Adolf Carl Noé (1873–1939): Pioneer in North American coal-ball studies
Elsie Darrah Morey, Paul C. Lyons, 1995. "Adolf Carl Noé (1873–1939): Pioneer in North American coal-ball studies", Historical Perspective of Early Twentieth Century Carboniferous Paleobotany in North America, Paul C. Lyons, Elsie Darrah Morey, Robert H. Wagner
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Adolf Carl Noé von Archenegg was born in Graz, Austria, in 1873. He emigrated to the United States in 1899 and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. In 1899, Noé began his long and distinguished academic career at the University of Chicago where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1905. He was an instructor and assistant professor of Germanic languages from 1903 to 1923, when he turned his interest to paleobotany and established the paleobotanical program at the University of Chicago. Noé was vice president of the Paleontological Society in 1931. He was elected as the first chairman of the Paleobotanical Section of the Botanical Society of America in 1936. Noé contributed considerable work on the fossiliferous nodules of the Mazon Creek flora of the Illinois basin, pioneered coal-ball discoveries in North America, and established the Carboniferous stratigraphy of the Eastern Interior basin of the United States. Noé’s revision and translation of Stutzer’s textbook, Geology of Coal, has become a classic.