Kirtley Fletcher Mather (1888-1978)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5934]

Creator: Mather, Kirtley F (Kirtley Fletcher) 1888-1978

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1920

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

Geologist Kirtley Fletcher Mather (1888-1978) earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1915 and joined the faculty of Harvard University in 1924 as associate professor in physiography. Mather had volunteered to serve as an expert witness at the 1925 Scopes anti-evolution trial. Although he was not allowed to testify on the stand, his statement was entered into the court record. This photograph was taken in the 1920s, close to the time of the trial.

Subject

  • Mather, Kirtley F (Kirtley Fletcher) 1888-1978
  • Scopes, John Thomas Trials, litigation, etc
  • University of Chicago
  • Harvard University

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1920
  • 1920s

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

Geology

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-5934]