New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference Papers, 1920-1971

Collection number: MC 268
Size: 2 boxes (0.66 cu.ft.)

About New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference

The New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC) began in 1901 with a field trip led by William Morris Davis to the terraces of the Westfield River in south-central Massachusetts. The conference has met annually since that time, with exceptions during World Wars I and II, and a two-year gap during 1913 and 1914. The NEIGC may be the oldest "non-organization" in North America whose sole purpose is to organize and present field trips in areas of recent geologic mapping and topical studies.

The early trips were led by one or two geologists and were professionally attended, with few students present. Bedrock and surficial geology components of the trips were combined, and evening lectures and discussions were part of the meeting schedule. Travel arrangements for the early trips aren't known. Several meeting minutes note the closing of the field trip was based on train schedules. Student attendance increased following WWI, and the specialization of field trips began to appear.

The NEIGC has since welcomed undergraduate students and is particularly aimed at their participation, although field trips are presented to the professional level; consequently, the number of attendees at meetings has increased dramatically. Similarly, the size of the field trip guidebook has increased significantly, with field trips quite regularly cited in professional publications. Non-organizational rules have been unofficially established and include no dues, evening papers, talks, or lectures. The sole purpose of the NElGC is, as it has always been, to present field trips in interesting geologic areas.

About the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference Papers

This collection is the Robert Balk Collection of the original New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference handout notes for field trips for the years 1920-1964. There are also guidebooks and handouts from fieldtrips conducted by various other geological organizations between 1931-1971 .

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference Papers, 1920-1971, MC 268, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation: Thomas K. Weddle, NEIGC Secretary, March 9, 2009

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Guidebooks: 1920
Box 1, Folder 2Guidebooks: 1923
Box 1, Folder 3Guidebooks: 1925
Box 1, Folder 4Guidebooks: 1926
Box 1, Folder 5Guidebooks: 1927
Box 1, Folder 6Guidebooks: 1928
Box 1, Folder 7Guidebooks: 1931
Box 1, Folder 8Guidebooks: 1933
Box 1, Folder 9Guidebooks: 1934
Box 1, Folder 10Guidebooks: 1935
Box 1, Folder 11Guidebooks: 1936
Box 1, Folder 12Guidebooks: 1937
Box 1, Folder 13Guidebooks: 1938
Box 1, Folder 14Guidebooks: 1939
Box 1, Folder 15Guidebooks: 1940
Box 1, Folder 16Guidebooks: 1941
Box 1, Folder 17Guidebooks: 1946
Box 1, Folder 18Guidebooks: 1947
Box 1, Folder 19Guidebooks: 1948
Box 1, Folder 20Guidebooks: 1949
Box 1, Folder 21Guidebooks: 1951
Box 1, Folder 22Guidebooks: 1953
Box 1, Folder 23Guidebooks: 1954
Box 1, Folder 24Guidebooks: 1956
Box 1, Folder 25Guidebooks: 1958
Box 1, Folder 26Guidebooks: 1963
Box 1, Folder 27Guidebooks: 1964
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1AAAS and GSA (NH) Guidebooks: 1941
Box 2, Folder 2AAAS (MA) Guidebooks: 1949
Box 2, Folder 3GSA (NYC) Guidebooks: 1938
Box 2, Folder 4FCPG (PA) Guidebooks: 1935
Box 2, Folder 5FCPG (PA) Guidebooks: 1940
Box 2, Folder 6GSA Guidebooks: 1952
Box 2, Folder 7GSA, Northeastern Sect. (NY) Guidebooks: 1945
Box 2, Folder 8Mid-Hudson G.C. (NY) Guidebooks: 1944
Box 2, Folder 9NYSGS Guidebooks: 1962
Box 2, Folder 10NYSGA (NY) Guidebooks: 1951
Box 2, Folder 11NYSGA (NY) Guidebooks: 1931
Box 2, Folder 12NYSGA (NY) Guidebooks: 1932
Box 2, Folder 13NYSGA (NY) Guidebooks: 1934
Box 2, Folder 14NYSGA (NY) Guidebooks: 1939
Box 2, Folder 15NYSGA (NY) Guidebooks: 1940
Box 2, Folder 16NYSGA (NY) Guidebooks: 1947
Box 2, Folder 17NYSGA (NY) Guidebooks: 1952
Box 2, Folder 18SEG Guidebooks: 1936
Box 2, Folder 19International Mineralogical Assoc. Meeting: 10th Australia Fieldtrip Info from Cecil Schneer
Box 2, Folder 20Guidebooks: 1971



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