G. Arthur Cooper in Laboratory

ID: 80-10291-34

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1980

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

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Summary

G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) Cooper (1902-2000), paleobiologist specializing in Permian brachiopods, stands at a workstation in his laboratory in the National Museum of Natural History. 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

Unknown

Subject

  • Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of G. Arthur Cooper Interview by Pamela M. Henson, January 26, 1984, in Smithsonian Institution Archives

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 9524 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

1980

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Topic

  • Curators
  • Paleobiologists
  • Natural History
  • Fossils
  • Laboratories
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Paleobiology
  • Brachiopods
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Museum curators
  • Natural history
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

80-10291-34

Physical description

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

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