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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Notes

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Virgil Barnes Papers

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Virgil Barnes Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator Barnes, Virgil
Title Virgil Barnes Papers
Dates: ca. 1920s-1990s
Abstract Files of Dr. Virgil E. Barnes, widely recognized as a worldwide expert on the study of tektites.
Extent 42 ft., 6 in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Notes

Dr. Virgil E. Barnes (1903-1998) served as Geologist and Research Scientist, Associate Director, and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), as well as a faculty member in the University’s Department of Geological Sciences. At the BEG he was Director of the Geologic Atlas of Texas and Director of Tektite Research. Barnes was widely recognized as a worldwide expert on the study of tektites, black glossy objects originally thought to be meteorites but later proven to be of earthly origin. Barnes traveled the world to find and study tektite samples.

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Scope and Contents

Collection comprises the office files, scientific research files, and supporting materials of Dr. Virgil E. Barnes, covering his entire professional career from the 1920s through the 1990s.

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Restrictions

Restriction

Collection stored off-site at Collections Deposit Library. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Virgil Barnes Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Virgil Barnes Papers

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2005-255/1 Meteorite Reprints
Correspondence
Roy, Denis—Zeitschel, Walter
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2005-255/2 J—Hall
Pre-Simpson data:
A—P
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2005-255/4 R—Z
Various Bureau of Economic Geology projects
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2005-255/7 Various Bureau of Economic Geology projects
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2005-255/8 Meteorite reprints
Miscellaneous
A—Cressy
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2005-255/9 Andus
Curry—Ehmann
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2005-255/12 El Goresey—Junner
unfiled
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2005-255/13 unfiled
Kiel—Marvin
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2005-255/15 Mason—Rowe
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2005-255/18 Bureau of Economic Geology Correspondence
A—G
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2005-255/21 H—Z
Bureau of Economic Geology and Departmental Matters
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2005-255/23 Bureau of Economic Geology and Departmental Matters
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2005-255/25 Geologic Atlas Project (GAP)
Correspondence
A—N
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2005-255/26 N—S
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2005-255/24 T—Z
GAP miscellaneous
Calendars
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2005-255/26 Barnes reprints sequential
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2005-255/28 Barnes reprints sequential
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2005-255/2 Cambrian fossil locations, ID’s, and field notes
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2005-255/5 Gravity data
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2005-255/6 Mineral resource survey
Reprints and tektites data
Tektite journal manuscripts/talks
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2005-255/10 Tektite journal manuscripts/talks
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2005-255/12 Tektite journal manuscripts/talks
Tektite reprints
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2005-255/14 Tektite reprints
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2005-255/29 Tektite reprints
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2005-255/20 Tektite reprints
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2005-255/22 Tektite reprints
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2005-255/30 Tektite reprints
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2005-255/31 Tektite reprints
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2005-255/32 Tektite reprints
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2005-255/27 Tektite correspondence:
A—Don
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2005-255/29 Don—H
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2005-255/14 He—Int
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2005-255/16 Int—N
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2005-255/17 N—Un
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2005-255/18 Un—Z
Tektite projects
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2005-255/20 Tektite projects
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2005-255/32 Drafts of “Origin of Tektites” for Texas Academy of Sciences
Original analyses of tektite composition
Evaluation of candidates for Bureau of Economic Geology promotions
DNAG Guidebook—G5—“Precambrian of Central Texas” reports and manuscript by Virgil Barnes
Virgil Barnes’ review of guidebook manuscript
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2005-255/33 Correspondence from Barnes’ in-box at time of his death
Drafts of manuscript for Barringer award paper
Drafts of seminar on tektite research to Bureau of Economic Geology and other tektite papers
Llano soil survey
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2005-255/34 Book with Barnes’ inscription
Personal books, bound course notes and lot reports from Wisconsin PhD and field trip guides
Draft manuscripts and other material for guidebooks to Texas state parks, including Pedernales Falls and Enchanted Rock
Daily log at Bureau, 1945-1995
List of tektite collection
Drafts for Barringer award

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