Franco Dino Rasetti Papers, 1944-1965 and undated

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Black-and-white photographs, notebooks, and maps of geological formations and fossils make up the collection of Franco Rasetti. He was a nuclear physicist, and his avocation was paleobiology with an emphasis on Cambrian Rockies. From 1964 to 1967, Rasetti was an Honorary Research Associate in Invertebrate Paleontology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the Paleontological Society and received the National Academy of Science's Walcott Medal in 1952. Much of his work was completed in the Canadian Rocky Mountains as well as the East Coast of the United States from New York to Virginia.

Date Range

1944, 1944-1965, 1944-1965 and undated

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  • Ordovician
  • Cambrian


  • New Brunswick
  • Canada
  • New York
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Montana
  • United States
  • Tennessee
  • Quebec
  • British Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania


Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007240


15 items (photographs and notebooks)

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives