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Record Unit 7393

Ray, Louis L. (Louis Lamy), 1909-

Louis L. Ray Papers, 1930, 1932, 1936-1939

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Ray, Louis L. (Louis Lamy), 1909-
Title: Louis L. Ray Papers
Dates: 1930, 1932, 1936-1939
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7393
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of Ray's field notes taken during his work with the BAE excavation, 1936-1937. The field notes document Ray's studies to determine the geological antiquity of the Lindenmeier site. Also included are field notes taken by Ray during research in Missouri, 1932, and Colorado and New Mexico, 1938-1939, and notes from research on his Master's thesis, 1930.

Historical Note

Louis L. Ray (1909-1975), a geologist, was educated at Washington University (A.B., 1930 and M.S., 1932) and Harvard University (M.A., 1937 and Ph.D., 1938). Most of his professional career was spent as a Geologist with the United States Geological Survey. During 1936 and 1937, Ray participated in a Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) excavation of Folsom Man artifacts at the Lindenmeier site in Northern Colorado.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection includes Ray's field notes taken during his work with the BAE excavation, 1936-1937. The field notes document Ray's studies to determine the geological antiquity of the Lindenmeier site. Also included are field notes taken by Ray during research in Missouri, 1932, and Colorado and New Mexico, 1938-1939, and notes from research on his Master's thesis, 1930.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7393, Louis L. Ray Papers

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Container List

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Folder 4 1938

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Folder 5 1939

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