Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota

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The Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey was created by a state legislative act approved March 1, 1872, and carrying an appropriation of $1,000 annually to carry out its work, which was to be done under the direction of the Board of Regents of the University. In July 1872, Newton H. Winchell was invited by President William W. Folwell to direct the survey, a post in which he continued for 28 years. During much of this time he also served the University’s Department of Geology, as instructor, 1872-73, and professor, 1873-90. Winchell resigned in 1900 causing the survey to be abandoned until 1911 when William H. Emmons was hired to be the new director of the Survey.

From the guide to the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey papers, 1872-1906, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc])

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referencedIn University of Minnesota. Dept. of Botany. University of Minnesota Dept. of Botany papers, 1847-1982, 1989. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Hall, Christopher Webber, 1845-1911. Christopher W. Hall papers, 1880-1986. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey papers, 1872-1906 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Department of Botany records, 1893-1989, (bulk 1921-1982) University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
referencedIn Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. William Watts Folwell papers, ca. 1856-1929. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Christopher Webber Hall papers, 1880-1906 University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
referencedIn Minnesota Geological Survey field notebooks, 1877-1990 University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives. [uarc]
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associatedWith Folwell, William Watts, 1833-1929. person
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associatedWith Hall, Christopher Webber, 1845-1911. person
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Department of Botany. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Minnesota. Dept. of Botany. corporateBody
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