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South American Maps

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 094
Donated by Lehigh alumnus Harvey Bassler, this is a collection of 144 maps of different areas of South America. They are arranged by Dewey Decimal number, are mostly from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and are in either Spanish or German.

Dates

  • 1875-1925

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

5 boxes (144 maps)

Overview

Donated by Lehigh alumnus Harvey Bassler, this is a collection of 144 maps of different areas of South America. They are arranged by Dewey Decimal number, are mostly from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, and are in either Spanish or German.

Biographical / Historical

Bassler, a native of Pennsylvania, graduated from Albright College, Lehigh University and Johns Hopkins University, where he received a Ph.D. in geology in 1913. From 1920 to 1932 he worked for Standard Oil as chief geologist in Peru. As a sideline he collected animal and plant samples there for the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Arrangement

The material is arranged in Dewey Decimal System order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Harvey Bassler

Related Materials

SC MS 0019 Correspondence and diaries [manuscript] Bassler, Harvey, 1883-1950.
Title
South American Maps
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
Unknown

Revision Statements

  • 2012-09-18: Finding aid revised September 18, 2012 by Arielle Willett

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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