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George W. Bain, Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology, Emeritus, 1977 December 22

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Scope and Contents

Subject coverage: Benjamin Kendall Emerson '65; as a student, joins Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, Desire to study in Germany, Travels with George D. Pratt '93, Difference in faculty: 1926 and 1970's, Reasons for Professor Bain's coming to Amherst College, Origin of Geology as a subject of study, Graduate study in Geology, Edward Hitchcock; as a pioneer geologist, field trips, collecting reptilian tracks, as savior of the college, Frederic Brewster Loomis '96; Interest in fossil vertebrates, field trips and their financial support, George W. Bain's activities; Field work in Ontario and with the Vermont Marble Company, Newfoundland project, beginning of interest in atomic materials, desire to conduct field work in Africa, knowledge of African resources, Association with the Atomic Energy Commission, teaching under five Amherst presidents, Students entering careers in Geology, comments on 1947 "New Curriculum", B. K. Emerson's retirement


  • Creation: 1977 December 22

Conditions Governing Access

Access to original recordings is restricted for preservation purposes, researchers may use digital surrogates instead.


From the Collection: 1.5 Linear feet (1 archives box, 1 half archives box, 1 flat box, 1 negative box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299