G. Arthur Cooper Displays James Hall Medal

ID: 97-9598

Creator: Krantz, Victor

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1986

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: November 1986

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Summary

G. Arthur Cooper (1902-2000), paleobiologist and an expert on the geology of New York and other areas, received many honors, including the one he holds here, the James Hall Medal received in 1986 from the New York State Geological Survey. Cooper came to the Smithsonian in 1930 as assistant curator in the Division of Stratigraphic Paleontology of the United States National Museum (USNM). In 1941, he advanced to associate curator and in 1944 to curator of the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology. He was appointed head curator of the Department of Geology in 1957, and oversaw its division into the separate departments of Paleobiology and Mineral Sciences in 1963. He continued as chairman of the Department of Paleobiology through 1967 when he was appointed senior paleobiologist. After his retirement from federal service in 1974, he continued his research at the Smithsonian as paleobiologist emeritus until 1987.

Author

Krantz, Victor

Subject

  • Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology
  • New York State Geological Survey
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Geology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, November 1986

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: November 1986

Contact information

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

Date

1986

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Paleobiologists
  • Rewards (Prizes, etc.)
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • James Hall Medal
  • Paleobiology
  • Geology
  • Medals
  • Awards
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

97-9598

Physical description

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

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