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Accession 15-307

Oliver, William Albert, 1926-2005

William Albert Oliver Papers, 1946-1998

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Oliver, William Albert, 1926-2005
Title: William Albert Oliver Papers
Dates: 1946-1998
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 15-307
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists mostly of field notes created by William Albert Oliver, a paleontologist and geologist with the United States Geological Survey, 1957-1993, and the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology, 1967-2005. Oliver specialized in the study of ancient coral reefs. The majority of these field books document his work in New York and Europe. Some field work dates back to his studies at both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Cornell University. Materials also include location data and his notes from conferences.

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This accession consists mostly of field notes created by William Albert Oliver, a paleontologist and geologist with the United States Geological Survey, 1957-1993, and the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology, 1967-2005. Oliver specialized in the study of ancient coral reefs. The majority of these field books document his work in New York and Europe. Some field work dates back to his studies at both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Cornell University. Materials also include location data and his notes from conferences.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-307, William Albert Oliver Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Illinois Geology 1 Trip, Fall 1946

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Illinois Geology 4 Trip, April-May 1948

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Illinois Geology Survey, 6/23/1948-9/1948

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University of Illinois Field Notes, 1948

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Illinois, Cornell 101-102 Trips, Paleontology Trip, Rhode Island Trip, Squantum Trip (Geological Society of America), 1948-1949, 1952

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Sedimentation Trips (Cornell University), Spring 1949

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Ludlowville Coral Beds (Cornell University), 6/5/1949-7/21/1949

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Ludlowville Coral Beds (Cornell University), 7/23/1949-9/29/1949

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Cornell University Trips, 10/1/1949-5/23/1950

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Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania, Cornell Field Camp, 6/12/1950-7/19/1950

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Onondaga locations 1-15, 6/7/1950, 7/23/1950-8/24/1950

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Onondaga locations 16-46, 8/26/1950-10/8/1950; Chemung Narrows, 10/29/1950

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Seneca Lake, 5/27/1951; Onondaga locations 46-69, 6/12/1951-7/24/1951

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Onondaga locations 70-107, 7/30/1951-8/31/1951

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Onondaga locations 108-124, 9/3/1951-5/25/1952

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Kingston and south, 8/29/1952

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New York field work, 7/1/1953-8/27/1953

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New York field work, 7/8/1954-7/28/1955

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New York field work - Buffalo to Batavia quadrangles, 6/7/1956-6/30/1956

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New York field work, 7/1/1956-7/5/1956

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New England notes, 1952-1957; Colgate Trip, 5/15; Ontario, 8/18/1955

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Indiana, Kentucky, 1957; Ontario, 1958

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Lecompte Trip, 8/22/1959-8/27/1959

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New York field work, 1957-1960

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Hamilton-Tully, New York Trip, 5/18/1959-5/31/1959

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New York field work, 6/21/1960-6/28/1960

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New York field work, 6/29/1960-7/8/1960

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New York and Ontario field work, 7/9/1960-8/25/1960

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Bushkill and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 6/3/1961-6/10/1961

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Kentucky field work, 10/21/1961-10/26/1961

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Kentucky field work, 10/27/1961-10/31/1961

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New York field work, 7/11/1961-7/15/1961

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New York field work, 8/11/1962-8/25/1962

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New York State Geological Association (NYSGA) Trips, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 4/6/1962-12/5/1962

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Virginia and West Virginia, 1962-1964, 1972

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New York, 5/4/1963-6/18/1963

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Illinois and Kentucky, 10/14/1963-10/24/1963

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Kentucky, 10/25/1963-10/28/1963

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Indiana and Ohio, 6/1/1964-6/6/1964

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New York and Ontario, 9/7/1965-9/17/1965

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New York and Ontario, 9/18/1965-9/19/1965

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Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, 8/18/1966-8/29/1966

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Ohio and New York, 1966-1968

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Holy Cross Mountains, Poland, 9/9/1968-9/11/1968

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Europe, 4/28/1969-8/21/1969

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Europe - Czechoslovakia, 10/7/1969-11/20/1969; France, 4/1970; Devon, 4/15/1970-4/23/1970

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New York, 10/4/1971-10/9/1971, 5/17/1973-5/23/1973

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Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, 9/24/1973-10/6/1973; West Virginia, 5/19/1975

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Europe, 8/27/1974-9/29/1974

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Morocco, 2/26/1975-3/16/1975

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France and Belgium, 9/16/1975-10/2/1975

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Poland and London, 9/1976-10/18/1976

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New York, 3/29/1977-4/10/1977

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Czechoslovakia and Germany, 9/29/1977-10/12/1977

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Germany, Soviet Union, England, 8/10/1978-9/14/1978

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China, 5/29/1979-6/24/1979

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England, Spain, France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, 9/12/1979-10/10/1979

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Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, 8/11/1980-8/22/1980

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New York, 3/27/1981-3/29/1981, 7/15/1981

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New York, 5/8/1981-5/10/1981

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New York, 9/18/1981-9/19/1981

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West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, 6/7/1982-6/17/1982; Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 6/24/1984-6/28/1984; Pennsylvania, 8/2/1984

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New York, 5/13/1983-5/16/1983

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New York, 7/30/1983-8/6/1983

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England and France, 9/14/1983-9/26/1983

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Florida, 10/24/1985-10/31/1985

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Calgary, Canada, 8/15/1987-8/27/1987; New York, 5/5/1988-5/10/1988

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 4/4/1990-4/8/1990; New York, 7/23/1990-7/27/1990

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Germany, 9/7/1990-9/21/1990

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Dallas, Texas, 10/27/1990-11/1/1990

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, 6/9/1991-6/14/1991

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New York, 8/2/1992-8/7/1992, 9/15/1993-9/19/1993

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New York, 7/19/1997-7/28/1997

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Toronto, Ontario, 10/24/1998-10/30/1998; Binghamton, New York, 12/5/1998-12/9/1998

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Deep Run Location Data, 1960, 1990

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Colonies Location Data

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