North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature Records, 1948-2018

Summary Information

Title: North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature Records
Inclusive Dates: 1948-2018

Creator:
  • North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature
Call Numbers: AGS Manuscript Collection 1; Accession 2008-055(2); Accession 2011-023; Accession 2013-015; Accession 2015-020; Accession 2018-027

Quantity:
  • 12 cubic ft. (23 boxes)
  • plus additions of 5.6 cubic ft. (8 boxes)

Repository:
Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Abstract:
Records of a commission whose purpose is to develop statements of stratigraphic principles; review problems and recommend procedures applying to classification and nomenclature of stratigraphic and related areas. Most of the collection consists of general files, arranged chronologically, containing correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports of the NACSN. The general files document annual meetings of the commission; the development and revisions of the stratigraphic code; activities of subcommittees; and the writing of the Commission's published notes and reports.

The collection also contains extensive files of the Code Committee (1977-1983) which coordinated a complete revision of the code. The Code Committee files include scattered records of its subcommittees. The records of the Quaternary Advisory Group contain correspondence, minutes of meetings, and reports concerning terminology and stratigraphic principles and applications of Quaternary stratigraphic concepts.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-mil-ags0001
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