John C. Merriam Papers 1899-1938

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John C. Merriam Papers, 1899-1938

John C. Merriam Papers 1899-1938

Paleontologist, educator, and author. Correspondence, articles, memoranda, notes, reports, speeches, drawings, maps, photographs, memorabilia, printed matter, and other materials mainly concerning Merriam's work as chairman of the National Research Council, president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and regent of the Smithsonian Institution.

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