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Record Unit 7281

Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956

William F. Foshag Papers, 1923-1965 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956
Title: William F. Foshag Papers
Dates: 1923-1965 and undated
Quantity: 8.59 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 3x5 box) (2 5x8 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Record Unit 7281
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists mostly of materials documenting Foshag's research on Paricutin Volcano. Included are field notes recorded by Foshag, as well as notes and observations made by Jenaro Gonzalez and Gutierrez Celedonio; photographs, color slides, and glass plate negatives documenting the birth and subsequent activity of the volcano, research notes mostly concerning the analysis of lava and other materials erupted from Parícutin; manuscripts, reports, reprints, and publications concerning Parícutin and volcanology, and maps of Mexico, particularly the Parícutin region. Also included in the collection is general correspondence of Foshag, 1923, 1942-1965, including letters concerning his study of Parícutin Volcano and his survey of Central American jade objects, and photographs taken on several of Foshag's mineral collecting trips to Mexico, 1926-1934.

A collection of 151 photographic prints and corresponding negatives from his study of Parícutin Volcano were transferred by Foshag to the National Archives in 1951 (NARS Accession Inventory No. 451-111).

Historical Note

William F. Foshag (1894-1956) joined the United States National Museum's Division of Mineralogy and Petrology as an assistant curator in 1919. From 1929 to 1941, he served as curator of the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematic and Applied) and from 1929 to 1948 was also curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. From 1948 to 1956, Foshag was head curator of the Department of Geology and acting curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology.

Foshag's research was primarily devoted to the study of the geology and mineralogy of Mexico. Between 1926 and 1941, Foshag made several collecting trips to Mexico under the auspices of the Smithsonian's Roebling Fund. While serving as a representative of the United States Geological Survey in its cooperative work with the Mexican government, Foshag was able to study the eruption of the Parícutin Volcano in 1943. He made subsequent visits to Parícutin in 1944 and 1945 to observe the volcano. In 1946, he went to Japan for the United States government to supervise the grading, classifying, and appraising of diamonds captured from the Japanese during World War II. In 1949, Foshag was commissioned by the Guatemalan government to survey ancient jade objects from Central America.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists mostly of materials documenting Foshag's research on Parícutin Volcano. Included are field notes recorded by Foshag, as well as notes and observations made by Jenaro Gonzalez-Reyna and Celedonia Gutiérrez; photographs, color slides, and glass plate negatives documenting the birth and subsequent activity of the volcano; research notes mostly concerning the analysis of lava and other materials erupted from Parícutin; manuscripts, reports, reprints, and publications concerning Parícutin and volcanology; and maps of Mexico, particularly the Parícutin region. Also included in the collection is general correspondence of Foshag, 1923, 1942-1956, including letters concerning his study of Parícutin Volcano, his survey of Central American jade objects, and photographs taken on several of Foshag's mineral collecting trips to Mexico, 1926-1934.

Foshag transferred a collection of 151 photographic prints and corresponding negatives from his study of Parícutin Volcano to the National Archives in 1951 (NARS Accession Inventory No. 451-111).

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7281, William F. Foshag Papers

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Container List

Series 1

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1923, 1942-1965. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of William F. Foshag, primarily during the years he served as head curator of the Department of Geology, United States National Museum (USNM). The correspondence concerns the identification and analysis of gems and minerals; Foshag's study of the Parícutin Volcano; his survey of Guatemalan jade objects; scientific societies and conferences; and the preparation of manuscripts for publication. Correspondence post-dating Foshag's death in 1956 is mostly letters of sympathy written to the Department of Geology, USNM.

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Folder 1 Allen, Robert D., 1954-1955

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Folder 2 American Chemical Society, 1950-1951

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Folder 3 American Gem and Pearl Company, 1949, 1954

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Folder 4 American Gem Society, 1949-1954

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Folder 5 American Geological Institute, 1949, 1956

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Folder 6 American Geophysical Union, 1949, 1955-1956

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Folder 7 American Mineralogist, 1949, 1953-1956

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Folder 8 American Museum of Natural History, 1948-1949, 1953-1954

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Folder 9 American Potash and Chemical Corporation, 1949

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Folder 10 American University, 1949-1950, 1953

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Folder 11 Andreatta, Prof. Ciro, 1951-1954

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Folder 12 Arellano, Alberto, 1949-1953

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Folder 13 Australian Museum, 1949-1952

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Folder 14 Austria Geologisches Bundesanstalt, 1951

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Folder 15 "A" misc., 1949-1956

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Folder 16 Bandy, Mark C., 1949-1956

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Folder 17 Barber, Raymond J., 1951-1955

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Folder 18 Barron, Elbert M., 1950-1956

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Folder 19 Barry, John, 1952-1955

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Folder 20 Berger, Anton, 1951-1956

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Folder 21 Berlin, Heinrich, 1952-1954

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Folder 22 Bideaux, Richard A., 1952-1955

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Folder 23 Bliss, Robert Woods, 1948-1956

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Folder 24 Borhegyi, Stephan F., 1950-1955

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Folder 25 British Museum (Natural History), 1949-1953

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Folder 26 Brown, J. J., 1949-1950

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Folder 27 Brush Development Laboratories Co., 1948, 1953

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Folder 28 Burr, C. Fred, 1950-1954

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Folder 29 "B" misc., 1951-1956

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Folder 30 Caplan, Allan, 1948-1951

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Folder 31 Claringbull, G. F., 1950-1955

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Folder 32 Colburn, Burnham S., 1955

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Folder 33 Coleman, Charles, 1951-1952

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Folder 34 Common Ground (1951) Ltd., 1954-1955

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Folder 35 Corry, Andrew V., 1950-1952

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Folder 36 Cosmos Club, 1952-1955

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Folder 37 Cousen, Thomas W., 1953-1955

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Folder 38 Cranbrook Institute, 1949, 1954-1955

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Folder 39 Cushman Collection, 1949-1950

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Folder 40 "C" misc., 1951-1956

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Box 2

Folder 1 D'Ascenzo, Nicola G., 1949-1955

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Folder 2 de Terra, Helmut, 1950-1954

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Folder 3 de Vuhena, E., 1952

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Folder 4 Dickinson College, 1949-1950

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Folder 5 Duhovnik, Joze M., 1951-1954

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Folder 6 DuPont, James M., 1954-1956

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Folder 7 "D" misc., 1949-1956

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Folder 8 Easby, Dudley T., Jr., 1955-1956

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Folder 9 Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, 1953-1955

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Folder 10 Eldot, Herman, 1949-1954

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Folder 11 Emory University, 1950-1956

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Folder 12 Encyclopedia Britannica, 1954-1955

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Folder 13 "E" misc., 1949-1956

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Folder 14 Fischer, Walther, 1949-1956

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Folder 15 Fisher, Otto O., 1948-1956

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Folder 16 Flagg, Arthur, 1950-1956

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Folder 17 Flores, Teodoro, 1949-1955

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Folder 18 Ford, Hugh A., 1948-1955

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Folder 19 Fries, Carl, Jr., 1948-1952

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Folder 20 Fryxell, Fritiof M., 1954-1956

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Folder 21 Fuller, Richard E., 1950

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Folder 22 "F" misc., 1949-1956

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Folder 23 Gemological Institute of America, 1948-1954

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Folder 24 Gems and Minerals Magazine, 1953

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Folder 25 General Electric Company, 1954-1956

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Folder 26 Geological Society of America, 1948-1955

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Folder 27 Geophysical Laboratory, 1949-1950

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Folder 28 Geophysical Magazine (London), 1953-1954

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Folder 29 Gonzalez, Enrique M., 1955

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Folder 30 Gonzalez, Jenaro, 1949-1956

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Folder 31 Graton, Louis C., 1948-1956

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Folder 32 Guatemala Research, 1948-1954

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Folder 33 Guild, William, 1952-1956

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Folder 34 Gutiérrez, Celedonio, 1948-1955

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Folder 35 Gutiérrez, Celedonio (manuscript), undated

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Folder 36 "G" misc., 1951-1956

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Folder 37 Hansen, Oskar J. W. , 1949-1955

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Folder 38 Hardinge, C. E., 1953-1957

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Folder 39 Healy, James, 1950-1953

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Folder 40 Hermann, Felix, 1949-1952

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Folder 41 Hix's Strange as It Seems, 1949

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Folder 42 Hoffman, Robert D., 1952-1953

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Folder 43 Holmes, Ralph J., 1951-1955

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Folder 44 "H" misc., 1949-1956

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Box 3

Folder 1 Ingram, W. Frank, 1950-1955

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Folder 2 International Commission on Meteorites, 1948-1953

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Folder 3 International Geological Congress XX, 1955-1956

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Folder 4 Inter-Ocean Trade Company, 1951-1955

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Folder 5 "I" misc., 1950-1956

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Folder 6 Jensen, David E., 1950-1955

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Folder 7 Johnston, William D., Jr., 1950-1953

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Folder 8 Jones, Grover C., 1954-1956

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Folder 9 Jones, Waldo H., 1953-1954

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Folder 10 Jones, Warren, 1953-1955

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Folder 11 Joseph, Mildred E., 1954-1956

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Folder 12 "J" misc., 1950-1956

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Folder 13 Kalousek, George L., 1952-1955

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Folder 14 Kennedy, George C., 1954-1956

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Folder 15 Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1950-1955

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Folder 16 King, Lansford, 1950-1954

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Folder 17 Kobayashi, Teiichi, 1951-1955

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Folder 18 Kouvo, Olavi, 1953-1955

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Folder 19 Kraft, James L., 1951-1952

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Folder 20 Kraus, Edward H., 1950-1955

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Folder 21 Kulp, J. Laurence, 1955

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Folder 22 Kume, Takeo, 1948-1951

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Folder 23 Kuno, Hisashi, 1948-1955

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Folder 24 "K" misc., 1949-1956

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Folder 25 Lane, Boodle, 1950-1953

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Folder 26 Lapham, Davis M., 1953-1956

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Folder 27 Laughlin, Alexander William, 1953

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Folder 28 Leslie, Robert E., 1954-1955

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Folder 29 "L" misc., 1949-1956

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Folder 30 "Mc" misc., 1953-1956

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Folder 31 Maas, Alberto E., 1952-1955

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Folder 32 Macdonald, Gordon A., 1951-1956

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Folder 33 Matsumoto, Tatsuro, 1955

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Folder 34 Mayboeck, Franz, 1949-1953

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Folder 35 Mayers, Dan E., 1948-1951

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Folder 36 Meen, Victor B., 1950-1955

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Folder 37 Meteoritical Society, 1953, 1957

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Folder 38 Mexico Institute Nacional Recursos Minerales, 1951-1953

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Folder 39 Mexico University Centennial IV, 1951

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Folder 40 Meyerhoff, Howard Augustus, 1950-1951

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Folder 41 Michel, Herman, 1951-1952

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Folder 42 Mineralogical Society of America, 1948-1956

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Folder 43 Minikami, Takeshi, 1949-1956

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Folder 44 "M" misc., 1948-1958

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Box 4

Folder 1 National Geographic Magazine, 1950-1956

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Folder 2 National Research Council, 1949-1950

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Folder 3 Natural History Magazine, 1953

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Folder 4 Nelson, Elmer R., Jr., 1951-1955

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Folder 5 "N" misc., 1950-1956

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Folder 6 O'Daniel, H., 1954-1955

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Folder 7 "O" misc., 1950-1956

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Folder 8 Pabst, Adolf, 1951-1952

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Folder 9 Pacific Science Congress VII, 1948-1949

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Folder 10 Parícutin Volcano, 1943-1965

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Folder 11 Parícutin Volcano - Film and Photos, 1949-1956

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Folder 12 Perry, Stuart H., 1951-1953

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Folder 13 Pfannenstiel, Max, 1954-1955

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Folder 14 Phelps Dodge Corporation, 1953

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Folder 15 Pitts, William B., 1948-1956

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Folder 16 Pough, Frederick H., 1948-1955

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Folder 17 Powers, Howard A., 1949-1951

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Folder 18 "P" misc., 1950-1956

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Folder 19 "Q" misc., 1955

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Folder 20 Rapp, Floyd A., 1948-1954

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Folder 21 Redington, C. Richard, 1952-1956

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Folder 22 Renfro Collection, 1949

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Folder 23 Royal Ontario Museum of Geology, 1948-1950

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Folder 24 "R" misc., 1949-1956

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Folder 25 Sahama, Th. G., 1949

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Folder 26 Sakurai, Kin-ich, 1948-1956

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Folder 27 Santillan, Manuel, 1953-1956

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Folder 28 Schmitter, Eduardo, 1949-1953

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Folder 29 Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1952-1954

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Folder 30 Science Clubs of America, 1955

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Folder 31 Seifert, H., 1953-1954

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Folder 32 Shipley, Robert, 1949-1952

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Folder 33 Sinkankas, John, 1949-1956

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Folder 34 Skinner, George D., 1949-1953

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Folder 35 Solle, G., 1953

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Folder 36 Soper, Ellis Clarke, 1953-1955

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Folder 37 Spence, Hugh S., 1949-1952

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Folder 38 Staats, Fred, 1950-1952

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Folder 39 Stevens, J. A., 1949-1950

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Folder 40 Sudo, Toshio, 1949-1951

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Folder 41 Sutti, Martin, 1952-1953

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Folder 42 "S" misc., 1952-1956

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Box 5

Folder 1 Taylor, James A., 1951-1953

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Folder 2 Termer, Franz, 1950-1956

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Folder 3 "T" misc., 1951-1956

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Folder 4 United States Geological Survey, 1949-1956

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Folder 5 United States Geological Survey - Collections, 1952-1954

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Folder 6 "U" misc., 1950-1956

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Folder 7 Verlag Gustao Feller-Nottuln, 1953

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Folder 8 Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum, 1952-1953

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Folder 9 Vonsen, Magnus, 1949-1954

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Folder 10 "V" misc., 1949-1956

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Folder 11 Ward's Natural Science Establishment, 1948-1954

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Folder 12 Washington Academy of Sciences Journal, 1923, 1950-1955

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Folder 13 Watambe, Takeo, 1949-1955

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Folder 14 Wells, Francis G., 1949-1951

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Folder 15 Wheeler, Harry Edgar, 1952-1956

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Folder 16 Wilcox, Ray E., 1949-1956

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Folder 17 Wild, Georg O., 1949-1956

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Folder 18 "W" misc., 1942, 1949-1956

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Folder 19 Yagi, Kenzo, 1953-1954

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Folder 20 Zak, Lubor, 1955-1956

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Folder 21 "X-Y-Z" misc., 1952-1956

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Series 2

PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEXICAN FIELD TRIPS, 1926-1927, 1929, 1931, 1934.

This series consists of an album of photographs documenting several of William F. Foshag's trips to Mexico to collect mineral specimens for the USNM. Included are photographs of Mexican cities and villages; Mexican people; mining sites; the field parties, including several of Foshag; and specimens collected. Most of the photographs are described, but undated.

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Series 3

FIELD NOTES ON PARÍCUTIN VOLCANO, 1943-1952.

This series consists primarily of field notes concerning the eruption of Parícutin Volcano recorded by William F. Foshag. Also included are field notes on the volcano maintained by Jenaro Gonzalez and Celedonia Gutiérrez. The latter notes are written in Spanish.

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Folder 3 Foshag, William F. Field notes, November 28, 1943-December 8, 1944. Includes pencil drawings of Parícutin by Foshag.

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Series 4

PHOTOGRAPHS, SLIDES, AND GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES OF PARÍCUTIN VOLCANO, 1943-1955 AND UNDATED.

This series provides extensive photographic documentation of the birth and subsequent activity of the Mexican volcano, Parícutin. Included are photographs taken by Foshag during his field work at Parícutin, as well as photographs taken by others and collected by Foshag. Most of the photographs are described and dated. Included are photographs of the volcano in eruption; pictures documenting the effect of Parícutin on local villages and people; aerial photographs of the volcano; and photographs of scientists, including Foshag, conducting field research at Parícutin.

Box 7

Folders 1-8 Foshag, William F. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, no. F2-F171, 1943-1944.

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Box 8

Folders 1-6 Foshag, William F. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, no. F172-F319, 1944-1945.

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Folder 8 Brehme, Arno. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, April 1943.

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Folder 9 Castro, Honorato Gonzalez. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1944.

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Folder 10 Fisher, Otto O. Consists mostly of aerial photographs of Parícutin Volcano, December 1944. Also includes a photograph of William F. Foshag in the field at Parícutin, November 27, 1944.

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Folder 12 Garcia, Rafael. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943-1944.

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Box 9

Folder 1 Gonzalez, Jenaro. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1944.

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Folder 2 Graton, Louis C. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, April 19, 22, 1943.

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Folder 4 Gutiérrez, Caledonio. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1947, 1949.

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Folder 5 Gutiérrez, Luis. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, undated.

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Folder 6 Lawrence, Donald B. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, December 1943.

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Folder 7 Navarro. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943-1944.

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Folder 8 Navy, United States. Aerial photographs of Parícutin Volcano, undated.

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Folders 9-10 Ordonez, Ezequiel. Photograph album and miscellaneous photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943-1945.

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Folder 11 Perez Pena, Adan. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943, 1945.

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Folder 12 Pfeiffer, Arnold. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943.

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Folder 13 Richard, Horace G. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, April 1944.

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Folder 14 Ruesga, Edmundo. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943.

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Folder 15 Ruiz, Chavez. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943.

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Box 10

Folder 1 St. Alban, Mary. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943-1944.

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Folder 2 Trask, Parker. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, February 28, 1943.

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Folder 3 Termer, Franz. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, November 1949.

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Folder 4 Waitz, Paul. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943-1945.

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Folder 5 Zeirer, Frank. Photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943-1944.

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Folders 8-10 Miscellaneous photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1943.

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Folders 1-6 Miscellaneous photographs of Parícutin Volcano, 1944-1945 and undated.

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Folder 7 Miscellaneous photographs of Mexico, undated.

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Box 12

Color slides and glass plate negatives of Parícutin Volcano, undated.

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Series 5

MANUSCRIPTS, REPORTS, REPRINTS AND PUBLICATIONS ON PARÍCUTIN VOLCANO, 1943-1954 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of manuscripts, reports, reprints, and publications on Parícutin Volcano. Much of the material is written in Spanish.

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Folder 1 Barnes, Virgil E. and Romberg, Frederick. "Observations of Relative Gravity at Parícutin Volcano."' Reprint from Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, vol. 59, pp. 1019-1026, 1948.

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Folder 2 Berbeyer, Rafael Molina. "Angunas Observaciones Geoquimicas y Fisico-Quimicas en el Volcan Parícutin," 1946. Typed manuscript in Spanish.

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Folder 3 Covarrubias, Luis Flores. "Interpretaciones. Geneticas del Volcan Parícutin a la Luz de la Sismelogia." Folleto No. 7, Sociedad Geologica Mexicana, 1945. The report is written in Spanish.

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Folder 4 Foshag, William F. and Henderson, Edward P. "Primary Sublimates at Parícutin Volcano." Reprint from Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, vol. 27, no. 5, 1946.

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Folder 5 Foshag, William F., Handwritten draft of his review of "Volumes and weights of pyroclastic material, lava, and water erupted by Parícutin Volcano, Michocacan, Mexico," by Carl Fries, Jr., 1953.

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Folder 6 Fries, Carl, Jr., and Gutiérrez, Celedonio. "Activity of Parícutin Volcano from July 1 to December 31, 1949." Reprint from Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, vol. 31, pp. 732-740, 1950.

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Folder 7 Fries, Carl, Jr. and Gutiérrez, Celedonio. "Activity of Parícutin Volcano from January 1 to June 30, 1950."' Reprint from Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, vol. 32, pp. 227-230, 1951.

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Folder 8 Gutiérrez, Celedonio. "Notas de Lo Que Fue en San Juan Antes del Volcan." Typed report in Spanish.

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Folder 9 Hatt, Robert T. "Bibliography of Parícutin Volcano." Reprint from Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Art's and Letters, Vol. XXXIV, 1948.

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Folder 10 Lawrence, Donald B. "Parícutin: The World's Newest Mountain." Reprint from Mazama, vol. 26, pp. 15-34, 1944.

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Folder 11 Milton, Charles. "Notes on Volcanic Rocks from Parícutin, Mexico." Reprint from Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 1944.

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Folder 12 Ordonez, Ezequiel. "The New Volcano Parícutin." Reprint from International Intellectual Interchange, 1943.

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Folder 13 Ordonez, Ezequiel. "El Volcan De Parícutin." Irrigacion en Mexico, July-August 1943. Written in Spanish.

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Folder 14 Ordonez, Ezequiel. "El Volcan de Parícutin," 1944.

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Folder 15 Perez Pena, Adan. "Periodo de Actividad del volcan Parícutin; Mich. del 9 al 18 de Junio de 1943." Typed report in Spanish.

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Folder 16 Segerstrom, Kenneth. Monthly report on Parícutin Volcano, July 1946.

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Folder 17 Termer, Franz. "Der Parícutin Vulkan in Michoacan, Mexico," 1952. Written in German.

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Folder 18 Trask, Parker D. "The Mexican Volcano Parícutin," undated. Typed report.

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Folder 19 White, Donald E. "Parícutin's Cyclic Activity." Typed manuscript and reprint from Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 1944.

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Folder 20 Wilcox, Ray. E. "Activity of Parícutin, December 1945." Typed report.

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Folder 21 Wilcox, Ray E. "Activity of Parícutin Volcano from September 18 to November 30, 1946." Reprint from Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 1947.

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Folder 22 Wilcox, Ray E. Reports on Activity of Parícutin Volcano, September 1946-June 1947. Also includes notes by Foshag on Wilcox's reports.

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Folder 23 Wilcox, Ray E. "Activity of Parícutin Volcano from December 1, 1946 to March 31, 1947." Reprint from Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 1947.

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Folder 24 Wilcox, Ray E. and Oropeza, Samuel Shoup. "Activity of Parícutin Volcano from April 1 to November 30, 1947." Reprint from Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 1948.

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Folder 25 Wilcox, Ray E. and Gutiérrez, Celedonio. "Activity of Parícutin Volcano from April 1 to July 31, 1948." Reprint from Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 1948.

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Folder 26 Wilcox, Ray E. "Petrology of Parícutin Volcano, Mexico." United States Geological Survey Bulletin 965-C, 1954.

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Folder 27 Williams, Howel. "Volcanoes of the Parícutin Region, Mexico." United States Geological Survey Bulletin 965-B, 1950.

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Folder 28 "Geologia de Tierra Caliente y Parte de la Costa de Michoacan," author unknown and undated. Written in Spanish.

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Folder 29 Miscellaneous articles concerning Parícutin Volcano, 1943-1952 and undated.

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Folder 30 Miscellaneous publications concerning volcanoes.

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Series 6

RESEARCH NOTES ON PARÍCUTIN VOLCANO, 1946-1950 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of research notes taken by William F. Foshag during his study of Parícutin Volcano. Most of the notes concern the analysis of lava and other materials erupted from the volcano. Also included are notes made by Foshag during his survey of Central American jade objects (box 14, folder 1).

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Folder 1 Notebook containing notes, recorded by Foshag, mostly concerning the analysis of Parícutin lava samples. Also includes notes on Central American jade objects.

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Folder 2 Notebook containing notes, recorded by Foshag, concerning mud and salt samples from Parícutin.

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Folder 3 Ammonia and sal-ammoniac.

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Folder 4 Ascensive force.

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Folder 5 Ash-lava ratio

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Folder 6 Ash solubility

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Folder 7 Bombs

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Folder 8 Crater

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Folder 9 Eruptions

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Folder 10 Flashing arcs

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Folder 11 Fumaroles

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Folder 12 Gases

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Folder 13 Gases, burning

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Folder 14 Geology of Michoacan, Mexico.

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Folder 15 Hornitos

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Folder 16 Inclusions

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Folder 17 Laccoliths

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Folder 18 Lavas

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Folder 19 Lava, flows

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Folder 20 Lightning

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Folder 21 Rainfall

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Folder 22 Rock alteration

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Folder 23 Secondary sublimates

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Folder 24 Sublimates. Includes letter from Charles Milton to Foshag (May 22, 1947) regarding the analysis of rocks from Parícutin.

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Folder 25 United States Geological Survey. Analysis of lava and other materials recovered from Parícutin and submitted by Foshag, 1946-1950.

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Folder 26 Vapor clouds

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Folder 27 Volcanoes, general

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Folder 28 Water

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Folder 29 Miscellaneous research notes on Parícutin Volcano.

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Series 7

MAPS OF MEXICO.

This series consists of maps collected by William F. Foshag on his many field trips to Mexico. Particularly represented are maps of the Parícutin region, Michoacan, Mexico.

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Maps of Mexico

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Maps of Mexico

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Series 8

COPY NEGATIVES.

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Copy Negatives 1-284

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Box 18

Copy Negatives 285-487

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