Papers, 1918-1984.


Papers, 1918-1984.

These papers include correspondence, autobiographical data and writings, lectures, class notes, research data, material on scientific expeditions, unpublished manuscripts, slides and photographic prints, and diplomas and medals.

ca. 40,000 items (ca. 60 linear ft.).

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