Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
International Palaeontological Association
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."
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Boucot, A. J. (Arthur James), 1924-
- Grant, Richard E., 1927-1994
- Oliver, William Albert, 1926-2005
- Walliser, H. O.
- Westermann, Gerd Ernst Gerold, 1927-
- Lethaia (Serial)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-086, International Palaeontological Association, Records