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Adolf Seilacher Archives

Call Number: IPAR.001114

Description of the Material

Includes field notes and locality information about Libya, China, India, Canada (Ontario and Newfoundland), USA (Maine, New York, North Carolina), Colombia, and Argentina. Also includes correspondence from 1990-2003.


  • 1967-2006


Language of Materials

In English.


5 Linear Feet

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The archives of Adolf Seilacher including maps, field notes, lecture material etc. encompassing his time at Yale.

Biographical Sketch

Born in 1925, Professor Adolf Seilacher studied in Tubingen under Otto H. Schindewolf. He has taught in Frankfurt, Baghdad, Gottingen, Baltimore, and Tubingen, and has been Adjunct Professor at Yale University since 1987. In 1992, the Swedish Academy of Science awarded him the Crafoord Prize, established for fields not covered by the Nobel Prize. Professor Seilacher, perhaps the world's most acknowledged expert in the field of trace fossils, is also known for his contributions to morphology and structuralism, biostratinomy, exceptional preservation and Ediacaran biota.

Adolf Seilacher Archives
Edited Full Draft
Samantha Murphy
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Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
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Finding aid written in English.

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