Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Mineral Sciences
Correspondence, 1981-1992, 2001-2004
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Tom Simkin, Curator of Petrology and Volcanology, 1972-2003, and Senior Geologist and Volcanologist, 2003-2009. The majority of the records document the ongoing development and update of "This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics." Other records document his research and professional activities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, manuscripts, sample data, notes, and related materials. Some records were created while Simkin was assigned to the Division of Petrology and Volcanology within the Department of Mineral Sciences.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 2/2/2011 memorandum, Wright to Simkin/McCoy; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Simkin, Tom
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Petrology and Volcanology
- This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics (Map)
- Natural history museums
- Plate tectonics
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-015, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Mineral Sciences, Correspondence