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The Geology Program has formal book, fossil, journal, map, mineral, and rock collections dating to the 1950’s. These specimens were donated by biological and physical sciences faculty prior to the 1960 hire of Dr. John Philley and greatly expanded upon by Drs. Philley, James Chaplin, Jules DuBar, and H.W. Straley III through the 1990’s. Prior to construction of the “C-wing” of Lappin Hall, the collections previously housed in laboratory classrooms in the path of the new corridor connecting the “B-wing” and “C-wing”, as well as those housed in the “A-wing” were boxed and stored in multiple temporary locations until new construction and renovation of the A-wing were completed in 1997. Some were then unboxed and placed in the new specimen archive in room 413, while others were moved to the “A-wing” attic.

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Collection maintenance after maintenance lost: Making meaning from the rock pile



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