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Malcolm R. Thorpe (1891-1957): educator; B.A., Yale, 1913, Ph.D., 1916; instructor in paleontology, Yale, 1921-1922; research fellow in vertebrate paleontology, 1922-1923; research associate in vertebrate paleontology, 1923-1938; assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology, 1922-1927; curator, 1927-1938; curator of osteology, 1923-1938.

From the description of Malcolm Rutherford Thorpe papers, 1913-1952 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166965

Malcolm R. Thorpe (1891-1957): educator; B.A., Yale, 1913, Ph.D., 1916; instructor in paleontology, Yale, 1921-1922; research fellow in vertebrate paleontology, 1922-1923; research associate in vertebrate paleontology, 1923-1938; assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology, 1922-1927, curator, 1927-1938; curator of osteology, 1923-1938.

MALCOLM RUTHERFORD THORPE, B.A. 1913, PH.D. 1916. Assistant in Paleontology (Instr. rank 1921-1922) 1919-1922; Research Fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology 1922-1923; Research Associate in Vertebrate Paleontology (Assoc. Prof. rank 1932-) 1923-; Asst. Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology (Asst. Prof. rank) 1922-1927; Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology 1927-; Acting Director of the Peabody Museum 1927; Associate Fellow of Davenport College 1933-.

( Historical Register of Yale University )

MALCOLM RUTHERFORD THORPE. Retired; residence: 10 Silver Sands Road, East Haven, Conn.

Mac, who took a Ph.D. in geology at Yale in 1916, held a Yale College Fellowship during 1914-1915. In 1917 he surveyed positions for gun emplacements along the New England coast, under the U.S. Geologic Survey and the National Council of Defense, and the following year taught military geology to S.A.T.C. and R.O.T.C. students at Yale and military camps. He was a member of the University staff from 1919 until 1938, serving in the following capacities: preparator in vertebrate paleontology, 1919; assistant, 1919-1922; assistant curator, 1922-1927 (also fellow, 1922-1923); research associate, 1923-1938; curator 1927-1938; also curator of osteology, 1923-1938 (and taught osteological morphology, 1929-1938); acting director, Peabody Museum, 1927.

Mac, who served as a Commencement marshal from 1923 to 1928 and as chief Commencement marshal for the next ten years, was chief marshal for President Seymour's inauguration in 1937. He was chairman of the Emerson Tuttle Portrait Committee in 1945 and later (1946-1948) of the Emerson Tuttle Memorial Committee. He is an associate fellow of Davenport College.

Mac has carried out geological field work in various places, including South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, eastern and western Canada, and in England, Scotland, and France. He edited Organic Adaptation to Environment, published by the Yale University Press in 1924, and is the author of "The Osteology of Eporcodon Socialis Marsh" and "The Marycoidodantidae, An Extinct Group of Ruminant Mammals," both of which appeared in publications of Peabody Museum. He also contributed the sections on the Abajo Mountains to The San Juan Country, by Herbert E. Gregory. The U.S. Department of the Interior published a paper of his in 1939, and he has had some fifty other scientific articles published, as well as many reviews of scientific publications.

He belongs to the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academy of National Sciences (Philadelphia), the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, the Society of Mammalogists, the Geologic Society of America, the American Geographic Society, the Geochemical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He also belongs to the Graduates Club in New Haven.

( History of the Class of 1913, Yale College )

From the guide to the Malcolm Rutherford Thorpe papers, 1913-1952, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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creatorOf Malcolm Rutherford Thorpe papers, 1913-1952 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Thorpe, Malcolm Rutherford, b. 1891. Malcolm Rutherford Thorpe papers, 1913-1952 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1951. person
associatedWith Dana, Edward Salisbury, 1849-1935. person
associatedWith Day, George Parmly, 1876-1959. person
associatedWith Doneghy, Mary Craddock. person
associatedWith Doneghy, Mary Craddock. person
associatedWith Eaton, George Francis, 1872- person
associatedWith Fields, Curtis P. person
associatedWith Gregory, Herbert Ernest, 1869-1952. person
associatedWith Hovey, Edmund Otis, 1862-1924. person
associatedWith Howe, Ernest, 1875-1932. person
associatedWith Lohmann, Carl Albert, 1887- person
associatedWith Merriman, John Campbell, 1869-1945. person
associatedWith Palmer, Harold Schjoth, 1890- person
associatedWith Peabody Museum of Natural History. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierson, George Wilson, 1904- person
associatedWith Pilgrim, Guy Ellcock, 1875- person
associatedWith Schuchert, Charles, 1858-1942. person
associatedWith Scott, William Berryman, 1858-1947. person
associatedWith Stock, Chester, 1892- person
associatedWith Stock, Chester, 1892- person
associatedWith Tittle, Walter, 1883- person
associatedWith Tittle, Walter, 1883- person
associatedWith Tuttle, Emerson, 1890-1946. person
associatedWith Weber, Rudolph, d. 1933. person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. person
associatedWith Woodward, Arthur Smith, 1864- person
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Utah
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Geology--Utah--Surveys
Paleontology
Geology--Survey
Vertebrates, Fossil
Science
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Birth 1891

Death 1957

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