Sunday, 29 March 2020  
DTM-Geophysical Laboratory   
Library and Archives   

Carnegie Institution of Washington


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Carnegie Institution of Washington
DTM-Geophysical Laboratory Library
5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W.
Washington, DC 20015

Shaun J. Hardy, Librarian
tel: (202) 478-7960
fax: (202) 478-8821

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Archives and Special Collections

The library's special collections include holdings in the history of geomagnetism, volcanology, petrology, physical chemistry, and early 20th Century exploration and travel. Of particular interest are 110 vertical file drawers of scientific reprints, clippings, reports, and foreign doctoral dissertations (ca. 1880-1935).

The Archives embrace the administrative records of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (founded 1904) and Geophysical Laboratory (founded 1905); records of the research vessel Carnegie (1909-1929); and 30,000 photographs documenting DTM's World Magnetic Survey (1904-1946), in addition to other field and laboratory studies of both departments. Finding aids to selected collections are available on the Carnegie Legacy Project web site.

Online exhibitions such as Observing Earth and Atom and J. P. Ault: A Scientist at Sea explore the history of the departments through archival photographs and documents.




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