G. Arthur Cooper's 80th Birthday Party

ID: 2002-32273

Creator: Doescher, R

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1982

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) Cooper (1902-2000), curator of paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, listens to a guest at his eightieth birthday party at the museum in 1982. 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. Throughout his career he conducted extensive field work in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, adding significantly to the national collections.

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

Featured in TORCH, April 1982

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4

Contact information

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

Date

1982

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Paleontologists
  • Paleoontology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Event
  • Museum curators
  • Paleobiology
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

2002-32273

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 3w x 5h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

Full Record

View Full Record