Outside Illinois, c. 1934 - 1944

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The notebook documents the work of various individuals in the field across the United States (outside of Illinois), circa 1934 - 1944. The volume may document the work of individuals in the employ of the Illinois Geological Survey. Name identification varies from full last name to initials. The volume contains separation tabs listing names of states. Entries include location information (sometimes and marks, distance from, and loc. number), description of geological characteristics (color, composition, measurements), sometimes geological sections or sketches of terrain with notes. At the bottom of each sheet is a stamped list of fields including: by, date, quad, part, county, index number. Frequently by, date, state, county, and index number is listed. Locations include Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Indiana
  • United States
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • West Virginia
  • Iowa
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-037

Collection name

Chalmer L. Cooper papers, c. 1932 - 1944

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 1