Jean Milton Berdan papers, 1941 - 1987 and undated

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The collection documents the field work of Jean Milton Berdan, 1941 - 1987 and undated. Much of the work was conducted while she was working for the U.S. Geological Survey. The field books often include detailed observations of terrain organized in numbered lists. Some appear to include USGS assigned numbers. Much of the work occurred in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Wyoming, Montana, and other parts of the American West.

Date Range

1941 - 1987 and undated

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  • New York
  • Montana
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Maryland
  • Virginia


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-137


13 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives