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Record Unit 7397

Duncan, Helen M., 1910-1971

Helen M. Duncan Papers, circa 1937-1966

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Duncan, Helen M., 1910-1971
Title: Helen M. Duncan Papers
Dates: circa 1937-1966
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7397
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Historical Note

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.

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Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7397, Helen M. Duncan Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Records, Correspondence, and Maps, 1953-1959

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Duncan, Helen M., 1954-1956

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Duncan, Helen M., 1956-1958

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Correspondence, 1956-1966

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Bamber, 1966-1963

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Bassler, 1938-1940

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Beattie (Crockford), 1941-1956

Box 1 of 5

Dessilly, 1956-1965

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Easton business, 1945-1956

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University Michigan - Ehlers Correspondence about Travers Bryo., 1936-1955

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Elias, 1950-1962

Box 1 of 5

Flower, Rousseau #1, 1960-1965

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Flower, Rousseau #2, 1959-1960

Box 1 of 5

Flower, Rousseau #3, 1959-1963

Box 1 of 5

Flower, Rousseau #4, 1958-1959

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Flower, Rousseau #5, 1942-1965

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Fritz, 1941-1965

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Gallitelli, 1955-1958

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Kindle-Warthin Cat. N. A. M. Dev. Fossils, 1939-1941

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Kasetre File, 1952-1959

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Krausel, 1953-1958

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Ross, June Phillips, 1959-1965

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Ross-Rube, 1956

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Schlanger Bryozoa, 1966

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Slama, 1951-1952

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Squires, 1956-1958

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Tavener-Smith, 1959-1966

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Wilson, E. C., 1962

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Correspondence #2, 1956-1966

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Correspondence - General #1, 1942-1960

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Correspondence - General #2, 1945-1957

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Correspondence - General #3, 1939-1958

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Russian Bryozoan Workers, 1957-1964

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Bryozoa - Correspondence America and rest of world except Russia, 1949-1956

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Correspondence, 1945-1968

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Late Paleologic Corals - Short papers of general nature. Louisiana Is., Madison lithostrotianids, 1951

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Phosphoria Bryozoa, 1957

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Research Projects, 1941

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Coral Correspondence also Coelenterata, 1953-1963

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Helen Duncan, 1961-1963

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Photographic Date, 1938-1939

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Civil Service Job Classification Questionnaire, 1947

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International Geological Congress, 1959-1960

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Technical Rev. Mss. #1, 1957-1967

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Technical Rev. Mss. #2, 1950-1960

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Technical Rev. Mss. #3, 1955-1958

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Box 2

EOR Data and Instructions, 1956-1964

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E&R's - Current Month - Correspondence & Reviews - Current, 1965-1967

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Bryzoan Paleoecology

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The "Jeff" Problem

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Fenestella Problem, 1950-1957

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Maps - Eureka-Harding SS

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Age of Eleana, 1965

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Mississippian Paleotectonic Map Project, 1963-1964

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Bighornia, 1956-1964

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Miss. Bayo - Venta Mountains, 1948

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Bryozoa, 1959

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Fistulapora

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Devonian Fistulipanoids

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Arizona Corals

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Paleobiogeography - REEFS 1st International Oceanographic Congress

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Specimens taken from Montana

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Traverse Fossil Localities

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Michigan Devonian Sections etc. Warthin and Cooper Description

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Keys-Bryozoa

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Copied Descriptions - Bryozoa

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MSS. ON Species of Bighornia

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Calaveras fm Age

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Alabama-Mississippi - Material for: Chester Bryzoan Paper

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Cambrian & Ordovician REEFS #1

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Cambrian & Ordovician REEFS #2

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Archimedes photos thin section

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Originals of Girty's illes Bryo. Sponges

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Redwall MS & Neg. of Pls. #1

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Redwall MS & Neg. of Pls. #2

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Redwall Bryozoans, 1956-1966

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The Invertebrate Fossils of North America Layouts

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Papers and Publications

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Report on Referred Fossils #1, 1967-1969

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Report on Referred Fossils #2, 1964-1968

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Report on Referred Fossils #3, 1957-1967

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Box 3

Nevada - Antler Peak - Mt. Lewis, 1949-1961

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Nevada - Connors Pass O - Schell Cr. Range - Drewes, 1959-1964

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Ely Dist., Nevada, 1955-1966

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Nevada - Eureka - Nolan, 1951-1963

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Nevada - Humboldt Co. - Willden, 1955-1966

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Nevada - Las Vegas - Longwell - Proving Ground area - The Sergants, 1935-1966

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Nevada - Lincoln Co. - Pampeyan Tschanz

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Nevada - NYE Co.- Cornwall etc., 1945-1967

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Nevada - Osgood Mts.- Hotz, 1950-1960

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Nevada - Railroad Dist. - Smith & Ketner, 1956-1969

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Nevada - Pahrunagat R. RESO, 1959

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Nevada - Rowland, Mt. Velma, Mtn. City Quad, 1954-1969

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Nevada, 1956

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Nevada Miscellaneous, 1950-1966

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New York, 1958

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North Dakota, 1956-1966

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Ohio

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Oklahoma, 1948-1963

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Oregon, 1955-1967

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Pennsylvania, 1952-1966

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South Dakota, 1955-1962

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Tennessee, 1945-1962

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Texas, 1952-1966

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Confusion Range, Utah, 1954-1963

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Utah - Northern Oquirrk Mts. Roberts-Tooker #1, 1956-1962

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Utah - Northern Oquirrk Mts. Roberts-Tooker #2, 1957-1966

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Utah - Tintic Dist. - Lovering - Allen's Ranch - Proctor, 1949-1958

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Utah #1, 1957-1966

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Utah #2, 1946-1959

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Box 4

Washington, 1955-1961

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Wyoming, 1946-1966

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Vermont, 1959-1962

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West Virginia, 1950, 1966

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Interpretation of Sediments

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Africa, 1965

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Alabama, 1956-1960

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Arizona, 1953-1966

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Alaska #1, 1955-1969

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Alaska #2, 1951-1962

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Alaska #3, 1948-1956

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Arkansas, 1949-1966

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California #1, 1958-1966

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California #2, 1951-1959

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Northern California, 1950-1965

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Canada, 1954-1965

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Colorado, 1944-1966

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Colorado Plateau, 1951-1959

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Georgia, 1959

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Idaho, 1953-1966

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Clyde Ross File, 1955-1962

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India, 1960

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Siamese Report, 1949-1958

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Pakistan, 1962-1966

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Kansas, 1943-1961

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Kentucky, 1953-1967

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Maine, 1961

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Massachusetts, 1963

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Mexico, 1950-1962

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Missouri, 1957-1961

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Box 5

Montana, 1945-1967

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New Mexico, 1952-1964

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