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Record Unit 7330

Roundy, P. V. (Paul Vere), 1884-1937

P. V. (Paul Vere) Roundy Papers, circa 1911-1937 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Roundy, P. V. (Paul Vere), 1884-1937
Title: P. V. (Paul Vere) Roundy Papers
Dates: circa 1911-1937 and undated
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7330
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document Roundy's twenty-eight year career with the USGS. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of fossil specimens; his field work in Kansas and Oklahoma, 1918; research on Carboniferous invertebrates; and professional activities.

Historical Note

Paul V. Roundy (1884-1937) was educated at Syracuse University and George Washington University (A.B. 1912). He joined the staff of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as Preparator of Fossils in 1909. He was promoted to Associate Geologist in 1919 and remained in that position until his death. Roundy's paleontological research focused on Carboniferous invertebrates, especially conodonts and ostracods.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers document Roundy's twenty-eight year career with the USGS. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning the identification of fossil specimens; his fieldwork in Kansas and Oklahoma, 1918; research on Carboniferous invertebrates; and professional activities.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7330, P. V. (Paul Vere) Roundy Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 A-C. Correspondents include Frank R. Clark, 1926-1927; H. N. Coryell, 1925, 1928; Harold E. Culver, 1922, 1926; Joseph A. Cushman, 1925-1928.

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Folder 2 D-H. Correspondents include David M. Delo, 1930; Jess James Galloway, 1926-1928; Marcus A. Hanna, 1926-1928; K. C. Heald, 1919-1928.

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Folder 3 I-O. Correspondents include Edward M. Kindle, 1926, 1929; Raymond C. Moore, 1924-1925; Wilbur A. Nelson, 1920-1922.

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Folder 4 P-R. Correspondents include Frederick Byron Plummer, 1919, 1926; Sidney Powers, 1919-1927; W. Armstrong Price, 1922-1925; J. T. Richards, 1923-1924, 1927, 1930; Gillard Sherburne Rogers, 1918.

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Folder 5 S-T. Correspondents include Timothy William Stanton, 1911-1915, 1920, 1924-1928; Joel H. Swartz, 1920, 1923-1924, 1927; John Littlefield Tilton, 1929-1930; Earl A. Trager, 1925-1926.

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Folder 6 V-W. Correspondents include William Ash Waid, 1926-1927, 1930; Stuart Weller, 1923, 1927; David White, 1915, 1918-1919; Wendell P. Woodring, 1927-1930.

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