Organization of the Society
THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY has a clear and honorable lineal descent, traced back through four generations to its great-great-grandparent, the Association of American Geologists, organized in 1840. Its great-grandparent was the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, dated 1843. The grandparent is the yet flourishing American Association for the Advancement of Science, organized in 1848, and its immediate progenitor is Section E (Geology and Geography) of the American Association which dates from 1882. The Geological Society, the fifth generation in a time space of forty-eight years, is a reversion to type
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Written in 1931 by Herman LeRoy Fairchild, and with an introduction by Joseph Stanley-Brown, this definitive history of the Geological Society of America covers the first forty-three years of the Society. It contains sections devoted to an overview of early geological research, the Society's background, key players in the Society's creation and history, and information on the Society's membership, publications, meetings, constitution, and more.