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Barron D. Berger Geology 6 Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0192

This notebook measures 18.5 mm x 13.5 mm x 1.5 mm bound in brown buckram. On the cover in gold is printed “Department of Geology LEHIGH UNIVERSITY.” On the inside of cover page upper left corner is written Barron D. Berger Geology 6 and beneath is stamped in purple ink “LEHIGH UNIVERSITY Dept. of Geology Examined” contained within a rectangular. The notebook contains 50 pages blue lined graph pages. The notes are made with black ink - very neatly written text and illustrations. Interspersed throughout are eleven classroom handout sheets (quarter folded). Approximately one half of the pages are used. The notes represent the 1935 curriculum of geologic observations in the locality around Lehigh University through seven field trips.

Dates

  • 1925-1936

Creator

Physical Description

1 volume, 19 x 14 cm.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Extent

1 volume, 19 x 14 cm.

Overview

Geology class notebook of Barron D. Berger contains geological observations about local Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania sites perhaps no longer visibly apparent. These observations and notes were probably used in Geology 6 which he took in 1935-1936 academic year.

Biographical / Historical

Mr. Berger is listed as a member of Lehigh University’s Class of 1938 Arts and Science but apparently left Lehigh after his Freshman year. He came to Lehigh from Philadelphia. What is interesting about these geological class notes are the local site references of the field trips made during his freshman class in geology. The class - Geology 6. Geology Laboratory and Field Trips offered two semesters in laboratory work and field trips specifically in the region’s rich examples of geological structures. This class was offered as an elective to Freshmen in both the first and second semesters.

Arrangement

The material represents class instruction as well as notes from seven field trips. There are only two dates noted: 3/ 19/35 First Field Trip to observe Lehigh River, 3/26/35 Second Field Trip to observe excavation for Hill to Hill Bridge, 4/2/35 Third Field Trip – Allentown Formation of the Cambrian Period, Fourth Field Trip is undated but was made to Monocacy Creek at Chapman’s Quarry, no dates for Fifth, Sixth, Seventh Field trips. Following the notes for Seventh Field Trip there are class handouts – some glued on pages and others tucked loosely. The remaining pages are blank.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown

Accruals

No additions anticipated.

Related Materials

Fackenthal, Benjamin Franklin Jr. SC MS 0188

Peck, Frederick Burritt SC MS 0191

Physical Description

1 volume, 19 x 14 cm.
Title
Finding Aid of the Barron D. Berger Geology 6 Notebook
Author
William Ying
Date
September 17, 2013
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • finding aid revision date not supplied: November 2010 : Finding aid created -- September 16, 2013 : Finding aid revised -- September 17, 2013 : EAD created

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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