William O. Field Papers 1890-1994


William O. Field Papers 1890-1994

The William O. Field Papers represents a tremendous record of glacier observations throughout the world, with an emphasis on Alaska. The majority of glaciological activities throughout the twentieth century bore Field's fingerprints in some way and his collection reflects this, touching on his roles as observer, planner, coordinator, editor, liaison, consultant, mentor, and authority of all matters pertaining to North American glaciers.

426 cu. ft.



SNAC Resource ID: 6374419

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Harriman Alaska Expedition 1899

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Field, William O. (William Osgood), 1904-

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William Osgood Field was born in New York City on January 30, 1904. He earned a B.S. in geology from Harvard University in 1926 and traveled to Glacier Bay, Alaska, on his first scientific trip that same year. Field served on the staff of the American Geographical Society and served as a photographic officer for the U.S. Army during World War II. He was appointed head of the Department of Exploration and Field Research at the American Geographical Society in 1947. Field was appointed Director, W...