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School of Arts and Sciences. Department of Earth and Planetary Science



  • Existence: 1968-


In 1885, George Huntington Williams formed the Department of Geology at the university. The Department of Oceanography was created in 1952. In 1968, the Departments of Geology and Oceanography, along with some faculty members from Geography, Environmental Engineering, Mechanics, and Statistics merged to become the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Dr. Thomas Haine joined the faculty in 2000 and became chair in 2012.

Source: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences records finding aid (RG.04.170) Source:

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-04-170
Scope and Contents While the records of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences range in date from 1883 to 1988, they are not uniformly representative of the various activities of the department over that period. The earliest records, most of which date from before the turn of the century, are largely field notebooks from geological surveys (the bulk of which were kept by George Huntington Williams), catalogs of mineral specimens, and a few student records; there are few records dealing with...
Dates: 1883-1988; 2015 - Ongoing

Hans-Peter Eugster papers

Identifier: MS-0209

Hans-Peter Eugster taught geochemistry at Johns Hopkins University from 1958 until his death in 1987. The collection consists of Eugster's professional papers dating from 1944-1988. These document all phases of Eugster's varied scientific career from collecting raw data up through finished publications for most of his projects.

Dates: 1944-1988

William Bullock Clark papers

Identifier: MS-0098

William Bullock Clark was an American geologist born in Brattleboro, Vermont on December 15, 1860. The papers consist of correspondence, invoices, and a scrapbook spanning 1888-1925.

Dates: 1888-1925