G. Arthur Cooper

ID: 85-16954

Creator: Grant, Richard E

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1957

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9524, Box 1, G. Arthur Cooper Oral History Interviews

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Summary

G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) Cooper (1902-2000), stands beside a Cholla cactus. Cooper is at Glass Mountains, Texas, where he was doing field work. Cooper, a paleobiologist specializing in the classification and stratigraphy of Paleozoic brachiopods, was appointed Assistant Curator in the Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology of the United States National Museum (USNM) in 1930. He advanced to Curator of the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology in 1944. He assumed the Head Curatorship of the Department of Geology in 1957, oversaw its split in 1963, and continued as Chairman of the new Department of Paleobiology. In 1967, he was appointed Senior Paleobiologist, to devote his time completely to research, and continued as Paleobiologist Emeritus after his retirement in 1974.

Author

Grant, Richard E

Subject

  • Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Geology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology Division of Invertebrate Paleontology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of G. Arthur Cooper Interview by Pamela M. Henson, January 12, 1984, in Smithsonian Institution Archives

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9524, Box 1, G. Arthur Cooper Oral History Interviews

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1957

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Field Work
  • Curators
  • Glass Mountains, Texas
  • Paleobiologists
  • Cholla cactus
  • Personnel management
  • Flora and fauna
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Landscapes
  • Collecting and collections
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • Texas
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid
  • Landscape

ID Number

85-16954

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid, Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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