SIA Acc. 20-048, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences, Correspondence, 1968, 1980-2008

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Summary

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. Many of these records document his editorship of the "Catalog of the Active Volcanoes of the World," the development and update of "This Dynamic Planet - World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics," and the publication of "Global Volcanism, 1975-1985: The First Decade of Reports from the Smithsonian Institution's Scientific Event Alert Network (SEAN)." These records also document Simkin's research and professional activities. Materials include correspondence, agreements, proposals, reports, clippings, images, notes, and related materials.

Subject

Simkin, Tom

Notes

  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1980
  • 1980-2008
  • 1968, 1980-2008

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 2/2/2011 memorandum, Wright to Simkin/McCoy; Contact reference staff for details

Topic

  • Natural history museums
  • Cartography
  • Volcanologists
  • Petrology
  • Geology
  • Geologists
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanology
  • Volcanoes
  • Plate tectonics
  • Research

Form/Genre

  • Clippings
  • Collection descriptions
  • Manuscripts
  • Color transparencies

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-048

Physical description

2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)

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