Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History
Website Records, 2016
This accession consists of a section of the Department of Paleobiology website dedicated to Joseph Augustine Cushman, known as the father of American micropaleontology. Cushman was a pioneer in the use of foraminifera to support oil exploration in North America, developing a classification method that for the first time allowed foraminifera to be used for borehole correlation. The website section, crawled December 1, 2016, section provides biographical information, contributions to science, and information about related collections at the National Museum of Natural History. Materials are in electronic format.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Cushman, Joseph A. (Joseph Augustine), 1881-1949
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Paleobiology
- Web sites
- Museums -- Public relations
- Natural history museums
- Foraminifera, Fossil
- Petroleum -- Prospecting
- Petrology -- North America
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-346, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records