Vaughan, Thomas Wayland, 1870-1952

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Biographical History

T. Wayland Vaughan was a geologist and oceanographer who worked with the United States Geological Survey and was an Associate in Marine Sediments (1924-1942), and Associate in Paleontology (1942-1952) at the United States National Museum. He was also director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1924-1936. His research focused on the study of corals and coral reefs, the investigation of larger foraminifera, and oceanography. 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 served. Also included are writings, reports, correspondence, and notes by Vaughan and other scientists concerning specimen collections, photographs and plates (primarily for publications), and field notebooks.

Related entities

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography: He was also director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1924-1936.
  • United States National Museum: He was an Associate in Marine Sediments (1924-1942), and Associate in Paleontology (1942-1952) at the United States National Museum.

Birth Date

1870

Death Date

1952

Topic

  • Geologists
  • Oceanographers

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

  • Geologists
  • Oceanographers