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Daniel B. Krinsley geology of Iran and the arctic collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2171

Scope and Contents

The material in the collection concerns the geology of Iran and the geology of arctic regions including Alasaka, Greenland, and Canada. Dr. Daniel B. Krinsley conducted geological field studies in Iran in the 1960s and 1970s. The bulk of the first series is comprised of photographs, ERTS images, and air photographs of the playas of Iran. A playas is a desert basin with no outlet which periodically fills with water to form a temporary lake. The first series also includes research files, color images and negatives, and articles written by and gathered by Dr. Krinsley. The collection also includes maps, geographic surveys, journals articles and studies, and other publications concerning the geology of arctic regions and Iran. The material dates from 1932-1999.

Dates

  • 1932-1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biography

Daniel B. Krinsley was Chief of the Environmental imapact analysis program for the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1983, Krinsley was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Department of Interior for his pioneering research in geomorpholigic and geologic research in previously little known areas in Alaska, Greenland, and Iran.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The material in the collection concerns the geology of Iran and the geology of arctic regions including Alasaka, Greenland, and Canada. Dr. Daniel B. Krinsley conducted geological field studies in Iran in the 1960s and 1970s. The bulk of the first series is comprised of photographs, ERTS images, and air photographs of the playas of Iran. A playas is a desert basin with no outlet which periodically fills with water to form a temporary lake. The first series also includes research files, color images and negatives, and articles written by and gathered by Dr. Krinsley, who was Chief of the Environmental imapact analysis program for the U.S. Geological Survey. The material dates from 1932-1999.

The collection also includes maps, geographic surveys, journals articles and studies, and other publications concerning the geology of arctic regions and Iran.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: Geology of Iran [original donation], Arctic geology, and Iran geology.

Physical Location

Materials is stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Series 1: Gift of Dr. Daniel B. Krinsley, 1990. Series 2 and 3: Gift of Dr. Daniel B. Krinsley, 2012 August 3, (Accession 2012.067)

Separated Materials

The following publications were cataloged and added to the Special Collections book collection. Each record has a note indicating gift of Daniel Krinsley.

100 questions about Iran Across the Great Deserts Persepolis Pasargadae Iran Facts & Figures Iran by Aziz Hatami Aron of Kangeq by Eigil Knuth Iran (1971 by Ministry of Information) Parade of Persepolis

Creator

Title
Guide to the Daniel B. Krinsley geology of Iran and the arctic collection, 1932-1999
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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