Illinois, Cornell 101-102 Trips, paleontology trip, Rhode Island trip, Squantum trip (Geological Society of American, 1948 - 1949, 1952

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The notebook documents the geological observations of William Oliver, during field work completed March 6, 1948 - May 17, 1949, and September 13 - November 1952. Entries vary in content and format. Some include sketches of strata, description of of their composition, as well as a table of data. Table includes station number, bearing, distance, vert. L, diff. in elevation, elevation, and notes. The table is headed with names of creators (Oliver and Murray), date, and weather (e.g rainy). Other entries are headed with location and date of field trip, followed by geological description of sites identified by geological or man-made landmarks. Locations include Rhode Island, Illinois, and New York state.

Date Range

1948 - 1949, 1952

Start Date

Mar 06, 1948

End Date

Nov 13, 1952

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Rhode Island
  • New York
  • United States
  • Illinois


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 15-307

Collection name

William Albert Oliver papers, 1946-1998

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 5