy, 1965
Folder 11 Mount Pinos, Minor Thesis, 1930
Folder 1 Multituberculate Notes, undated. Notes and references concern multituberculate fauna.
Folder 2 Osteological Notes, undated. Notes concern various fossil fauna, probably stemming from Gazin's graduate work.
Folder 3 Panamanian Report, notes and plates, undated. Concerns "Exploration of Giant Ground Sloths in Panama," 1957.
Folder 4 Patriofelis Ulta, notes and plates, undated. Includes notes with plates of tables for "A Skull of the Bridger Middle Eocene Creodont, Patriofelis Ulta Leidy," 1957.
Folder 5 Rodents, notes and papers, undated. Includes notes and drawings concerning specimens, and several typed copies of short, published papers by various authors.
Folder 6 San Andreas, manuscript, undated. Includes "Geology of the San Andreas Rift Zone Between Little Rock Creek and Elizabeth Lake, Los Angeles County, California," probably by Gazin, which resulted from his work in the area with the United States Geological Survey, 1930-1931, and also includes typed excerpts from "Some Tertiary Formations of Southern California," undated, by Oscar H. Hershey.
Folder 7 Shotgun, notes, undated. Includes notes for "Paleocene Primates from the Shotgun Member of the Fort Union Formation in the Wind River Basin, Wyoming," 1971.
Folder 8 Shotgun, manuscript, 1971. Includes four photographic negatives, a draft, and a manuscript.
Folder 9 Skull Springs, Ph.D. Thesis, 1930. Includes the manuscript and a few related notes for "A Miocene Mammalian Fauna from Southeastern Oregon."
Folder 10 Smilodectes, notes and draft, 1965, and undated. Concerns "An Endocranial Cast of the Bridger Eocene Primate, Smilodectes Gracilis.
Folder 11 Smilodectes, abstract and manuscript, 1965
Folder 12 Talks, abstracts, and papers, 1930-1959, and undated
Folder 13 Tillodontia, notes, undated. Includes notes, statistical data, and measurements concerning tillodonts for "The Tillodontia: An Early Tertiary Order of Mammals," 1953.
Folder 14 Torrejon, notes and manuscript, 1968, and undated. Includes notes, a draft, a plate negative, and edited manuscript for "A New Primate from the Torrejon Middle Paleocene of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico."
Folder 15 "Traite de Paleontologie," review, 1962. Includes a Gazin review of "Traite de Paleontologie, Part VI, Vol. 1," by Jean Piveteau.
Folder 16 Wyoming Geological Association Guidebook, chart, 1961. Consists of a negative and copies of a chart from "Occurrences of Paleocene Mammalia in Tertiary Basins of Wyoming," and correspondence with G. L. Wilroth.
Folder 17 Wyoming Geological Association Guidebook, manuscript, 1965. Includes "Early Eocene Mammalian Faunas and Their Environments in the Vicinity of the Rock Springs Uplift, Wyoming," and correspondence with Reed K. Bitter.
Folder 18 Miscellaneous notes and papers, undated. Concerns evolution, dentition, stratigraphy, and a Mexican rodent. Also includes correspondence with Robert W. Wilson.
Series 12COLLECTED MANUSCRIPTS, CORRESPONDENCE, AND RELATED MATERIAL, 1901, 1924, 1961, AND UNDATED.
This series consists of correspondence, manuscript drafts, illustrations, photographs, and publications by other scientists, apparently retained for their interest to Gazin. A few additional works by others can be found in Series 11.
Folder 1 Diener, Professor Doc C., typed copy of published work, undated. Includes Chapter 4, "The Significance of migration," from The Fundamental Features of Biostratigraphy by Diener.
Folder 2 Hatcher, J. B., correspondence, 1901. Includes a letter to Otis F. Mason.
Folder 3 Matthew, William Diller, syllabus, part 1, undated
Folder 4 Matthew, William Diller, syllabus, part 2, undated
Folder 5 Merriam, John Campbell, manuscript, undated
Folder 6 Russell, Dale, Master's Thesis, undated
Folder 7 Sternberg, Charles H., correspondence, 1924
Folder 8 Weigelt, Johannes, manuscript, undated
Folder 9 Winge, Herluf, manuscript, undated
Series 13ILLUSTRATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1906, 1920, 1933-1971, AND UNDATED.
This series consists largely of scientific illustrations used as text figures and plates in publications by Gazin and others. Included are plans for an exhibit hall, original drawings of specimens, and assorted photographs (most only partially identified). This material is arranged alphabetically, as well as by size, with oversize illustrations located in Boxes 36 and 37. Some illustrations, photographs, and negatives can also be found in Series 11. Unless otherwise noted, publications cited below were written by Gazin. See also his bibliographies in Series 10.
Folder 10 Almy Fossil Illustrations, 1942. Includes two figures for "Fossil Mammalia from the Almy Formation in Western Wyoming."
Folder 11 Boysen Reservoir Illustrations, 1956. Includes five figures and a 30" x 24" map on onion-skin paper for "Preliminary Analysis of the Vertebrate Fossil Fauna of the Boysen Reservoir Area," by Theodore E. White, published in the Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol. 102.
Folder 12 Cumberland Cave Bat Illustration, 1938. Contains one figure of Corynorhinus alleganiensis for "The Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna from Cumberland Cave, Maryland," co-authored by James W. Gidley.
Folder 13 Cumberland Cave Bear Illustrations, 1938. Includes four figures for "The Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna from Cumberland Cave, Maryland."
Folder 14 Cumberland Cave Cat Illustrations, 1938. Includes two figures for "The Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna from Cumberland Cave, Maryland."
Folder 15 Cumberland Cave Deer Illustrations, 1938. Includes two figures for "The Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna from Cumberland Cave, Maryland."
Folder 16 Cumberland Cave Dog Illustrations, 1938. Contains ten figures for "The Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna from Cumberland Cave, Maryland," and also includes 21 illustrations possibly used by James W. Gidley for an earlier paper.
Folder 1 Cumberland Cave Mustelid Illustrations, 1938. Includes 13 figures.
Folder 2 Cumberland Cave Rodent Illustrations, 1938. Includes eight figures.
Folder 3 Cumberland Cave Tapir Illustration, 1938. Includes one figure.
Folder 4 Dragon Illustrations, 1941. Includes 28 figures for "The Mammalian Faunas of the Paleocene of Central Utah, with Notes on the Geology."
Folders 5-6 Fort Union Illustrations, 1937. Includes figures 8-80 and plates f7-10 of "The Fort Union of the Crazy Mountain Field, Montana and Its Mammalian Fauna," by George Gaylord Simpson, published in United States National Museum Bulletin No. 169.
Folder 7 Fort Union, discarded illustrations, 1937. Includes 20 unused drawings for "The Fort Union of the Crazy Mountain Field, Montana and Its Mammalian Fauna." On the original envelope was written, "Weber drawings discarded as so inaccurate they would be more difficult to correct than to draw over. GGS."
Folder 1 Hagerman Cat Illustrations, 1933. Includes three figures for "new Felids from the Upper Pliocene of Idaho."
Folder 2 Hagerman Certomeryx Illustration, 1935. Includes one figure for "A New Antilocaprid from the Late Pliocene of Idaho."
Folder 3 Hagerman Mustelid Illustrations, 1934. Includes five figures for "Upper Pliocene Mustelids from the Snake River Basin of Idaho."
Folder 4 Hagerman Peccary Illustrations, 1938. Includes two figures for "Fossil Peccary Remains from the Upper Pliocene of Idaho."
Folder 5 Hagerman Plesippus Illustrations, 1936. Includes four figures for "A Study of the Fossil Horse Remains from the Upper Pliocene of Idaho."
Folder 6 Hagerman Rabbit Illustrations, 1934. Includes five figures for "Fossil Hares from the late Pliocene of Southern Idaho."
Folder 7 Hagerman Rodent Illustrations, undated. Includes eight drawings.
Folder 8 Hagerman Sloth Illustrations, 1935. Includes seven figures for "Gravigrade Sloth Remains from the Late Pliocene and Pleistocene of Idaho."
Folder 9 Hay, Oliver Perry, undated. Includes a portrait, unlabelled, probably of Hay.
Folder 10 Knight Illustrations, 1952. Includes five figures for "The Lower Eocene Knight Formation of Western Wyoming and Its Mammalian Faunas."
Folder 11 Leptictid Insectivore Illustration, 1949. Includes one figure for "A Lepticid Insectivore from the Middle Eocene Bridger Formation of Wyoming."
Folder 12 Maryland Miocene Illustrations, 1950. Includes seven figures for "Remains of Land Mammals from the Miocene of the Chesapeake Bay Region," co-authored by R. Lee Collins.
Folder 13 Mississippi Titanothere Illustration, 1942. Includes one figure for "A New Titanothere from the Eocene of Mississippi, with Notes on the correlation Between the Marine Eocene of the Gulf coastal Plain and Continental Eocene of the Rocky Mountain Region," co-authored by J. M. Sullivan.
Folder 14 Nebraska Mustelid Illustrations, 1936. Includes three figures for "A New Mustelid Carnivore from the Miocene Beds of Northwestern Nebraska."
Folder 15 Patriofelis Ulta Illustrations, 1957. Includes five figures for "A Skull of the Bridger Middle Eocene Creodont, Patriofelis Ulta Leidy."
Folder 16 Rancho La Brea Wolf Illustrations, undated. Includes 15 pages of drawings and two charts, apparently drawn by Gazin.
Folder 17 Reptilian Characters Illustrations, 1920. Includes 16 drawings for "On Some Hitherto Unrecognized Reptilian Characters in the Skull of the Insectivora and Other Mammals," by Jacob L. Wortman, published in the Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol. 57.
Folder 18 San Pedro Faunas Illustrations, 1942. Includes nine figures for "The Late Cenozoic Vertebrate Faunas from the San Pedro Valley, Arizona."
Folder 19 Sinopa Illustrations, 1906. Includes two figures for "The Osteology of Sinopa, Creodont Mammal of the Middle Eocene," by William Diller Matthew, published in the Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol. 30.
Folder 20 Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory, undated. Includes eight photographs, including two enlargements, of the preparation laboratory.
Folder 21 Miscellaneous Illustration, undated. Includes six drawings of horse dentition and one drawing labeled, "New Mandible-H. Ursinus (Cope)."
Folder 22 Miscellaneous Photographs, undated. Includes four photographs--probably from the late 1940s--which show Gazin, Alexander Wetmore, and several other unidentified men.
Folder 1 Almy Paleocene Illustrations, 1956. Includes two plates for "The Upper Paleocene Mammalia from the Almy Formation in Western Wyoming."
Folder 2 Alpheliscus and Phenacodaptes Illustrations, 1959. Includes two plates for "Early Tertiary Alpheliscus and Phenacodaptes as Pantolestid Insectivores."
Folder 3 Badwater Illustrations, 1956. Includes three plates for "The Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of Upper Eocene Strata in the Northeastern part of the Wind River Basin, Wyoming. Part 2-The Mammalian Fauna of the Badwater Area."
Folder 4 Bison Basin Illustrations, 1956. Includes 14 plates for "Paleocene Mammalian Faunas of the Bison Basin in South-Central Wyoming," and three panoramic photographs of Badland exposures in the Bison Basin.
Folder 5 Canyon Ferry Illustrations, 1956. Includes 11 figures for "A Preliminary Analysis of the Fossil Vertebrates of the Canyon Ferry Reservoir Area," by Theodore E. White, published in the Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol. 103.
Folder 6 Eocene Primates Illustrations, 1958. Includes 13 plates for "A Review of the middle and Upper Eocene Primates of North America."
Folder 7 Exhibits, 1956. Includes a 34" x 20" chart entitled "Plans for the 'Age of Mammals', Hall 5."
Folder 8 Hyopsodus Illustrations, 1968. Includes 10 figures and 12 plates for "A Study of the Eocene condylarthran Mammal Hyopsodus."
Folder 9 Knight Illustrations, 1962. Consists of 2 figures and 13 plates for "A Further Study of the Lower Eocene Mammalian Faunas of Southwestern Wyoming."
Folder 1 Little Muddy Creek Paleocene, 1969. Includes two figures for "A New Occurrence of Paleocene Mammals in the Evanston Formation, Southwestern Wyoming."
Folder 2 Mammalogists Photograph, 1959. Contains a photograph of participants at the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists posed on the front steps of the Natural History Building.
Folder 3 Meniscotherium Illustrations, 1965. Includes nine figures and ten plates for "A Study of the Early Tertiary Condylarthran Mammal Meniscotherium."
Folder 4 Panama Illustrations, 1957. Includes two figures and one plate for "Exploration for the Remains of Giant Ground Sloths in Panama."
Folder 5 Shotgun Illustrations, 1971. Consists of four figures for "Paleocene Primates from the Shotgun Member of the Fort Union Formation in the Wind River Basin, Wyoming."
Folder 6 Smilodectes Gracilis Illustrations, 1965. Includes two plates for "An Endocranial Cast of the Bridger Middle and Eocene Primate, Smilodectes Gracilis." [removed to oversize]
Folder 7 Torrejon Illustration, 1968. Includes one figure for "A New Primate from the Torrejon Middle Paleocene of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico."
Folders 8-9 Tillodont Illustrations, figures and plates, 1953. Include thirty figures and sixteen plates for "The Tillodontia: An Early Tertiary Order of Mammals."
Series 14FIELD NOTES, 1930-1942, 1946-1969.
This series consists of field notes documenting Gazin's paleontological expeditions to the American West and Panama. The field notes are typically composed of expense accounts; lists of collected specimens (arranged by precise locality of excavation); box lists of specimens shipped; and, in some cases, narrative daily logs. Also present are field notes by Charles W. Gilmore, 1930-1932, 1942, and Sheldon P. Applegate and Theodore B. Ruhoff, 1956, who were Gazin's contemporaries. The notes, boxed chronologically but not foldered, are currently in the care of the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology.
1930 Expedition to Bridger Basin, Wyoming, by Charles W. Gilmore. Includes daily log, list of camps, travel notes, and addresses.
1931 Expedition to southwestern Montana and northwestern Wyoming, by Charles W. Gilmore. Includes daily log.
1932 Expedition to the Oligocene of Nebraska and South Dakota, by Charles W. Gilmore. Includes daily log.
1934 Expedition to Idaho. Includes daily log and photo list.
1936 Expedition to New Mexico
1938 Expedition to Dragon Paleocene and Cretaceous and Uinta Basin Upper Eocene, Utah
1939 Expedition to Central Utah
1940 Expedition to Utah and Wyoming
1941 Expedition to Bridger Basin, Wyoming
1942 Expedition to the Oligocene of Wyoming and Nebraska, by Charles W. Gilmore
1946 Expedition to Dragon, Utah and Bridger, Wyoming
1947 Expedition to Huerfano Basin, Colorado and Bridger Basin, Wyoming. Includes a three page summary of the expedition.
1948 Expedition to Montana and Wyoming
1949 Expedition to New Mexico and Wyoming
1950 Expedition to Ocu and Pese, Panama. Includes hand-drawn site maps and a list of workers.
1951 Expedition to the interior of Panama. Includes hand-drawn site maps.
1951 Expedition to Wyoming
1953 Expedition to central and southwest Wyoming. Includes daily log.
1954 Expedition to Wyoming. Includes daily log and hand-drawn maps of geologic formations.
1956 Expedition to Wyoming. Includes daily log.
1956 field trip to investigate reported whale remains for Dr. Kellogg, by Sheldon P. Applegate and Theodore B. Ruhoff
1957 Expedition to Bridger Basin, Wyoming. Includes daily log.
1959 Expedition to Bridger Formation, Wyoming. Includes daily log.
1961 Expedition to Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana
1963 Expedition to Bridger Basin, Wyoming
1964 Expedition to New Mexico and Wyoming. Includes daily log.
1965 Expedition to Bridger Basin, Wyoming
1967 Expedition to Wyoming, and 1969 Expedition to Bridger Basin, Wyoming. The latter does not include expense accounts.
1969 Expedition to Bridger Basin, Wyoming
Series 15GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1927-1981.
This series consists of correspondence between Gazin and his professional colleagues concerning research projects, formal and informal visits and collaborations, and academic topics of mutual interest. It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, as well as some internal Smithsonian memoranda, and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Of particular interest is correspondence with Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore concerning Gazin's research activities and his tenure at the Smithsonian.
Folder 1 A, general
Folder 2 B, general
Folder 3 C, general. Includes photographs of fossils.
Folder 4 D, general
Folder 5 E, general
Folder 6 F, general
Folder 7 G, general
Folder 8 Gilmore, Charles W., 1931-1932, 1934, 1938, 1942, 1946
Folder 9 H, general
Folder 10 I, general
Folder 11 J, general
Folder 12 K, general
Folder 13 L, general
Folder 14 Mc, general
Folder 15 M, general
Folder 16 Maxson, John H., 1939, 1946, 1953-1954, 1958, 1964
Folder 17 N, general
Folder 18 O, general
Folder 19 P, general
Folder 20 R, general
Folder 21 Romer, Alfred S. and Ruth, 1942-1943, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1969
Folder 22 S, general
Folder 23 Schiller, Dorothy M., 1960-1967. Consists of periodic reports to Gazin from the Department secretary, Schiller, while Gazin was away on travel.
Folder 24 Simpson, George G., 1940, 1946, 1949, 1954-1955, 1957-1959, 1961, 1963-1964, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981
Folder 25 Sternberg, Charles H., 1934-1937, 1939, 1941-1943, 1969
Folder 26 Stock, Chester, 1927, 1930-1936, 1940, 1947-1949
Folder 1 T, general
Folder 2 U, general
Folder 3 V, general
Folder 4 W, general
Folder 5 Wetmore, Alexander, 1932-1934, 1936-1938, 1940-1943, 1945-1949, 1951, 1953, 1978
Folder 6 Wood, Horace E. and Florence, 1941-1942, 1949, 1953-1954, 1956-1959, 1962-1963, 1965, 1970
Folder 7 X-Z, general
Series 16NOTES, MANUSCRIPTS, PLATES, AND PHOTOGRAPHS, 1956-1972, AND UNDATED.
This series consists primarily of research notes. Gazin's notes are organized by research subject, and occasionally by the museum in which he researched. Of particular interest are three pre-search notebooks which detail the paleontological background of areas Gazin later studied. This series also includes miscellaneous photographs and plates, manuscripts, and a handwritten draft of Gazin's autobiography.
Folder 8 Pre-search study notebooks, European museums, April-May 1960. Includes two notebooks, and travel itineraries.
Folder 9 Pre-search study notebook, Central and South American museums, 1962
Folder 10 Los Angeles County Museum, notes, undated. Includes photograph of map.
Folder 11 Rapid City, South Dakota, photographs, undated. Includes two photo post cards of mammal skeletons.
Folder 12 Artiodactyla notes, 1958-1959, 1963, and undated
Folder 13 Carnivore notes, 1956, 1959-1960, and undated
Folder 14 Colorado Wasatch, notes, charts, and correspondence, 1963-1964
Folder 15 Condylarthran notes, 1958-1959, and undated
Folder 16 Condylarthran notes, study trip to Princeton University, December 1961, April 1963
Folder 17 Foreign Eocene notes, 1959
Folder 18 Pre-Knight paper, notes on lower eocene, undated
Folder 19 Lower Eocene notes, post Knight paper, faunal notes, undated
Folder 20 Palaeosinopa notes, 1956, 1959, 1961, and undated
Folder 21 Perissodactyl notes, 1959, 1961, and undated
Folder 22 Primate Notes, 1956, 1958-1959, 1961, 1963. Includes photographs of specimens and research notes from various museums in the United States.
Folder 23 Rodent notes, 1956, 1959, 1961, and undated. Includes manuscript for "New sciuravid rodents from the lower Eocene Knight formation of western Wyoming," 1961.
Folder 24 Upper Eocene notes, undated
Folder 25 Research notes and indexes, undated
Folder 26 Tillodont Drawings, undated. Includes four drawings marked "not to be used."
Folder 1 Unidentified plates and chart, 1961, and undated. Includes three plates and one chart of Paleocene and Eocene levels in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.
Folder 2 Grant proposal to National Science Foundation, 1959. Consists of proposal entitled "Early Tertiary Mammals of North America."
Folder 3 "Autobiography of Dr. C. Lewis Gazin," handwritten manuscript, undated
Folder 4 "Geology of the Central Portion of the Mount Pinos Quadrangle, Ventura and Kern Counties, Southern California," by Gazin, manuscript, undated
Folder 5 Gazin's autobiographical notes and bibliography, undated. Material covers Gazin's career from 1925-1976.
Folder 6 "Tertiary," for Encyclopaedia Britannica, manuscript, undated
Folder 7 Miscellaneous publications, 1926, 1972. Includes Proportional Representation League Leaflet No. 11, "Suggestions for Conducting Demonstration Elections by the Hare System of Proportional Representation," 2nd ed., April 1926, and Massachusetts Wildlife, January-February 1972.
Folder 8 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31st Annual Meeting, photograph. Includes identification list and chart.
Folder 9 Unidentified photographs, undated. Includes photographs and negatives of Gazin and others at an unidentified professional event, and of charts created by Gazin.
Folders 10-11 Upper Eocene Artiodaetyla Plates
Folders 12-15 Cumberland Cave Plates
Folder 1 Dragon Plates
Folder 2 Ectogamus Illustrations
Folder 3 Florissant Plates
Folder 4 USNM Bulletin 169 Plates
Folder 5 Hagerman Peccary Illustrations
Folder 6 Hagerman Plesippus Plates
Folder 7 Dr. May Plates
Folder 8 Indiana Cervalces Plates
Folder 9 Knight Faunas Plates
Folder 10 Paleocene Mammals Plates
Folder 11 Machaeroides eothen Plates
Folder 12 Meniscotherium Manuscript
Folder 13 Mississippi Titanothere Plates
Folder 14 San Pedro Faunas Plates
Folder 15 Patrioteles ulta Manuscript
Folder 16 Shotgun Manuscript, 1971
Folder 1 Illustrations for Skull Springs
Folder 2 Torrejor Manuscript
Folder 3 Glossy Chart for WGA Manuscript, 1961
Folders 4-7 Unidentified Cyanotypes
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