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Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 94-086

International Palaeontological Association

Records, 1973-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: International Palaeontological Association
Title: Records
Dates: 1973-1992
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 94-086
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The International Palaeontological Association (IPA) was established in 1933. The aim of IPA is "the collaboration and cooperation of international activity in palaeontology and stratigraphy." This accession consists of files maintained by IPA President A. J. Boucot, 1984-1990; IPA Secretary-General William Albert Oliver, Jr., 1984-1992, with a small amount of material from his predecessors Gerd Ernst Gerold Westermann and H. O. Wallister 1973-1984; and IPA Treasurer Richard E. Grant, 1980-1989. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial statements, annual reports, IPA publications, and related materials concerning annual meetings, conferences, and symposia of IPA; IPA publications, including its official journal "Lethaia"; the IPA constitution, membership, and financial status; and its relations with other scientific organizations.

Historical Note

The International Palaeontological Association (IPA) was established in 1933. The aim of IPA is "the collaboration and cooperation of international activity in paleontology and stratigraphy."

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Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of files maintained by IPA President A. J. Boucot, 1984-1990; IPA Secretary-General William Albert Oliver, Jr., 1984-1992, with a small amount of material from his predecessors Gerd Ernst Gerold Westermann and H. O. Wallister 1973-1984; and IPA Treasurer Richard E. Grant, 1980-1989. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial statements, annual reports, IPA publications, and related materials concerning annual meetings, conferences, and symposia of IPA; IPA publications, including its official journal "Lethaia"; the IPA constitution, membership, and financial status; and its relations with other scientific organizations.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-086, International Palaeontological Association, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Richard E. Grant's Files as IPA Treasurer, 1980-1989

Box 1 of 4

William Albert Oliver, Jr.'s files as IPA Secretary-General, 1984-1992

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Files of the IPA Secretary-General (Gerd Ernst Gerold Westermann, H. O. Walliser, William Albert Oliver, Jr.), 1973-1992

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Files of A. J. Boucot as IPA President, 1984-1990

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Annual reports and publications of IPA

Box 4 of 4