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University of Arkansas Geology Club Materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC 1983

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains meeting minutes, newsletters, and a scrapbook.


  • 1925-1955


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

The J. C. Branner Geology Club was formed on February 5, 1925 by Professor C. G. Croneis and seven students majoring in geology. The club was named for John Casper Branner, (1850-1922). Dr. Branner was Arkansas’ State Geologist from June of 1877 until March of 1893, when state legislature decided to cut the position. Branner’s work in Arkansas led to the discovery of Bauxite throughout Pulaski and Saline counties in addition to fourteen published volumes on the geology of Arkansas.

The Branner Geology Club was established with a more scientific than social focus as a way to allow students majoring and minoring in Geology and related fields to discuss topics through presentation of papers from journals as well as original research. The group also served as a way to help its members transition from the undergraduate years to postgraduate and professional careers by providing a network of useful contacts. This collection contains materials from the club’s beginning in 1925 until 1955.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by type then chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Geology Club Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 2013 by the Geosciences Department.

Processing Information

Amy Allen, Janelle Pacheco, and Heath Robinson; completed in February 2014.

University of Arkansas Geology Club Materials
Amy Allen, Janelle Pacheco, and Heath Robinson
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444