Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7397
Duncan, Helen M., 1910-1971
Helen M. Duncan Papers, circa 1937-1966
Helen M. Duncan (1910-1971) received her B.A. (1934) and M.A. (1937) degrees from the University of Montana. She joined the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1942 as an editor, and later worked on a World War II fluorspar project. In 1945 Duncan was appointed Geologist in the Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch of the USGS. She remained in the position until her death. Duncan specialized in the study of fossil Bryozoa.
The papers of Helen M. Duncan document her career with the USGS and her research on fossil Bryozoa. They include incoming and outgoing correspondence with colleagues mostly concerning the identification of specimens; reports on specimens examined; and notes, lists, drafts of papers, and related materials from her research.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Duncan, Helen M., 1910-1971
- Geological Survey (U.S.)
- University of Montana--Missoula
- Geological Survey (U.S.). Branch of Paleontology and Stratigraphy
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7397, Helen M. Duncan Papers