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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Iowa geology, History of geology, James Hall, Charles White, Charles Keyes, Charles Wachsmuth, James Todd, R. Ellsworth Call, Samuel Calvin

Abstract

In 1975 on the occasion of the first one hundred years of the Iowa Academy of Science, Robert W. Hanson summarized the history of the organization. Additional historical accounts covering many of the science disciplines were published during the centennial year. Although geology was not treated separately in these special articles, the contributions of early geologists were important to the development of science in our state. Consequently, it is appropriate to consider the contributions of early geologists in Iowa in celebration of the one hundredth annual meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science. Included in the present report are the contributions of R. Ellsworth Call, Samuel Calvin, James Hall, Charles Keyes, W.J. McGee, David D. Owen, Frank Springer, Orestes Sc. John, James Todd, Charles Wachsmuth, Charles White, and A.H. Worthen. Correspondence in 1892 between Charles Keyes and Samuel Calvin provides historical background on the political climate in Iowa at the time of the establishment of the Iowa Geological Survey. Highlights of this correspondence are reported.

Publication Date

September-December 1989

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

96

Issue

3-4

First Page

81

Last Page

91

Copyright

© Copyright 1989 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf